Hostel Oxford, United Kingdom

36 reviews36

🌍 Join our Oxford team as an International Volunteer! πŸŽ’

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This host has received 7 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
32 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
27 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

Embark on an extraordinary adventure at Central Backpackers Oxford, surrounded by like-minded hosts. With a 3-month commitment, full training, and a customer-centric approach, you'll excel by maintaining impeccable hygiene standards and delivering fantastic service. Make lifelong friends, explore the UK and develop invaluable skills. Seize this opportunity of a lifetime and apply now!

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 35 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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36 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 32 Meeting international travelers
  • 27 Practicing English
  • 16 Immersing in the local culture
  • 15 Meeting locals
  • 11 Developing social awareness
  • 5 Practicing Spanish



My experience it was great but in especial for ISABELLE She is the Wolrd's best manager. this extraordinary individual stands as a shining example of what it means to be the best. With her genuine care for people, ability to create unforgettable moments, unwavering dedication, and infectious smile. she embodies the qualities of an exceptional leader. Her impact extends far beyond the workplace. Thanks πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜β˜€οΈ

12 days ago

United States


My time at CBO was nothing short of life changing! I have made some of the closest friends I have ever had, and have made some pretty incredible memories. The shifts aren't bad and you have SO much free time. Izzy and Romane were amazing managers, and they definitely made the atmosphere very welcoming and enjoyable from the very beginning. The schedule is also extremely flexible and they work with you to see what works best for you each week. I will never forget my 4 months in Oxford and will always be incredibly grateful for the friends and memories I have made while I was here πŸ’• #CBF

about 2 months ago



I was part of the hostel Family for a little over 3 months. The work is just as described and there is always somebody to support you if it gets too overwhelming. However, the best part of this experience is the people you get to work and live with. From the day you arrive and get welcomed by this kind and funny team it feels like home. The manager Izzy creates an open and nonjudgmental environment and makes sure that everybody is comfortable. Izzy and Romane are by far the best managers I ever had. I will never forget the fun I had and the friends I made here :))

2 months ago



Everyone in the hostel was very welcoming, kind and sociable since the beginning of the experience. It's been a great experience for me, Oxford is a great city, Izzy is a marvelous manager, I couldn't have asked for a better manager! Her and the other volunteers hospitality and kindness made Oxford feel like a home away from home. I really enjoying my time in Oxford and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a chance to discover this part of the UK! CBF 🫢🏽

2 months ago



About the hostel, I can say that I am very happy to have chosen this place as my first experience with Worldpackers. The amount of work is fair, the schedules are very respected and they give you a lot of flexibility. The highlight, though, is definitely Izzy and the volunteers who create a friendly and fun environment where it's easy to feel welcome. I am very grateful for my time in the hostel. I will always remember it :)

3 months ago

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