Keble College, Oxford

Comfortable student study bedrooms located around stunning tranquil Quads in Grade 1 listed buildings.

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Newman Quad


  • 19th century buildings
  • 20th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • No parking onsite
  • No smoking
  • Minimum age 16
  • B&B
  • No Official Rating
  • Historic Property
  • Lifts


  • Free broadband access (wifi)
  • Shared gardens
  • Garden furniture
  • Luggage storage
  • 24 hour security
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Central heating
  • Bicycle storage

Food and Drinks

  • Continental breakfast (included)
  • Cooked breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

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

Located in the heart of the city, Keble offers ensuite and standard rooms (a shared bathroom between 2 rooms)  in comfortable student study bedrooms. 

Rooms are located in the Grade 1 listed buildings designed by the Victorian architect, William Butterfield, as well as in our modern award winning buildings.

We have ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor and in buildings with lifts and wet room style bathroom for those who have difficulty with mobility. Our aim is to ensure that all guests are offered assistance and we ask guests to advise us of their particular needs when making their booking. Please note that our standard bedrooms are located up at least one flight of stairs, with no lift access.

Please note we cannot accept Hen or Stag Parties out of respect for our other guests.

From 2017 we will only accept children over the age of 16. 

Photograph Janey Petterson

© Keble College

History to the present day

Founded in 1870 in memory of John Keble, a central figure in the controversial Oxford Movement which sought to recover the Catholic heritage of the Church of England, Keble is one of the largest colleges in Oxford. Although the College has produced many notable Anglican leaders, it is no longer formally tied to the Church of England and no longer are the Fellows, or the Warden, beholden to an external Council of ecclesiastical worthies.

Keble now has over 600 students, both graduates and undergraduates who come from a great variety of social and educational backgrounds, and from diverse parts of the UK, Europe and further overseas. It is noted for both its academic and sporting successes and its music, notably the Chapel Choir, which is among the best in Oxford.

(A booklet, priced at £4.00, detailing the full history of Keble College can be purchased at the Lodge along with postcards and other Keble merchandise)

Food and Drinks

All bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, towels and toiletries.
Breakfast is included in your rate and is served in our magnificent Victorian Gothic dining hall, the longest Hall in Oxford.

Breakfast is served from 7.30-9am every day

Grounds and gardens

Keble boasts four delightful quads each with its own character and gardens.  From the Liddon Quad - one of the largest in Oxford - to the more intimate Pusey Quad.  Newman Quad with its herbaceous border and the Hayward Quad where drinks are served in the summer complete the quartet.

Other facilities

We offer WIfi throughout most of the College, but there are some areas that do not receive a Wifi signal. 

There is a coin operated laundry service which is available to guests. 

Please note that our ensuite and standard rooms are located in different parts of the college, therefore if you are booking more than one type of room, they are unlikely to be very close to each other.

We have limited hairdryers available on a first come basis.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Keble College, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PG, United Kingdom

Address: Keble College, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PG

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

Download a plan of Keble College (PDF file)

Please check in at the Porter's Lodge (located at the main entrance to the college). The Porter's Lodge is manned 24 hours a day. If your arrival time is before 2pm and your room isn't ready we can store your luggage.

On arrival all Guests are required under the Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972 to complete a registration form giving full name and address and nationality. Non UK guests will also be required to provide the number and place of issue of their passport, their nationality and their next destination. These records must be kept for at least 12 months and be available for inspection by any police officer. 

The College is unable to offer parking on site. You may park on the streets bordering the college overnight after 22.00. Parking outside these times without a pay and display ticket will incur a considerable fine.  The City operates a very convenient Park and Ride scheme. Pear Tree and Water Eaton park and rides are very convenient.

The Oxford railway station is approximately 20 minutes' walk from Keble College. Taxi services are available outside the Station entrance. 

Please see the Visitor Information section of the website for detailed advice on getting to Oxford.

Cancellation Terms

Cancellation fee as percentage of booking value depending on when the booking is cancelled.
More than 14 days notice: 0 % of booking value for night in question plus a single £10.00 admin fee
Number of days notice: from 14 to 8 days: 25 % of booking value for night in question plus a single £10.00 admin fee
Number of days notice: from 7 to 1 days: 50 % of booking value for night in question plus a single £10.00 admin fee
Trying to cancel for same night (or if they don't show up): 100 % of booking value for night in question

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Customer reviews

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Great location, very central & beautiful old buildings. The rooms were clean & had everything we needed. Missed breakfast but friends went & said it was great & the hall looked like Hogwarts. Fantastic value for money, highly recommend.
Mrs Karen G

Great sray at Keble College. My first experience of staying in university rooms. Woukd definitely do it again
Mrs Caroline M

The Keble staff were friendly and efficient; and our room was very comfortable, clean and well decorated. Ideal for a short stay.
Mr Nigel S

It was a great experience - easy to book and the porters' lodge were very helpful. Good maps and instructions. Wonderful Hall for an excellent breakfast. Thank you Keble!
Mr Alastair C

Loved my stay in Keble college. Will definitely revisit the place in near future.
Mrs Ruchi S

Exquisite setting and excellent value. Delightful staff. Thank you.
Mrs Fay W

Very friendly and helpful staff. Fabulous buildings, quads and gardens. Very handy location. Hope to return...
Ms Sheila W

It was wonderful to be staying in such a magnificent building - Grade I listed - and the welcome was terrific, too.
Mr Anne C

Very comfortable room, newly decorated & immaculate. Great to be able to stay in a college and have breakfast in the impressive dinning room.
Ms claire T

Keble college welcomes you with an extraordinary athmosphere, the rooms itself are modern standard and modest, but the whole surroundings are just overwhelming. Great architecture and the breakfast is outstanding also thanks to the imppressive ambience in the great hall.
Ms Laura G

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