Accommodation rooms and prices

Percy's Lane

Choose Percy's Lane for a combination of community feel and modern city living

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One of our largest accommodation sites, Percy's Lane is modern, secure and an impressive block to live in. Leaving the accommodation one way, you can take the quick walk to the city centre along Walmgate and Fossgate - roads packed with some of the best bars and international restaurants the city has to offer. Leaving the other way, you've direct access to the supermarkets on Foss Islands Road.

15 min walk to campus


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

Your room options

Standard ensuite

44 week contract

£130.00 per week | £5,719.99 per year

Large ensuite (single bed)

44 week contract

£132.74 per week | £5,840.29 per year

Large ensuite (double bed)

44 week contract

£134.94 per week | £5,937.25 per year


46 week contract

£154.40 per week | £7,102.26 per year

Twin Studio

46 week contract

£115.95 per person, per week | £5,333.51 per person, per year

What's in the room

Each room at Percy's Lane includes a bed (single or double dependent on room size), ensuite shower, toilet and sink, space to hang towels, desk, chair, various drawers, high-speed WiFi, built-in wardrobe, shelves and a notice board.

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, etc.
  • 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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Percy's lane room

Communal rooms

Percy's Lane exterior

The communal areas include electric hobs, ovens, grills, microwave, fridge-freezer, plenty of cupboards and storage space, television point, dining table and chairs and recycling facilities. Bin bags can be collected from your site or the Porters Lodge on the main campus. At Percy's Lane you will also find bike storage and laundry facilities.

Location & key facts

Location and nearby interests

As well as all the incredible eateries you'll walk by on the way into the city centre, you'll also pass the only brewery within the bar walls. If you enjoy music, you're right by The National Centre for Early Music, a regular host to varied events. 

Key facts

  • Self-catered
  • 1 mile from the York St John University campus
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • From £115.95 per week (based on two sharing)
  • 44 and 46 week contracts
  • Standard and large rooms available
  • 513 rooms available
  • Launderette facilities on-site
  • WiFi and broadband throughout
  • Bike storage available
  • Disabled access
  • Staff on site

Safety & 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 adaptions to nearly every room that we have, depending on the requirements of the student. For more information about the accessibility of these rooms and flats please contact the Student Accommodation Team at or on 01904 876660.

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

Percy's Lane

Percy's Lane, York

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Foss Islands shops 5 minutes
The Shambles 8 minutes

Ideal accommodation for first year students. Great location as it's very close to the town centre and the University, and the site feels really safe and secure.

Ethan - MA student at Percy's Lane.

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