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Safestay York

88 - 90 Mickelgate, York YO1 6JX, England (Formerly Ace York - Boutique Hostel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked an 8 bed dorm and it was nice. I really like the interior designs and the thick bed curtain, as I hate to be seen when I am sleeping. I got the room number 24, which in the first floor, so I got the wifi reception and the night I slept was very tight. I did hear some... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband took me away as a surprise 5 days stay in York. As previous reviews first impressions are good. We stayed in the main double room (no 19) lovely dark wooden bed in a well decorated, wood beamed room. The ensuite was small, caravan style, with the whole floor flooding when you shower but it was usable. The bed... More 

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SafestayPLC, Manager at Safestay York, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. at present the Council is looking into the noise complaint regarding the club as it is not just our hotel experiencing this but a few others located near it. i am very sorry it ruined your stay so much that you had to check-out early. More 

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rooms were very clean. Noise from nearby nightclub somewhat spoilt our nights sleep. Unfortunately our group were charged for a broken bin,which they had not used, as was another group who were staying here on the same night at us. Is this a coincidence?! Stayed May 2015 with friends which included Scot N who posted review. Lynda C

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SafestayPLC, Manager at Safestay York, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. all rooms are checked before you check in and you are then asked to check them yourselves & sign that all is correct which you did. unfortunately on check out the bin was found broken therefore a charge was made. if you disputed his charge you should have done so at the hotel itself who... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions of the Safestay were actually good. Convenient location; fun, quirky interior; speedy check in; drinks vouchers for the bar. We had the room amusingly described by a previous reviewer as the "authentic 18th Century experience". Being a warm May weekend we scoffed at their misgivings and liked the morbid historical theme. On entering we actually loved the room,... More 

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SafestayPLC, Manager at Safestay York, responded to this review

Hello Many thanks for your review. We do appreciate your feedback and do try address all issues raised. Regarding the club noise, our sincere apologies for the inconvenience this has caused you and have raised this issue with the local council. We normally do not have any issues with noise We really hope you'll come and stay with us again... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They gave our group a form to fill in regarding the state of the room on our arrival, which is highly irregular. When we left, they said we had damaged a bin in the room and charged us £20 for it. We hadn't actually damaged or even used the bin at all. We found out later on that the same... More 

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SafestayPLC, Safestay at Safestay York, responded to this review

Hello Scott N Thank you for your feedback. We take on board all comments - both positive and negative. It is our normal procedure to hand these group forms upon arrival to all groups of 10 people or more, in order to avoid wrongly charging for damaged items. Please email me directly if you feel you were wrongly charged and... More 

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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a family room on the top floor with private en suite. The room was large and clean with very comfortable beds. You definitely need earplugs as the heating fans are very noisy and were on all night plus there was a lot of noise from the nearby pubs and clubs. The price of the room was reasonable.... More 

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SafestayPLC, Reception Manager at Safestay York, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I hope you liked the family room - it is one of our best. Sorry about the noise from the club - it is one of the consequences of having such a central location. It's not open all the time though. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Kelly More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I stayed in a double room that was absolutely perfect and clean and everything worked and the facilities rival some top hotels I have stayed in. The noise from the clubs could be heard and kept me awake, but earplugs are available to purchase there at reception. The bed was AMAZING, memory foam. Loved it, thank you

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SafestayPLC, staff at Safestay York, responded to this review

Hello & thank you for your lovely comment. sorrry about the Club, its not open all of the time. hope to see you again soon Victoria More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

York is a lovely town and one can hardly go wrong being anywhere so central in terms of location. The building itself is grand and has been revamped for a pop art meets eyes wide shut aesthetic. The interesting part ends there. The hostel's 10-bed dorms have a tiny, albeit clean, shared bathroom (there are some more facilities in the... More 

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SafestayPLC, Reception Manager at Safestay York, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We take on board all comments - both positive and negative. We review all of our standards and policies each year so will take your comments into consideration. More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place does not feel like a hostel at all, with very modern and clean facilities throughout. Me and my friends stayed in the twin room, which came with an en-suite, TV and tea facilities which is a pleasant addition considering this is hostel, also for the price it is well worth the money. Location is very good, only a... More 

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SafestayPLC, Reception Manager at Safestay York, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay in York and appreciated the extra bits that are included in the private rooms. Thank you for recommending us and I hope that you and your friends come to stay with us again in the future. Kind Regards Kelly More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Last minute decision to come to York and Safestay came up with availability, loved the place, friendly staff, very clean, so easy for getting around York. Liked the bar area for chilling although could also use the dining/breakfast area for reading, would definitely stay again.

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SafestayPLC, Reception Manager at Safestay York, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a great review! We love our central location so are pleased that you were able to benefit from it. I will pass on your great comments to the staff - they will be happy to hear them. We look forward to welcoming you to Safestay York again in the future. Thank you Kelly More 

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