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 providedSmoking 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.


19th century buildings

Breakfast included

No parking onsite

No smoking



No Internet access

Private/enclosed garden

No luggage storage

Linen included

Towels included

Central heating

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 11


Based on 522 Reviews
Service 4.2
Rooms 3.8
Food 3.8
Website 4.3
Value 3.8
Overall Experience 4.1

Delightful stay at St Benet's this weekend. Extremely comfortable en-suite room, lovely views along St Giles outside, excellent central location in Oxford and very hospitable environment. We will definitely stay there again.
Prof Rosie R

Very nice place and perfect stay .Than You very much.
Mrs Zydre J

Typical old student accomodation. Very lucky to find a metered parking spot outside - could be more problematic in the week. Very handy for centre and certainly an experience - enjoyed seeing the monks at breakfast!
Mr Stuart E

loved staying there so near to everything.
Mrs linda H

Nice, clean and comfortable room (excellent coffee & biscuits in the room!); good breakfast; very kind and helpful people of the college staff and members of the college in their specific roles and responsibilities; the experience has been very positive. Thank you!
Dr Stefano M. C

Staying at St Bennett's was a very nice experience and we can truly recommend this place! The location is very good - city center, train station, pubs etc all reachable by foot (also with luggage).
Mr Fabian P

We will come back!
Mrs Ulrike P

Very nice friendly people, nice, lovely breakfast with healthy choices, kettle in room also just bring extra tea bags if you drink lots of tea
Mr Jo A

Friendly experience and perfect location.
Mr Derick J

Great place to stay at a great price.
Mrs Karen L

Travel Info

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.