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YHA York

42 Water End, Clifton, York, YO30 6LP, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 93%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 90%
Security 100%
Service 90%
Comfort 90%
Green rating 90%

Temporary changes at YHA York For the foreseeable future, the following changes will likely be in operation at YHA York. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can Dorms are not currently available. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilet and shower facilities on corridors. For stays before 7th September 2020, private rooms using shared toilets and showers will be allocated a specific toilet/shower for sole-use. From the 7th September shared toilets and showers will be in operation with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed. Lounge(s) remain closed. Drying room(s) remain closed. The bar will remain closed. Dining room(s) remain closed. Meeting room(s) remain closed Luggage room/store(s) remain closed. A grand Victorian mansion offering superb modern accommodation within walking distance of historic York’s world-class attractions.

  • Private
    From $51.93
10 or more people?

York Hostel

Hostel York

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Standing in its own spacious grounds, YHA York provides the perfect base for exploring the beautiful historic City of York, with its world class attractions, shops, restaurants and medieval streets, all clustered together within the city walls and below the imposing York Minster.

Premium rooms, great food and comfortable bar makes for a perfect city base. Rooms have 1-6 beds and facilities include restaurant, bar, self-catering kitchen, laundry, Internet access/Wi-Fi, TV lounge, games room, and wheelchair facilities.

York is soaked in history. The Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans have all left their mark. Stay in this attractive Victorian hostel and beat the traffic by strolling into the centre along the River Ouse. Visit the Minster, the National Railway Museum or the Jorvik Viking Centre.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719051

Fax. +44 345 3719052

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • York Minster (500m to 1km)
  • Jorvik Viking Centre (500m to 1km)
  • National Railway Museum (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



Great location. Beautiful hostel


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Mon 13 Jan 2020

Dear guest, Thank you so much for the lovely review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us at the hostel and we hope you will consider the YHA for future visits around England and Wales Kind regards YHA York

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Paul Keegan, Manager

Wed 15 Jan 2020

A cosy atmosphere with a home feel. Convenient bus service for commuting to town centre.


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Hei Sing,

Mon 30 Dec 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about your time at YHA York. We hope you will pay us another visit soon Kind regards YHA York

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Paul Keegan, Manager

Wed 01 Jan 2020

Lovely hostel, lots of parking, just a little out of town but walkable. Happy to stay here again


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Eugene Liang Huat,

Thu 14 Nov 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your stay at YHA York, we are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we hope you will stay with us again. Kind regards YHA York

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Paul Keegan, Manager

Sat 16 Nov 2019

No attempt to be green with individually wrapped butter, jam, etc. Great location just outside the town but no real atmosphere for the solo traveller as they seem to cater to groups and family.


Avatar for alan


Sat 19 Oct 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for your review, We have recycling facilities where all our recyclable material is recycled. We are sorry that you didn't find our hostel to your liking, we wish you luck in your future travels Regards YHA York

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Paul Keegan, Manager

Mon 21 Oct 2019

Everything was fantastic. Only thing i'd improve is the thick of the mattress and the pillow.


Avatar for Oscar


Wed 16 Oct 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We wish you all the best on your future travels Kind regards YHA York

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Paul Keegan, Manager

Fri 18 Oct 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (2 to 3km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • Water park (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

40km Leeds-Bradford 103km Manchester - Direct rail link
Bus no. 2 from Station Rise or Museum Gardens. Alight at Clifton Green then 500m walk
Sea Port: 65km Hull
Free parking on site for cars and coaches
1.5km York (follow map on advertising board at station exit)

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