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Magdalen College, Oxford

University residence

The river Cherwell runs through Magdalen's grounds which include over 100 acres of parkland - a beautiful and tranquil area in the heart of the city. Along with the magnificent cloisters, deer park and quads with formal lawns and borders, they claim to be the most beautiful college in Oxford are not without foundation.

The College offers rooms on its main site but also rooms in their Waynflete Building across Magdalen Bridge, with stunning views of the College. In this building, modest rates do not include breakfast. Whichever Magdalen accommodation you choose to book, you can be sure of a warm welcome at the Porters' Lodge, from one of the property's student staff or the porters themselves. One of them will show you to your room and answer any queries you may have. You will also have free access to the College main grounds.

Important notice: There are no passenger lifts in the accommodation buildings, and are unable to provide parking at the College.

Check in: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 23:00 (11:00pm) (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check out: 10:00 (10:00am) - 10:30 (10:30am)

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Based on 656 reviews
Magdalen College, Oxford

4.6 5 0.5

Great location for quintessential Oxford experience. Wonderful rooms overlooking the Oxford Botanic Garden. The Porters were most helpful and amiable. And the cleaning ladies were extraordinary — going above and beyond — including providing pans so I could use the kitchen in my room. My room i...

Magdalen College, Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

If you go into the reservation recognising that this is essentially a hostel, the experience is no worse or better than expected. All star ratings I gave are based on matching expectations to reality. If you are looking for lusury, privacy, etc., look elsewhere. Otherwise, if you just need a reas...

Magdalen College, Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

This was a lovely experience. I am a visiting Academic at Oxford and this is the third College that I have stayed in. I was allocated rooms in the Professors House and they looked onto the botanical gardens. At times this meant that people walked right past my windows but on the whole it was a gl...

Magdalen College, Oxford

4.8 5 0.5

Everything was perfect — from the welcome by the porters to my room overlooking the Cherwell. I was looking for an affordable option for my short course in Oxford and this was ideal. I really enjoyed staying in student halls while I was in town studying. Thank you!

Magdalen College, Oxford

4.8 5 0.5

We were extremely happy. The porters were very warm and welcoming and it was a lovely visit, all perfect, thank you.

Magdalen College, Oxford

3.8 5 0.5

Room was lovely and warm which was important as it was -3 overnight. Good central location.

Magdalen College, Oxford

4.6 5 0.5

Enjoyable stay, enhanced by very helpful and friendly team of college porters, thank you

Magdalen College, Oxford

5.0 5 0.5


Magdalen College, Oxford

4.5 5 0.5

A treat

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Facilities & information


15th century buildings

16th century buildings

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18th century buildings

19th century buildings

20th century buildings

21st century buildings

Breakfast (at additional cost)

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No parking

No smoking

Room Only (no kitchen facilities)

Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Tennis court

Woodland walks

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Bicycle storage


Tea room




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Arrival information and directions

Address: Magdalen College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OxfordOX1 4AU, United Kingdom

The Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day. 


Coaches stop in the High Street, opposite Queen's Lane, four minutes' walk from the property's Porters' Lodge, which is close to the foot of the Great Tower very near Magdalen Bridge. The Coach Station (Gloucester Green) is about fifteen minutes' walk from the College but London and Airport coaches stop at High Street/Queen's Lane on their way to the central coach station.

The Rail Station is twenty minutes' walk away from Magdalen. Buses run from the rail station and stop at Queen's Lane in the High Street. Oxford Parkway Station is served from London Marylebone and is a 10 minute or so taxi ride from the College.

Those travelling by car are advised to use Thornhill Park and Ride on the A40 east of Oxford. Park & Ride Buses into the centre stop opposite Queen’s Lane in the High Street.

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