Jesus College, Oxford

Jesus College offers bed and breakfast in central Oxford within easy walking distance of bus and train stations, and in a variety of different room types.

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Front Quad


  • 17th century buildings
  • 18th century buildings
  • 19th century buildings
  • 20th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • No car parking
  • No smoking
  • Minimum age 18
  • B&B
  • Historic Property


  • Free broadband access (wifi)
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Hair dryers

Food and Drinks

  • Cooked breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Gardens
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)

Jesus College is situated in central Oxford adjacent to the main shopping street and within sight of Carfax Tower.

The College is pleased to be able to offer accommodation in student bedrooms during the vacation periods, including a mixture of traditional standard, singles and twins with shared bathroom facilities, and more modern, single ensuite rooms. All accommodation offered is located on the main College site or Ship Street, and has central heating.

Your Scout (Housekeeping) will service your room on a daily basis for you. 

History to the present day

Founded in 1571, Jesus College is the only College in either Oxford or Cambridge to have been founded during the reign of Elizabeth I.

In 1974, the College became one of the first five men’s colleges to admit women. Famous alumni include T.E. Lawrence (‘Lawrence of Arabia’), former prime minister of Jamaica Norman Manley, and Harold Wilson, our own Prime Minister during the 60s/70s and whose Order of the Garter banner can be seen in the Chapel.

Food and Drinks

A Full English breakfast is included in the price of the accommodation, taken in the Elizabethan Dining Hall between 8.00am and 9.00am daily. The breakfast menu consists of fruit juice, cereal, toast, a full English breakfast with tea or coffee.


Grounds and gardens

Guests are welcome to relax in the College grounds and view the Chapel and the portraits in the Dining Hall.

Other facilities

All bedrooms have tea and coffee making facilities, telephone and internet access with wifi details supplied on check in . A hair dryer is available from the Lodge. Laundry and ironing facilities are available in the College, and a self top up swipe card for the washing machines and dryers can be obtained from the Lodge.


Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Jesus College, Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DW, United Kingdom

Check In: From 2.00pm Check out: By 10.00am

All guests are requested to report to the Porters' Lodge on arrival, where they can check in and collect their keys before being directed to their rooms. Guests arriving after 8.00pm can access the College by ringing the doorbell and the duty Porter will let them in. The Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day. Luggage may be stored at the College should you arrive before your accommodation is ready. Luggage may also be stored after check out, so then any last minute shopping can be done. If you have mobility difficulties and require assistance with your luggage please advise on arrival.

Gloucester Green Coach & Bus Station is in easy walking distance, and Oxford Railway Station is only a 10-minute walk. There are also taxis (the Lodge is happy to book taxis, although it is advisable to provide 30mins notice) and local buses available at both locations. Whilst parking near the College is restricted, the City Council operates a very convenient Park and Ride scheme. 

More photos of Jesus College, Oxford

Second quad in the snow Ship Street entrance- Photo by Laura Urschel Above High Table Queen Elizabeth I- Photo by Laura Urschel T.E. Lawrence- Photo by Laura Urschel Dining Hall from the Balcony- Photo by Laura Urschel Wisteria 2nd Quad in Spring Staircase 12- Photo by Laura Urschel Founders Window College Crest in stone Front quad to Lodge View to the 2nd Quad- Photo by Laura Urschel Bell Tower Second quad 2nd Quad- Rowing results chalked on the wall Front Quad- The Principal's Lodgings Front quad

Customer feedback

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, January 2016: Jesus College was wonderful and great value for money. 5/5

, November 2015: A delight to stay in this college. 5/5

, November 2015: This was the perfect choice for accommodation. The room is a fraction of the cost of a standard hotel in Oxford. It also gives you a real sense of what it is like to live at the university. The Jesus College and its adjoining chapel and dining hall are absolutely beautiful. The room was simple but comfortable. I didn't mind that the shower and bathroom were down the hall. It is, after all, the collegiate experience. 4/5

, November 2015: Had a lovely stay. 5/5

, November 2015: It is central and friendly and lively because there are young people about and it is a whole lot nicer than most of the hotels on offer. For an old man there are quite a few stairs and only one loo for quite a few people but that is only to be lumped if you wish to stay in a bit of history! 4/5

, November 2015: A very successful stay. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, the room spacious and comfortable, with tea and coffee making facilities, and the location brilliant. Lovely to be in an old college. 5/5

, November 2015: Really polite and helpful staff and great breakfast. The room was very clean and spacious. Thank you! 4/5

, November 2015: Very welcoming and hospitable. Charming staff at the lodge. Delicious breakfast and so convenient for town 4/5

, November 2015: Great experience, lovely staff, wonderful breakfast. 5/5

, November 2015: It made my time in Oxford. Thank you so much! Professor Kevin Nute (Jesus, Cantab) Professor of Architecture University of Oregon USA 5/5

, October 2015: All aspects of this stay were very good, especially the central historic location. The breakfast was though perhaps a little early for a Sunday morning - between 8 and 9am. 4/5

, September 2015: The staff were wonderful. Thank you all x 5/5

, September 2015: Very clean, and safe 5/5

, September 2015: Great location. Clean room and well equipped. Thank you very much! 4/5

, September 2015: A pleasant stay 3/5

, September 2015: Lack of towels on arrival quickly put right. Room facilities basic, but good value 4/5

, September 2015: Wonderful experience. We really enjoyed the breakfast, the facilities and the environment. The service was excellent. Thank you! 5/5

, September 2015: If I would come back to Oxford, i would stay again in your rooms 4/5

, September 2015: V enjoyable stay right in centre of town. Staff v helpful. 4/5

, September 2015: Overall very happy. I couldn't get the radiator to work in my room (I tried adjusting the thermostat etc) 4/5

