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Reviews of Central Backpackers Oxford

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

90.5% Overall Rating

715 out of 765 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/08/2014)

"Was overall an awesome couple of days. Staff were excellent and services were great. Free breakfast, clean showers and social setting made for a great stay."

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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 people or more are not accepted by this hostel through Hostelbookers.com, your booking will be cancelled. Thanks!

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90.5%

Overall Rating

715 out of 765 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Central Backpackers Oxford'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
92.8%
Value
88.8%
Safety
90.4%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Was overall an awesome couple of days. Staff were excellent and services were great. Free breakfast, clean showers and social setting made for a great stay.

Disliked: Very noisy at night due to the night clubs all around the hostel although they do supply ear plugs free of charge.

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

Becky Sutton

As a family with children

Family Holiday

28 July 2014 Becky would recommend this property

Liked: Location! The smaller size made it friendlier, although maybe the clientele is just that way because it is Oxford. Bathrooms were busy but pretty efficient.

Disliked: Becky left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, free storing of luggage and plenty of space to chill out (kitchen, dining room, lounge, roofdeck), free tea and coffee. Really the kind of place where you can sit down to recharge after a day of walking around the town.

Disliked: The 10-bed mixed room was packed and badly lit because beds were obstructing the light of th windows. So, if you go there, do your fellow backpackers a favour and bring a torch so you wonb't have to turn on all the light at night or early morning!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was helpful and hostel itself is well situated, very close to the centre.

Disliked: Not really anything. It's ratings are quite accurate

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

17 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, friendliness of staff, public seating areas

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

PEIYU CHEN

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 June 2014 PEIYU would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great and the facility is nice

Disliked: PEIYU left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere and kitchen

Disliked: facilities in bathroom are not working well.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very friendly and the staff are happy to help with anything people might need. The use of towels and a hairdryer and other facilities for no extra charge was a great bonus. Rooms were clean and secure. Would definitely stay again.

Disliked: There was a little bit of club noise on the Saturday night but the hostel gives you free earplugs and with the location being so central you have to expect a bit of noise. The hostel itself wasn't noisy.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely centrally located. Friendly staff.

Disliked: Staff weren't very organized.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

30 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best, most helpful hostel staff ever! Ever!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Angela Neville

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2014 Angela would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and co-operative staff. Clean and tidy. Great kitchen with all facilities available plus a nice breakfast. Free computers that actually work. It had all I required for my stay. Would certainly stay here again and recommend it to others.

Disliked: no complaints

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

27 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: easy, good services such as free left luggage facilities, towels etc.

Disliked: one of the showers was in need of replacement

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

Sheila Hediger

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 May 2014 Sheila would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and as a guest you could notice that they get on well with each other. The bed was one of the most comfortable i stayed in during almost 2 months of travelling. Clean and big rooms, enough clean (and also working) showers which is not in every hostel the case. Great location. Free Coffee and tea anytime of the day. Late check out... Free towels and padlocks

Disliked: The breakfast was very simple and the cereal too unhealthy in my opinion. I like natural food.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice rooms, decent kitchen, comfortable beds, overall clean and excellent location!

Disliked: Quite simple, no a/c or fans so the rooms get very stuffy and hot, not enough bathrooms considering the number of beds, overly simple entrance with no proper reception and steep stairs.

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

Mauro Tatel

Alone

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

15 May 2014 Mauro would recommend this property

Liked: Very cheap rate, proximity to train and Bus stations.

Disliked: There should have been a protrusion sign board that can be seen by people on the sidewalk.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Brenda Cruz

Alone

City break

01 May 2014 Brenda would recommend this property

Liked: Clean beds, security system, the outdoor common area

Disliked: Not enough bathrooms mainly sinks

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

Kristin Brown

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2014 Kristin would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was wonderful - very clean and spacious (8person) room, clean bathroom and lots of hooks/storage in showers, well equipped kitchen, good breakfast, and excellent atmosphere!!! One of the best hostels I have stayed at.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Tayla Macdonald

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 April 2014 Tayla would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really nice and friendly. It was so close to everything and it had such a relaxed atmosphere. Chris was a gem and helped us out- really made the trip great overall.

Disliked: Nothing!

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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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


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