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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.

0.6 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
  • Disabled access Disabled access

Discover St John Central

Find out about St John Central, one of our accommodation sites, with our Residential Support Assistants.

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

£170 per week | £6,970 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

£215 per week | £8,815 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
  • 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

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 laundry services. Food waste bags will be replenished monthly when required.

No parking is available at St John Central for students.

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, exploring the historic Shambles, or walking the York walls.

Key facts

  • From £170 per week
  • 41 week contract
  • Self-catered
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Standard rooms and studio flats available
  • 258 rooms available
  • Laundry facilities on site
  • WiFi and broadband 
  • Bike storage available
  • Disabled access

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.

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

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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