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YHA Manchester

Potato Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, M34NB, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 84%

From 15 Reviews

Hostel rating (15)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 87%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 86%
Security 83%
Service 81%
Comfort 81%
Green rating 82%

Large, modern and stylish hostel which enjoys a canal side location, a short walk from the city centre.

  • Dorm
    From €14.54
  • Private
    From €65.98
10 or more people?

Manchester Hostel

Hostel Manchester

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Premiership football, designer shopping, fine museums, theatres and extreme sports are all near this canal-side purpose built Manchester hostel. Manchester YHA makes an ideal city break base or as a stopover en route to other parts of the North West and promises its visitors a fun and stimulating stay.

Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the bar, then people-watch from the restaurant window, or terrace, while you enjoy a tasty evening meal. Manchester YHA has rooms with en-suite shower and toilet, and facilities include Internet access/Wi-Fi, games room, TV, laundry, self-catering kitchen, restaurant, café and wheelchair facilities. Breakfast is not included in the overnight price.

Famed for its football team and music scene, which has produced the likes of The Smiths and Oasis, Manchester is a down-to-earth and friendly city. Top attractions include the Lowry art complex, Affleck's Palace and Canal Street gay village.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 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.
  • Children under the age of 17 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • 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 GBP 1.50 (under 18) / GBP 3 (18+) per person per night 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

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


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

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

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719647

Fax. +44 345 3719648

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Old Trafford and Etihad Football Stadium Tours (2 to 3km)
  • Museum of Science and Industry (Less than 500 m)
  • Whitworth Art Gallery (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions



Very beautiful location; enjoyable to visit. Wi-fi connection was weak; I could use it only around the bar counter.


Avatar for Kouta


Mon 03 Oct 2016

I enjoyed my stay here a lot. The youth hostel is modern and located in a great area of Manchester, very close to the city centre. Staff were always very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this youth hostel!


Avatar for Caroline


Wed 07 Sep 2016

The kitchen lacks dishes (glasses, mugs),and ustensils (frying pans, sauce pans).


Avatar for Céline


Sun 04 Sep 2016

WLAN Verbindung war nicht möglich


Avatar for bertha


Fri 02 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

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

Getting to us

15km Manchester - train to Piccadilly
200m #33 from Piccadilly Railway Station
500m Deansgate-Castelfield Metro
Free onsite parking
500m G-MEX Metro 1km Manchester Piccadilly

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