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Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


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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.

A city packed with history and culture, York is a perfect city break destination for visitors to enjoy all year round. Just a 15 minute riverside walk from the city centre, YHA York is a friendly hub for a city that lives and breathes history.

From boutique shopping on cobbled streets, to the most attractions per square mile in the UK, York's thriving culture makes it a must-see location. Don't miss a trip to the JORVIK Centre or a walk through the Shambles - one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval streets.

Why guests love YHA York

  • Stylish multi-million pound refurbishment
  • Within walking distance of the city centre
  • Vibrant social areas

Accommodation at YHA York

The hostel

Dorms are not currently available. 

The hostel has 203 beds across 45 rooms. 32 of these are en–suite rooms. After a multi-million pound makeover in 2013, the hostel has everything you need for a comfortable stay in modern surroundings.

We might be rocking Viking shields in our courtyard, but you'll find 21st century Wi-Fi, high tech equipment and food around the clock in our stylish restaurant. Why not treat yourself to a tasty special, some local Black Sheep ale or cheeky tub of ice cream from the Ben & Jerry's machine? 

There is a private dining room available, three dedicated conference/education rooms with full AV equipment, a 24 hour café bar and a games room with a pool table. There is a laid back, relaxed ambience in the bar with tables, stools and easy seating available. Plug in your laptop or order a delicious meal from our menu to make the most of it.

We also have a self-catering kitchen, bike store, car and coach parking.

YHA York is a very busy family friendly hostel, and is often full, so do book early.


Food and drink at YHA York

YHA York bar

Eat with us

YHA York is serving a range of tasty food options, including breakfast baps, hot plated breakfasts, continental option, and an all day menu, for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is also available.

Cooked breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA York

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

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All day menu at YHA York

Choose from our tasty all day menu with burgers, stone-baked pizzas, salads and many more delicious meals to satisfy your taste buds. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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  • 24 hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Basic food shop
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available
  • Disabled access rooms available

Food & drink

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

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Sole use
  • Trade bookings
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Check in: From 17:00

Check out: Before 10:00

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

Parking: Free parking for both cars and coaches available on site.

Open every day?: Yes

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in social spaces.

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

YHA York - Access Statement

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YHA York

Map references

OS Map: 105

OS Grid Ref: SE589528

Lat/Lng: 53.968511, -1.102822

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9051

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

The combination of on-site activities, spacious grounds, a handful of activity rooms and easy access to local world-class attractions makes YHA York an enviable base from which to build educational visits around the city and wider county. The hostel is able to accommodate up to 203 people, has classroom facilities and is able to provide meals. 

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Meeting rooms

At YHA York we have three meeting rooms available for hire - the Harris Room, the Seebohm Room and the Rowntree Room.

Capacity: Up to 60 delegates each in the Harris Room and Main Conference Room, and up to 20 in the Rowntree room, depending on seating configuration.
Available Equipment:
Harris Room - Projector and screen, flipchart and markers, TV/DVD, AV, whiteboard and pens, extension lead
Seebohm Room - Projector screen, TV, pinboards, flipchart
Rowntree Room - Flipchart, markers, pens, paper
Parking: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Accessibility: The Rowntree Room located on the ground floor and has step-free access. The closest accessible WC is just off the reception lobby. The Harris Room is also on the ground floor and has step-free access via a ramp; however, the doorway is narrow. The Seebohm Room is located on the 1st floor and can only be accessed by stairs. For more information please see our access statement.
Air conditioning: Yes

Meeting rooms available from: £119


We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.

Volunteering is a great way to meet people, visit new places, gain experiences and have fun. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found on theVolunteering website.

At YHA York we offer the following volunteering opportunities subject to availability:

Please contact [email protected] or call 01629 592562 for more information.


Read our hostel's stylish murals to learn about more about York-based confectioners Rowntree's and see how their advertising evolved with the times. York itself is packed with attractions celebrating every era and history buffs will find it difficult to leave. Whether you want to walk on a genuine Roman floor or meet the sea monsters of prehistory, the Yorkshire Museum makes a great start to your journey. Or you can come face to face with 2000 years of villainy at the York Dungeon - a theatrical walkthrough of York's blood-thirsty history, minus any boring bits!

Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award Walkers and cyclists welcome Cool Places Late Rooms Green Leaders LOtC Quality Badge

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