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Safestay | York

Safestay York
Micklegate House
88-90 Micklegate

01904 627720

Safestay | York

Safestay is a brand of luxury hostels offering affordable, comfortable and stylish accommodation in landmark buildings and superb city centre locations. Each hostel reflects its own individual heritage and locale, while always delivering the unique and award winning Safestay standard of quality and service. Safestay York is a beautiful Georgian townhouse within the medieval city walls and perfectly located to explore the historic city of York. All the city's major attractions are within easy walking distance of the hostel, where comfort and style await you after a busy day cycling the Way of the Roses coast to coast cycle route.


Built in 1752, the impressive townhouse boasts magnificent original features including a stone-flagged entrance hall, grand sweeping staircase, panelled rooms, vaulted cellar and Rococo ceiling. And, for additional comfort there are modern improvements and air conditioning throughout.


Our licensed lounge bar serves snacks and light refreshments including a selection of York Brewery beers. You can relax and unwind in one of 3 social spaces, stay in touch with friends and family using the free Wi-Fi or enjoy a game of pool in the bar. Safestay York is the ideal destination for your next city break.


Facilities & Services


We want to make sure you have everything you need when you stay with us, which is why all of our hostels have fantastic facilities.


Safestay York offers mostly en-suite facilities in rooms ranging from private twins and doubles through to dormitory rooms with 4 to 12 bunk beds. This allows us to cater for groups of all sizes including families, couples, backpackers and school trips.




We welcome groups of all sizes and our range of rooms, from private rooms for leaders to dormitories with 4 to 12 bunk beds, makes us the ideal option for affordable, safe and clean group accommodation. Most of our bedrooms come with en-suite facilities and our social spaces, offering free Wi-Fi, are purposefully designed for groups to meet and relax. Our specialist group reservation team will work closely with you to make sure we can accommodate your group at a great price.


Food & Drink


Busy day ahead? Don't forget to add breakfast to your reservation and enjoy a healthy and filling continental breakfast with your choice of hot and cold drinks.


Our fully licensed bar area with its relaxed and friendly atmosphere is a great place to enjoy a few drinks, you can even sample local York Brewery beers.


Because Safestay York has an alcohol licence, customers are therefore not permitted to bring their own alcohol onto the premises.


Property Facilities


Cafe / Bar


Private courtyard

Free Wi-Fi

Internet terminals

Secure key card access


Air conditioning


Non-smoking throughout

Designated smoking area


Luggage store

Cycle store

Ironing facilities available

Meeting spaces


Room Facilities


Bunk privacy curtains

Bed linen provided

Personal power sockets

Personal reading lights

Personal storage

Secure key card access

Private rooms available

TV in private rooms

Free tea / coffee in private rooms

Towels provided in private rooms

Toiletries provided in private rooms

Cot available on request




Credit cards accepted


Towel hire / purchase

Toiletries available to purchase

Alcohol licence

News, Events and Offers

“Great stay!”

I stayed at Safestay for two nights and had a great stay. Clean, conveniently located, and had everything I needed. I liked the signs next to the rooms that explained who lived there/how the rooms in this old Georgian house were originally used-very nice touch...


“Safestay york”

Location great for all york as to offer... hostel exceeded my expectations and will recommend to people I know ... rooms clean and beds comfortable with privacy curtains ... stylish hostel , found team members professional and helpful …


“Value for money”

The location is gold. This hostel is in a walking distance to most of the attractions and the train station. Many restaurants nearby. Very comfy bed. Good wifi signal. The bathroom is clean but there's only one bathroom for 8 persons. Would recommend to anyone...


“Excellent Stay”

The hostel is really great and we had wonderful time as a family. The interiors is exceptional, gives a very contemporary feel to a century old building. The location is central, all sight seeing points are at walking distance. Highly recommended...


“Good location, clean and good space”

I love the location and cleanliness. The room has a good space, you can pack/unpack your belonggings. I will consider to stay again if I have a chance to visit York again. The price is a bit high. It is a short walk to the city center...

Safestay | York