Planning a trip to Oxford and looking for the best Airbnbs? Don’t miss this handy guide.
For such a popular destination, Oxford used to have a surprisingly small choice of cool places to stay. A few five-star hotels, some chic boutique properties and… well, that was it. Until Airbnb came along, transforming the city’s accommodation scene.
Looking for the best Airbnbs in Oxford? These are the best spots in town.
Best Airbnbs in Oxford
Staying in an Airbnb is a great way to enjoy a warm and welcoming base while in Oxford. The city has many great options, with options from Airbnbs in Headington to flats right in the city centre. Here are ten of the best.
Sunset Pad in the Centre of Oxford
A minimalist home can be fun, but how about a funky pad painted in the colours of a sunset?
The house has three bedrooms, but can accommodate up to six guests – and with a small but full kitchen, it’s the perfect place for entertaining.
The central location means this flat can be a little noisy, especially if you’re not used to the sounds and sirens of city life.
Location: Gloucester Green
Lively Gloucester Green has a great selection of local amenities and is also within a short walk of the city centre.
Gorgeous Modern Flat in Trendy East Oxford
The best Airbnbs feel like real homes – and that’s certainly the case with this two-bedroom flat.
The friendly host has ensured that the flat was renovated to an exceptional standard. The end result is a space that is stylish, airy and modern.
Like many flats, it’s on the cosy side however it has everything you need including a full kitchen.
Location: City Centre
With its handy location, there are plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs around. Plus, the main attractions are just a short (and beautiful) stroll away.
Victorian Cottage in Jericho
There’s plenty of room to move in this positively palatial two-bedroom cottage.
You may never want to leave this uber-stylish property, filled with chic accents and gorgeous furniture.
There’s even additional touches like a library nook and charming outdoor patio to ensure you really fall madly in love.
You can even bring your pets to this cosy home.
The flat is located in a residential area in Jericho, meaning it’s peaceful and relaxing but with plenty of amenities nearby. The city centre is about a fifteen-minute walk away.
French Boutique Style 2-Bed Apartment
Live the good life in this spacious and swanky apartment in the Jericho area of Oxford.
The flat is beautifully renovated and very large, with two good-sized bedrooms and separate living/dining/kitchen areas.
Enjoying a coffee in the pretty garden is the best way to start your day.
Being twenty minutes from the city centre means you’re a stone’s throw away from the attractions and colleges of the historic city. There’s also an amazing selection of restaurants, pubs, bars and more.
Apartment with Stunning Balcony Views in Central Oxford
If you’re looking for an Airbnb in Oxford that will make you feel awfully glamorous, you’ll find it with this place.
It’s both charming and uber stylish, with an interior that looks like a Pinterest board come to life (in a good way). It sleeps two people, though it doesn’t feel too cramped.
The balcony steals the show here, overlooking the historic city centre.
Location: City Centre
This Airbnb in Oxford centre is a short walk to the city’s attractions and colleges. I especially love the pubs and bars around, and there’s also the train station close by if you’re looking to venture further afar.
Dreamy Modern Apartment in Jericho
This is a modern apartment with a fresh twist, begone grey velvet and all-white rooms.
Get the gang together, cos this spacious home sleeps up to nine people! There are 4 bedrooms, with an additional pull out bed in the living room.
Not that you’d want to even think about work on a trip, but if you need to bring your laptop along, there’s a dedicated workspace to make it ever-so-slightly easier.
Located in a residential part of Jericho, you’re a short walk from the attractions and sights in the centre.
Quirky 4-Bed Home With Statement Art
As you step into this home, you’re greeted with the words ‘Good Vibes Only’ – and boy, is that correct.
The decor is uber-fun and the space is large enough for 8/9 people comfortably to stay.
You’re also just south of Jericho, so location-wise it’s pretty spot on.
Location: City centre
Ok, so you’re just outside of the city centre here, just south of Jericho. It’s the perfect mix of value and location.
Exceptional Apartment in Glorious Oxford
It may be a 1-bed but it’s an extremely glam one, making this a fabulous home base for exploring Oxford.
This flat has been totally renovated to an excellent standard, meaning everything is modern and spick-and-span. Additional touches like a small balcony really make sure you’ll feel like you’re on holiday.
Location: City centre
Near to the castle is a popular choice for bedding down in Oxford. Not only is it an easy walk to the Oxford city centre, but it’s also got many boutique shops, pubs and bars.
Bright 3 Bedroom Victorian House
Space isn’t easy to come by in Oxford, but with this gorgeous property, you’ll have it in spades.
There are three bedrooms as well as a spacious lounge and kitchen/diner. All in all, up to six guests can sleep comfortably in the home.
The beautiful exterior of the period property is juxtaposed with the modern interior, but surprisingly, it works very well.
Location: North Oxford
You’re in North Oxford, but don’t worry – you’re pretty close to all of the historic treasures as well as the modern vibrancy of the city. Transport links are great or you can take a pretty half-hour walk to the centre if you prefer.
Practical Tips to Consider Before Booking Your Airbnb in Oxford
- Oxford is a very walkable city with a small centre, you can generally walk unless you are staying far out – save on transport costs. If you are further out and comfortable on a bike, I’d recommend using one for the duration of your stay as Oxford is a bike-friendly city.
- If you can, the best areas to stay are right in the City Centre, St Giles, Jericho and St Clement’s. Summertown, Iffley, Cowley and Headington are all a little further out but have their own unique appeal – with lots of cool restaurants, bars and pubs dotted around.
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