Safestay - a hostel in London

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A beautiful Georgian townhouse within the medieval city walls, Safestay York is perfectly located to explore the historic city of York. All the city's major attractions are within easy walking distance of the hostel, where comfort and style await you after a busy day sightseeing.

Built in 1752, the impressive townhouse boasts magnificent original features including a stone-flagged entrance hall, grand sweeping staircase, panelled rooms, vaulted cellar and Rococo ceiling. And, for additional comfort there are modern improvements and air conditioning throughout.

Our licensed lounge bar serves snacks and light refreshments including a selection of York Brewery beers. You can relax and unwind in one of 3 social spaces, stay in touch with friends and family using the free Wi-Fi or enjoy a game of pool in the bar. Safestay York is the ideal destination for your next city break.

Maps & Directions



From York train and coach station the hostel is just a 6 minute walk. Upon exiting the train station turn right onto Queens Street, go over the bridge and follow the road around to the left until you meet the cross roads with Blossom Street. Turn left onto Blossom Street and continue onto Micklegate through Micklegate gateway. Safestay York is a two mintute walk on your left, in Micklegate House, opposite the Priory Church of the Holy Trinity.


Nearest train station: York.

Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford.

Driving? The hostel doesn't have its own car park, but there are a number of affordable car parks nearby.

Facilities & Services

We want to make sure you have everything you need when you stay with us, which is why all of our hostels have fantastic facilities.

Safestay York offers mostly en-suite facilities in rooms ranging from private twins and doubles through to dormitory rooms with 4 to 12 bunk beds. This allows us to cater for groups of all sizes including families, couples, backpackers and school trips.


  • Cafe / Bar
  • Lounge
  • Private courtyard
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet terminals
  • Secure key card access
  • CCTV
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Designated smoking area
  • Laundry
  • Luggage store
  • Cycle store
  • Ironing facilities available
  • Meeting spaces


  • Bunk privacy curtains
  • Bed linen provided
  • Personal power sockets
  • Personal reading lights
  • Personal storage
  • Secure key card access
  • Private rooms available
  • TV in private rooms
  • Free tea / coffee in private rooms
  • Towels provided in private rooms
  • Toiletries provided in private rooms
  • Cot available on request


  • Credit cards accepted
  • Housekeeping
  • Towel hire / purchase
  • Toiletries available to purchase
  • Alcohol licence

Good to know

Check-inFrom 14:00 hours

Check-outUntil 10:00 hours

Reception opening timesReception is staffed 24 hours

Cancellation / PrepaymentCancellation and prepayment policies vary according to booking and offer conditions at the time of purchase. Please check the conditions when making a purchase.

Children and extra bedsAll children are welcome. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.

PetsFree! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

GroupsWhen booking for more than 10 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply. See Groups below.

Payment cards acceptedSafestay York accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorise your card prior to arrival.
Credit cards



We welcome groups of all sizes and our range of rooms, from private rooms for leaders to dormitories with 4 to 12 bunk beds, makes us the ideal option for affordable, safe and clean group accommodation. Most of our bedrooms come with en-suite facilities and our social spaces, offering free Wi-Fi, are purposefully designed for groups to meet and relax. Our specialist group reservation team will work closely with you to make sure we can accommodate your group at a great price.

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23 Rooms, 147 Beds

  • 2x 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory *
  • 1x 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory
  • 4x 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory *
  • 6x 8 Bed Mixed Dormitory *
  • 4x 10 Bed Mixed Dormitory *
  • 1x 12 Bed Mixed Dormitory *
  • 3x Twin Bunk Private Room
  • 1x Double Bed Private Room *
  • 1x Double Bed + Single Bed Private Family Room *
  • * = w/- en-suite


  • Free WiFi
  • Large social areas
  • Most rooms en-suite
  • Coach set-down and pick-up only
  • Luggage store
  • GROUP DISCOUNTS when booking 10 or more people


Safestay only serve quality food that has been responsibly sourced by our suppliers.

We know how important it is to start the day the right way and offer groups a diverse selection of healthy continental breakfast items.

We've partnered with local restaurants and caterers to offer packed lunches and evening meals. Contact us for more details.

Sample Groups Menu


Call +44 20 3326 8471 or complete the online form.

Click here to see our Group Terms and Conditions.

Food & Drink

Busy day ahead? Don't forget to add breakfast to your reservation and enjoy a healthy and filling continental breakfast with your choice of hot and cold drinks.

Our fully licensed bar area with its relaxed and friendly atmosphere is a great place to enjoy a few drinks, you can even sample local York Brewery beers.

Because Safestay York has an alcohol licence, customers are therefore not permitted to bring their own alcohol onto the premises.

Cup of coffee
Different teas
Breads and fruit
Breakfast selection

Virtual Tour

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Fancy going from one Safestay Hostel to another? Talk to our reception teams when you stay with us and they'll inform you of great discounts on our standard rates for booking Safestay hostels in other cities. Offers are subject to availability and cannot be applied in conjunction with any other offer.