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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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Price range
£52.00 - £155.00

Top facilities

Free WiFi


Based on 2,600 reviews
Magdalen College, Oxford

4.0 5 0.5

Very basic but comfortable. The location is fantastic. Continental breakfast provided was very good. The porters were friendly and helpful. Expensive for the type of accommodation it is (but Oxford is very expensive) but worth it for the experience of staying in college and visiting Magdalen....

Magdalen College, Oxford

4.2 5 0.5

We had a lovely stay, the porters were fantastic. Unfortunately we had a leak from the flat above into the bedroom in the morning, but the porters were there within minutes. The breakfast was a little bit chaotic, but they did try to get things to be available for us, there wasn't much choice on...

Magdalen College, Oxford

4.4 5 0.5

We were delighted with the flat and its location. The only thing that we had problems with was that only one breakfast was provided in the fridge when there were two of us. A porter very kindly ran over in the rain with an extra basket of food but was not initially sure that he would be able to o...

Magdalen College, Oxford

3.8 5 0.5

The room wasn’t in Magdalen College but in a modern building next door. I did get to wander around the college - and to go for breakfast there in the morning (for an additional payment) The room was quite big and pleasant. The corridor was noisy at night - take ear plugs just in case. Good value...

Magdalen College, Oxford

4.0 5 0.5

Overall, the accommodation was excellent. Minor issue, the college only provided complementary shampoos/bodywash but not toothpaste. It seems rather odd as most hotels provide a complementary toothpaste. It was not a haste to go out and buy a one, but wish we had know in advance.

Magdalen College, Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

Really helpful Porters and lovely kitchen staff. Clean room overlooking the Botanic Garden. Parking too! Great stay, thank you.

Magdalen College, Oxford

4.6 5 0.5

Magdalen people were extremely helpful. Minor point but a larger towel for the shower would have been appreciated.

Magdalen College, Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

Everything was very nice, and I loved staying at Magdalen. I hope it will be available when I next visit Oxford!

Magdalen College, Oxford

4.8 5 0.5

Great staff at porters lodge. Bells ringing every hour through the night not so great

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Facilities & information


15th century buildings

16th century buildings

17th century buildings

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




Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Theatre (walking distance)

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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