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James Accommodation

James College, University of York

Great accommodation in a peaceful environment only 10 minutes from the City Centre.

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  • 19th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Private car parking for a charge (on site)
  • No smoking
  • Minimum age 18
  • B&B
  • No Official Rating


  • Free broadband access
  • Shared gardens
  • Gym
  • Woodland walks
  • 24 hour security
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Hair dryers
  • Central heating

Food and Drinks

  • Continental breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (a short drive)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)


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

We offer clean and comfortable accommodation in the centre of the University of York campus of single ensuite rooms

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.

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.

Whilst these rooms are available to anybody over 18 years old, please note that this accommodation is not suitable for small children.

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.

Food and Drinks

A 'Delicious Yorkshire' breakfast is available in The Edge Restaurant, Wentworth College - Monday to Friday between 8.00am - 9.30am and Saturday and Sunday between 8.30am - 9.30am.

'deliciouslyorkshire' is a not for profit organisation providing vital support to a diverse range of food and beverage producers, retailers and distinguished hospitality operators in the Yorkshire and Humber Region.

Other facilities

Bedrooms - provided in the bedrooms are towels, linen, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and soap, additional toiletries can be obtained from the College Reception for a donation to our chosen charity - Jessie's Fund.  Jessie's Fund is a UK charity helping seriously ill and disabled children by using music for communication and for therapy.

Campus guide – you will be given an information leaflet with a campus map on arrival at the College Reception.

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

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 11.00pm and 7.00am and show respect for other guests.

Gym and Sports facilities – the University Fitness Suite is available for all guests to use free of charge, following an induction.  Call 01904 323855 or 323856 for information.

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.

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.

Pets - are not allowed in our accommodation with the exception of assistance dogs, please let us know if this applies.

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

Special Requirements/requests - please contact us if you need any further information or have any indivdual requests and we will be happy to advise you further on what we can offer.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: James College, Newton Way, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom

Check in: From 2.00pm     Check out: By 9:30am

College Reception is manned 24 hours a day. Emergencies – there is a 24 hour onsite Campus Security team, contact details are on the information leaflet.

Fire – there is a fire evacuation leaflet displayed in each bedroom and guests are asked to familiarise themselves with the exit route and assembly point in the case of a fire.

Parking – Car parking is available in Pay and Display car parks on campus.

Nearest railway station - York Railway Station

Buses (number 4 or 44) to campus every 10-15 mins, journey time is 15 minutes.

Taxi to campus from outside the station takes 10 minutes, approx. £8.00.

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Customer feedback

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, April 2014: Shame about the checking in after 2pm - especially if you've come a long way - and the lack of shampoo/toothpaste should be advertised more clearly. Otherwise a good experience. Clean rooms, much closer to the university than any hotel, and definitely value for money. 3/5

, April 2014: Great value for money. If it included a tv it would be exceptional value for money. 4/5

, September 2013: I had an amazing time, food, facilities and service were excellent. 5/5

, September 2013: Excellent. All 12 members of my group thoroughly enjoyed both the accommodation and the breakfast. The rooms were spacious, always clean and well furnished, with very comfortable beds and loads of hot water in the bathroom at all times. We also appreciated the kettles and constant supply of tea, milk and coffee. The breakfasts were delicious, with an extensive choice and very pleasant efficient and friendly service. You compare very favourably with other university halls we have stayed in. Thank you 5/5

, September 2013: I was particularly impressed with uni staff, the porter who first met us was especially pleasant and professional, the staff in breakfast were friendly and served up a good meal. Made the stay more enjoyable. 5/5

, September 2013: My friend and I enjoyed our stay and would use your service again in the future as well as recommending it to others. The reception staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. 5/5

, October 2012: A very enjoyable stay. A couple of minor problems in the rooms were resolved quickly and we particularly appreciated the card telling us that they had been attended to. We shall definitely be back next time we are in York. 4/5

, October 2012: A pleasant stay, reasonably priced at a reduced rate. At this price I would certainly stay in James again. 4/5

, October 2012: I enjoyed my stay. Thanks 4/5

, October 2012: we had a lovely time at York and the uni was terrific - great location, lovely food and really pleasant. I would recommend it to anyone. 5/5

