Accommodation rooms and prices
Choose City Residence for the perfect mix of location and affordability.
2022 accommodation applications
Our accommodation sites and waiting list are now full for 2022 and you can no longer apply for rooms on our accommodation system.
We provide a comprehensive package of support for students who choose to live at home and commute to university. Find out more on our Commuting students page.
Only half a mile from York St John University campus, City Residence is one of the closest off-site accommodation options that we offer. Housed in a beautiful early twentieth century building, you'll benefit from high ceilings and large windows and some green space to relax on when it's sunny. At City Residence, you're half way between campus and our Haxby Road Sport Park, so it's great for students wishing to make the most of our fantastic sport facilities.
0.5 mile to campus
- Ensuite bathrooms
- Launderette facilities on site
- Bike storage available
What's in the room
What we provide
Each room at City Residence includes:
- Single bed
- Various drawers
- Built-in wardrobe
- Notice board
- High speed WiFi.
Bathroom facilities are en-suite and include:
- Space to hang towels.
What to bring with you
Below is a short list 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 would need for your accommodation. For 10% off your purchase quote YORKSJ10 at the checkout.
The communal areas include:
- Electric hobs
- Plenty of cupboards and storage space
- Television point
- Dining table and chairs
- Recycling facilities
Bin bags can be collected from your site or the Porters Lodge on the main campus.
Outside you will find bike storage and laundry facilities.
Location and key facts
Location and nearby interests
At City Residence you're half way between our campus and our sporting facilities, so it's great for students wishing to make the most of those.
If you're interested in cycling, City Residence backs on to York's mostly off-road Orbital Route where you can explore the city or take walks between trees and gain a unique view of the city. You're also close to The Grange so you'll find it easy to see course mates in other accommodation.
- Less than half a mile from the York St John University campus
- All ensuite bathrooms
- From £119.29 per week
- 44 week contract
- Standard and large rooms available
- 124 rooms available
- Launderette facilities on-site
- Bike storage available.
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 ensures you get the best out of your time living here.
It outlines everything students 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.