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La Haye-du-Puits, Basse-Normandie, France
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my wife for one night, clean, comfortable, good facilities and a good central location. BUffet breakfast, friendly staff, arm showers and free towels, what more do you need? nice terrace bar with cheap beer (no bitter - sort it out ;) Beds extremely comfortable and sturdy although they squeak - rubber washers? Would use again d finitely

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My wife and I stayed here on our roadtrip and were well impressed with the staff. The rooms were clean, the bathing facilities were also quite high quality. It's on the outskirts of city centre, but a close walk to most things. The breakfast is pretty meager, you may consider getting your own food or going out for breakfast.

Thank Vincent S
Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Location is nice. Facilities are nice but showers are a little scarce in the morning. Staff is nice but they hang with each other most of the time speaking Spanish. Breakfast is included and, despite not really fancy, is quite nice, tea and coffee are also available for free. The atmosphere was not great, a lot of people just sleeping...

Thank RatoPT
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed in 12 bed mix in 23 Sept 16 for 2 nights. Which is okay but the horrible is I loss all my money that I put in my locked backpack cause the hostel locker can't work. I told to the Manager, the shorty with the Spanish accent called Alex. He can do nothing, the worst part is he...

1Thank 329chandrag
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I stayed here a couple of days ago and had a very positive experience. This place is only 5 minutes walk (at most!) from the bus station and I'm guessing the same from the train station. A little over 5 mins to walk into town and around 10 mins away from all the architecture and University buildings. No need to...

Thank Venus Envy E
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My sister and I stayed in Oxford for a couple days and thanks to the people we met here we felt like we belonged there. The staff was absolutely amazing. There's a really cool hang out spot on the roof that has TV and a bar with 1.50£ beers. When we first went up there the employees were all hanging...

1Thank jblackburn22
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with a friend in the 12 beds mixed dorm. Entire Hostel is very clean, super friendly and helpful staff, clean bathroom and showers, big rooms, well equipped kitchen, comfortable common area, very central (5 min to Centre by foot). Only disadvantage is: Across the street is a club, so quite noisy on Friday and Saturday night, but...

1Thank Maarleenee_GR
Wallingford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best hostel to stay in oxford!! The hostel itself is right in the centre and is in the middle of all the action. It is so clean and tidy and the whole place makes you feel at home. Ask for Alex, he is so kind and he will accommodated oh with all your needs and makes your...

1Thank lil7113
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I'd stayed here before and can say this hostel is still excellently located and without doubt the best hostel in Oxford. The locker situation is not as bad as it once was and it seems like not all the rooms are as cramped as the others. Something that is still an issue - and an issue in all the showers,...

Thank Tom B
Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2016

There are few excellent points to consider in favour of this hostel. i. Location is simply amazing as its very close to major attractions and railway station. ii. Staff can't be more friendly. iii. Serve free breakfast and provide other facilities like watching programmes, etc for free. iv. Their bar is cheap - not a professional bar but it's a...

Thank Dharmesh P

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Central Backpackers, Oxford’s premier Backpackers Hostel accommodation. Central Backpackers brings a new level of comfort and security to the hostel experience. With a huge range of free services including Internet, light breakfast, 24 hr access, lockers in all dorm, BBQ deck area everything you need to make your trip safe, comfortable and enjoyable. Located in the centre of Oxford’s Historical University city. Central Backpackers is less than a 5 minute walk from the bus station, train station, Oxford’s Castle/Prison complex, Museums and vibrant student nightlife. ... more   less 

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Address: 13 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: RM106 - RM235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Central Backpackers Oxford 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Ask for a room facing the back if you're a light sleeper or have not brought earplugs/earphones”
 of 5 bubbles VenusEnvyE, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the all girls room is really nice”
 of 5 bubbles dominikaj382, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms seemed to have a theme to them.”
 of 5 bubbles KalTrav, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Chouse a room with less bunks!!”
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“Free wifi works best in the public rooms.”
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