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YHA Manchester

Manchester, M3 4NB
Bed in a shared room from £25.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Hangers
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 15:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £39.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Hangers
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 15:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.

Overview

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

  • Located in Castlefield, close to the city centre
  • Open 24 hours a day
  • Great social spaces ideal for hanging out

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.

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Food and drink at YHA Manchester

YHA Manchester dining room

Eat with us

YHA Manchester is serving a range of tasty food options for you to enjoy during your visit. Fuel your adventures with a YHA classic breakfast and continental options as well as a delicious daytime menu.

YHA breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Manchester

Start your day off right with our delicious classic YHA breakfast including a hearty cooked breakfast and continental options. For a lighter start, you can buy the continental breakfast separately. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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YHA burger and chips

Daytime menu at YHA Manchester

Choose from our delicious daytime menu. From stone-baked pizzas to hearty British favourites and much more, it’s time to indulge after a day’s adventure. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegan and vegetarian options available.

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Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • 24-hour reception
  • Breakfast
  • Classroom(s)
  • Coach parking on premises
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free parking on premises
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Games
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Licensed bar
  • Lift
  • Meeting rooms
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Near airport
  • Near bus stop
  • Near train station
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared lounge
  • Sole use
  • Vending machines
  • Water refill station
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

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.

YHA Manchester - Access Statement

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YHA Manchester

Map references

OS Map: 109

OS Grid Ref: SJ831976

Lat/Lng: 53.475618, -2.257352

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9647

Email: [email protected]

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.

Meeting rooms

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
Wi-Fi: Yes
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

Meeting rooms available from: £79

Volunteering

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

History

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!

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2020 Walkers and Cyclists Welcome Green Leaders Rough Guides 2012

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