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YHA York - Hostel

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Front of property
Free cots/infant beds, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Free cots/infant beds, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Room, Ensuite (4 Bed Private) | Free cots/infant beds, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Free cots/infant beds, bed sheets, wheelchair access

Overview of YHA York - Hostel

YHA York - Hostel

4.0 star property
4-star hostel with restaurant, near York Minster
8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

164 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
Water End, Clifton, York, England, YO30 6LP
Main amenities
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • York Minster - 20 min walk
  • York National Railway Museum - 3 min drive
  • Jorvik Viking Centre - 4 min drive
  • York City Walls - 4 min drive
  • Shambles - 5 min drive
  • York Racecourse - 6 min drive
  • University of York - 6 min drive
  • McArthur Glen Designer Outlet - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 53 min drive
  • York Poppleton Station - 11 min drive
  • York Station - 19 min walk
  • York (QQY-York Train Station) - 19 min walk


  • The Dormouse - 15 min walk
  • Signal Box Cafe - 19 min walk
  • Brief Encounter - 3 min drive
  • Exhibition Hotel - 17 min walk
  • York Tasty House - 10 min walk

About this property

YHA York - Hostel

YHA York - Hostel puts you 1 mi (1.7 km) from York Minster. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 45 rooms


  • Check-in time from 5 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • All adult guests are required to present a valid government-issued photo ID card at check-in.
  • The name and address on the booking must match the photo ID presented by the guest at check-in. This property does not accept name changes for existing bookings.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children
  • Towels are available for an extra charge (or guests may bring their own)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
Please note that this property does not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.

Also known as

YHA York Hostel
YHA Hostel
YHA York
YHA York - Hostel York
YHA York - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
YHA York - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation York

Frequently asked questions

Does YHA York - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, YHA York - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at YHA York - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at YHA York - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at YHA York - Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at YHA York - Hostel?
You can check in from 5 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at YHA York - Hostel and nearby?
YHA York - Hostel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near YHA York - Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around YHA York - Hostel like?
YHA York - Hostel is a short 14-minute walk from Yorkshire Museum Gardens and 18 minutes' walk from York National Railway Museum. Travellers recommend the hostel for its walkable location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Not so good. Stayed one night. No light in shower room when having a shower and no lightswitch to be be able to turn off the light in the separate toilet room and the noisy extractor fan stayed on in there too. Bed sheets were clean. Beds rock solid. Ok for one night. 25 min walk to the centre.
Miss, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Terry, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A** Charles on reception needs a bonus
Fantastic, 24/7 desk service. Charles on the reception was hilarious and brilliant!
Kiran, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I would like to thank the YHA York staff, Charles for his amazing service. He was very prompt in responding to my problem. The staff in charge of the reception in the morning 22/01 was helpful as well. I remembered I took the room card for me but lost it and it wasn't in my hand, the staff was very patient and allowed me going into the corridor that required access card and I found my card dropped at the door. The staff at the YHA York are amazing, thanks.
Soo Ying, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Unexpected surprise failed to say that a ‘private room’ meant a shared bathroom with up to 16 others in that block. After speaking to the receptionist it seemed this was a common theme with customers. Beds were surprisingly comfortable. Cheap and cheerful night stay if your comfortable sharing a tiny toilet and shower cubical with others.
EMMA, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very helpful staff
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