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4.0 2018

Franklin House, University of York

University Residence

Franklin House is between Alcuin College and the STEM Centre and is used exclusively for visiting guests to the university. 

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 make York a wonderful place to visit.

York City Centre is about 15 minutes away by bus or car.

There is a mixture of double and single bedrooms with tea and coffee making facilities, colour TVs and an ensuite shower room, ideal for the business or leisure traveller. Breakfast is included in the rate.

Please note that York Conferences at the University of York do not accept stag or hen parties and reserves the right to remove you and your group from the site should you breach these Terms and Conditions.

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

Check Out: 07:00 (7:00am) - 09:30 (9:30am)

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Based on 2,018 reviews
Franklin House, University of York

5.0 5 0.5

A great stay, as always. Well placed for visiting York. Lovely breakfast

Franklin House, University of York

5.0 5 0.5

A great place to stay and very convenient for all the attractions of York

Franklin House, University of York

4.5 5 0.5

Great stay, can't fault

Franklin House, University of York

4.3 5 0.5

Room was lovely and so was the bed and bedding Fan didn't work in the bathroom Staff very helpful

Franklin House, University of York

5.0 5 0.5

great value for money

Franklin House, University of York

5.0 5 0.5

I enjoyed my time staying in the Franklin House, which was a pleasure time with a very quite and beautiful environment, perfectly suits my requests and expectations. It's one of the best places I've stayed in the U.K.

Franklin House, University of York

4.8 5 0.5

Good, will use again if daughter attends this uni. Very quick to reply to emails, especially considering everything that’s going on right now, and very helpful. Only negatives, website still says breakfast included though bookings are room only, also really hard pillows, will bring my own next t...

Franklin House, University of York

4.2 5 0.5

Room clean, en suite just a little tired! Breakfast was absolutely fine! Good value for a Friday stay in York. Easy accessible by bus or car.

Franklin House, University of York

5.0 5 0.5

I was pleasantly surprised as I was expecting a basic student type room with no facilities as none were listed in the information. I brought a travel kettle and hair dryer but neither were needed. I also didn't expect there to be a tv. The room was warm and the bed very comfortable. The walls are...

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Facilities & information


No smoking



Free broadband access (wifi)


24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Hair dryers


Pub (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

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Address: Franklin House, Alcuin Way, Heslington, York, Yorkshire, YorkYO10 5NB, United Kingdom

All the Franklin House guests check-in at Vanbrugh Receiption, which is located in the Information Centre, Market Squre. Vanbrugh Receiption opens 24 hours 7 days a week.  

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

Please refer to this site map to assist with finding your accommodation.   

Parking – Car parking is available in Pay and Display car parks on campus. The nearest one to Franklin is Car Park North 

For directions and maps please visit

Nearest railway station - York Railway Station

The No.66 bus runs to/from campus every 10-15 minutes with a journey time of approximately 15 minutes depending on traffic.

A taxi to campus from the station takes c.15mins and costs approximately £8.00

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