8.2
Excellent
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Housekeeping13
Breakfast2
Car Park1
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8.9

Excellent

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Excellent location
Popular landmarks
Jacob's Well 30 m
Ken Spelman Books 60 m
Ken Spellman Booksellers 80 m
Alan Stuttle Gallery 100 m
York Baptist Church 110 m
St. Columba's Church 110 m
The Rock Church 120 m
Ackhorne 140 m
The Bars 160 m
St. Mary's Church 190 m
Nearby landmarks
Museum Gardens Lodge 520 m
National Railway Museum 550 m
York Castle Museum 680 m
Priory Church of the Holy Trinity 730 m
York Minster Tower Climb 790 m
York City Walls 900 m
York Cold War Bunker 1.83 km
York Maze 7.03 km
Yorkshire Air Museum 8.81 km
Castle Howard 21.84 km
Safestay Hostel York

"We had the top most room that is spacious for 3 of us."

Meng - June 24, 2019
Entire 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed Safestay Hostel York
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Safestay Hostel York

88-90 Micklegate, York City Center, York, United Kingdom, YO1 6JX - See map
Property highlights
Check-in [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Museum Gardens Lodge
Within 520 m of property
  • 280 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Salon

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in York in the last 24 hoursCompared to 747 York properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center0.3 km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportLeeds Bradford Airport (LBA)
Distance to airport38.6 km

Rooms available at Safestay Hostel York

Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Bed in 6 Bedded Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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1 Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 5 bunk beds
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Entire 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Street view
  • 6 bunk beds
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Classic Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Safestay Hostel York?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Safestay Hostel York?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Safestay Hostel York has a car park that's close to the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Safestay Hostel York?

Safestay Hostel York does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Safestay Hostel York

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "nice bar good location & lovely staff"

    Daniel

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    August 8, 2018

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "Beds are soft and towels are cleans."

    Meng

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    June 24, 2019

  • 8.4
    Excellent

    "It is a good and nice place to stay."

    Chew

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    May 17, 2019

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8.3/10
Location score
8.9/10
Room size
22 sqm.
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Overall rating:
8.2
Excellent
352 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
7.2
Location
8.9
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What travelers say they love:
Nice place, Nice Peoples, Character Decoration
Colin from Hong Kong
Family with young children
More about Safestay Hostel York

More about Safestay Hostel York

Situated in York City Center, Safestay Hostel York is the perfect place to experience York and its surroundings. Only 0.3 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Jacob's Well, Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Ken Spelman Books give to this hotel a special charm.

Safestay Hostel York also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in York. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, laundromat, 24-hour front desk.

The hotel features 23 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include television LCD/plasma screen, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, alarm clock. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including billiards, games room, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Safestay Hostel York is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in York.

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Housekeeping
11 mentions
Internet
4 mentions
Breakfast
3 mentions
Food & Dining
2 mentions

What they offer

8.8
Excellent

"Free luggage storage before and after staying."

Yun-Ting

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January 5, 2020

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8.2
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Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.2
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality7.1
Service8.5
Value for money8.3
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8.0
Excellent
Vinabelle from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2016

Nice Hostel ! Centrally Located !”

Stayed here for 5 days 4 nights in Safestay Hostel York as a Solo Female Traveler on June 2016. PROS: 1. Location wise, this hostel is centrally located. Only 15-20 minute walk from York Train Station. No need to take a cab unless you have a big luggage since, the way from York to this hostel is quite complicated or you will cross the bridge. 2. The check-in (3pm) is quick. Since I arrived early at 10am, the staff informed me that I can leave my stuff in the luggage area for FREE and can come back at 3pm. 3. The room that I stayed was mixed dorm (around GBP 17 per night). Comes with own toilet. The bed is comfortable, even comes with curtain, comforter, pillow, small light bulb and steel locker under the bed (please bring your own keys). 4. The breakfast is not free. Have to pay around GBP 5. Comes with egg, ham, cheese, bread, coffee, juice, cereals, butter, jams, etc. however, there is nearby restaurant Yate's York (around 10- min. walk) which offers a Traditional English breakfast that only cost GBP 2.65. 5. Staff are nice and helpful. Ready to assist with all the inquiries. 6. Have strong WiFi access! in all areas. 7. Have an amazing lounge or restaurant & bar at ground floor where you can hang-out and watch TV. However, the price of bottled water and drinks are more little bit expensive than outside. 8. A lot of nearby PUBs, restaurants, coffee shops and walking distance from shopping malls and Sainsbury's. CONS: 1. No Free or Complimentary Coffee & Tea compared to all the hostels that I stayed in UK. 2. No Open Kitchen. You are not allowed to bring drinks and food as there is no fridge you can put your stuff freely. There is even no microwave to re-heat your food. Very important that you should NOT bring food here. I did bring a lot or heavy grocery stuff which cost around GBP 50 (coffee, cold cuts, eggs, cheese, fruits...a lot of food since I know I will stay here for 5 days) ended up, giving to their staff since I can't cook or make even a coffe

