The 12 Best Airbnbs In York, United Kingdom

February 5, 2021
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in York, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in York and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Listen To The Minster Bells At A Character Period Townhouse

7 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $280 per night, airbnb.com

Continuing the ancient, medieval feel of York into its interiors, this home features a bedroom with a king bed and exposed cathedral timber-beamed ceilings, and it's ideally suited for 2 guests. The kitchen, dining, bath, and living room however feature renovated details of modern classicism and an indoor fireplace. On summer days, have lunch at the backyard dining area.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Wake up in the elegant sleigh bed in this grade 2* listed building dating back to the 16th century. Full of ancient, gnarly timbers, this home also boasts a private courtyard for intimate dinners. Don't expect perfectly level floors or vertical walls, but do expect a comfortable stay with plenty of modern and luxurious conveniences, and the best position in York. “

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Clare’s house was in a great location – right in the middle of York and under a 15 min walk from the train station. It was easy to check in, and Clare was helpful before and during our stay. The house was spotless and beautifully decorated.” – Supriya
“This place is an experience on its own! A perfect compliment to medieval York! Beautiful and charming.” – Alycia
“This house exemplifies everything that is great about Airbnb. An amazing house in an incredible location with a friendly and helpful host.” – Ian
“Great location and charming/historic place with all modern conveniences and amenities.” – Sohael
“Great apartment right in the heart of the city. Communication with Clare was clear and easy. Highly recommend!” – Nikole

#2 Romantic, Artist-Designed Apartment In City Center

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $170 per night, airbnb.com

Ideal for art and culture enthusiasts, this 1-bedroom apartment is located in an area known as York's ‘Cultural Quarter'. This means it is easy to walk to top spots like the Yorkshire Museum, the Theatre Royal, and York Art Gallery. The home is a beautiful mix of contemporary and classic pieces, with a series of door dividers separating the bedroom and living room.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Atelier 22 York' is a unique romantic apartment in a restored period town-house in the York city centre. Lovingly styled by its artist owners it was selected by Alistair Sawday's Special Places to Stay'. It features original artwork by David, period French and designer furniture. 100% linen sheets. My husband David's unique and extraordinary paintings make for ‘The Atelier's' special character.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating

Guest Reviews

“Anita and David’s place is both comfortable and beautiful. They were wonderful hosts and have impeccable taste. Great location, close to all the charming restaurants and shops.” – Judy
“What a gorgeous flat! as soon as you walk in you see the attention to detail that Anita and David have poured into the space. Gorgeous, functional, spotless…” – Melissa
“Stunning apartment and gracious hosts. There were breakfast supplies, wine, fresh flowers and a number of other thoughtful touches, not to mention the vintage, artful design and decor. Highly recommend!” – Alina
“Wonderful, practical and clean space. Would stay here again.” – Ken
“We had a wonderful stay in Anita and David's beautiful and stylish apartment. Spotless, spacious, with so many thoughtful and unexpected touches such as fresh flowers, bread and cakes from Betty's, fine linen's on the bed. The decor is stunning.” – Katie

#3 Serenity Inn The City In Historic Listed Building

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $320 per night, airbnb.com

Follow the walkway along the river to this 1-bedroom apartment. Plan your day while propped on the grey couch with its satin pillows. Choose a series to watch on TV while you snuggle into the comfy queen size bed, or make yourself a cup of coffee or tea when the day is a little chilly. Perfect for a weekend of rest & relaxation for 2, this home is close to a wide range of restaurants, delis, and cafes.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Don a cosy velure robe and watch a Netflix show on one of the Smart TVs. Look out over the river through the full-length bedroom windows, and the original exposed-brick-framed windows in the living area. Free secure on-site parking is a rare plus. “

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Jo's place was exquisite. It was almost too nice, to the point that we didn't want to leave to explore York! Beautiful place in a great location.” – Brandon
“The place was amazing the feeling of luxury and comfort soon as you walked through the door was second to none. I would highly recommend this place if that is what your looking for the host is so nice. I dare to say this is one of the most nicest places we have ever stayed..” – Lee
“It is very clean and warm like a home” – Anna
“What a jem of a place in the centre of York, I would certainly recommend and will be visiting again.” – Ian
“Jo's place is incredible, has everything you could ever need and more. Beautiful apartment. Already planning our next stay.” – Laura
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#4 Superb Townhouse, Location Next To York Minster

