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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
YHA Manchester has 152 beds in 37 rooms. All of our rooms are en-suite for your comfort and convenience.
The beds at YHA Manchester are set out across a range of room types: 2 bed, 4 bed, 5 bed and 6 bed rooms.
Facilities at the hostel include a café/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/bar. We've also got new furniture and added more toilets and showers to the hostel.
Food and drink at YHA Manchester
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Wheelchair accessible
- Luggage store
- Board games
- Games room
- Library/Quiet room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
Food & drink
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: From 14.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: Yes
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: There is a car park at the hostel. You will need to log your car registration for guest parking on our electronic screens on arrival. 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
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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. 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!