Reviewed August 24, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Jin
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Best hostel I've stayed in the UK”

-Best location (very close to York station, city center) -Cheap but not comprosing quality -Spaceous room -Private space with individual bed-curtains and lamp - I loved it the most! -Quality breakfast for only 3.5 pound -Free luggage storage I would stay there if I visit York again and I wish other hostels in other cities are like Safestay york.

Reviewed April 12, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Alicia
Couple
Double En Suite Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Quick over night stay in my home town ”

We chose safestay in York as a quick night stay to freshen up and sleep after travelling the world for 18 months. The building was beautiful and historic with little plaques outside each room giving historic information. The private rooms were beautiful and spacious with a large bed and plenty of room for all of our luggage. Staff were super friendly and easy to talk to and check in was quick and simple, just what we needed. For the price and location is was super however for a private room we did expect a proper mattress instead of a piece of foam (we thought these only existed in Asia!) but the rooms were warm and radiators and heaters were readily available if not. The shower was as previously described, built into the room as opposed to it being a seperate room, but there was hot water at all times and it washed my super long hair great. Nice first night back in York would definitely recommend :)

Reviewed October 19, 2018

Hello Alicia! Thank you very much for you review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in our lovely Georgian townhouse and appreciated our staff and service! Sorry about the mattress, your comments have been passed onto management. We are always looking for improvements so your feedback is greatly appreciated! We hope to see you again soon! Happy and safe travels! Kind Regards, Laurine

Responded December 12, 2018
Safestay Hostel York
10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from Kenya
Business traveler
1 Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Exceptional”

Great staff who multi task between kitchen bar & reception.Friday am Glass Bin Collection woke me up around 4am.Was woken around 2am by late night arrival of other ‘Bunk mate’!Nice atmosphere in the bar though throughout the evening as usual.Mix of Mexicans & Columbian guests...Safestay is the best value for money in York.

Reviewed October 12, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Ian from United Kingdom
Group
Entire 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Excellent”

Can’t be beat for value and location. We were on a stag do and booked 2 x twins (bunks) 1 x double and a quad (2 x bunks) all with en suites and I have to say, it worked out £33 a man for a Saturday night in York and you just can’t beat that. Location is very central within the old city walls and loads of bars and restaurants right nearby. The on site bar is cheap and has a pool table. The staff are totally sound and very friendly. I wouldn’t stay here with my Mrs although there are en suite doubles but for a group night out in York I wouldn’t look anywhere else.

Reviewed November 05, 2018

Hello! Thank you very much for your review! We are delighted to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us and liked our central location! We hope you had a good time in York and we hope to see you again very soon! Safe travels! Kind Regards, Laurine

Responded December 12, 2018
Safestay Hostel York
9.2
Exceptional
Matthew from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Super value for money”

Spent one night here to meet a friend and this is probably the biggest bed I've slept in in any backpacker/hostel :D Room was spacious with heaters available..also wall sockets are ample in the room. Staff were very friendly too! Only downside was the room beside was too noisy and them slamming the toilet door or shouting means we can hear them quite clearly Will return again if I ever come to York again!

