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 parking onsite
  • 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.

The 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, should you wish to explore the city or do some last minute shopping. 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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, November 2016: Wonderful, central location in Oxford. A fantastic opportunity to get an idea of what it might be like to live in an Oxford College. Reception staff very friendly. Bedroom comfortable and well equipped. Shower room was a little "tired" but perfectly serviceable and clean. W have stayed at Jesus twice and would happily stay again. 4/5

, November 2016: This was a great way to experience Oxford! 4/5

, November 2016: The location couldn't be more central and convenient. Beautiful traditional college on a pleasantly small scale 5/5

, October 2016: Excellent accommodation! Very pleasant stay. 5/5

, October 2016: Everything I needed for a comfortable stay in pleasant surroundings. A great central location which meant I could make the most of my stay. 4/5

, October 2016: A great experience of living in the charming environment of an Oxford college! I had a great time! 5/5

, October 2016: An enjoyable stay. Many thanks. 4/5

, October 2016: Very pleasant place to stay. Accommodation very good. Service excellent. Very helpful and friendly staff at the college. 4/5

, October 2016: Basic accommodation, but no complaints. Courteous staff at reception. 3/5

, October 2016: Great room! 5/5

, October 2016: Very pleasant room with modern furniture, excellent en-suite shower and washing facilities, very clean and well looked after. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Note also the triangular fold of the loo paper end - can it get any better?) 5/5

, September 2016: Excellent for student accommodation. Clean and bright, large bed. Good breakfast and service. Would stay again. 4/5

, September 2016: I enjoyed the experience and would do it again 4/5

, September 2016: Everyone is super nice in Jesus College, from professionals (Simon, Ruth, and Yi) at the accommodation office to staff at the porter office. I feel like I've made a lot of friends here in Jesus College. Thanks again to Jesus College for my many pleasant stays. 5/5

, September 2016: We were very impressed by the warmth of the welcome and the standard of the accommodation (given the caveat about student accommodation in the documentation). It was a lovely weekend all round. 5/5

, September 2016: Such a fantastic experience to get to stay in a college and see parts of the university that the general public don't see. Would recommend this to anyone! 5/5

, August 2016: Everyone that I had contact with at the college was very pleasant and helpful. Thank you! 5/5

, August 2016: The staff were excellent 4/5

, August 2016: wonderful. Staff at Porters Lodge at Jesus college brilliant. Level housekeekping very good 5/5

, August 2016: Excellent rooms in a very central location. The accommodation really made our stay in Oxford something special 5/5

, August 2016: Good location, nice accommodation, a little expensive but then so is Oxford. 5/5

, August 2016: Fantastic experience staying at Jesus College. I stayed in Ship Street, the location was central, and whilst the hustle and bustle of Oxford was under a minute away, my room was a pocket of peaceful retreat. The room was spacious with fabulous air conditioning and power-shower. Serviced everyday, I noticed the attention to detail, which was much appreciated. Breakfast was, again, fantastic with a choice of continental or fried. I would highly recommend a stay a Jesus College, and I will without doubt, be returning. 5/5

, August 2016: I was very satisfied of the accommodation in the city centre,clean and modern room. 4/5

, August 2016: Great quality accommodation in a central location. A longer window for breakfast and a later check-out time would make it even better. 5/5

, August 2016: absolutely great! A real bonus when on a working trip. Ideal location near the Library. Will go back ! 5/5

Mr Pyotr K, August 2016: The standard of the room was exceptional - far better than any surrounding hotels with a far higher price. 4/5

Mrs Alice J, August 2016: Had a great stay, very well looked after and lovely to visit my old college. Thanks! 5/5

Mrs Sally A, August 2016: Staff very friendly and helpful 4/5

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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