, September 2015: I had a very positive experience and would definitely recommend the College to others 4/5

, September 2015: Jesus college is just so beautiful you do not want to go out into the rest of Oxford. 4/5

, September 2015: Great staff, stunning location, an excellent time 5/5

, September 2015: The staff were very helpful and attentive and also posted back my phone charger which I accidentally left plugged in to one of the sockets in the room. 5/5

, August 2015: Wonderfully friendly staff. Excellent room, perfect breakfasts. Will book again. 5/5

Mrs Jane R, August 2015: Lovely staff - all of them - thank you 5/5

Mrs Helen G, August 2015: Well done it was beautiful 5/5

Mrs Oana B, August 2015: 4/5

Mr Jordan H, August 2015: An exceptionally warm welcome from very accommodating staff. Air conditioning was very much appreciated. 5/5

Miss Danielle T, August 2015: I didn't actually have breakfast as it was a bit early (served 8am - 9am) so can't rate that part of my stay. Overall great location, very peaceful for central location, lovely grounds. Would recommend & stay here again. Would be good if breakfast was served until about 10am on a weekend. 4/5

Mrs Claudia D, August 2015: What a find! Great value, easy booking, fab modern room and delightful, helpful staff at Jesus College. V central location too in Oxford. Will definitely stay again and have wholeheartedly recommended to friends already. Thanks! 5/5

Mr James V, August 2015: I had a very good time in Oxford. The accommodation provided by Jesus College was spartan (as would be expected), but overall quite comfortable. While the breakfast was ordinary, sitting at the high table was a bit of an experience. All of the staff was very pleasant. Great location. 4/5

Ms Laurie P, August 2015: Everything was lovely and the staff so helpful. When I arrived, I didn't have a teapot in my room and they got one for me immediately. Very comfortable and I will definitely recommend Jesus College to my colleagues and return myself. 5/5

Ms Eugenia K, August 2015: It was the perfect place for me. Thank you. Special thanks to my scout and the porters. Very helpful. Highly recommended! 5/5

Miss Lisa P, August 2015: 5/5

Dr Henning P, August 2015: 4/5

Dr Dirk-Jan S, August 2015: room was for handicapped people, spacious but bit unhandy with all appliances in shower. Breakfast times were quite early and limited for a weekend visit. Overall value for money very good, and location is superb. 4/5

Ms Anna-marie R, August 2015: Very helpful reception - thank you 4/5

Mrs Pamela R, August 2015: The only fault I found was how hot the room was when the weather was hot! If there was air-conditioning, it wasn't on and I saw no controls. For two nights, I had the worst time sleeping in the heat. If no air-con, a fan would have been helpful. Once the weather cooled, the room was great! 4/5

Mrs Maja G, August 2015: fantastic place ! 4/5

Dr Jason S, August 2015: 5/5

Mrs Nesta B, August 2015: This is the second time I have stayed at Jesus College Oxford. I cannot fault the efficiency of the booking process nor the excellent quality of the accommodation. 5/5

Mrs Frances B, August 2015: The accommodation was excellent, and located right in the heart of Oxford. 5/5

Mrs Rosalind J, August 2015: Excellent assistance from security staff, in particular, Joyce and Luke. A lovely small college and so centrally placed. 5/5

Prof Graham P, August 2015: 5/5

Mr Abdulla A, August 2015: My overall experience was great. The staff were extra friendly and kind and they ensured everything were convenient. Also, they responsed well with my request for early check in (I checkd in almost 5 hours earlier.) So all in all, it was really great. 5/5

Ms Vikki H, August 2015: 4/5

Ms Louise H, August 2015: Excellent experience we thoroughly enjoyed the weekend in Oxford. 5/5

Dr Yalini S, August 2015: Second time I have stayed here - as usual everyone was friendly and helpful and the college is beautiful. 5/5

Mrs Andrea H, August 2015: Had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back! 5/5

Mrs Saskia N, August 2015: There were a lot of staircases to take. Bit heavy with the suitcase but the room was oke. 3/5

Ms Michelle A, July 2015: Porters very friendly. Lovely setting 5/5

Mr Joseph A, July 2015: Really good place to stay. Convenient, comfortable and friendly. 5/5

Mrs Carolyn L, July 2015: Great location and beautiful buildings, quadrant and dining hall. The actual room block we were in was modern, but well equipped. Would definitely recommend staying here. 4/5

Dr Christine L, July 2015: Good location and nice experience 4/5

Mrs Patricia A, July 2015: Excellent base for Oxford weekend. Lovely surroundings, good facilities, helpful staff. 5/5

Ms Pilar M, July 2015: Really nice room. Confortable bed. Great stay. 5/5

Mr Patrick B, July 2015: A wonderful experience! Thank you and very best wishes! 5/5

Mr John Karl S, July 2015: Good basic accommodation,no TV or distractions and very conveniently central. I would use this service again tobbook a room at Jesus College 4/5

Mr Kosta C, June 2015: Easy access to centre of Oxford. Will stay again. 5/5

Dr Cecily W, June 2015: Staying here was the highlight of my trip to Oxford. 5/5

Mrs Dawn R, June 2015: Our room and bathroom were spacious, modern and spotlessly clean. The complimentary toiletries are a nice touch. The central location is excellent. The staff were all friendly.Our only gripe was that we could not get Wifi to work and we had been relying on using it to plan our stay. 5/5

Ms Julia D, June 2015: The accommodation department at Jesus College were extremely helpful when I called them to alter my booking. They went out of their way to ensure that I had the accommodation I needed and I was most impressed with the service I received. 5/5

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