St Benet's, founded in 1897, offers B&B rooms in the heart of Oxford.
A very warm welcome to St Benet’s Hall. The Hall is located in handsome Georgian buildings on St Giles, conveniently located in the city centre. The Hall offers the following B&B:
B&B in standard rooms (single or twin) with shared unisex bathrooms. No TV or hospitality tray. Most of the single rooms are located on the top floor (4th), accessible via a steep staircase. There is no lift in the Hall.
B&B in ensuite twin rooms, or in one single ensuite room. No TV. A hospitality tray is provided in term time for the one ensuite twin room available.
B&B in the Hall Guest Room - twin ensuite which has a TV and hospitality tray, and overlooks the garden at the back of the Hall.
With the exception of the Hall Guest Room, please be aware that you are staying in student undergraduate accommodation. Although the rooms are not to hotel standards, they are clean, tidy and comfortable.
The Hall does not have Porters or a 24hr Reception, so do please be prepared to carry your own luggage. In addition, we regret that luggage cannot be stored for you after the 10am departure.
Internet access is not provided. Smoking is not permitted. Other meals besides breakfast are not available to B&B guests. Hairdryers are not provided. No disabled access.
Check-in is between 2-5pm only. IMPORTANT: please ensure that before making your booking, you can arrive during our specified check-in hours which is a fixed period of 2pm-5pm only. We regret that we cannot accept guests arriving outside these hours.
History to the present day
St Benet’s Hall is owned by the monastic community of St Lawrence at Ampleforth Abbey in Yorkshire – currently the largest monastery in the UK. In its earliest medieval form, the University of Oxford comprised a few Houses of study, with students gathered around a Master. St Benet’s, founded in 1897, stands proud as the closest institution in Oxford to these medieval Halls. The maintenance of these traditions means that St Benet’s preserves the best of Old Oxford and a wonderful family atmosphere.
Food and Drinks
A self-service continental style breakfast is available in the ground floor Refectory from 8.00am to 9.30am every morning. If you have any particular dietary requirements, please let us know beforehand by entering these details in the "additional information" section of your booking form. Stepping outside the Hall, you will find many good restaurants, pubs, cafes and delicatessens in the surrounding area.
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Food and Drinks
Continental breakfast (included)
Museums (walking distance)
Golf course (a short drive)
Tennis courts (walking distance)
Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
Theatre (walking distance)
Address: St Benet's Hall, 38 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LN, United Kingdom
Check In: Important - check-in is a fixed period between the hours 2pm-5pm only. Please note that the Hall does not have a Porter's Lodge or a Reception, so check-in must be within the specified time period.
Check Out: By 10am at the latest. Please note that we do not have a luggage storage facility.
Once your booking has been received, you will be emailed confirmation of your booking. Please ensure you read and bring this information with you. There is no Reception/Receptionist on arrival, but the condition of the booking is that you must arrive within the specified 2-5pm check-in time, as a member of the Hall's staff needs to be here to open the door for you. Please indicate your time of arrival on the booking form so we know when to expect you.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, this should be done through the "My Booking" section of this website, who will then in turn notify the Hall.
There are currently no disabled accessible rooms at the Hall. Smoking is not allowed within the Hall buildings, but smoking is permitted in the garden.
Car parking is not available.