Franklin House, University of York

Affordable Single and double ensuite bed and breakfast accommodation situated on the University of York’s campus

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The National Science Learning Centre


  • Breakfast included
  • No smoking
  • Minimum age 18
  • B&B
  • Lifts


  • Free broadband access (wifi)
  • Television
  • 24 hour security
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Hair dryers

Nearby recreations

  • Pub (walking distance)

Franklin House is between Alcuin College and the STEM Centre and is used exclusively for visiting guests to the university. 

York is a City famous for the iconic York Minster, exquisite architecture, a tangle of quaint cobbled streets including The Shambles. Boutique shopping, a vibrant café and restaurant culture and world class museums such as the National Railway Museum and the unique Jorvik Centre make York a wonderful place to visit.

York City Centre is about 15 minutes away by bus or car.

There a mixture of double and single bedrooms with tea and coffee making facilities, colour TVs and an ensuite shower room, ideal for the business or leisure traveller.

Breakfast is included in the rate.

Please note that York Conferences at the University of York do not accept stag or hen parties and reserves the right to remove you and your group from site should you breach these Terms and Conditions.

Food and Drinks

Quarks Restaurant in the National Science Learning Centre adjacent to Franklin House provides a full English breakfast, which is served 07.30am - 09.00am Monday to Friday and 08.00am - 10.00am on Saturday and Sunday.

Other facilities

Provided in the bedrooms are towels, linen, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, soap and a TV.

Special requirements/requests - please contact us if you need any further information or have any individual requests and we will be happy to advise you further on what we can offer.

No Smoking - the campus buildings including bedrooms are strictly no smoking and a charge from £100 upwards will be levied to cover additional cleaning costs required to ensure the room is acceptable for the next guest.

Internet access -  There are two free wifi connections available for visitors to campus - Eduroam for those visitors from other Universities; CityConnectWifi for all other visitors.  Connection for CityConnectWifi is via a social media account or by completing a short web-form.

Cashpoints – there are cash machines and a branch of Santander at Market Square

Gym and Sports facilities – there is a Sports Centre on campus, please ring 01904 323855 or 323856 for information and rates. www.york.ac.uk/univ/sports

Laundry - There are laundrettes on campus – please ask at the College Reception for directions to the nearest one.

Shops – There is a supermarket on campus at Market Square.

Pets - are not allowed in our accommodation with the exception of assistance dogs, please let us know if this applies.

Campus – The University is a community with many members of staff and students living on campus throughout the year. Please keep noise to a minimum between 11.00pm and 07.00am and show respect for other guests.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Franklin House, c/o Alcuin College Reception, Alcuin Way, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5NB, United Kingdom

Check in: From 2.00pm   Check out:  By 09.30am

Alcuin College Reception, where you collect your key for Franklin House, is open 24 hours 7 days a week.  The telephone number for Alcuin College Reception can be found on your booking confirmation and receipt email.

A fire evacuation leaflet is displayed in each bedroom and guests are asked to familiarise themselves with the exit route and assembly point in the case of a fire.

Please refer to this site map  http://yorkconferences.com/media/download.aspx?MediaId=63 to assist with finding your accommodation.   

Parking – Car parking is available in Pay and Display car parks on campus. 

For directions and maps please visit http://www.york.ac.uk/about/maps

Nearest railway station - York Railway Station

The No.66 bus runs to/from campus every 10-15 minutes with a journey time of approximately 15 minutes depending on traffic.

A taxi to campus from the station takes c.15mins and costs approximately £8.00

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Very friendly staff; no problem with getting a packed lunch, when we had to leave before breakfast-time; excellent location: impressing campus with much green surrounding, near the city-centre - only 15 minutes by bus, which runs very often. Wished I could have studied here!
Mr Michael L

Free parking on the weekend, good size room, comfy bed, and buffet style breakfast. All good value for money. Bus stop not far away from accommodation. If travelling in a group of up to 5 get a family ticket on the bus at weekends for £5 (you don't have to be related) hop on and off the bus all day. The only downside is the 9:30am checkout time if this could be extended to 10:30am I think the rooms would sell out every weekend. Overall very good.
Mr Paul W

We booked two rooms for our stay - a single and a double. Both were spotlessly clean and comfortable, with everything we could need. Extremely reasonably priced for the area and time of year. Parking convenient and breakfast selection excellent. One, very minor point - only three pillows for the double room, whilst the single had two! My husband and I fought for possession of the third pillow!!! Staff on reception extremely helpful. Would book again without hesitation.
Mrs Kate M

Thank you for another comfortable stay. It was good value for money and very convenient for visiting our son on the campus.
Mrs Mary H

Would definitely stay there again. Helpful staff. We were staying for york university open day, so the accommodation was very convenient, about a 5/10 minute walk to the university.
Mrs Ann G

Everyone very helpful.
Ms Lucy M

A good standard for university accommodation.
Mr Stephen B

Very clean. We had 3 rooms. Perfect for over night stay after visiting on open day. Caught bus into York and Uber back for lea than £5. Mirror lights in my room and bath room were not working , but were in the other 2 rooms. Beds were comfortable.
Mrs Natasha V

Really suited our needs very well . Room clean and comfortable . Booking checking in and checking out all very easy and efficient . Great to be able to leave bags during uni visit . Thank you
Mrs Sally B

Great place to stay on a student visit / never disappointed
Mr Steve W

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