Set in a Georgian town house, Safestay York Micklegate 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. Safestay York Micklegate 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.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Safestay York Micklegate has been welcoming guests since 30 Mar 2011.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of York, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2


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Room type
1 extra-large double bed
1 bunk bed
1 single bed
1 double bed
1 double bed
2 bunk beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for York
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Monkeybats
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Everything is how I expected....great accomodation at a great price. Great facilities on site, amazing staff and brilliant service Location is ideal to visit all the great places in York
  • Matthew
    United StatesUnited States
    Good and affordable place in York. In the old mansion makes it extra nice.
  • Paez
    I loved the location and the bedroom, very comfortable and big.
  • B
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    It suited my needs perfectly. I didn’t need a flashy hotel, just somewhere to sleep and wash in the morning. Thank you. 👍
  • Kye
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Directions from trainstation: When you come out of the station turn right, cross the road at the lights and follow the road around on the wall side, to the cross roads, and turn left here, under the micklegate bar tower and you will see the...
  • Gillian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Exceptional value, comfortable beds and a great reception and bar /coffee /tea service. Central location, and also close to the main railway station.
  • Caroline
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The unique location of the room. Towels were included as it was a private room.
  • Kim
    South KoreaSouth Korea
    Good location; it is very close to York railway station and easy to find.
  • Ruxandra
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very good price for a quick trip in York. The beds were very comfortable and the location is very convenient to get to the city centre by walking.
  • Christine
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent location for visiting the centre of York.

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • Hi just wondering about parking as I can see there isn’t any is there any close by an would it cover all day night any help would be great

    Hi! The best option would be Nunnery Lane Car Park which is only 5min walk away from us. It's only £3 from 6pm to midnight, free from midnight to 8am ..
    Answered on 16 January 2022
  • are there any luggage lockers or safe storage? if I want to extend my stay, how much notice do I need to give?

    Hello, We have a luggage room where you can leave your belongings prior and after your stay. We also have big cages in the rooms where you can leave ..
    Answered on 6 October 2022
  • is there a place or shelter or lock up area for bicycles?

    Hi, we have bike storage in the basement. Thank you, Brad :)
    Answered on 20 February 2023
  • Hello, is there kitchen to cook food?

    Hi there, Unfortunately our kitchen facilities are limited but there is a microwave and a kettle plus cutlery to prepare some food. Hope this helped.
    Answered on 5 September 2020
  • I let you know about bed I don’t want top Bed near wooden top ok Ian deaf

    Ok, we can put you into a bottom bunk. Thanks Lois
    Answered on 8 February 2022
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Hello, Throughout the week the hostel is quiet as York is a quiet, sleepy town. On Saturday night it tends to be a little more loud but we have 24/7 t..
    Answered on 29 November 2019
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Facilities of Safestay York Micklegate

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Terrace
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Finnish
  • French

House rules

Safestay York Micklegate takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Safestay York Micklegate accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

This Hostel operates a 14-day maximum stay policy within a 90-day period.
A 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.
Please note there is no guest kitchen facility to cook.
No outside alcohol is allowed at all.

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.

FAQs about Safestay York Micklegate

  • Safestay York Micklegate is 600 yards from the centre of York. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Safestay York Micklegate may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Safestay York Micklegate offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Guests staying at Safestay York Micklegate can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.6).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Buffet

    • Check-in at Safestay York Micklegate is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.