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Hostel that is perfectly located for the centre of York with both dorm beds and private rooms.

YHA York

Water End Clifton York North Yorkshire YO30 6LP 0800 019 1700

We say

We're pretty keen on the YHA, but if there was a hostel in Britain than could get non-believers into the joys of staying at a YHA hostel, then this just might be it.  Not only does it enjoy a great location in a rather grand building just walking distance from York city centre, it's more like a proper grown-up hotel, with 32 en-suite rooms with good bathrooms, free wifi in the hostel's public areas and a bar serving food at lunchtime and in the evening; they also serve great breakfasts. Like a lot of YHA hostels it's perfect for families, with large rooms that accommodate a family of four comfortably, and of course they have the regular backpacker dorm beds too, in dorms that are clean and secure. Recently refurbished, it's all a spick and span as you like, and the staff are professional and ultra-welcoming. Great value – one of our fave places to stay in York.

They say

Around every corner something new can be found in the historical city of York. From the Romans to the Vikings, York has a rich history showcased through fantastic attractions. After a busy day exploring the Jorvik Viking Centre, or taking a bus tour around the city, relax in our licensed restaurant with a delicious meal or sit back with a drink in our new cafe bar with garden views.

Our newly-refurbished hostel offers clean, modern accommodation only a stone's throw from the city centre. Now with 32 rooms with en-suites, YHA York is an ideal base for a weekend escape, family getaway or just a bed for a night. 

YHA York now offers state-of-the-art seminar and education facilities, making it the perfect fit for your school trip or business conference.We offer a range of team building activities suitable for both and we have three dedicated conferencing suites/event spaces with state of the art AV equipment. For further information regarding availability and any extra requirements, such as catering, you may have, please contact the hostel directly.

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Beds from £15.00. Private rooms from £29.00.


  • Café
  • Private Rooms
  • Wifi

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Getting There

From the City Centre take the A19 north, turning left at the Old Grey Mare onto Water End, then 300m. From the A1237 Northern Ring Road, take the A19 towards the city and turn right at the third set of traffic lights.


Open all year. Reception Times: 24rs a day. Hostel Closing Times: 24hr access after check-in.

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