6 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $290 per night, airbnb.com

Being down a side street, this place offers a perfect balance of everything York has to offer is right on the doorstep and the calm environs of the Minster. Four bedrooms provide just the perfect space for a family of 6 with teenage kids as everyone will have their private space for the night. A fully equipped kitchen and two full baths complete the York experience.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Come and experience the extraordinary. Perfectly located next to The Minster, in the heart of the city, is this exceptional and historic 18th century town house with a small courtyard garden. Sleeping up to 6 guests, it is an ideal home from home for families and groups of friends.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Outstanding location! Home is historic but well appointed, clean and comfortable. The Minster being just steps away was a dream come true.” – Wendy
“Directions to the house were accurate. Access to parking was easy and just a short drive from the house.” – Mary
“Except perfect location, well thought out amenities, and excellent condition. ” – Wilson
“Wonderful characterful house in an amazing location! ” – Lesley
“How can a location be so convenient but so private and quiet? The setting is ideal. I booked the property for some other guests as part of my job, and they absolutely loved the atmosphere.” – Josh

#5 Stroll To Historic City Centre From Refurbished Flat

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $110 per night, airbnb.com

The ancient city walls of York also play host to a wide variety of historic pubs. If you ever wanted to go on a York-pub experience, this 1-bedroom home is an ideal location as a base as it's walking distance to pubs and York's must-see sites. The interiors are white and grey, with an L-shaped couch as the focal point of this modest space. This listing comes with a full kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Start a new day in style in the double-head rain shower, refreshing with Pecksniff's toiletries. This central apartment offers plenty more luxury touches, including a subway-tiled kitchen with marbled countertops, plus designer pendant lighting.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“I highly recommend staying here! Brian’s flat is lovely. It’s very spacious and has all the amenities you’d need for a stay.” – Linda
“Great location, great comfortable space and clean”- Agamnda
“Expect a comfortable, sparkling clean flat that is in an outstanding location for easily walking to all that York has to offer. Top it off with detailed information and suggestions for a great stay.” – John
“This place is amazing and simply beautiful! So many thoughtful touches. Plus great tips for the nearby sites and restaurants.” – Miriam
“Brian’s place is clean and proper and in the perfect location. Just a few blocks to the cathedral, shops, pubs, restaurants, grocery markets. Parking right in front of the place.” – Victor

#6 Modern & Minimalist Duplex Apartment

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $160 per night, airbnb.com

If you are in search of a space for socializing and hosting, this listing is perfect. A rooftop terrace with luxurious garden furniture leading into the open plan dining and lounge area comes complete with a fully equipped white glossy kitchen boasting a double oven, induction hob, and large fridge. Film fans will be in heaven with hundreds of DVDs, Netflix, and Disney+ access. There is also a PS3 console for those who like gaming.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Modern and minimalistic decor with plenty of storage; this two bedroom flat sleeps up to 6 comfortably. Enjoy the mod- cons which have been thoughtfully installed, such as underfloor heating and filtered water tap. Situated in Heworth, along the parade of independent shops, you will feel spoilt with convenience on your doorstep! About half a mile from the historic walls of York, the city centre can be reached in 15 minute on foot.”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | TV | Washer | Heating | Iron | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Game console | Children’s dinnerware | High chair | Pack ’n Play/travel crib

Guest Reviews

“We had a wonderful stay! It was conveniently located about 15 min from the city center (walking) and having the coop so close by was an added bonus. There was plenty of entertainment in the home including games and movies.” – Amanda
“Amazing location, beautiful space. Would recommend/ stay again! Thank you!!” – Becky
“Lovely Place, Was perfect for the occasion. Very well located and the host was lovely. Would defiantly stay again.” – Beth
“This place was exactly what we needed for some time away spending our time wandering around York's city centre and chilling out in the Airbnb.” – Corrie
“Great apartment in a great location. Would definitely recommend. The hosts are lovely people.” – Ewan
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#7 Chic York House Near Station, Free Parking & Prosecco

5 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

Classic simplicity meets chic modernity in this 1-bedroom home, perfect for a couple. The bedroom is located on the left section of this home, offering separation from the more public areas and privacy. Brunch at the Cafe La Tazzina or The Bicycle Shed is among the most popular in the area. As the day turns to dark, quiet the senses with a warm bath and a home-cooked meal from the kitchen.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“3 minutes walk from York train station; a stone's throw from the city walls, this 1-bed mezzanine house is a calm and tranquil retreat bang in the centre. The timber-beamed high ceiling and spiral staircase provide a memorable base from which to explore this historical city. Free prosecco! Perfect and spacious for a couple.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | Essentials | TV | Washer | Heating | Iron | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Room-darkening shades | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | Children’s books and toys

