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Accommodation rooms and prices

St John Central

Choose St John Central for modern living in the heart of York's city centre.

St John Central exterior

St John Central is a modern block located right in the centre of York. It is just 0.2 miles from The Shambles, so you can visit the historic street or head into the city for shopping any time you like. St John Central has generously sized kitchens and social areas to relax in with housemates. Upper floor flats enjoy views across the city.

0.8 mile to campus


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

Explore St John Central

Your room options

Floor plan for a standard ensuite in St John Central

Standard ensuite

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

41 week contract

£145.68 per week | £5,973.01 per year

Floor plan for a large ensuite in St John Central

Large ensuite

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

41 week contract

£153.35 per week | £6,287.35 per year

Layout plan for a studio room in St John Central


A studio includes a double bed, desk and chair, table and chairs, wardrobe, kitchenette, and ensuite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.

41 week contract

£198.57 per week | £8,141.52 per year

What's in the room

What we provide

Each room at St John Central includes:

  • A single or double bed, depending on room size
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Various drawers
  • Built-in wardrobe
  • Shelves
  • Notice board
  • High speed Wi-Fi

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 spacious communal areas include:

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

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

Accommodation kitchen

Location and key facts

Location and nearby interests

Living at St John Central means you are right in the centre of town so all of York's amenities are on your doorstep.

In less than half a mile's walk, you can be sat studying in one of Fossgate's charming cafes or bars, be taking a walk down The Shambles, or walking the York walls. 

Key facts

  • Self-catered
  • Less than a mile from the York St John University campus
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • From £145.68 per week
  • 41 week contract
  • Standard rooms, large rooms and studio flats available
  • 258 rooms available
  • Launderette facilities on-site
  • WiFi and broadband 
  • Bike storage available
  • Disabled access

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 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 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

St John Central

Carmelite Street, York, Y01 7AE

Get directions
York Shambles 0.2 mile
Merchant Adventurer's Hall 0.2 mile

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