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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Its been a good 10 years since i have stayed in a hostel, but this was very impressive. The lady on reception who checked us in was very friendly. The location was great - everything walking distance (but York a very small city!) Our 4 bed dorm in the basement did resemble a prison cell but it was clean and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I have been in a few historical hostels in the North of England. The lobby, common areas and stairs of this look as impressive. However I recommend to take rooms facing the street and not the back, which are above a nightclub with loud music until 3-4 in the night. We booked a room for 2 on top and although... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Where to start... I didn't write a review sooner possible due to how seething I was following my stay there, I'm not sure I could've written a fair review. However, having stayed in several hostels before and since, it puts in perspective how appalling the service in this hostel really was. I'd was travelling alone on a visit to York... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

By far the most 'grand' entry for any hostel that I've ever stayed in. The lounge for the guests was very comfortable. The hostel also provided a very good and well rounded breakfast, which is a perk. I stayed in a private double room, it was clean and the shower was nice. However, the wall were quite thin, so we... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed here whilst doing the Way of the Roses bike ride. The room was ok but the bathroom was tiny - when the shower was on the water was almost going in the sink and toilet. The building itself is very nice but it's in a very rowdy part of York - hen do's, stag do's and drunk people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

My friends and I all stayed at Ace for my stag do during March 2013. I have not stayed in hostels before so I have nothing to really compare it to but I wouldn't hesitate going back here. The location is perfect for a night in York as its situated in between the train station and the night life, both... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Recently stayed here for a hen party in York. Great location and you get what you pay for. The room was fine, staff friendly although the bathroom smelt pretty terrible. It is a ten minute walk from the train station, near the centre and is pretty quiet in the evening. A lovely building inside with good wifi facilities.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I spent one night here and was satisfied with the Hostel. The building is iconic and has an elegant interior with staircases and large paintings on the walls. The rooms were clean and the restrooms small. We were unfortunate to have a smelly traveler in our room, besides the odor it was a great choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

So far one of the best hostel I have stayed in. Very welcoming and friendly staff. The hostel is located 5minutes from the train station and 5 minutes from the city centre. My room was really nicely decorated and had a private bathroom/shower. The breakfast in the morning was really good as well with a lot of different things to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

After staying in several hostels throughout the UK i can say that the Ace Hostel in York is the best ive stayed in. The hostel is located central to most of the attractions within York and is only a five minute walk into the center of York. I stayed in the hostel as part of a college trip to York... More 

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