YHA Manchester exterior

YHA Manchester

Manchester, M3 4NB
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


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In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

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

The hostel

Dorms are not currently available. 

YHA Manchester has 38 rooms, all of which are en-suite, perfect for your comfort and convenience. The beds at YHA Manchester are set out across a range of room types: 2 bedded, 4 bedded, 5 bedded and 6 bedded rooms.

There are ample facilities at the hostel, including a café and licensed bar, conference rooms, restaurant, TV lounge and games room, self-catering kitchen, free parking for residents, 24 hour reception, free wi-fi and computers available to access internet. We've recently opened up the ground floor communal areas to improve the ambience of our cafe and bar.

Make YHA Manchester your chosen city break location today.


Food and drink at YHA Manchester

YHA Manchester dining room

Eat with us

YHA Manchester is serving a range of tasty food options, including breakfast baps, hot plated breakfasts, and a pizza and Supper Club menu, for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is also available.

Plated breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Manchester

We want to make sure you start your day right, so we are now serving a delicious range of hot plated breakfast options and breakfast baps. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Pizza menu at YHA Manchester

Tuck into a vast range of delicious stone-baked pizzas when you pay a visit to the hostel. From margherita to ham and pineapple, we're sure we have a pizza topping for everyone to enjoy. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Supper Club

Supper club at YHA Manchester

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! 

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  • Ambulant accessible
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Lounge
  • Luggage store


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • Library/Quiet room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Cafe
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Reception: 24 hours

Check in: From 17:00

Check out: Before 10:00

Open every day?: Yes

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to buy or hire from reception. Bedding is provided.

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.

Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Manchester. Assistance dogs are welcome.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served daily from 07:30 - 09:00.

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 (0)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 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!

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