please note: if you are booking 5 people or more you must contact us directly to make the booking
Welcome to Central Backpackers, Oxford's premier Backpackers Hostel accommodation. Awarded one of Europes top hostels 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 by Hostelworld.com Featured in TNT magazine of top Hostels to visit in Europe also recommended by Let's Go and Lonely Planet guide books.
Central Backpackers brings a new level of comfort and security to the hostel experience. With a huge range of free services and facilities everything you need to make your trip safe, comfortable and enjoyable.
Located in the centre of Oxfordï¿½s Historical University city on one of Oxford's most happening street Park End, lined with restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs. Central Backpackers is less than a 5 minute walk from the bus station, train station, Oxfordï¿½s Castle/Prison attraction, Museums and vibrant student nightlife.
Reception is open from 8AM-11PM.
All dorms equipped with swipe card entry system and individual lockers for your added security.
24 hour door code access with no lockouts or curfews.
Cosy TV lounge with satellite TV and movies available all day.
No hidden membership fees.
Dining lounge with vending machine and internet terminals available all day.
Large self catering kitchen with free tea and coffee.
Roof top terrace with BBQ and BBQ.
Central Backpackers guest receive a 10% discount on their next journey from National Express buses (conditions apply) and a ï¿½1 discount on entry to the Oxford Castle complex!
Laundry service available.
Free tennis raquet hire to use on near by courts. Also rugby balls, frisbies and footballs.
Free city map for all guests and discount tickets available for local attractions.
Families and groups welcome.
Non smoking hostel.
Friendly helpful staff.
Recommended by STA travel, Tourism Southeast, Visit Britain, Enjoy England, Oxford Tourism Board, Letï¿½s Go and Lonely Planet
Oxford is easily accessible from London by the Oxford Tube bus and Oxford Express both leaving every 10-15 minutes and both leaving from many London locations. Trains from Paddington Train Station leave every 10-20 minutes.
Direct bus services from Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick and Luton Airports. Train service direct from Birmingham Airport as well!
Central Backpackers is Australian and Canadian owned and operated. All staff members are themselves backpackers with extensive travel experience.
ID required on check-in.
Passport or drivers licence.
Groups of 5 guests or more must contact hostel manager to make the reservation.
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
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 Dukes Cut pub), we are half way down on the right hand side.
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.
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.