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


James College is situated in the heart of the University of York campus. 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.

Offering clean and comfortable accommodation, either ensuite bedrooms or bedrooms with shared bathrooms, in the centre of the University of York campus

Take a 360° tour of the Ensuite or Standard bedrooms

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

A 'Delicious Yorkshire' breakfast is included and served in The Edge Restaurant, Wentworth College - Monday to Friday between 08:00 – 09:00 and Saturday and Sunday between 08:30 – 09:30.

'deliciouslyorkshire' is a not for profit organisation providing vital support to a diverse range of food and beverage producers, retailers and distinguished hospitality operators in the Yorkshire and Humber Region.

Other facilities

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

Provided in the standard bedrooms, with shared bathrooms, are towels, linen, tea and coffee making facilities.

There are no TVs in the rooms in James College.

Additional toiletries can be obtained from the College Reception for a donation to our chosen charity - Jessie's Fund.  Jessie's Fund is a UK charity helping seriously ill and disabled children by using music for communication and for therapy.

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 – City of York’s free WIFI CityConnect is available on campus. Guests can log-in using a social media account, or by filling in a short web form. Once logged-in, the session will remain active for 24 hours.

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 the Porter 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

Bring your own travel cot

Nearby recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 11

James College, University of York - Reviews


Based on 641 reviews
Service 4.1
Rooms 3.5
Food 3.9
Website 4.2
Value 4.1
Overall Experience 3.9

Reception staff very friendly & helpful. Breakfast excellent quality & value. Accommodation neat & tidy. We will be happy to recommend staying here to our family & friends.
Mr Karl G

enjoyed the sports village for an early swim in the morning and free bus service to this complex
Mr Hugh G

Breakfasthe was excellent!
Mr Hugh R

Pleasant stay.All staff were pleasant and helpful.Would stay @the University again.
Mr Desmond M

Excellent value for money and the breakfast couldn't be beaten
Mrs Caroline H

We used the rooms on campus to attend the university undergraduate open day the following day. The rooms are typical of university student accommodation - basic but OK. The main advantage was the convenience of not having to travel to York and back in a day. The James college porter was very helpful in giving us maps and explanations of the university campus and how to get into York city centre.
Mr Robert P

I would definitely stay at James College again and would recommend it to friends.
Mrs Linda D

Very good value for money compared to city centre hotels. Room was basic but clean.
Mr Duncan M

An ideal location for a group of friends to stay and have a city break. The accommodation was very comfortable and the bus service to town was very efficient.
Mrs Monica W

I booked 22 bedrooms for our group, and everyone enjoyed their overnight stay with excellent service and facilities. Would certainly recommend and stay here again.
Mrs Deborah B

Travel Info

Address: James College, Newton Way, Heslington, York, Yorkshire, YorkYO10 5NA, United Kingdom

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

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

A 24 hour onsite Campus Security team available with contact details included on the information leaflet. 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.

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 c.£8.00