Reviewed April 07, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Deborah from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Great location and nice, clean place”

I had a great stay at this hostel. I especially loved how close it was to the wall, which is the best way to get around York. It was also a short walk to the river, which was convenient in the evening when I went for a ghost tour. The hostel was super clean and comfortable, although there was quite a bit of noise from passersby on the street and trucks early in the morning. Despite that, I would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed December 25, 2019

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you had a lovely time visiting York and we will hopefully see you again soon! Kind Regards, Laurine

Responded January 20, 2020
Safestay Hostel York
8.4
Excellent
Chew from Malaysia
Group
Entire 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Location is Great!”

We booked entire 4-bed dormitory with own toilet. Cons: The room is in the basement so it was very cold and only 1 heater provided. The bathroom is a bit small. It will be great if hostel can provide a pair of slipper in the toilet, hair dryer (currently only available in one of the shared toilet - only 1 unit as the other one is out of service), as well as a floor mat outside the toilet. Pros: The hostel is near to the train station and main attractions. There is a storage room in the Hostel which is an added value. We can store our luggage before we can check-in at 2pm and after check-out for FREE. The check out time is 10am which is quite early but it is okay as we went out early in the morning to explore York. The staffs were friendly. The guy staff was so nice and offered us to carry our luggage. In the common area, there are utensils and water boiler. Free WiFi in the room and public area makes everything convenient and easy. It is a good and nice place to stay.

Reviewed May 17, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
ARUVIN from Singapore
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Nice”

Reviews told me the fort boutique hostel in york was better,. I stayed in both and this hostel beats that hands down. Comfortable rooms, decent shower and good facilities made this a much more fun stay. Staff were great!!

Reviewed August 20, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Eroll from Philippines
Couple
Private Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Location, Value For Money, INTERESTING HISTORY OF HOTEL”

We loved our stay here, it was pure immersion of what the vibe of York was. We loved our cute room with a view of the old streets of York. We loved the location, we just walked from the train station, to the shambles, to the shops, to anywhere! We will definitely stay here Kabayan!

Reviewed June 17, 2019
7.6
Very good
david from United Kingdom
Couple
Double En Suite Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2020

One night stay in Double Room with Breakfast?”

Firstly, I thought the Safestay York location is brilliant and the building that they have used is pretty impressive. A real mansion. We were welcomed and the place is clean (with COVID 19 measures in place). However. That is the good stuff. In the bedroom we had problems with the ensuite bathroom. Water leaked out of the back of the toilet and it wasn't fixed to the ground so moved and the sink tap really needs replacing. Also (minor) the WIFI didn't reach up to the 3rd floor. FInally, I had received an email and taken up the offer for breakfast (see below). "Message : Hey David There’s huge savings available for you, if you use this email to pre-book them today. Book Breakfast now for only £4.00 *IT’S £9 ON THE DAY!* You can also add early check-in, late check-out and much more! Click on the button below to see MORE DISCOUNTS! " This offer isn't as special as it sounds. Firstly it's not a £5 saving as identified. It's a 50pence saving! Secondly the picture to entice us shows a variety of pastries/breads and jams and cold meats etc. I know the new rules about COVID!( and that they can't do buffets). However it would have been better to be fully open before booking to explain exactly what is in the breakfast bag that they are offering for the price. What we received was an Apple, a carton of juice, a carton of milk, a box of cornflakes and a croissant. No jams or butter or yogurts? Pretty poor value.

Reviewed September 09, 2020
9.2
Exceptional
Nurhidayah from Singapore
Couple
Private Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Good location”

10 minutes walk to city centre, and very close to York train station. The private room was clean, and had tea/coffee/electric kettle and a large screen tv. The counter staff were very helpful and friendly :)

Reviewed December 27, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Lale from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Very good”

Overall this is a great hostel, just 5 minutes walk from the city centre and about 5 minutes from the station as well. The beds can be a bit shacky but are comfy to sleep on and have curtains for privacy. Our bathroom was ok but the toilet seat was broken so I used the communal one instead. It’s generally a clean, big hostel in a lovely historic building. I would definitely stay here when I next return to York which I absolutely loved!

