The northern English town of York may be small, but it is a popular tourist destination for its historic attractions and the pretty medieval architecture. This city dates back to before the Romans even came through, and also has ties to the Vikings who ruled the city in the 9th century. Yes, there is plenty of history here – but finding cheap hotels in York can be a challenge.

As with many popular (but not so huge) tourist cities, staying in central York can cost you more than you are hoping to pay – especially if you are looking for a hotel and not a hostel. But there are a few cheap hotels in York that are right in the middle of everything you will want to see and do, making it easy to see the sights without driving anywhere or trying to learn the public transit system. Being able to walk from your hotel to the tourist attractions is a real perk.

Many of the cheap hotels in York are going to be outside the old city walls, where real estate is less expensive. You are more likely to find local outlets of the big international chain hotels outside the city walls, sometimes near the ring roads which circle the city center or near the train station. These areas are perfectly fine, and can save you money on your lodging, but are not as charming as the city center, and a hotel on the ring road could be noisy.

Some of the cheap hotels in York which you might consider checking out are the Hotel 53 (inside the city walls, few minutes walk from city center, 100 rooms, free WiFi, on-site bar and restaurant), Dean Court Hotel (a Best Western hotel, right next to the York Minster, many rooms have view of Minster, 37 rooms, on-site restaurant), Marmaduke’s Hotel (just outside city walls, small boutique hotel, only 19 rooms, free internet, free continental breakfast), Premier Inn York City Centre (short walk from train station, on-site restaurant, satellite TV), and Queen Anne’s Guest House (B&B in a quiet residential area, 10 minutes walk from city center, full English breakfast included, free parking).

Map of York Hotels