Welcome to Central Backpackers, Oxford's premier Backpackers accommodation.
Located in the heart of the city, there is no need to use transportation, plenty of popular attractions, bars and and shops right on the doorstep!
We are an Australian and Canadian independently owned and operated backpackers hostel. The rest of our friendly staff are fellow backpackers from all over the world, perfect for advice on future travels and experiences! People of all nationalities are welcome. We have something for everyone!
We provide a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to make your stay more personal and memorable.
* FREE Wi-Fi everywhere in the hostel
* FREE use of computers with internet access
* FREE tea/coffee all day in our self-catered, fully equipped kitchen!
* FREE towels
* Laundry service - washed and dried
* FREE iron available
* Hot, powerful showers 24hrs
* Vending machine
* Cosy TV room with satellite TV and hundreds of movies 24hrs!
* Roof top terrace with BBQ
* FREE maps and advice about Oxford's attractions and history
* Printing (black and white or colour)
* FREE entry to clubs, bars and pubs nearby!
Security and information:
* Swipe card entry for all dorms
* Door code for front door - No lockout or curfew!
* Individual lockers (bring your own lock)
* FREE luggage storage before and after check-in
* ID required for check-in (passport or drivers license)
* Reception is open from 7am until 11pm
* Check-in from 3pm/Check-out until 10:30am
* No stag or hen parties
* Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
* All guest must have there own bed ie children cannot share
* Not recommended for children under 10
* Credit cards accepted with a £1 surcharge
* No hidden membership fees!
* If you are a group of 5 or more people, you MUST book directly with the hostel - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist!
Want to become part of the Central Backpackers family?
We offer a weekly long-term rate dependent upon availability at the time of arrival. Simply book a few nights with us online and we can talk about it when you arrive!
We require 48 hours notice for any cancellations otherwise you will be charged for the first night.
If your booking is for 5 or more NIGHTS 72 hours notice is required otherwise the entire amount of your booking is charged.
Please note this hostel does not accept group bookings unless the manager has been contacted first.
Located on the lively Park End Street in the centre of Oxfords historical university city, we are less than a 5 minute walk from the bus and train station, Oxford's Castle, museums and tourist attractions as well as some amazing restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs with discounts for all Central Backpackers guests!
Please note our building is over 100 years old with no elevator/lift.
For mobility limited guests there are 44 steps from ground floor to accommodation level. Please contact hostel if unsure.
Coming to/from London?
Both the bus and train stations are only a few minutes' walk away and services run every 10-15 minutes!
There are also direct bus and train services to Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Birmingham airports, travelling couldn't be easier!
Central Backpackers is rated #1 independent hostel in Oxford by HostelBookers guests because we offer the best value, location, staff and atmosphere in Oxford.
THE ONLY HOSTEL IN OXFORD TO OFFER FREE INTERNET AND WI-FI! FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AS WELL. tea, coffee, juice, cereal, toast spreads
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Security
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Key Card Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reception (limited hours)
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels Included
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Check-out, 10:30 am.
Check-in, from 3pm until 11pm. But, you can still be in the hostel beforehand and/or store your luggage.
This Hostel doesn't accept groups of more that 5 people (4 people maximum).
ID required for check-in (passport or drivers license).
No stag or hen parties.
Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.
Late cancellations for bookings of 5 or more nights will be charged the full amount.
We accept same day bookings up to 3pm. Any bookings made after this time for the same day arrival will not be accepted.
Central Backpackers Hostel requires all guests to provide a valid credit or debit card on check- in.
The hostel will pre-authorise your card for your full room rate (unless room rate paid in advance)
Payment can still be made in CASH on check-in.
A ‘pre-authorisation’ is not a charge. The hotel is NOT charging your credit card.
A pre-authorisation is a security guarantee for payment only.
The way it works is that a pre-authorisation request is made by the hotel’s card terminal to the card holders’ bank, your bank/credit card company authorises the funds and sends an authorisation code to the hotel.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
LOOK FOR THE BIG YELLOW DOOR ON PARK END STREET!
13 PARK END STREET
From Gloucester Green Bus Station: (3 minute walk)
Turn RIGHT out of the bus station onto George Street, follow the road around to the left (keeping the open air carpark on your right). Take your first right onto Park End Street (by The Lighthouse pub), we are half way down on the right hand side, before 'Anuba Bar' & after the 'Yellow Submarine Cafe'.
From Oxford Train Station: (3 minute walk)
Come out of the train station onto the main road. Look to your left and you will see The Royal Oxford Hotel. Park End Street (ignore the street signs, they will only confuse you) runs down the right hand side of the hotel. We are half way down on the left, before the 'Yellow Submarine Cafe' and after 'Anuba Bar'.
From the M40 take Junction 8 on to the A40. This will take you to the Oxford Ring Road. Follow signs to city centre.
From Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton Airports go to the bus terminals and ask for direct bus service to Oxford.
Between Train and Bus Station.
Pitts River Museum.
Oxford Tourism Board.
Tourist Information Centre.
All Pubs and Clubs
Heathrow Airport (1 hour)
Gatwick Airport(1.5 hours)
Luton Airport (1.5 hours)
Stansted Airport (1.75 hours)
London (1hour train 1.5 hours bus)
Bridge Night Club