Reviewed November 21, 2018

Hello! Thank you very much for your review! We are pleased to hear that you had a great time with us in our lovely Georgian townhouse and enjoyed our central location! Apologies about the toilet seat, it has been changed since then! :) We hope to see you again soon! Happy and safe travels! Kind Regards, Laurine

Responded December 12, 2018
Safestay Hostel York
9.6
Exceptional
Chi from Vietnam
Family with teens
Entire 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Beautiful ancient townhouse”

The hostel is located inside the city walls, about 5 mins' walk from the train station. It's a very beautiful old townhouse with history, with a large common room downstairs. We booked a 4-bed room but was upgraded to an 8-bed room, which equals very large space. Our windows overlook a beautiful chapel and garden. The hostel staff is nice. Breakfast is good, although comprises mostly of croissant, ham and cheese, and milk and cereal. The only downside is the stairs - beware if you have heavy luggage, although the hostel staff may offer to carry it for you.

Reviewed April 05, 2019
7.6
Very good
kit from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

nice place to stay”

good location less than 20 minutes by walk to the York railway station . there have a simple kitchen for boiling water and microwave. one things no good that for my mix 12 bed room. their shower room in side that wasn't running for automatic 24 hours hot water. you should asked for the staff to open it before you took your shower. but I still will stay this hostel for my next visiting again.

Reviewed September 29, 2019
8.0
Excellent
CHEW from Malaysia
Group
Entire 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Very good”

Location in nearby Train Railway around 10 minutes walk. Food restaurant in 5 minutes walk. 10 minutes to York Main street. Buy breakfast in advance price is £3.50 or buy £4 on the actual morning. No self catering kitchen, No lift. Free luggage storage. Good room.

Reviewed December 14, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Jenny
Family with young children
8-BEDS MIXED DORM (ENSUITE)
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Excellent”

The location is near to train station.. Easy walk to everywhere if major tourists spot.. Wi recommended it to traveler who visit York..

Reviewed December 25, 2019

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you had a lovely time visiting York and we will hopefully see you again soon! Kind Regards, Laurine

Responded January 20, 2020
Safestay Hostel York
9.6
Exceptional
Khadijah from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Exceptional”

The hostel is in the Micklegate area; the railway station is maybe 10-15 mins' walk away. Other tourist spots are also within walking distance. There's no lift so if you have a big bag it's a little inconvenient (although the night staff did offer his help when I arrived). The shared toilet in the dormitory is not cleaned everyday so that's also a bit uncomfortable. Other than that this hostel is a nice, safe, affordable place for single female travellers.

Reviewed March 21, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Ka from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

A bit noisy but wonderful room”

The hostel is near the train station and most attractions and it is very near to groceries store. Curtain is installed in each bed to protect one's privacy so that we were not disturbed even when others light was on. There is washroom in each room and the washroom was clean and tidy as it is cleaned daily. However, as there is no hair dryer in each room, I had to walk to the third floor to use the hair dryer and it is not that user friendly (like you have to keep pressing it to make it work constantly). It should be noted that the postcode given on agoda may be wrong that when I entered the postcode on google map, I could not find the hostel though it was just a few blocks away from it.

Reviewed October 13, 2018

Hello! Thank you very much for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked our room and central location! In future reference, you can also borrow a hair dryer at the reception for free. We hope you had a nice time in York and we will hopefully see you again soon! Happy and safe travels! Kind Regards, Laurine

Responded December 12, 2018
Safestay Hostel York
8.8
Excellent
Chen from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

It'll be a lovely place for one night.”

Was stayed at 8 people female dorm, every bed has curtains, but the ensuite shower room plus toilet was horrible, it was about civic virtue, girls threw their rubbishes on the floor, didn't flushed the toilet properly, banged the room door loudly during the night and early morning; the only one restroom for 8 girls was crazy busy all the time, even busy after midnight. Was a shame that ground floor toilets were on construction, 2nd floor public bathroom were uncleaned. No kitchen in this hostel but there is a microwave and a kettle can be used. Lounge room and country yard just a peaceful place to sit down and chilled. Location is good, staffs are perfect.

Reviewed September 21, 2019
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