The best hotel, inn, and hostel within 350 meters (5 minutes’ walk) of the Oxford railway station.
There are three accommodations with good ratings and reviews that are within 350 meters, or 5 minutes’ walk, from the Oxford train station. To be shortlisted below, each accommodation should have a rating of at least 8/10 in Booking.com and at least 4/5 in TripAdvisor and Google Reviews.
1. Royal Oxford Hotel
This hotel offers single, double, and triple rooms. A full English or continental breakfast is served daily. Children are welcome. Guests may bring pets upon request; additional charges may apply. Depending on the season and occasion, a one-night stay at this hotel starts at £96 – £210.
2. Central Backpackers
This hostel has 4-, 6-, 8-, and 12-bed dormitory rooms, including a female-only dorm room. It has a rooftop terrace and its own bar. There is a fully equipped kitchen that guests can use from 7 AM to 11 PM. Sheets and towels are included in the accommodation price. Guests may bring their own locks for the lockers or buy one from the vending machine on site. The hostel also offers laundry and bag storage services. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are not allowed. Depending on the season and occasion, a one-night stay at this hostel starts at £17 – £30.
3. The Porterhouse Grill & Rooms
This inn is a short walk from both the rail station and the Castle Quarter. The attached grill specialises in British steak and offers a variety of hand-pulled ales, cocktails, and wines. The rooms in the inn have queen-size beds. Children and pets are not allowed. Depending on the season and occasion, a one-night stay at this inn starts at £166 – £220.
The following guesthouses / bed and breakfasts offer double/twin rooms and are also very highly rated by previous guests:
And for something a bit out of the ordinary, Oxford Riverside Glamping has bell tents with electric heating that can accommodate 4 persons each, starting at £90 a night. The private camping ground is located in Swinford Farm, Oxford, and has external fire pits, a communal cooking and washing-up area, and toilet and shower facilities.
The Old Parsonage Hotel (9.1/10) is a boutique hotel set in a beautifully restored historic building around 5 minutes’ walk from the center of Oxford. Rooms start at £238 a night.
Bear and Ragged Staff (9.1/10) is an inn in a building parts of which are more than 450 years old. Aside from double rooms, the inn also has a family suite that can accommodate up to 4 guests (maximum of 3 adults). A one-night stay starts at £87.
Cotswold Lodge Hotel (8.2/10) is set in a Victorian country manor-style building roughly 10 minutes’ walk away from central Oxford. It has single rooms and a variety of double rooms starting at £75 per night.
Centrally located Oxford hotels with private parking include:
Centrally located Oxford hotels with free parking include:
Hotels with a swimming pool are rare in Oxford and tend to be located a bit farther from the center.
The following Oxford hotels have rooms that can accommodate up to three adults:
The Head of the River inn is located right by the banks of the River Thames and has an on-site pub and riverside terrace. Guests love that it is a great base for riverside walks. The Oxford train station is 1.4 km (around 20 minutes’ walk) away. Children are welcome. Dogs are allowed upon request with no extra charge. The inn offers a variety of double rooms, many of which have river views, starting at £125 per night.
There are two Holiday Inn properties in Oxford.
Central Backpackers is a hostel in Oxford with good reviews and ratings. It is around 5 minutes’ walk from the train station. There are 4-, 6-, 8-, and 12-bed dormitory rooms, some of which are exclusive for females. Rates start at £17 per night.
Note: Accommodations are shortlisted based on their review scores on Booking.com and TripAdvisor, as well as their distance from the train station as determined through Google Maps. We are not connected in any way with any of the properties listed, and the best accommodations are selected based on a combination of reviews, rankings, nearness to the train station, and best value for money. Affiliate links are used in this article; when you book, we may earn a small commission from the booking platform, but the price stays the same for you.