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Accommodation rooms and prices

City Residence

Choose City Residence for the perfect mix of location and affordability.

City Residence student accommodation

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 halfway between campus and the York St John University Sports Park, so it's great for students wishing to make the most of our fantastic sport facilities.

0.4 mile to campus

No availability for 2024 entry


  • Ensuite bathrooms Ensuite bathrooms
  • Laundry facilities on site Laundry facilities on site
  • Bike storage available Bike storage available
  • Permit parking Permit parking

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Your room options

Floor plan for a standard ensuite room in City Residence

Standard ensuite

A standard ensuite room includes a single bed, bedside table, armchair, desk and chair, wardrobe, and ensuite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.

44 week contract

£160 per week | £7,040 per year

Floor plan for a large ensuite room in City Residence

Large ensuite

A large ensuite room includes more floor space, a single bed, bedside table, desk and chair, wardrobe, and ensuite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.

44 week contract

£170 per week | £7,480 per year

What's in the room

What we provide

Each room at City Residence includes:

  • Single bed
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Various drawers
  • Built-in wardrobe
  • Shelves
  • Notice board
  • WiFi access

Bathroom facilities are ensuite and include:

  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • 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
  • Bedding
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • 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.

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Communal areas

City Residence communal area

What's included

The communal areas include:

  • Electric hobs
  • Ovens
  • Grills
  • Microwave
  • Fridge freezer
  • Plenty of cupboards and storage space
  • Television point
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Recycling facilities

Bin bags can be collected from your site laundry services. Food waste bags will be replenished monthly when required.

At City Residence, you will also find bike storage and laundry facilities.

Location and key facts

Location and nearby interests

At City Residence you're halfway between our campus and our sporting facilities, so it's great for students wishing to make the most of these.

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 coursemates and friends in other accommodation.

Key facts

  • From £160 per week
  • 44 week contract
  • Self-catered
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Standard and large rooms available
  • 124 rooms available
  • Laundry facilities on site
  • WiFi
  • Bike storage available
  • Limited permit parking

Safety and accessibility


York is consistently ranked highly for safety compared to other university cities.

Where you live is a big part of being at university. This is why we are registered with The Student Accommodation Code.

The Code protects your rights to safe, good quality accommodation and makes sure you get the best 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 provide support and assistance for students with disabilities or additional needs on a case by case basis. This ranges from allocation of a fully accessible wheelchair room to minor alterations such as supplying a fridge for medication.

We can make adjustments to nearly every room we have, depending on your requirements.

For more information about the accessibility of these rooms and flats please contact the Accommodation team at or on 01904 876 660.

Limited permit car parking is available at this site for students with disabilities or exceptional circumstances. To use the parking spaces, you must apply for a Student Parking Permit using our online form. Find out more about the process on our Car Parking page.

Car parking for students

Life in York

The Shambles
York Minster

A city like no other

York is a city that feels like a town, with a compact city centre. You'll get to know your way around and feel like a local quickly. The history and architecture of the city highlights the stories of thousands of years of inhabitants. Catch up with friends over a pint in a pub built in the 17th century, or wander down cobbled streets in the footsteps of Romans. You can explore museums full of history and art, then spend the rest of your day shopping in the chains you know and love.

Learn about life in York from locals hanging out in the shadow of the ruin abbey in the Museum Gardens, or take a picnic to Clifton Ings or Millennium Bridge to enjoy some of our beautiful green spaces. Cycle past a scale model of the Solar System spread along the route of an old railway line, or grab dinner from a street food vendor in a redeveloped shipping container, beneath a canopy of fairy lights.

York's ever-changing landscape of culture, cuisine and community is the perfect place to call home.


Location and nearby interests

City Residence

Haxby Road, York, YO31 8JY

Get directions
York St John University Sports Park 0.7 mile
The Grange accommodation 0.3 mile

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