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


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 STEM 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.

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.









Breakfast included

No smoking

Minimum age 18




Free broadband access (wifi)


24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Hair dryers

Nearby recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 12

Franklin House, University of York - Reviews


Based on 1678 reviews
Service 4.0
Rooms 3.9
Food 3.9
Website 4.1
Value 3.9
Overall Experience 3.9

All very easy. Reception was a little tricky to found because the sign was hidden by parked cars. Very happy with staff, the rooms were basic, but clean and not tired.
Mr Charles B

The staff were extremely helpful!
Ms Joan P

I had a very pleasant stay at Franklin House. It was well-situated to the conference that I was attending at the university, and it was easy to get public transport in to York. Staff were very pleasant and helpful, and the room was quiet.
Mrs Janine B

This is the first time I've used this type of accommodation and was pleasantly surprised at the facilities provided during my short stay. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable room with ensuite and breakfast provided as part of the package. Good value for money.
Miss Alvira S

A very good place to stay. Good connection to the city center, rooms are comfortable and clean. Good value for money.
Ms Rositsa Z

Very happy with everything. The frequent bus service into York was the clincher
Mrs Gillian J

Very clean, all facilities good, ideal for our stay, very good value.
Mrs Hilary N

Neat, clean, tidy room with tv, en suite and comfortable bed, and breakfast within a minute's walk. Ideal for a one night stop-over for a University reunion.
Mr Jeff B

Nice clean room on campus
Ms Deryn B

Really enjoyed the setting. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. For our event at the Ron Cooke centre.
Ms Edafe O

Travel Info

Address: Franklin House, Alcuin Way, Heslington, York, Yorkshire, YorkYO10 5NB, United Kingdom

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) Onwards (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check Out: 07:00 (7:00am) - 09:30 (9:30am)

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 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

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