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YHA Manchester

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


Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA Manchester

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA Manchester. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can.


  1. Dorms are not currently available.

Private rooms

  1. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilets and showers facilities with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.


  1. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed.

  2. Lounge(s) remain closed.

  3. Bar(s) will be serving drinks for guests to take away.

  4. Meeting room(s) remain closed

  5. Luggage room/store(s) remain closed.


  1. We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.

Good to Go England

COVID-19 Industry Standard

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

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, laundry, self-catering kitchen, free parking for residents, 24 hour reception, FREE WIFI 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

Our Café & Bar provides a great place to meet fellow travellers, share stories and chat about your plans and if you need any ideas for what to do in this vibrant city. Offering a broad selection of delicious food, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Open daily to guests and passers-by, let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s sightseeing.


Breakfast at YHA Manchester

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.

All day menu

All day menu at YHA Manchester

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, trendy English tapas, stone-baked pizzas and piled-high burgers. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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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! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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


  • Laundry
  • 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 (currently closed)

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. Please note that 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.

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

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30 til 9am

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. There is one accessible parking bay in front of the building. For more information please see our access statement.
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.

You can 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!

Rough Guides Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award Walkers and cyclists welcome Green Leaders

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