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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  • 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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, April 2016: Very good experience. The accommodation was perfect being in the city centre and close to the Bodleian Library where I was working. I will certainly use it again. 5/5

, March 2016: Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Jesus College and would not hesitate in recommending the accommodation to my colleagues 5/5

, March 2016: Thank you, lovely stay! 5/5

, March 2016: Jesus College is a charming small college where the staff are friendly and there is a great atmosphere. 5/5

, March 2016: Room clean. Bedding white and crisp and towels white and fluffy. Good breakfast, good overall experience. Thank you. 4/5

, March 2016: I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Jesus College, Oxford, in a bedroom which was large, clean, warm, quiet and comfortable. The high point of my stay was being invited to eat my full, cooked English breakfast at High Table in the Elizabethan Dining Hall, beneath a portrait of Queen Gloriana herself, not to mention T. E. Lawrence and our former Prime Minister, Harold Wilson. The college staff whom I encountered, at the Porter's Lodge and in the Dining Hall, were unfailingly polite and helpful. It was great to stay in such ancient and distinguished surroundings during term time, when the students were present, and get a glimpse into the corporate life of an Oxford College! 5/5

, March 2016: The friendliness of the welcome was specially valued by me. The breakfast choice was good, better than in some other colleges in similar circumstances. 4/5

, March 2016: Lovely twin room (single booking), very warm with a small shared bathroom between two rooms. Very helpful lodge staff, fantastic location, good wifi, toiletries provided. 4/5

, March 2016: Excellent accommodation for a reasonable amount of money 4/5

, March 2016: I stayed in a standard room, which wasnt luxurious, but didnt claim to be! Everyone I met was friendly and helpful, breakfast was delicious and I would definitely recommend to friends. Great value for money, and situated right in the centre of Oxford. 5/5

, February 2016: Excellent location 5/5

, February 2016: Overall an excellent experience . Weather was not good for one day of stay, but that was nothing to do with accomodation. 5/5

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

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

, 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

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

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

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

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

, 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

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

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

, 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

, 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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