City Residence

Only 5 minutes’ walk from York St John University campus, City Residence is one of the closest off-site accommodation options that we offer. Housed in a refurbished early twentieth century building, you’ll be able to cook with your flatmates in the communal kitchen areas and each room boasts an en-suite bathroom. City Residence offers the perfect balance between affordability and location, with easy access to local shops.

Quick Facts

124 Rooms
From £119.29 per week
0.3 miles walk to York St John University campus
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At a glance

  • From £119.29 per week

  • 44 week contract

  • Standard and large rooms available

  • 124 rooms available

  • Launderette facilities on-site

  • WiFi

  • Bike storage available

Room details


Room categoryContract lengthWeekly costAnnual cost
Standard en-suite 44 weeks £119.29 £5,248.55
Large en-suite 44 weeks £125.02 £5,500.94


In the room

Each room at City Residence includes a single bed, desk, chair, various drawers, high-speed WiFi, built-in wardrobe, shelves and a notice board. The bathroom facilities are en-suite and include a shower, toilet, sink and space to hang towels.

Kitchens and dining

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. These areas are also cleaned once per month.

Outside on-site

Outside you will find bike storage, parking (Blue Badge permit holders / York St John parking permit holders only) and laundry facilities.


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.

What should I bring

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.

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