Guest Reviews

“It is really a lovely house in York. I was supremely comfortable and have to say that this was one of the best executed Airbnb’s I’ve stayed in.!” – Yuxin
“Lisa thinks of everything, and then more. Her place was adorable, every amenity that could be needed, and many extras to make the stay that much more special. ” – Tamara
“Lisa’s place is a perfect location for exploring York it is very clean and easy to find We would definitely recommend and stay if we come back to York” – Tom
“Lisa is a great host and we enjoyed our stay. Location is very convenient, minutes walkig from station and very close to the York walls and historical part of town. Only thing to note about property itself – bathroom is not separated from the upstairs bedroom.” – Genady
“A functional and practical space to explore York. Clean and well furnished”- Andriana

#8 Newly Renovated City Centre Apartment

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $110 per night, airbnb.com

Only a short stroll away from all the many attractions York has to offer, a couple on a weekend retreat will love the simple, bright, and contemporary furnishings present in this 1-bedroom haven. Statement lighting, gold-tinged furnishings, and potted plants add a sense of tranquillity and luxury. The bedroom comes equipped with a queen-size bed and the kitchen has all you'll need to whip up meals for two.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Newly refurbished modern city centre ground floor apartment near to national railway museum only five minutes walk to York train station we also have private parking space next to apartment We have recently refurbished to a high standard to include brand new kitchen and bathroom. We have tried to think of everything to make your stay special with all home comforts.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Essentials | TV | Washer | Heating | Iron | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Kitchen | Refrigerator

Guest Reviews

“A beautifully decorated apartment, in a fantastic location! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Brian was great to liaise with and made checking in really easy.” – A
“Beautiful apartment, was very clean and Modern. Would definitely recommend” – Natalie
“This flat was absolutely great. 15mins to city Centre, 5mins to station, free parking, flat was immaculate and recently renovated. TV in bedroom and living room, kitchen staples (coffee/oil/butter etc) were handy.” – Zoe
“Exccelent appartment, clean, well decorated and great location” – Richard
“Brian's place is a lovely, modern, well equipped & well appointed flat. We walked everywhere as it is close enough to the main attractions in York to do this. Great to have off street parking.” – Sarah

#9 BBC2 Best House In Town Contestants

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $170 per night, airbnb.com

Hanging crystal chandeliers set the tone of elegance and York charm in this 1-bedroom house, ideal for a couple on a honeymoon. Big bay windows illuminate the living room with its Smart TV & classic couches. Enjoy cooking in the fully-equipped kitchen that even has a pasta maker and Kitchen Aide. Enjoy wonderful morning light in the conservatory with views over the beautiful garden.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Delightfully decorated semi in the heart of Acomb – bright and spacious. Walking distance to high street shops in Acomb, with easy access to city centre by bus. Hands on contact with guests, can fetch from York train station. Extreme luxury for couples wanting a memorable stay in magical York.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | Dryer | Essentials | TV | Washer | Heating | Iron | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Ethernet connection | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“Gave this to my daughter as part of her 21st birthday celebrations, Clare could not do enough to with this surprise, all the extra special touches and a surprise cake from the host” – Charles
“Clare is a great host and left a number of items in the house for us which was really thoughtful and sometimes it’s just the little touches that take a place from really good to excellent. ” – Mike
“Clare's place was awesome, quite close to the city centre. The house was really beautiful, Clare was a superb host. I told her we were celebrating my wife's birthday, Clare made a cake and had a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge.” – Tiju
“Lovely place, highest quality indoors, parking and lovely garden space to relax in. Had a lovely stay” – Joshua
“We would like to thank Clare for providing us with a lovely stay. The house was stunning and we were made to feel at home upon arrival. Friendly communication from start to finish!” – Maxim

