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


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 Alcuin  College Reception for a donation to the college's 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 11.00pm and 07.00am and show respect for other guests.

This residence does not allow children under 10 years to stay. Pets are not allowed in the accommodation with the exception of assistance dogs, please make a note in the 'Additional information' section of the booking form 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

Quarks Restaurant in the National Science Learning Centre adjacent to Franklin House provides a full English breakfast, which is served 7.30am - 9.00am Monday to Friday and 8.00am - 10.00am on Saturday and Sunday.

Other facilities

Internet access – WiFi is by CityConnect or Eduroam

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.



No disabled access

20th century buildings

Breakfast Included

No smoking


Woodland walks

Linen included

Towels included

Hair dryers

Central heating

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)


Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Theatre (a short drive)

Alcuin College, University of York - Reviews


Based on 82 reviews
Service 4.0
Rooms 3.6
Food 4.0
Value 4.2
Overall Experience 3.9

overall, it lived up to my expectations and I had a comfortable stay.
Mr joseph t

A very pleasant stay
Mrs Roslyn G

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.
Mrs Cara R

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?
Ms Assumpta H

very clean and quiet room. excellent value for money.
Clare F

Have no hesitation in staying when rooms become available and when next visiting York City.

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.
Joanne F

Good price, a quiet room on a beautiful campus.
Ke Y

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.
Amy G

Excellent value for money
Mrs L J B

Arrival Info

Address: Grimston House, York, North Yorkshire, YorkYO10 5DD, United Kingdom

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) Onwards (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check Out: 09:30 (9:30am) - 09:30 (9:30am)

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

College Reception is opened 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 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