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York City Centre

Alcuin College, University of York

Great value self catering accommodation less than 10 minutes from York City Centre

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  • 20th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • No smoking
  • Minimum age 18


  • Woodland walks
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Hair dryers
  • Central heating

Food and Drinks

  • Continental breakfast (included)
  • English breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (a short drive)
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Recommended restaurants (a short drive)
  • Theatre (a short drive)


Alcuin College is situated in the heart of the University of York campus. York City Centre is about 15 minutes away by bus or car. 

Provided in the bedrooms are towels, linen, hairdryer and soap, additional toiletries can be obtained from the College Reception for a donation to our chosen charity - Jessie's Fund.

Campus – The University is a community with many members of staff and students living on campus throughout the year. Please keep noise to a minimum between 2300 and 0700 and show respect for other guests.

This residence does not allow children under 10 years to stay. Pets are not allowed in our accommodation with the exception of assistance dogs, please let us know if this applies.

Please note that York Conferences at the University of York do not accept stag or hen parties and reserves the right to remove you from site should they find that you are a stag or hen party.

History to the present day

York is a City famous for the iconic York Minster, exquisite architecture, a tangle of quaint cobbled streets including The Shambles. Boutique shopping, a vibrant café and restaurant culture and world class museums such as the National Railway Museum and the unique Jorvik Centre.

You can take a river cruise; enjoy the many parks and so much more. York is only about an hour away from the East Coast where many picturesque seaside resorts offer lovely beaches and traditional fish and chips.

Food and Drinks

Breakfast location will be confirmed to you nearer the time.

Other facilities

Internet access – You will need a username and password - available from the College Reception - a lot of the University is covered by wifi, please bring your internet cable for use with the socket in your bedroom as cover is limited there. These cables can be borrowed from College Receptions.

Cashpoints – there are cash machines and a branch of Santander at Market Square.

Gym and Sports facilities – there is a Sports Centre on campus, please contact 01904 323855 or 323856 for information and rates.

Laundry – there are laundrettes on campus – please ask the Porter for directions to the nearest one.

No Smoking - the campus buildings including bedrooms are strictly no smoking and a charge from £100 upwards will be levied to cover additional cleaning costs required to ensure the room is acceptable for the next guest.

Shops – There is a supermarket, newsagent and book shop on campus at Market Square.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Alcuin College, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom

Check in: from 2.00pm Check out: by 09:30am

College reception open 24hours. You will be given an information leaflet with a campus map on arrival at the College Reception. For emergencies there is a 24 hour onsite Campus Security team, contact details are on the information leaflet.

Parking – Car parking is available in Pay and Display car parks on campus. For further information please visit

For directions and maps please visit

Nearest railway station - York Railway Station

Buses to campus every 10-15 mins, journey time is c.10 mins

Taxi to campus from outside the station takes c.10mins c.£8.00

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Campus Hopper Bus (Runs to train station)

Customer feedback

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, October 2012: overall, it lived up to my expectations and I had a comfortable stay. 5/5

, April 2012: A very pleasant stay 4/5

, April 2012: The helpfulness and cheerfulness of staff, particularly at the Porter's Lodge and in the catering team, are to be commended, our group met with nothing but pleasant, helpful people all weekend. The cleanliness of rooms and common areas was also of a standard higher than I've found in similar university accommodation. 4/5

, April 2012: Really enjoyed my recent stay. Staff friendly and helpful. Only thing that could be improved on would be by proving something to dry the bathroom floor. It tended to stay very wet for hours after using the shower. Perhaps a rubber sweeping brush to brush the water back towards the drain? 4/5

, September 2010: very clean and quiet room. excellent value for money. 4/5

, September 2010: Have no hesitation in staying when rooms become available and when next visiting York City. 5/5

, September 2010: Room was warm - nicely so. Really clean room and bathroom. Only quirk is how noisy the doors are - not just with slamming, but hinges are really noise as well and would benefit from some WD40. Overall, I have really enjoyed my stay and would recommend it to others. 4/5

, September 2010: Good price, a quiet room on a beautiful campus. 4/5

, September 2010: I was aware that I needed to take a towel and soap, but unaware that there were no mugs or cups to use in the room. This would have been useful. 4/5

, August 2010: Excellent value for money 5/5

, August 2010: Very helpful staff, excellent value, good facilities. 5/5

, August 2010: Toilet fluorescent light/shaver point not operating. Very basic facilities - no soap/towel, nor any access to kettles. 3/5

, August 2010: room clean and tidy great value for money and will book again 4/5

, August 2010: We would have much preferred to pay upfront for parking (perhaps at time of booking online) rather than have to find £5 in coins to feed the meter every day. 4/5

, August 2010: My mum has arthritic hands and could not open her window herself, it was too heavy. The fire doors and thin walls mean noise carries and we were woken several times through our first few nights by noisy residents banging doors and shouting to each other. But the staff were unfailingly friendly and helpful, the rooms clean, the shower great and the bed very comfy. I thought the parking was a fair price and not too far away and the cafe bit had a good selection of items. Once the noisy people had left it was great thanks. 5/5

, August 2010: I appreciate this was cheap and cheerful and great that towels were provided, but a small bar of soap would have been useful. 3/5

, July 2010: A nice, quiet location. And very good value for money 4/5

, July 2010: Being an ex Alcuin student I was intrigued to see what the place was like, I was happy to see the improvements around the college and really enjoyed staying back in Alcuin. The only thing i would suggest is the future is a later checkout. 9:30am is very early and i think at least 10:30am would be an idea in future 5/5

, July 2010: very basic but good value for money 3/5

, July 2010: I think it would be helpful if the advance information made it clear that as well as a towel one needs to bring soap and a mug.I brought a mug just in case but I was caught out by the lack of soap! 4/5