Bed and Breakfast

University College offers a range of Bed and Breakfast options to the general public, including single and double rooms, both ensuite and with shared facilities – for availability click here or see below. For details of rooms available year-round only to Univ’s Current and Old Members please contact the Domestic Bursary here.

Bed and Breakfast Overview

University College (in full, The Master and Fellows of the College of the Great Hall of the University of Oxford, colloquially known as Univ) is the oldest of the thirty-six colleges of Oxford University. It is located at the centre of the city, minutes away from shops, restaurants, pubs, parks, museums, theatres and the river. The historic buildings have been modernised for 21st century needs and there are several peaceful courtyards and gardens.

The study rooms available, occupied in term time by our students, are equipped with bed linen, towels and a hospitality tray with tea and coffee making facilities including a small refrigerator and will be serviced daily by the friendly scouts. Rooms excluding ensuite are fitted with a hand basin and there are showers and toilets in each staircase or block.

Please note: There is no onsite parking.

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Bed and Breakfast Includes:

• Free WiFi
• Shared gardens
• Outdoor terrace
• Garden furniture
• Squash court
• Linen and towels
• Either cooked or continental self-service breakfast (Monday - Saturday 8am-9am, Sundays 9am-10am) which are eaten in Univ’s famed Great Hall; a unique experience in itself

Other Attractions

Considering the central location, Univ’s quiet courtyards and beautiful gardens are perfect to relax, read a book or simply enjoy the weather when suitable.

Guests staying at the College are most welcome to visit the Shelley Memorial and the Chapel.

The Shelley Memorial houses a statue by Edward Onslow Ford of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, a former member of the college, who was expelled for writing The Necessity of Atheism.

Univ’s Chapel was begun in 1640 and consecrated in 1666, with fine Van Linge's stained glass windows and Ante Chapel screen. In 1862 George Gilbert Scott designed a new roof in the Gothic style, a new East window and a stone reredos at the East End.


University College is centrally located in Oxford with the main shopping centres just minutes away and two outstanding theatres – Oxford Playhouse and the New Theatre – within half a mile.

A multitude of outstanding museums including the Museum of Natural History, the Pitt Rivers and the Ashmolean (the World’s oldest university museum) are also within a short walk, as are the Botanic Gardens, Christ Church Meadows and the opportunity to punt along the river.

For more information on what to see and do in Oxford and the surrounding area see


If we do not have availability you may like to check with our neighbouring colleges via the University Rooms website here (page opens in new window.)

Find out more about our B&B facilities and see more pictures on our Pinterest Board here (page opens in new window.)