York Map Tourist Attractions
B&Bs are concentrated on the side streets along Bootham and Clifton, in the Mount area down Blossom Street, and on Bishopsthorpe Road, south of town. Book ahead in summer, when competition for all types of accommodations can be fierce.
HI York Backpackers, 88-90 Micklegate (627 720; fax 339 350). Fun atmosphere abounds in this stately 18th-century mansion. Their Dungeon Bar” is usually open 5 nights per week, long after the pubs close. Kitchen and laundry facilities available. Internet £1 per 20min, Dorms £13-14; doubles £34.
E3 Avenue Guest House, 6 The Avenue (620 575; www.avenuegh.fsnet.co.uk), off Clifton on a quiet, residential side street. Enthusiastic hosts provide immaculate rooms with soft beds. Singles £20-22; doubles £38-42, with bath £42-46. 0
Alexander House, 94 Bishopthorpe Rd. (625 016), 5min. from the train station. Luxurious rooms have flowers and king-sized beds. Singles £55-59; doubles £65-70.
Foss Bank Guest House, 16 Huntington Rd. (635 548). Walk or take bus #12 or 13 from the train station. Offers comfortable beds in particularly swanky doubles. All rooms with shower and sink, some with bathtub and TV. Singles £22-25; doubles £42-52. Discount for Let’s Go users.
Queen Anne’s Guest House, 24 Queen Anne’s Rd. (629 389), a short walk down Bootham from Exhibition Sq. The friendly proprietress offers spotless rooms and a regal breakfast. Singles £18-20; doubles £32-42. Discount for Let’s Go users.
YHA York, Water End ( 653 147), Clifton. From Exhibition Sq. walk about 1km on Bootham and take a left at Water End. Excellent facilities, including smoking room, TV lounge, and well-decorated dining room. Lockout lOam-lpm. Dorms £17, under-18 £12; singles £22; doubles £37; family rooms £59-68.
York Youth Hotel, 11-13 Bishophill Senior ( 625 904). Well located hostel catering primarily to groups. Laundry facilites available. Key deposit £3. Reception 24hr. Dorms £11-14; singles £22; doubles £16-20.
Riverside Caravan and Camping Park, Ferry Ln. ( 705 812), Bishopthorpe, 3km south of York off A64. Take bus #11 or 11Y from the bus station and ask the driver to let you off at the campsite (2 per hr. round-trip £1.20). Pleasant riverside site. July-Aug. £8 for tent and 2 people; Sept.-June £7.