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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
Accommodation at YHA York
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, games room with a pool table and IT suite with WIFI. 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
- 24 hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Basic food shop
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Wheelchair accessible
- Drying room
- Luggage store
- Board games
- Games room
- 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
Other YHA products
- Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
- Sole use
- Trade bookings
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: From 14.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: Free parking for both cars and coaches available on site.
Open every day?: Yes
Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
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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.
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.
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
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!