Compared to a proper Youth Hostel the ACE isn't really suitable for school groups. The staff weren't friendly or helpful to the school party I was working with and the food was considered terrible by all the children and adults. Plus it was served on paper plates with plastic utensils all of which were chucked in the bin - not very environmentally conscious ! There's nowhere for a group to be gathered all together easily, which is essential for school parties. And yes, the location is central but the nighttime noise from the street outside and the pub yard disco at the back made it difficult to sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Safestay York is set in a beautiful Georgian townhouse less than 10 minutes’ walk from York train station and even closer to the historic city centre. You’ll love the affordable accommodation and stylish social spaces, 24 hour reception and free Wi-Fi throughout. With twin, double and family en-suite rooms as well as en-suite and standard dormitories for 4 to 12 people there’s a bed for every budget. All bed linen is included and private rooms boast flat screen televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, and towels too. In dormitories Safestay’s own brand of bunk beds are fitted with a personal night-light and surrounded by privacy curtains, allowing for a comfortable night's sleep. There’s a locker for each bed too, making it easy to store your luggage and valuables. The four social spaces include a breakfast room, serving continental breakfast every day, a fully licensed bar, games room and heated courtyard. The hostel also has a laundry, bike racks and a luggage store for guests to use at their pleasure. The blend of the surreal and the traditional reflects the fairy tale feel of York, giving the hostel an individual charm of its own; whilst staying true to Safestay’s award winning design. Great for groups and individuals Safestay is York’s first choice hostel for the savvy traveller. Stay at Safestay York and you’ll be within easy walking distance of The York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, Jorvik Viking Centre, The Shambles, National Railway Museum, The York Dungeons and much more! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ace York - Boutique Hotel York