#10 Modern Duplex Apartment With Cinema

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $170 per night, airbnb.com

Wake up to welcoming Yorkshire sunshine and soak in the garden views in this open-plan home with three-bedrooms. If you want to host a watch party for a movie or a series finale, book this listing as it comes with a cinema too. The kitchen comes fully equipped with a double oven, integrated microwave, and induction hob for cooking up sharing platters, and the living room has dimmable spotlights with remote multi-coloured uplights to set the mood.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Modern open plan living space with plenty of storage; this three bedroom apartment sleeps up to 6 comfortably. Enjoy the modern decor and high tech facilities which have been thoughtfully installed:- Open plan living space, Home Cinema & Smart TV's in every room. Situated in Heworth, along the parade of independent shops, you will feel spoilt with convenience on your doorstep! About half a mile from the historic walls of York, the city centre can be reached in 15 minutes on foot.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Essentials | TV | Washer | Heating | Iron | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | High chair | Game console | Pack ’n Play/travel crib

Guest Reviews

“Shane and Dianne's place was amazing, they have done up the place really well. The interior is something to be proud of. They also made sure to make us as comfortable as possible and were very hospitable” – Umer
“It looks great from the pictures, and it didn't disappoint! A really great open plan space, very stylish, everything feels new. Loads of kitchen space, very well stocked if you want to cook.” – Sonya

#11 Artistic Hideaway Within York’s Ancient City Walls

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $220 per night, airbnb.com

Whether you are reading a book in the comfortable armchair in the living room or cooking up a meal in the contemporary design kitchen, this warm and inviting open plan home, fit for 4 friends exploring York, provides the perfect setting for all occasions. With free guest wifi, smart TV, a variety of books and magazines, and a fantastic selection of vintage games, you will not be short of things to do if the weather turns sour or if you just want to stay in after exploring York.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Gallery inspired, quintessential York townhouse finished with original local artwork. Situated in the historic, quiet neighbourhood of Bishophill, with on street parking, a stone’s throw away from York’s ancient city walls, historic sites and iconic attractions. Our guests are only a short walk away from soaking up the atmosphere of nearby Bishopthorpe Road and Micklegate, both bustling with many independent shops, cafés, award winning restaurants and traditional pubs.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Essentials | TV | Washer | Heating | Iron | Hot water | Children’s books and toys | Bathtub | Free parking on premises | Free street parking

Guest Reviews

“We had a brilliant stay at Rowan & Emily’s place. Location is fantastic and the property itself is stylish, clean and cosy. A great family break, despite the horrendous weather!” – Rik
“Highly recommend. Beautifully styled accommodation and close to city center” – Helen
“Thank you for being great hosts! We loved our holiday at your stylish place. The location is perfect and thanks for letting us use your parking permit on check out day” – Cameron
“A lovely house in a great location. A short walk into York made Emily and Rowans place a perfect base! Simply cannot fault a thing.” – Hannah
“Our stay here was fantastic, the property was stylish and welcoming. The design choices had contributed to our decision to stay here. The property was immaculately clean throughout with everything we needed for our short stay.” – Adele

#12 Luxury Residential Houseboat Near York City Centre

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $290 per night, airbnb.com

Moored in the Clementhorpe / Bishopthorpe Road area of York, which was voted the 5th friendliest neighbourhood to live in, this houseboat is furnished to make for relaxed and fun holidays. Ideal for 6 guests, the houseboat is fully equipped with bath towels and hand towels, central heating throughout, four beds, and a full kitchen.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Houseboat Till is a unique luxury Houseboat in the Historic City of York, England. Airbnb has rated us as a Super-host over six times in a row for our service and value to customers. Please check out our reviews from customers for more details. The Houseboat is a five-minute stroll to the city center with shops, restaurants, bars and plenty more to see and do.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | Cable TV | Dryer | Essentials | TV | Washer | Heating | Iron | Pocket wifi | Hot water | Ethernet connection

Guest Reviews

“Fantasies stay. Wonderfully equipped with all essentials. Ken is a great host, the place was terrific.” – Jane
“Ken's place was perfect! Very clean and great location. Ken was a great host and met us to check-in and show us around the place.” – Sydney
“The pictures do not do this place justice! Immaculate and well appointed. Better and bigger kitchen than flats we stayed at in London.” – Jonathan
“From his beautiful and well equipped houseboat to the welcome we received and the adventures we found in York, it’s certain we will stay on the houseboat again! Thank you, Ken, for offering such a memorable part of our trip!” – Marie
“We loved the houseboat, very spacious and tastefully decorated. In particular, the terrace on top of the boat was the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset in York.” – Sonia
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