The Bar Convent

Guest Accommodation

17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ

Tel: 01904 464902

3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation

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Exterior of the Bar Convent


For a truly unique experience, enjoy a stay in England's oldest living convent.

We're proud to offer comfort, convenience, great value and a friendly service in our magnificent Grade 1 Listed building. 

The location of the Bar Convent is second to none; just around the corner from York Railway Station and a stones throw away from the City Walls and all of York's restaurants, shops and attractions.

There are twenty guest bedrooms, with options to suit different budgets and all bookings include our award-winning breakfast.To book a room direct, and for the best rates, click HERE.

Within the building, you can also enjoy a visit to our café, serving some of the best scones and cakes in York, our beautiful private garden and state-of-the-art conferencing facilities. Guests are invited to discover the history of this fascinating building in our Hidden Chapel, one of the best examples in Europe, and also recieve a discount to our fascinating exhibition which tells the three-hundred-year story of the site. Learn more about the heritage centre HERE. 

Check-in time is from 3pm, except by special arrangement, and luggage can be stored for you at no cost. A disabled toilet and baby changing facilities are also available. 

Don't miss our midweek 3 nights for the price of 2 special offer when you book with us directly. More details can be found HERE.

Whether you're visiting York for business or pleasure, we promise an enjoyable stay with a welcome you'll want to return to.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Open for bookings from 20 July 2020

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Roomfrom £37.00 to £47.00 per person per night
St Aelredfrom £42.00 to £47.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
St Aidanfrom £42.00 to £47.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
St Clarefrom £42.00 to £47.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
St Francisfrom £37.00 to £42.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
St Helenfrom £37.00 to £42.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
St Paulinusfrom £42.00 to £47.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Disabled facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Snacks/afternoon tea
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • High chairs available

COVID-19 Response

  • Eat Out to Help Out

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities


  • On street/public parking

Property Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Designated smoking area
  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Night porter
  • Passenger lift
  • Telephone (public)
  • Television available
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden

Target Markets

  • Coach parties welcomed

Room/Unit Facilities: St Aelred

  • Shared facilities

Room/Unit Facilities: St Aidan

  • Shared facilities

Room/Unit Facilities: St Clare

  • Shared facilities

Room/Unit Facilities: St Francis

  • Shared facilities

Room/Unit Facilities: St Helen

  • Shared facilities

Room/Unit Facilities: St Paulinus

  • Shared facilities


  • 3 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation
3 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation


  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Silver Award VisitEngland Silver Award 2020
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Breakfast Award VisitEngland Breakfast Award 2020
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Finalist York Tourism Awards Finalist 2016

Road Directions

On Foot:Turn right out of rail station and the convent is opposite Micklegate Bar about a 5 minute walk.

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