, September 2012: Good clean room. 3/5

, September 2012: My whole stay at James College was lovely, particularly because of the fantastic service. I arrived about an hour early, but was let into my (clean) room. The kitchen staff went above and beyond my expectations to accommodate my dietary preferences. Then, I was even a bit late in checking out, and while the house keeping staff arrived punctually, they insisted that I not feel rushed and seemed to clean the other rooms on the hall before mine. Indeed, each interaction I had with the staff was marked by friendliness and helpfulness. 4/5

, September 2012: Nice place. Cheap. Small room, but it is what i expected as it were student dorms. Nice big english breakfast included. 5/5

, September 2012: Very helpful staff - provided breakfast in a bag during month of fasting to allow me something to eat when I could. Shower is a little funny as it sends water everywhere (its a wetroom) but takes a while to dry. Walls paper-thin. But generally good experience. 4/5

, August 2012: Amazing value for money. The food available to guests at Vanbrugh College is also great. The vegetarian dishes were some of the nicest I've eaten anywhere and I eat out a lot. My compliments to the chef! Never has a work trip been made more enjoyable. 5/5

, August 2012: This was a birthday treat from my daughter who accompnied me. We enjoyed our stay at James College. All people we came across were very helpful and welcomming. We loved the university atmosphere. We were very pleased to find that library facility was availble when it was raining We certainly recommend the accomodation as an excellent value for the money. My daughter would have liked kitchen facility available to keep milk in refrigerator. Kirit Talati 5/5

, July 2012: Staying at James College has been a very nice and friendly experience!. Thank you very much all staff for their effort and compromise. Warmest regards, Montserrat 5/5

, July 2012: Very pleased with my room, ideal for my purposes, very pleasant outlook across the lake. Will certainly use again. 4/5

, July 2012: This accommodation was great for me with lovely environment and nice staff. I asked before arriving a hairdryer to the room service and they gave it. Thank you so much:) 5/5

, July 2012: Pleasant and helpful staff, very comfortable bed. Whole experience was very satisfactory could only have been improved by providing free Wi Fi access. 5/5

, July 2012: Would use this service again. Thank you 4/5

, September 2011: A lovely campus, relaxed and friendly staff and an excellent breakfast. Highly recommended. 5/5

, September 2011: My room was clean and the bed comfortable. Staff were very helpful. The swipe card door system was really efficient. I would have liked to have access to the kitchen to keep my milk in a fridge, but the doors were locked. Thanks for the electronic notes about plastic mugs - I took the hint and brought my own. 4/5

, August 2011: A very enjoyable stay. Very clean rooms with everything we needed. Thanks also for the tour round the Campus which was very informative for my students. 5/5

, August 2011: The catering and reception staff were excellent The timing of breakfast made an early start difficult though 4/5

Mr raymond ball, August 2011: very smooth booking procedure. accommodation just as i expected. most enjoyable. i'll be back. 5/5

Miss Tamsin Woodward, August 2011: Very easy to book online. Reception was open 24hrs which was very helpful. Location was perfect for us. Didn't have chance for breakfast as my event began before breakfast was served. Accommodation was basic but suited the purpose of my stay. Perfect location and very convenient. Will stay again. 4/5

Geoff Kent, September 2010: Room functional but clean and nice touches with towels /soap etc, reception staff very friendly also the breakfast excellent - overall unbeatable value thanks 4/5

Cynthia R Millward, August 2010: Staff vert pleasant and helpful. Evening meal very good value; I left too early for breakfast so no comment possible 'tho no adverse comment from friend who did remain for breakfast 5/5

Glenys Stevens, August 2010: The campus was very tranquil and I enjoyed walking by the lake. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was a good size and clean but there was mould in the shower. I appreciated having a radio, kettle, bedside lamp and a snowy white duvet cover. Ditch the plastic mugs, though! Overall, it was very reasonable for the price. 4/5

eliza henderson, August 2010: The people were really nice and it was a great arrangement. I wish I would have been able to stay longer! 5/5

S Nicholson, July 2010: Facilities clean and tidy. Real cups and saucers would have been so much nicer - if I had known they were plastic in the room I would have brought my own mug! Breakfast very good and staff were polite and friendly. 4/5

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