Group homestays in York

York

The Shambles is an old street in York, England, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. This image must be reproduced with the credit 'VistBritain/Andrew Pickett'

York is a historic walled city in North Yorkshire, England, Located 21 miles (34 km) from Leeds. York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, dominates the city. York Castle in the city of York, England, is a fortified complex comprising, over the last nine centuries, a sequence of castles, prisons, law courts and other buildings. York Castle was used as a jail and prison until 1929. Now York Castle is open to the public and serve as the York Castle Museum and the Crown Court.

York’s centre is enclosed by the city’s medieval walls. These defences are the most complete in England. They incorporate part of the walls of the Roman fortress and some Norman and medieval work. The entire circuit is approximately 2.5 miles (4 km). A feature of central York is the Snickelways, narrow pedestrian routes, many of which led towards the former market-places in Pavement and St Sampson’s Square. The Shambles is a narrow medieval street, lined with shops, boutiques and tea rooms.

York contains many museums and historic buildings such as the Yorkshire Museum and its Museum Gardens, JORVIK Viking Centre, the York Art Gallery, the Richard III Museum, the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, the reconstructed medieval house Barley Hall, the 18th century Fairfax House, the Mansion House, and the Treasurer’s House.

York is noted for its numerous churches and pubs. Most of the remaining churches in York are from the medieval period. St William’s College behind the Minster, and Bedern Hall, off Goodram gate, are former dwelling places of the canons of the Minster.

Transport

Rail

York railway station is a principal stop on the East Coast Main Line from London to Newcastle and Edinburgh. It takes less than two hours to get to York from London by rail. The station is also served by long distance trains on Cross Country services linking Edinburgh and Newcastle with destinations in south and west England via Birmingham.

Trans Pennine Express provide a frequent service of trains linking York to Newcastle, Scarborough, Leeds, Manchester, Manchester Airport, and Liverpool. Local stopping services by Northern Rail connect York to Bridlington, Harrogate, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and many intermediate points, as well as many other stations across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Buses

First York operates the majority of the city’s local bus services, as well as the York park and ride services.

Rates for York

Prices are per night. Please note the below is a guide, please contact us for the full rates and list of supplements.

Homestay centreUnder 18 (High season)Over 18 (High season)Under 18 (Low season)Over 18 (Low season)
Beddington £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Bexleyheath £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Bromley £27.75 £29.75 £27.25 £29.25
Catford area £27.75 £29.75 £27.25 £29.25
Crawley £26.00 £28.00 £25.50 £27.50
Croydon area £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Dartford £30.00 £32.00 £30.00 £32.00
Eltham area £27.00 £29.00 £26.50 £28.50
Harrow £26.00 £28.00 £25.50 £27.50
Kingston area £30.00 £32.00 £29.00 £31.00
Orpington area £27.75 £29.75 £27.25 £29.25
Rochester £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Southend £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Sydenham - - - -
Twickenham £29.50 £31.50 £29.00 £31.00
Woking £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Ashford £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Burgess Hill/Haywards Heath £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Folkestone £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Hastings £27.00 £29.00 £26.50 £28.50
Sevenoaks £31.00 £33.00 £30.00 £32.00
Tunbridge Wells £31.00 £33.00 £30.00 £32.00
Whitstable/Herne Bay £27.00 £29.00 £26.50 £28.50
Worthing £27.00 £29.00 £26.50 £28.50
Brighton £27.75 £29.75 £27.00 £29.00
Eastbourne £28.50 £30.50 £28.00 £30.00
Hemel Hempstead £31.00 £33.00 £30.00 £32.00
New Forest £27.00 £29.00 £26.50 £28.50
Portsmouth £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Trowbridge £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Weymouth £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Bath Area £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Cornwall £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Devon £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Plymouth £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Bristol £27.00 £29.00 £26.50 £28.50
Salisbury £28.75 £30.75 £28.00 £30.00
Northampton £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Bedford £27.25 £29.25 £26.75 £28.75
Stratford upon Avon £29.50 £31.50 £28.75 £30.75
Oxford/Abingdon £28.50 £30.50 £28.00 £30.00
Warwick area £29.50 £31.50 £29.00 £31.00
Reading - - - -
Aylesbury £34.00 £36.00 £33.50 £35.50
Colchester £29.50 £31.50 £29.00 £31.00
Clacton/Frinton £29.50 £31.50 £29.00 £31.00
Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft £29.50 £31.50 £29.00 £31.00
Cambridge £32.75 £34.75 £32.00 £34.00
York £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Chester area £30.50 £32.50 £29.50 £31.50
Blackpool £32.25 £34.25 £31.50 £33.50
Liverpool £32.25 £34.25 £31.50 £33.50
Lancaster - - - -
Scarborough £32.25 £34.25 £31.50 £33.50
Aberdeen £30.25 £32.25 £29.50 £31.50
Edinburgh £29.00 £31.00 £28.50 £30.50
Stirling £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Cardiff £28.00 £30.00 £27.00 £29.00
Swansea £26.00 £28.00 £25.50 £27.50
Bridgend £26.00 £28.00 £25.50 £27.50
North Wales £31.50 £33.50 £30.50 £32.50
Dublin ? ? ? ?
Homestay centreUnder 18 (High season)Over 18 (High season)Under 18 (Low season)Over 18 (Low season)


High season is 1 February to 31 July and 1 September to 31 October.
Low season is 1 to 31 January, 1 to 31 August and 1 November to 31 December.

Supplements for York

Supplement for leaders/drivers in twin room is £3.00 pppn on above prices.
Supplement for leaders in single room, subject to availability, is £6.00 pppn on above prices.
Supplement for drivers in single room is £10.00 pppn on above prices.
Extra packed lunch is £5.00 pppn.
A supplement of £2.00 per person per night will be added for 2 night stay bookings.

Booking fee

1-3 nights = £100.00
4-7 nights = £50.00
8 nights or more = £0.00

  • May include:
  • Yorkshire
  • Huntingdon
  • Heslington
  • Fulford
  • Middlethorpe
  • Bishopthorpe
  • Rawcliffe
  • Haxby
  • Acaster Malbis

 

Please note that although we do cover the above areas we may not necessarily be recruiting new hosts in all areas at all times. If you are thinking of becoming a host, but would first like to confirm if we are currently recruiting in your area prior to completing the application form, please drop us a quick message on our contact us form and let us know your postcode. We will reply as quickly as possible.

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