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1 room, 2 adults

Safestay York

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Micklegate House, 88-90 Micklegate, York, England, YO1 6JX, United Kingdom

4-star hostel with bar/lounge, near Jorvik Viking Centre
  • Free WiFi
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  • Very clean. Polite staff. Comfortable. Good location. Thankyou.Dec 25, 2019
  • The wash basins in room 3 were so small a person could only wash their hands effectively…Sep 22, 2019

Safestay York

from £25
  • Family Triple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Twin Room, Ensuite ( Bunk Bed, Private)
  • Room, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite (1 bed in 4 bed dormitory)
  • Room, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite (1 bed in 6 bed dormitory)
  • Room, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite (8 beds)
  • Room, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite (1 bed in 10 bed dormitory)
  • Room, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite (1 bed in 12 bed dormitory)
  • Double Room, Ensuite (Private)
  • Room, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (1 bed in 4 bed dormitory)
  • Classic Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Room, Women only (8 bed)
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Private Dorm Room Ensuite
  • Private Dorm Room Shared Bathroom
  • Quad Room Shared Bathroom

What’s around Safestay York


  • Heart of York
  • Jorvik Viking Centre - 7-minute walk
  • Shambles - 9-minute walk
  • York Minster - 10-minute walk
  • York Racecourse - 23-minute walk
  • York Grand Opera House - 7-minute walk
  • York Dungeon - 7-minute walk
  • York Castle Museum - 11-minute walk

Getting around

  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) 42-min drive
  • York Station 6-min walk
  • York Poppleton Station 7-min drive
  • Hammerton Station 15-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 23 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1752
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Latvian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Safestay York’s small print

Also known as

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 4.5 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Safestay York

  • Does Safestay York offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Safestay York does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Safestay York?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Safestay York.
  • Are pets allowed at Safestay York?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Safestay York?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Safestay York?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Skosh (1-min walk), The Rattle Owl (1-min walk) and Brigantes (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 98 reviews

Poor 2.0
Double standards!!!
Unable to book in because I was slightly under the influence of alcohol. Meanwhile, the next morning a group were sitting on their entrance steps drinking copious amounts of alcohol!!
Neil, gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Nice 18 th century mansion hostel with great staff but on a street that’s noisy 24 hours a day Very accommodating of Disabled and Lgbt 🏳️‍🌈 people
Joanne Alice, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Good Stay!
Good location, friendly staff, could do with little bit better cleaning, great value so recommend staying here :-)
gb2 night trip
Good 6.0
Good facilities. Cold shower. Curtains would not close .
carolyn, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
If Heineken did hostels...
I've stayed before an I would again. The curtained beds are great for added privacy and rare in hostels generally. The only thing I think could be improved was that there was no wall mirror in the room, my bed had no plug sockets but one on the other side of the room had an incredible 8! The heavy iron bathroom door squeeked and the handle came of. Staff were however helpful, and check in was easy and fast. A fabulous building in a great location in the heart of York. Very handy for Fibbers live music venue which is just around the corner.
Wendy, gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Perfect with a bit of improvement
The beds are comfy but do make quite a lot of noise when moving around so that need to be sorted out. I was in room 1 and the condition of the bathroom was absolutely disgusting I mean I saw 2 pair of boxers on the floor don't know how long it was there for, hair in the wash basin and it was just filthy plus the bins seemed like it wasn't empty for some time which was quit shocking because the least they can do is clean it. I do however have to say the staff are very friendly and helpful and they will try and accommodate you if think the bed isn't suitable. The location is perfect I mean it takes 10 minutes to the train station and there is a bus stop on baker lane which if take left from the entrance, walk down the road and turn left. Here you will find numerous bus routes such as number 7 park and ride designer outlet as well as many other bus routes. I am not saying I won't stay here again because this review is based on my second trip and my first trip was actually last week so I would be lieing if i said I didn't enjoy my stay. However in my honest opinion this isn't suitable for a long stay. For the price you pay is more than worth it and I will go as far as saying there isn't anything else for this price that you might like. So for 2-3 it's perfect like I would say don't even doubt your booking and book instantly but 5 plus nights I would say other places might be better. I would recommend this but the points I mentioned in terms of cleanliness needs to be considered.
gb2 night business trip
Very good 8.0
My first time in a hostel so was a bit doubtfull, but found it safe and friendly good location for city centre
David, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
We loved the quirky decor and furniture . We had a good night's sleep and were pleased we could leave our luggage there after we had checked out .
Alison, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place, and ambiance, highly recommend!
Chad, gb1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Not for me
1st time in a hostel. I should have read up b4 we stayed. We hated it. It was £80 for 1 night No tv, No Toiletries, No Towels, No windows, Just 2 Bunk beds in a room. and a shower above the toilet
Robert, gb1 night trip with friends

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