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YHA York

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

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Overall Rating 88%

From 9 Reviews

Hostel rating (9)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 79%
Security 94%
Service 88%
Comfort 81%
Green rating 88%

A grand Victorian mansion offering superb modern accommodation within walking distance of historic York’s world-class attractions.

  • Dorm
    From €11.18
  • Private
    From €43.62
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.
  • 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

  • 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 - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - 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



È stato un bellissimo soggiorno, in primis la location. Una spettacolare "villa" inglese in un bellissimo bosco. Cucina ben fornita e tavoli anche all'aperto. Un ostello usato molto dalle famiglie. Disponibilità e gentilezza da parte del personale. Potrebbero migliorare, mettendo prese elettriche su ogni letto. Per il resto merita una visita!!!


Avatar for Giuseppe


Fri 19 Aug 2016

You might have housekeeping do a smell test onext the blanket and pillow. Unfortunately my pillow needed a good washing, so rather than use it, I put it under my bed. I understand that operations are never perfect in an industrial style hotel.


Avatar for Peter


Sat 30 Jul 2016


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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