Affordable Single and Double ensuite bed and breakfast accommodation situated on the University of York’s campus


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 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 site should you breach these Terms and Conditions.

Food and Drinks

Quarks Restaurant in the STEM Learning Centre adjacent to Franklin House provides a full English breakfast, which is served 07.30am - 09.00am Monday to Friday and 08.00am - 10.00am on Saturday and Sunday.

Other facilities

Provided in the bedrooms are towels, linen, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, soap and a TV.

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

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.

Internet access -  There are two free wifi connections available for visitors to campus - Eduroam for those visitors from other Universities; CityConnectWifi for all other visitors.  Connection for CityConnectWifi is via a social media account or by completing a short web-form.

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 ring 01904 323855 or 323856 for information and rates.

Laundry - There are laundrettes on campus – please ask at the College Reception for directions to the nearest one.

Shops – There is a supermarket on campus at Market Square.

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

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.


Breakfast included

No smoking

Minimum age 18




Free broadband access (wifi)


24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Hair dryers

Nearby recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 12

Franklin House, University of York - Reviews


Based on 1607 reviews
Service 4.0
Rooms 3.9
Food 3.8
Website 4.1
Value 3.9
Overall Experience 3.9

Nice clean room on campus
Ms Deryn B

Really enjoyed the setting. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. For our event at the Ron Cooke centre.
Ms Edafe O

Everything was really good - well appointed & much appreciated!
Prof Miranda H

Another great stay. The breakfast is really great. My compliments to the kitchen staff. Honestly - I regularly stay in 5 star hotels where the breakfast is not as tasty as the one I ate this morning.
Mr Julian A

EXCELLENT, useful and practical accommodation for us to stay in while visiting our son at York University. Couldn't have asked for better.
Mr Martin B

Nice cotton bed linen and towels. Newly decorated room. Great value and decent buffet breakfast.
Dr Therese W

The staff both in the porters lodge and Quarks breakfast were really helpful. The breakfast was lovely and handled the food allergies well. Would be 5 stars across the board if check out was 10:30.
Miss Tegan R

great staying back on campus after 20 years, brought back a lot of memories!! Great value for money and a lovely stay, top marks
Mr Gareth L

The room was clean, comfortable and conveniently located. The bed was very comfortable (always important!) and I left one happy customer. Thank you!
Mr Chris W

Rooms were clean, warm and had comfortable beds. Nice quality linen and towels too.
Mrs Kym H

Travel Info

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

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

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

Check in: From 2.00pm   Check out:  By 09.30am

Alcuin College Reception, where you collect your key for Franklin House, is open 24 hours 7 days a week.  The telephone number for Alcuin College Reception can be found on your booking confirmation and receipt email.

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. 

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