Accommodation rooms and prices
Choose Abode for city-centre living with fantastic amenities.
Abode is located on Percy's Lane, inside the city walls and close to Walmgate, a street full of independent shops and cafes. This modern accommodation site has amenities including a common room, a gym, a games room, and landscaped outdoor space. The rooms are all ensuite so you can experience the best of York's city centre from your own comfortable space.
0.8 mile to campus
- Ensuite bathrooms
- Launderette facilities on site
- Bike storage available
What's in the room
Each room at Abode includes:
- Double or three-quarter width bed (depending on room type)
- Private ensuite bathroom
- Study desk and chair
- Storage space
Find more details and images on the Abode website:
What to bring with you
Below is a shortlist of items you may want to bring with you.
- Basic kitchen equipment, such as crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, mugs and glasses, chopping board
- Basic first aid kit
- Toilet rolls
- Basic cleaning materials
- Things to make it feel like home, such as pictures of your friends and family
We have partnered with UNIKITOUT to bring you an easy online shop to get everything you need for your accommodation. For 10% off your purchase quote YORKSJ10 at the checkout.
The modern communal areas include:
- Kitchen including oven, fridge, freezer, and microwave
- Lounge area, common room and study area
- Fully equipped gym
- Games room
- Courtyard area and outside seated terrace
- Landscaped garden
Location and key facts
Location and nearby interests
Abode is located just off Walmgate, a street which leads right into the city centre. You'll be minutes away from a variety of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Explore new cuisines at SPARK: York, a new development of delicious eateries and small businesses in upcycled shipping containers.
Walk a few minutes more and you'll be in York's historic heart. Explore museums filled with the city's stories and see stunning landmarks like York Minster and Clifford's Tower. It's less than half a mile from Abode to the city centre, so there's no need to worry about aching legs from a long walk home after a day exploring everything York has to offer.
- 0.8 miles from the York St John University campus
- From £178 per week
- 44 week contract
- Double or three-quarter width beds in every room
- Laundrette facilities on site
- Gym on site
- Games room
- Outdoor courtyard, terrace and garden
Safety and accessibility
The city of York was voted the safest city in the region for students (Complete University Guide 2017).
Where you live is a big part of being at university. This is why York St John University has registered to The Student Accommodation Code.
The Code protects your rights to safe, good quality accommodation and makes sure you get the most out of your time living here.
It outlines everything you can expect from our accommodation as well as your responsibilities as a tenant.
We are committed to providing a quality environment for you to live in.
We can offer assistance for students with disabilities or additional needs on a case-by-case basis, ranging from allocation of a fully accessible wheelchair room, to minor alterations such as supplying a fridge for medication.
We are able to make adjustments to nearly every room that we have, depending on your requirements.
Life in York
A city like no other
York is a city that feels like a town; it's a place where you will come to feel like a local very quickly. Our independent spirit shines through in our history and architecture; everything has a story. People have been going to Betty's for tea and a fat rascal for 100 years; people have been walking down The Shambles for thousands. Despite this, we've also got the chains you know and love (just in quirky little buildings with wonky staircases). Everything in York is a little bit more interesting.
If you have a pie and a pint in a pub built in the 17th century, you'll learn about life in York from the locals hanging out at the bar. You can swing your legs by the river with a drink from The Kings Arms, a pub that floods most years yet stays open as long as it can (sometimes you might need wellies to get to the bar!) You can take a football to the Millennium Bridge or Clifton Ings for a kick around or cycle a scale model of the Solar System spread along the route of an old train line. If you prefer hanging out somewhere particularly modern, we've got cultural hubs based in redeveloped shipping containers, shrouded in a canopy of fairy lights. York is ever changing and developing. We're innovative. We'll keep you interested.