Any questions?

WHY our hostel?

Central Backpackers Oxford has been rated the best hostel in Oxford for 10 years and counting.

We provide a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to make your stay more personal and memorable.

Besides, free unlimited WiFi throughout the building, free tea and coffee and free luggage storage is also offered.

Facilities include a TV lounge, dining lounge, fully fitted kitchen, and an outdoor rooftop terrace with BBQ.

People of all nationalities are welcome. We have something for everyone!


Can I cancel my


We require 48 hours notice for any cancellations (by 12 midnight GMT 2 days prior to arrival).

Failing to cancel before this time will result in the first night being charged. No shows and same day cancellations will be charged in full.

We kindly ask you to contact us for any further questions related to cancellations. 


When can i check-in?

Our opening hours are from 7 AM to 11 PM. 

The check-in time is available from 3 PM until 11 PM. 

Before your check-in at 3 PM, feel free to enjoy our free tea and coffee or make use of any common

area, such as the TV Room or our cosy terrace. 

Late check-in?

Our staff works from 7 AM to 11 PM.

Please, make sure your arrival time is within these hours as no staff member will be on duty to look after you. 

Do not hesitate to contact us should you experience any unexpected difficulties with check-in. 

What do I need to


All guests will be ask to prove their identity by showing either a valid ID,  Passport or Drivers licence. 

When should I pay

for my stay?


All reservations made with Central Backpackers website must be paid on arrival.



How can I pay?

We accept cash, debit or credit cards.

Naturally, we are Contactless, Apple Pay and Android Pay friendly. 

i Am under 18 years

over age.

What can I do?

All guests under age must be accompanied by an adult during all their stay.

Please contact us for any further query related to this. 


Why IS credit or

debit card

required to book


All online bookings are required to be provided with a valid credit or debit card in order to confirm
the reservation at Central Backpackers Oxford.

No fees or additional costs will be charged in advance or on arrival. 



All prices include all taxes levied by the UK Goverment.  

With us no surprises or extra fees will come up on arrival. 


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!

Mobility / Access

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.