I stayed at this hostel for two days in July, 2013. It was utterly amazing! The architecture of this hostel is breathtaking, even though I wasn't looking for anything special. I'm a backpacker and I'll sleep almost anywhere and this place was beautiful. There is a kitchen, a gameroom and a big lounge with the most excellent furniture ever invented: Chesterfield couches and chairs. I love Chesterfield. Google it and see the pictures of this furniture. I felt like a million bucks.
The staff is the most helpful crew I have ever encountered on my many travels. Friendly and serviceminded to the fingertips. The hostel is located a few steps from the railstation AND very close to the city wall. So when you have decided to walk the wall (yeah, when you are in York, you must walk the wall... it goes around the city, c'mon!), you can just step outside of the hostel and BAM! there it is.
The city is a historical playground, (I'm a norwegian archeologist, Vikings and stuff), and the houses have the cute charming feature... well, remember the town from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"? That's York. Bell is missing out, she can keep her prince. Join one the many walking tours. I hanged with a free tour guide and payed him afterwards but only if I wanted to. Nice one.
Peace and love from Norway and you're welcome, York. Or should I say Jorvik?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Safestay York is set in a beautiful Georgian townhouse less than 10 minutes’ walk from York train station and even closer to the historic city centre. You’ll love the affordable accommodation and stylish social spaces, 24 hour reception and free Wi-Fi throughout. With twin, double and family en-suite rooms as well as en-suite and standard dormitories for 4 to 12 people there’s a bed for every budget. All bed linen is included and private rooms boast flat screen televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, and towels too. In dormitories Safestay’s own brand of bunk beds are fitted with a personal night-light and surrounded by privacy curtains, allowing for a comfortable night's sleep. There’s a locker for each bed too, making it easy to store your luggage and valuables. The four social spaces include a breakfast room, serving continental breakfast every day, a fully licensed bar, games room and heated courtyard. The hostel also has a laundry, bike racks and a luggage store for guests to use at their pleasure. The blend of the surreal and the traditional reflects the fairy tale feel of York, giving the hostel an individual charm of its own; whilst staying true to Safestay’s award winning design. Great for groups and individuals Safestay is York’s first choice hostel for the savvy traveller. Stay at Safestay York and you’ll be within easy walking distance of The York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, Jorvik Viking Centre, The Shambles, National Railway Museum, The York Dungeons and much more! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ace York - Boutique Hotel York