YHA in Yorkshire

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Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
We're closed on Sunday

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Water End, Clifton, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 6LP

T: 0845 371 9051

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Board GamesClassroom/Educational meeting roomCoach parking onsiteConference facilities

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Board Games

Classroom/Educational meeting room

Coach parking onsite

Conference facilities

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store

Drying room

Games Room


Group catering available

Internet access



Luggage store

Meals available


Picnic lunch available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen


Sole Use

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings



203 Beds

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About YHA York

York is soaked in history and packed with fantastic attractions. The Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans have all left their mark. Our newly refurbished YHA provides superb modern accommodation within walking distance of the city centre, making it the ideal base for exploring this very special city.

YHA York at a glance:

  • Free Wi-Fi in social areas at YHA York!
  • £2 million renovation
  • Walking distance of the city centre
  • New café bar
  • 32 rooms with en suites
  • State-of-the-art seminar/education facilities


As part of our refurbishment, YHA York now boasts a large number of new en-suite bedrooms, a cafe bar with garden views and meeting/activity rooms. So, whether you're looking for a cheap weekend break, a bed for a night or a family getaway, YHA York has everything you need!

After a busy day exploring the beautiful historic city of York, relax in our licensed restaurant with a delicious meal. Have a look at a menu here.

YHA York is also the perfect venue for your school trip or business conference. We offer a range of team building activities suitable for both and we have three dedicated conferencing suites/event spaces with state of the art AV equipment. For further information regarding availability and any extra requirements, such as catering, you may have, please contact the hostel directly.

Why not look at our other recently refurbished Youth Hostels?

Free wi-fi for YHA Members

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Need to know

YHA York is a very busy family friendly hostel, and is often full, so do book early.

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.

Please note that we do not accept bookings from stag & hen groups, or party groups of a similar nature.

Reception Times:
24hrs a day

Hostel Closing Times:
24hr access after check-in

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • Walk along the city walls from Bootham Bar to Monk Bar, and enjoy a close up view of York Minster and across the rooftops of the city. The hostel is an attractive Victorian building, offering cheap accommodation just a stroll away from the city centre via the River Ouse.

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteer with YHA York this summer to build your skills and improve your CV
YHA York is offering summer volunteering placements to volunteers aged 18 - 26 who live locally and would like to develop their skills and CV. The aim of the programme is to support young volunteers to develop their skills, confidence and gain experience of being in a professional environment. Please email yorkactivities@yha.org.uk for more information.

Join Base 25's conference at YHA York
YHA's youth network, Base 25, is holding their second conference at YHA York later this summer. Take part in professional development workshops and a day of volunteering! Please email base25@yha.org.uk for more information.


Cycling Information

YHA Year of the BikeCycle friendly services: secure lockable cycle storage with internal lighting, internal and external anchor points, a designated bike wash area, drying room and use of a track pump, tools and a maintenance stand for a bit of bike fettling and we can even provide information on our local cycle repair shops.

YHA School Trips

The combination of on-site activities, spacious grounds, a handful of activity rooms and easy access to local world-class attractions makes YHA York an enviable base from which to build educational visits around the city and wider county. The hostel is able to accommodate up to 203 people, has classroom facilities and is able to provide home cooked meals.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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