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Hostel Oxford, United Kingdom

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Join our team in Oxford city centre!

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
High demand host
This host has received 15 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
13 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
10 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Needs help immediately
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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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The Experience

We are Oxford's best and only hostel! Don't be intimidated though! We are laid back, easy-going and friendly towards every soul around :) All year, we're looking for young, creative, and sociable people to help us create a special atmosphere and make sure every guest will come, stay and leave absolutely delighted with their time in Oxford. Make this adventure happen and become a part of the family!

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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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Stay at least
4 weeks

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15 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

13 Meeting international travelers

10 Practicing English

9 Developing social awareness

8 Immersing in the local culture

6 Meeting locals

3 Creating true social impact



I had a great time at central backpackers! It was easy to become part of the team and I felt welcomed from the beginning. Every week is different because you meet guests from different countries and backgrounds all the time.
Oxford itself is a great city if you’re looking for something that isn't too big but you can still discover new things all the time.
It was my first experience and I would definitely recommend it.

15 days ago

United States


Central Backpackers quickly becomes a home. No week is quite the same, and there are always new ways to spend your attention. Oxford, the city itself, is more than worth a visit. Central Backpackers’ location is absolutely ideal — either for exploring Oxford or popping on a train headed towards another adventure. Thank you guys, I’ve learned quite a bit!

3 months ago



This was my first volunteer and it was an amazing experience. At the beginning I was a little bit scared about the running tasks but then with the help of the manager everything went smoothly. I am very happy to have experienced this volunteer, the hostel is very nice, the team is very supportive and the city is perfect and beautiful. With this experience I also improved my English and earned new skills for future opportunities. Who ever have the chance to apply here, go for it👌💯 Thank you CBO team!! I am gonna miss you all🤗

5 months ago

United States


I had the most incredible experience at Central Backpackers. From the staff, to the manager, to the owners, I felt so at home and comfortable there. It is a cosy, well organized and incredibly managed hostel. The tasks are super reasonable and actually super fun to do. The entire staff became so close and this was in large part because of the great environment that the hostel creates. If you are questioning working at Central Backpackers, don't question it!!! Go now! You will not regret it.

7 months ago



This was the best decision I have ever make in my life and definitely this six months were the best time of my life. I made amazing friends that I will have for the rest of my life.
The team made me feel like I was at home and helped me with everything I needed.
Thank you so much CBO team :)

7 months ago

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Hosted by Central Backpackers

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