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YHA ManchesterManchester, M3 4NB
Just a gentle walk from the city centre, YHA Manchester is a purpose built hostel, ideal for travellers looking to vibrant social spaces and the comfort of well-appointed en-suite bedrooms.
Manchester itself is one of the UK’s most exciting cities, with attractions aplenty to enjoy – whether it’s art, museums, music or impressive sporting stadia which take your fancy. With 24 hour access available too, YHA Manchester is a great base for visitors seeking to take advantage of the city’s vast nightlife options.
Why guests love YHA Manchester
Accommodation at YHA Manchester
Bed in a shared room
Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.
A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. Some of our shared dorm rooms are en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom that you would share with other guests who are also staying in the room.
Private en-suite rooms
For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.
Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.
Food and drink at YHA Manchester
- 24-hour access
- 24-hour reception
- Coach parking on premises
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- Licensed bar
- Meeting rooms
- Minibus parking on premises
- Near airport
- Near bus stop
- Near train station
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared lounge
- Sole use
- Vending machines
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: 24 hours.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 – 09:00 on weekdays and 07:30 – 10:00 at weekends. Meals are also available from 11:00 – 20:30.
Self-catering : Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Parking: The property has a free car park on-site for guests and patrons. This car park is controlled by an ANPR parking system. Upon arrival, motorists are required to validate their presence by entering their car's registration number at reception. Please ask at reception if you are unsure.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Manchester. Assistance dogs are welcome.
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YHA School Trips
YHA Manchester is ideally located for school groups to take advantage of all Manchester has to offer, from its cultural and historic sights to its outdoor action and adventure attractions. This hostel has room for up to 136 people, classroom facilities and ensuite accommodation for teachers. Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.
At YHA Manchester we have three meeting rooms available for hire.
Capacity: Up to 60 delegates in Room 1, up to 48 delegates in Room 2 and up to 30 delegates in Room 3, depending on seating configuration
Available equipment: Flipchart stand, extension lead, three powerpoint projectors, screen, overhead projector, three white walls
Parking: Facilitator parking is free, however there is a charge for delegates of £2 for two hours, £4 for four hours, £6 for eight hours and £10 for 12 hours – one facilitator may register their car for free at reception
Accessibility: All of the meeting rooms are accessible but if wheelchair access is required, it will affect the maximum capacities for the meeting rooms as wider walkways will be needed to accommodate wheelchair users. – there is ramp access to the front of the building, lift access to all the floors and accessible toilets on all floors, plus one accessible parking bay in front of the building (see our access statement for more information)
Air conditioning: There is no air conditioning in this meeting room but we do have fans available for hotter weather – we have one small heater on site for colder weather
Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions. Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.
YHA Manchester was opened in 1995 and enjoys a stunning canal side location in the historic Castlefield area of Manchester. Castlefield was England’s first urban heritage park and features prominently in the history of Manchester, from the birth of the city at the roman fort “Mancumium” via the railways, canals and warehouses of the industrial revolution, to the buzzing culture and nightlife of today.
The hostel is on Potato Wharf, an unusual street name with a tory of it’s own! Legend has it that it’s so called because in the 19th century food and comestibles were unloaded all along the basins, but it was at this wharf that the staple food of poor working Mancunians, the humble potato, was unloaded and taken along the narrow lane to the nearby St John's Market.
Meet the team
Olly has spent most of his adult life working for YHA in many of our fantastic locations and is now the proud manager of YHA Manchester. As an experienced traveller himself, Olly is ideally suited to Manchester and loves chatting to and sharing experiences with our customers. Olly is a friendly, outgoing character with a youthful outlook on life who enjoys socialising and generally having fun! Our staff at YHA Manchester are from all over the world, Ecuadorian, Spanish, Australian... and there’s even a few true Mancunians too, what unites us all is a love of Manchester and we’re always happy to share our local knowledge with our guests.
Manager recommends: If you're in Manchester for a weekend break, book a taster session at the Chill Factore and learn to ski or snowboard indoors on real snow. Airkix indoor skydiving centre offers an experience like no other. Learn the basics of skydiving on the indoor wind tunnel and have a blast on your city break!