Staying at Christ Church

Christ Church offers a unique opportunity for members of the public to stay in vacant student bedrooms. If you are visiting Oxford during the Easter and Summer holiday periods, why not stay as guests of the college? Either on the main site or at one of our two annexes; 117 St Aldates, a 3-minute walk from Christ Church, or the Liddell Building in East Oxford.

Check-in from 1500 and Check-out by 1000.

For directions or how best to travel to Oxford please visit our find us page.


Christ Church117 St AldatesLiddell Building




I need to change my booking; how can I do this?

Our Bed & Breakfast bookings are managed by University Rooms, all amendments and cancellations must go through the website and be within the booking cut-off times. (To log into your account, you will need your email address and the password you have received in your booking confirmation email.) Once you have checked into the property it is not possible to amend/cancel your booking or part of it. For all other queries please email:

Do you allow children to stay at Christ Church?

Christ Church can only accommodate adults (aged 18 and over). This includes babies/children sharing a room with adults. (If such a booking is made you will be asked to cancel it and an admin fee will apply). 

Do you allow stag/hen parties?

We are unable to accept bookings for Stag and Hen groups. (If such a booking is made you will be asked to cancel it and an admin fee will apply). 

Is parking available?

Unfortunately, there is no parking for guests staying at Christ Church or 117 St Aldates. There is limited parking available for guests staying at the Liddell Building, an additional option will be shown at the time of booking. Details of where to park in Oxford can be found on the Oxford City Council website.

There is no availability shown on the calendar – why is this?

If no rooms are shown it means that we are full with our own students or external guests. It is only possible to stay during the vacation period: March/April, July, August and September, outside of these times no availability will show. During these vacation periods we accommodate conferences and summer schools so availability for B&B guests is limited.

When booking the site asks for ‘names of your group’ – what does this mean?

This is the name of the person who will be staying. If you are booking for yourself, just add your name. If you are making a booking on behalf of someone else, please enter their name. If you are booking several rooms, please enter the name of each person staying.

Do I need to bring my booking confirmation with me?

It is helpful to have access to the booking confirmation, especially the reference number.

Can I be issued with a VAT receipt?

The booking confirmation you will receive includes all the necessary information required, including the VAT number. We are unable to provide any further documentation.

What is the difference between ensuite and standard bedrooms?

Ensuite bedrooms have their own basin, shower and toilet within the room. Standard rooms have their own basin but shared bathroom and toilet facilities. Please note: you may have to go up or down two or three flights of stairs from your bedroom to the nearest facilities.

What is the difference between a twin and a double room?

A twin room has two separate single beds and a double room has one large bed for two people.

There are different buildings and many room options available – how can I choose which one I wish to stay in?

Information is provided for each site and by room type, click the various options to see images and more details.

Is there a lift to access high floors?

117 St Aldates is our only accommodation block with lift access. All accommodation buildings on-site at Christ Church and the Liddell Building do not have lift access. Bedrooms can be located on the third floor – if you have any access requirements please include the details in the additional information box at the time of booking.

My booking states ‘Room Only’, can I buy a breakfast ticket?

Unfortunately, due to other commitments we are unable to offer breakfast to our ‘Room Only’ guests.

Can I book lunch or dinner in Hall?

Unfortunately, due to other commitments we are unable to provide any meals in Hall. The ‘Guest Information’ booklet in your bedroom provides many suggestions for local eateries.

Is the accommodation suitable for those with a disability?

Due to the nature of the buildings the rooms are unsuitable for those with mobility needs. 

Do I need to enter a promotional code to book a room?

A promotional code is not needed to make a B&B booking.