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Accommodation rooms and prices

Garden Street

Choose Garden Street for closer access to our campus.

Exterior of Garden Street accommodation.

Located right next to campus, Garden Street is the closest accommodation site to York St John. Surrounded by landscaped green space and right on the doorstep of all of the facilities available on campus, you’ll be able to enjoy shared communal living spaces with your flatmates or pop over to the Students' Union for a catch up with friends. You will also have 24/7 access to the fully stocked library and IT facilities found in Fountains Learning Centre, just around the corner. There are just 16 rooms available at this site so places are very limited.

0.1 mile to campus


  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Launderette facilities on site
  • Bike storage available

Your room options

Floor plan for a standard ensuite room in Garden Street

Standard ensuite

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

44 week contract

£121.70 per week | £5,355.01 per year

Floor plan for a large ensuite room in Garden Street

Large ensuite

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

44 week contract

£134.00 per week | £5,896.13 per year

What's in the room

What we provide

Each room at Garden Street includes:

  • A single or double bed
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Various drawers
  • Built in wardrobe
  • Shelves
  • Notice board
  • WiFi and broadband

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.

UNIKITOUT online shop

Communal rooms

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 chair
  • Recycling facilities

Bin bags can be collected from your site or the Porters Lodge on the main campus.

At Garden Street, you will also find bike storage and laundry facilities.

Location and key facts

Location and nearby interests

Garden Street is located just outside the campus gates, so you will have all of the University's facilities right on your doorstep.

You are closest to campus when you need to study, and you're close to town when you need to pick up amenities or head out to an event.

Key facts

  • Self-catered
  • Located just off the York St John University campus
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • From £121.70 per week
  • 44 week contract
  • Standard and large rooms available
  • Laundry facilities on the main campus
  • WiFi
  • Bike storage available
  • 16 rooms available - this site is likely to fill up very soon after applications open

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.

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

Life in York

The Shambles
York Minster

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.


Location and nearby interests

Garden Street

Garden Street, York, YO31 7QB

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Museum Gardens 0.7 mile

Garden Street has the huge advantage of being located on York St John's main campus. Its small nature means that virtually all of the students living here know and get along with each other. Having such immediate access to the University facilities is a great reason for living here.
 Patrick, 3rd year student at Garden Street

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