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Hostel | 13 Park End Street, Oxford, England ox1 1hh

88.2% Overall Rating

693 out of 743 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/02/2014)

"Had a friendly atmosphere, nice building, useful information given at check in, nice outside area. I would highly reccomend this hostel to anybody travelling on their own."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

NO STAG OR HEN NIGHTS they will be turned away.And your deposit will not be refunded!! Reception is open from 8AM-11PM ONLY. No arrivals will be accepted outside of these times. ID required on check-in. Passport or drivers license. PLEASE NOTE: Groups of 5 or more need to contact hostel manager before making a reservation, if not your booking will be invalid. .

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88.2%

Overall Rating

693 out of 743 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Central Backpackers Oxford'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
88.8%
Value
83.2%
Safety
88.0%
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Isabell Richter

With friends / other travellers

City break
Visiting friends or family

16 April 2014 Isabell would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: The breakfast

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

15 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly, smallish and good kitchen

Disliked: the showers have 2 settings - hot and cold and nothing in the middle. hard work and dont expect a lengthy invigorating experience....

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ho Yan Yim

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 March 2014 Ho Yan would recommend this property

Liked: I like the atmosphere

Disliked: There is nothing disliked

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

24 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Had a friendly atmosphere, nice building, useful information given at check in, nice outside area. I would highly reccomend this hostel to anybody travelling on their own.

Disliked: I disliked that it was quite loud due to music from the clubs right next door, however that is nothing that earplugs wouldn't solve, and it was only because it was a friday and saturday night.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

23 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The other people were nice and the rooms well presented. You could come and go any time, and everything necessary was provided (towels, padlocks etc). Despite other reviews, the noise level from clubs outside did not bother me (to be fair there was more noise coming from the other dorms)

Disliked: There was not that much food available for breakfast

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good facilities.

Disliked: reception is not manned, need to ring bell or find staff upstairs.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

20 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Most of the staff lives there, so the place feels almost like staying with an extended family. It is a very friendly and safe environment and the staff are very helpful. It is a laid-back atmosphere and the location is very close to the bus station and also the city center. The staff can loan you a lock (with a deposit fee for your entire stay of 5 pounds) for your locker. It was also very clean!

Disliked: The location was great, except that the clubs nearby could be loud at night. The earplugs made up for that however. Also, for those who are used to having elevators or lifts, you will have to get your luggage up two flights of stairs to your rooms without one so plan accordingly. The lockers were also slightly small, so it could be hard to get a lot of luggage into them.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

11 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Spacious rooms, free Earplugs, good free Breakfast, Clean, Very nice Hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Work / volunteering

27 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Seriously? Everything... The bathrooms are clean, the people (staff and travelers) are great, the kitchen.. out door area... it's really clean and nice.

Disliked: I suppose there could have been a few more bathrooms... but it was alright...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is incredibly helpful and warm, smoking/break room was great, would stay again.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Daniel Pena

With friends / other travellers

City break

15 October 2013 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is really helpful, bread and cereal breakfast included, rooms are clean and environment feels good.

Disliked: A bit limited in showers and common areas are a bit small.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Birte Leinius

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2013 Birte would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff, very central. Several common room areas, big kitchen, free WIFI and computers.

Disliked: VERY loud. If your room is not above the night club, it is right next to the common room. The 6-bed dorms were a bit cramped. Not enough showers and sinks and those that were there didn't work properly (blockages)

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Michelle Maclean

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 September 2013 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good. Loved the bar area and good common room.

Disliked: My room backed onto the bar so not possible to sleep until everyone had gone to bed.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Reinhardt Foley

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

20 September 2013 Reinhardt would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere in and around the hostel

Disliked: Squeaky beds... but they provide you with ear plugs

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alexander Sheppard

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

15 September 2013 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: Of the several hostels I stayed with in the UK during this 45-day excursion, this was the best one. The staff was friendly but never cloying, which is good for me. You get the convenience of a small hostel and the nice Oxford location for a reasonable price. A smoothly run place.

Disliked: Do be careful about the 11 pm check-in limit the first night--I almost didn't see it, which would have been a shame since I ended up staying three weeks.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

17 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice outdoor area for bar, spacious rooms, free earplugs, enough power points, secure lockers, close to bus station and town.

Disliked: Very very squeaky beds.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The deck

Disliked: The sanitary facilities (not many enough, uncomfortable washbasins)

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

30 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: i was without food and people at the kitchen just gave me plenty of it, it was so great. i am so thankful.

Disliked: well showers in scandinavia are a bit different. but there came water out of that machine. i missed showers back in scandinavia though. but i am thankful to have had shower here and dont stink anymore.

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Tom Clarke

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 July 2013 Tom would recommend this property

Liked: Nice centrally located hostel with good vibes. Very friendly and helpful staff (esp Pixie & Rick) and the roof terrace/bar is awesome.

Disliked: No complaints

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Luke Grennan

Alone

City break

21 July 2013 Luke would recommend this property

Liked: Better than many hotels I've stayed in-a home from home and amazingly helpful staff. Beds are wholly comfortable,bar is awesome,staff are amazingly helpful and breakfast is top notch. If you're in Oxford look no further!

Disliked: Nothing!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

19 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hanging out with the staff and other travllers.

Disliked: Just the weekend noise such as loud music but other than it is a great location

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

zheyu guo

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2013 zheyu would recommend this property

Liked: make friends

Disliked: hot weather without airconditioner

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice staff, most facilities were free, clean

Disliked: nothing


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