Safestay York

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Family Triple Room, 1 Bedroom | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Triple Room, 1 Bedroom | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Double Room, Ensuite (Private) | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Safestay York

Safestay York

4.0 star property

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
Micklegate House, 88-90 Micklegate, York, England, YO1 6JX

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationJorvik Viking Centre7 min walk
  • Popular LocationShambles9 min walk
  • Popular LocationYork Minster10 min walk
  • AirportLeeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford)42 min drive

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About this area


Located in York, Safestay York is in the city centre and near a train station. York Grand Opera House and York Army Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include York Dungeon and National Railway Museum. York National Railway Museum and Yorkshire Museum Gardens are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Micklegate Bar - 2 min walk
  • Bar Convent Museum - 3 min walk
  • Jorvik Viking Centre - 7 min walk
  • Shambles - 9 min walk
  • York Minster - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • York Station - 6 min walk
  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 42 min drive


  • Krakatoa - 2 min walk
  • Delrio's - 2 min walk
  • Popworld - 2 min walk
  • Kapadokya - 2 min walk
  • The Ackhorne - 2 min walk

About this property

Safestay York

4-star Georgian hostel near York Minster
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hostel has a snack bar/deli and a microwave in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a fridge in a common area, dry cleaning and laundry facilities.
Safestay York offers 23 air-conditioned accommodations, with a safe. This York hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.


English, Finnish, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 6 for adults and GBP 6 for children
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • Lockers available
  • No lifts
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Terrace


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Shower


  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 6 for adults and GBP 6 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Property is also known as

Safestay York Hostel
Safestay Hostel
Safestay York
Ace York - Boutique Hotel York
Safestay York York
Safestay York Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Safestay York Hostel/Backpacker accommodation York

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 70 out of 193 reviews
5 - Excellent 36%
Rating 4 - Good. 81 out of 193 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 22 out of 193 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 193 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 193 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Reasonable experience for such a low price
It's exactly what you would expect from a cheap hostel in the middle of a busy city. I needed somewhere to sleep and I got it. I did however have a couple of issues whilst I was staying. My locker was positioned somewhere where it was inaccessible. As I was staying one night It didn't bother me too much as I had 1 bag with few valuables and I slept with it in my bunk. But where I staying longer and had more baggage, it could have been a problem. Also the toilet door kept jamming in my shared room. That definitely needs looking at. On the whole though, it's a reasonable experience for such a low price.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Overall, a nice stay
Overall the hostel was great. Some slight unclean areas and maybe an investment is the bathroom areas could be better. Common areas such as halls and lobby were up to date and tidy. The hostel seemed very quiet for a saturday, some noise on the Sunday morning but it was no different to staying in the usual hotel chains apart from the bathroom size in our dorm. The staff were really friendly and welcoming. The location was great for the York night life
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

2/5 Poor

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Worst accommodation in my years of travel
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022