|Venue Type:||Conference Hotel|
|Address:||88-90 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX|
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About the Venue
Safestay York, the second hostel launched by the award-winning luxury hostel brand Safestay, very much embodies the spirit of the great historical city it stands in. Like York itself, the hostel is an interesting mix of tradition and modernity. Safestay York is located in the eminent Grade One listed Georgian Micklegate House, originally the town house of the Bourchiers of Beningbrough. Designed by the famous architect John Carr for John Bourchier, Micklegate House was completed in 1752 and is considered today to be the most important Georgian residence south west of the River Ouse. The Bourchiers featured prominently in York society and John Bourchier was a High Sheriff of Yorkshire. Guests staying at the 160-bed Safestay York feel very much part of the locale, situated right within the City walls, and while the design pays homage to the building’s grand historical past, the interiors are contemporary. The choice of whimsical furnishings and vibrant hues complement and accentuate the original features of the building, which include a Rococo ceiling and ornate Georgian fireplaces. The stunning rococo ceiling features the heads of two great British luminaries - Newton and Shakespeare - and is believed to be the work of the renowned Italian artist Cortese. There is also an original 18th century stone-flagged entrance hall and a staircase with its superb carved balusters sweeping in front of a magnificent arched window.