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Athena Guest House

3-star3 stars
Cowley Road,255, Oxford, England, OX4 1XQ, United Kingdom

3-star guesthouse within walking distance of O2 Academy (Oxford)
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • We turned up and the outside looks like it hasn't been touched for years, paint off the…Nov. 28, 2019
  • We waited outside the front door for upwards of 10 minutes before someone came to let us…Apr. 27, 2019

Athena Guest House

from A$102
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What’s around Athena Guest House


  • University Church of St Mary the Virgin - 24 min walk
  • Radcliffe Camera - 24 min walk
  • Sheldonian Theatre - 27 min walk
  • Covered Market - 27 min walk
  • Exeter College - 27 min walk
  • Christ Church College - 29 min walk
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History - 31 min walk
  • Ashmolean Museum - 32 min walk

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) - 23 min drive
  • Abingdon Radley Station - 11 min drive
  • Oxford Parkway Station - 11 min drive
  • Oxford Station - 14 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

At the property

Food and drink
  • Room service
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Private spa tub
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

5.6 From 38 reviews

Fair 4.0
Clean bedroom but everything else is shabby.
We turned up and the outside looks like it hasn't been touched for years, paint off the door and generally looks like a dos house, the pictures are defiantly over ten years old. Turning up on a wet night it really did look like the Bates Motel. It looked so rough I didnt want to pay till I saw the room and having been shown the room we were satisfied that it was clean and decided to stay. As mentioned the room was nice and clean, the bed was comfy and although there was no TV remote as we were only staying the one night it was bearable. Yes it does need modernizing and it is shabby in the halls, but we got a good nights sleep and survived the shower. Its not a place to take someone who you want to impress.
Nicholas, gb1 night trip
Fair 4.0
We waited outside the front door for upwards of 10 minutes before someone came to let us in. This was at 4pm. They had no knowledge of our reservation, didn’t know if we had paid, and our room was not ready. The woman was very rude and not at all concerned about how bad the check in experience was. The room was fine, but we were right by the front door and could hear guests coming and going. Check out was unreasonably early (10 am).
Lauren, ca1 night trip
Good 6.0
Adequate except for the malfunctioning fire alarm
The room was comfy, and clean. Not luxurious, but nice. The problem was that their fire alarm was malfunctioning, so it triggered a few times. And when it didn't trigger, it would make loud ticking noises. So we couldn't rest well at night. If they fixed that problem, I'd stay there again!
gb2 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Needs work
On first arrival the guest house looks untidy and very shabby. The welcome was indifferent although ok. The room was reasonably clean although the carpets were stained. Bed was clean but pillows were more like wafers and mattress was firm.
Ian, gb1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Wasted potential
The place has so much potential, it’s a pity they don’t re-invest what they make. It’s falling to pieces, dirty, disorganized, cramped with stuff... the only advantage is that it’s close to the O2 academy.
Verónica, gb1 night trip

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