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YHA YorkYork, North Yorkshire, YO30 6LP
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
Bed in a shared room
Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.
A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.
Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.
Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
Private en-suite rooms
For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.
Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.
Food and drink at YHA York
- 24-hour access
- 24-hour reception
- Ambulant accessible
- Baby changing
- Coach parking on premises
- Contactless payments
- Corridor zoning
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- Licensed bar
- Luggage store
- Medium garden/grounds
- Meeting rooms
- Minibus parking on premises
- Near bus stop
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared laundry room
- Shared TV
- Vending machines
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: 24 hours.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests from 07:30 – 09:00 on weekdays and 07:30 – 10:00 at weekends. Meals are also available from 11:00 – 20:30.
Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Café opening hours: Yorkie Café & Bar is open to the public from 11:00 - 20:30, Monday to Sunday.
Parking: There is parking at the hostel.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA York. Assistance dogs are welcome.
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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!