Why does beside not work? I've spoken English for eighty plus years and that is the first word that comes to mind.
To biurko jest koło mojego łóżka - i think it's ok
'The desk is beside my bed' was marked wrong. Aren't 'next to' and 'beside' synonyms?
can't obok mean "near"?
We decided that 'near' could potentially be a bit further away than 'obok'.