Safestay York

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Housed in a Grade I Georgian townhouse, this is a large boutique hostel with colourful decor and good facilities including a bar with pool table. Rooms are mostly en suite and have a bit more character than you'd usually find in hostels, with the added intrigue of plaques outside doors describing the history of different rooms in the house.

It's popular with school groups and stag and hen parties – don't come here looking for peace and quiet. Family rooms are strategically positioned right at the top of the house.

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Quick description

Set in a Georgian town house, Safestay York offers spacious rooms with original features, free WiFi and views across historical York. York Railway Station is 300 metres away. The hostel features wonderful exposed beams, grand fireplaces and hand-carved ceilings. The 16th-century basement has a TV games area and a courtyard garden. Safestay York has private bedrooms and bright and airy dormitories, all with personal reading lights and orthopaedic mattresses. Private rooms also have air conditioning and a personal safe. Continental breakfasts are served daily in the dining room, which features elegant chandeliers and banquet tables. There is also a lively bar at the reception, serving bottled beers and ciders. The property overlooks Micklegate and the city’s medieval walls. York Minster is a 10-minute walk away, and the picturesque Shambles shopping area is just half a mile away.

Important information

Please inform Safestay York in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property. Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. This Hostel operates a 30-day maximum stay policy within a 90-day period. Passport or driver’s licence is required for check-in. Student cards are not accepted. The guest making the booking must be over 18. Under 18s can stay in a private room with a parent or guardian, but cannot be accommodated in shared dormitories. Bookings of 10 or more people are subject to different policies and additional supplements may apply. Beds in the same dormitory room cannot be guaranteed. All groups must provide a security deposit on arrival in case of damages.


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Safety deposit box


  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Billiards
  • Lockers
  • Family rooms
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Internet services
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Wifi
  • Terrace
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke alarms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Children television networks
  • Cctv outside property
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Games room


  • Dry cleaning
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Ironing service

Food and drink

  • Bar


  • Free WiFi available