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Accommodation & Food


Oxford offers a vast array of places to stay to suit all budgets, including 3-/4-/5-star hotels, B&Bs, self-catering, Oxford University college rooms, as well as budget Youth Hostel, Oxford backpackers Hostel and Central Backpackers Hostel.

The information and links provided below are only a guide, which the course participants may find helpful in organising their journey. While we will do our best to assist participants in finding appropriate accommodation, they are, however, ultimately responsible for making their own arrangements.

An early booking is advised as the Spring and Summer/Autumn months are busy tourist seasons, so accommodation can be difficult to find and can also be expensive.

Staying at Oxford Colleges

Several Oxford colleges (including The Queen’s College, The University College, Balliol College, Trinity College and Keble College) offer private accommodation during off-term months. Furthermore, we can facilitate participants in finding a place at St Hilda’s College and St Edmund Hall (subject to availability). Please contact the college administration directly for booking your accommodation with them. Participating colleges are listed on the following website:


Hotel and B&B Accommodation

There are several hotels and B&Bs in and around Oxford to suit all budgets. Some are listed below:

  • The Old Black Horse Inn (St Clement’s Street)
  • Oxford Coach and Horses (St Clement’s Street)
  • ISIS Guest House (A part of St Edmund Hall)
  • Acorn Guest House (Iffley Road)
  • Heather Guest House (Iffley Road)
  • Eastgate Hotel (High Street)
  • Old Bank Hotel (High Street)
  • The Holywell Bed and Breakfast (Holywell Street)
  • The Buttery Hotel (Broad Street)
  • Randolf Hotel (Beaumont Street)
  • Newton House (Abingdon Road)
  • Oxford Spire (Abingdon Road)

Based on poor feedback in the past we strongly advise that you avoid Cherwell Guest House, 137 Iffley Road (previously Nanford Guest House).

Below is a selection of other websites that provide useful information about places to stay in Oxford. Participants are responsible for making direct contact with the accommodation providers. Moreover, this information is for the benefit of the participants only. We have no association with any of these organisations or websites.

Budget Rooms

Youth HostelOxford backpakers Hostel and Central Backpackers Hostel may offer bed & breakfast accommodation from as little as from £25 per night. Please contact them directly for further pricing information and availability.


Depending upon the venue of the course, we will advise students on nearby places to eat. Oxford offers a wide range of places to eat – from award-winning kebab vans to several international restaurants, coffee shops, fast food outlets and sandwich shops. Students will get two short refreshment breaks and an hour for lunch each day. Students can bring their own food that they can eat in the break-out rooms and also get food from vending machines.