This is Bella's Room. She is my 13 year old daughter who stays with me 2 days a week and gets a percentage of the airbnb income for her room!  She says 'Thank you for choosing my room'Old original fireplace and table and 2 chairs
Quiet & Clean in City Centre

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Comfortable & Central Private Attic Room in York
+ Short Walk to York’s Best Tourist Attractions, Shops & Restaurants
+ 10 minutes walk from Railway/Bus Station
+ City Centre Parking Right Outside the Door
+ Safe and Quiet Neighbourhood
+ Great Views of York’s Ancient City Walls from the Room
+ Friendly & Helpful Host with over 2000 Positive Reviews

The space

We live in an end terrace large 5 bedroom house very close to the centre of York, surrounded by York's Ancient City Wall literally outside the door, which protects the house from city noise and traffic.

The City Centre is only 5 minutes walk away and its a 10 minutes walk to the train station (which connects with London in 2 hours, Leeds in 20 mins, Newcastle in 1 hour, Edinburgh 2 1/2 hours and Scarborough in 1 hour)

We have another rooms in the same house on Airbnb if this one is not available. Please check out my other rooms linked to this page via my personal profile. (click on my personal profile and scroll to the bottom to find them). You will also find our York Houseboat listing which may also be of interest if you are looking for a more unusual stay in York.

Its a large 5 bedroom shared house and there are 2 of us living here; Jelle a photographer originally from Holland and Jelle's 14 year old daughter who comes to stay on weekends.

We may not always be around as we all have busy lives and will be coming and going but we are always reachable to make your stay as comfortable as possible. You will get a key for the house so you can come and go as you like.

The neighbourhood called Bishophill and has a good community spirit.
There is on street parking in front of the house via parking permit, which you can get from us.
There are lots of cafe's and restaurants and pubs within 10 minutes walk from our house.

There is an enclosed garden at the back, also great for relaxing in the summer and for secure bike storage.

The bedroom is clean, has a double bed, plenty of drawer space and fast wireless internet. The room also has a table and chair. Fresh linen and bath towels provided. This is my daughter's room when she lives here usually on sunday and mondays although we sometimes stay on our houseboat.
She wanted to make some extra money from her room while she was not here so by renting this room you are directly adding to her savings!
The room is on the 2nd floor in our house up 2 flights of stairs.

We have 2 shared bathrooms with 2 showers and a bath.

Kitchen - The kitchen is part of our private space but if you want to use it to cook you are welcome but please ask first. Its not usually available before 8:30am. You can store your food in the cupboards and there is room in the fridge.

Washing machine - You are welcome to use our washing machine and dryer, please ask.

Having travelled extensively and using using Airbnb on several occasions we think it's a great way to stay in a city benefitting from local knowledge.

The house might not have the most modern decor but it has character and charm, it is clean and comfortable and it has a great location and handy parking.

A little factoid: the former Mayor of York lived used to live in this house.

If you have any questions feel free to ask, we want to make sure you enjoy your stay and we therefore aim to please.

Because of our central position we get booked up quickly so get in touch if you'd like to stay.

We look forward to hearing from you and to making your stay in York easy and enjoyable!

We have been hosting phd students, lecturers, professors and people who have recently got a job in York and needed somewhere to stay for a month or 2 to sort out their longer term accommodation. If this is you please get in touch.

I also have a fabulous 85ft luxury Houseboat for you to stay on! It is situated in the beautiful and quiet Bishopthorpe along the river Ouse only 10 minutes from the centre of York. You can rent individual rooms on board from 39 pounds or rent the whole boat! 3 bedrooms, 2 large decks, living area and kitchen. Unique and fabulous accommodation!
To check it out, click on my personal profile and then scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see 'other listings by this host'. There are 4 York Houseboat listings to choose from.

Guest access

Guests have access their rooms, the bathrooms, living room and kitchen.

Interaction with guests

I live here most of the time and am available to help at any time and like to meet my guests personally when I can and help them find the best places to see in York. I also have a houseboat in York and an office in Sheffield so I may not always be there but I am always available via mobile.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 floor mattress

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room

Wireless Internet

Extra people $17 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $60 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

532 Reviews

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Amber User Profile
September 2017
I stayed in Bella's room (very comfy bed and pillows!) which was perfect for a low key night in York. The room was stocked with water and things to make tea and coffee which saved me some trips up and down the stairs. The Internet connection wasn't the strongest all the way at the top floor but I got it easily enough on the stairs and in the living room. I stayed one night, and the four other rooms in the house also had Airbnb guests (6 other guests besides myself and not counting Jelle) and you could barely tell there were so many people in the house (having 2 full bathrooms helps!) Jelle has been hosting for quite some time and obviously has it down well! I was given clear directions and instructions plenty of time before my visit which was much appreciated. The house is close to the train station, grocery store, and several places to eat. And access to the stairs leading to walk the city walls was very close by as well. Wish I could have stayed longer!

Mark User Profile
September 2017
Good location and host. Breakfast options are reasonably close.

Mary User Profile
August 2017
This is a lovely home inside just inside the wall of the old town. Very easy to walk to all of the sights. Room was clean, spacious and comfortable. Very comfortable bed!

Monica User Profile
August 2017
Jelle's place is the perfect balance between being quiet for sleeping and centrally located. My husband and I had a great stay, and were sad that we were only in town for one night!

Andrew User Profile
August 2017
Good location near wall. Nice kitchen and common room. Recommend walking the entire wall before diving into York.

Kelli User Profile
August 2017
Adorable & comfortable room! Highly recommend this room as it was close to city center and was the perfect place for travelers to rest. We enjoyed meeting other guests. And also loved the extra touches, such as coffee and tea and chocolate in our room.

NancyLee User Profile
August 2017
Jelle's place is the perfect location for getting around in the Centre of York. Easy access to everything and everywhere. We highly recommend staying here!

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York, United KingdomJoined in August 2011
Jelle User Profile

I am a Dutchman who lives in York, England, grew up in South Africa, went to school in New Zealand and loves to travel and meet people.
I have several listings and love Airbnb. I have been a host for around 4 years use airbnb when I travel too and I like to travel as much as I can!

Languages: English, Nederlands
Response rate: 99%
Response time: within an hour

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