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St Stephen's House, Oxford

University Residence

You are no longer required to do a Covid test before arriving at the House.If you are displaying symptons before arriving please cancel. You will be fully refunded.

St Stephen's House is a Theological College and a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford, situated close to Magdalen Bridge in a quiet street running between Cowley Road and Iffley Road in East Oxford. Formerly a monastery, with the warm, relaxed and peaceful atmosphere of a country house with modern facilities. There are only 50 bedrooms so you will never feel overwhelmed, but unlike other Oxford Colleges, there isn't a Porters Lodge or a Reception, so you will be responsible for accessing the college yourself. Please be aware that there is no disabled access, and the entrance is by steep concrete steps.

Providing student accommodation, and as such, the bedrooms are not to hotel standards and do not have televisions or a telephone. However, all bedrooms are clean, tidy and comfortable, with a refreshment tray, towels and toiletries (towels are changed once a week). Unless you have selected an ensuite room, you will be sharing unisex bathroom facilities.

If you are staying during term-time, please note that the college operates a silence policy during the night hours between 11.00pm and 7.30am weekdays to allow students and guests to study and sleep undisturbed, but do be aware that Church bells are rung early in the morning.

Smoking is not permitted in any of the buildings and pets are not allowed. Also, the college is unable to accept bookings from Stag & Hen parties.

Check In: 16:00 (4:00pm) - 23:30 (11:30pm) (arrivals may be allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted however this is subject to availability)

Check Out: 00:00 (12:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

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Free WiFi


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Based on 2,473 reviews
St Stephen's House, Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

A lovely tranquil place to stay. The students I met were friendly and very polite. I particularly single out the chef for praise after I arrived for breakfast too early during the silent period but he made sure I was comfortable and could have coffee and breakfast. The servery lady the next morni...

St Stephen's House, Oxford

4.3 5 0.5

Comfortable stay in a room with an en suite. There was excellent communication about the check-in process which was very straightforward and the location was great with a short 10 minute walk to the High Street. It was just a pity that the College grounds weren't able to be accessed due to COVID...

St Stephen's House, Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

I have stayed at St Stephen’s before and found the accommodation very clean and the staff that work there friendly and very helpful! About 15 mins very pleasant walk into town and very near to cafes Full marks...will always stay at St Stephen’s. Thank you indeed!

St Stephen's House, Oxford

3.8 5 0.5

No bedside light in the room (no apparent reason - there was a bedside table and plenty of electric sockets) No coat hangars (despite the presence of a huge empty wardrobe) Nice breakfast - but those spicy mushrooms are a bit bizarre

St Stephen's House, Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

We had a very pleasant stay and were cared for during our time at St Stephen’s House. Our thanks to the staff.

St Stephen's House, Oxford

4.8 5 0.5

Easy check-in. The room itself is very simple but we didn't need anything more it was a great stay.

St Stephen's House, Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

A great place to stay. Clean, good-sized rooms. Close to the town centre.

St Stephen's House, Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

Very clean. Good shower. Perfect for my needs

St Stephen's House, Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

A lovely cheap way of staying in Oxford!

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Facilities & information


19th century buildings

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No parking

No smoking

Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Linen included

Towels included

Hair dryers

Central heating


Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Tennis courts (walking distance)

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Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

Address: St Stephen's House, 16 Marston St, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OxfordOX4 1JX, United Kingdom

It is kindly asked that you do not arrive before check-in, as your bedroom will not be ready.

There is not a Porters Lodge or a Reception, so you will be responsible for accessing the college yourself. On arrival at check-in time (16.00), you may collect your room key and go directly to your room

Once notification of your booking has been received, St Stephen's House will send you a separate email providing you with all the access information you need. This is a separate email sent at a later date and is not the same as the one you automatically receive from University Rooms confirming your booking.  As there isn't a Porters Lodge or Reception, it is extremely important that you read and bring this information with you.

If you need to cancel your booking, please ensure you contact University Rooms in the first instance, who will then, in turn, notify the College.

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