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YHA Manchester is a purpose built, stylish modern Youth Hostel located by the canal in the Castlefield area of Manchester, which is just 15 minutes' walk from the city centre and close to one of the free bus routes which operate in the city. We've got plenty of bright and colourful spaces to hang out and make new friends - look out for work by local artists and chat to our welcoming staff for tourist tips.

Whether you’re a family wanting to visit the free city museums, a football fan here for the Etihad or Manchester United stadium tour or a party goer wanting to enjoy the nightlife, we’re open 24 hours a day and a great base in which to discover this great city.

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

YHA Manchester has 152 beds in 37 rooms. All of our rooms are en-suite for your comfort and convenience.

  • 2 x 3 beds (including one double)
  • 30 x 4 beds
  • 4 x 5 beds (including one double)

Facilities at the hostel include a café/licensed bar, conference rooms, restaurant, TV lounge and games room, laundry, Self catering kitchen, free parking for residents, 24 hour reception, FREE WIFI and computers available to access internet.

We've recently opened up the ground floor communal areas to improve the ambience of our cafe/bar. We've also got new furniture and added more toilets and showers to the hostel.


YHA’s great value buffet breakfast starts at 7.30 am and is served until 9.30am (11am on weekends). Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring.


We offer a range of light bites, snacks and main meals through the day and serve pizzas all night on Fridays and Saturdays! We have a barrista on the bar 24 hours a day if you're feeling peckish, and our Metro menu is served from 9:30am until 9pm, and 10pm at the weekends. Come and have a bite in our lively dining area - we're open to the public too.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is available per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.


We have a bar on site which is perfect for that pre-night out drink. We have a range of beers, ciders, wines and sprits at great prices with a few offers to tempt you! Pop in for an ale on draft or try our Cakeaway offer - a slice of cake and a hot drink for just £3.

Self-Catering Facilities

If you want to cook for yourself, prepare a meal in our kitchen. We've got a fridge, two hobs, an oven, a microwave, a toaster and a kettle for guests to use - it can get quite busy! There are lots of pots, pans, cutlery and crockery for guests to use too.

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The length of our walking guides is given in miles and rounded to the nearest full mile (whole number) for simplicity. For short walks (of less than 2 miles) or walks that have a length that ends in .5, a more accurate walk length may be given in the first section of the walk introduction. For example, the Length in the header may be listed as 6 miles, and the introduction may confirm that the exact length of the walk is 5.5 miles. The walk length is calculated from the GPS file that was created by the walk author GPS tracking the walk whilst walking, using the iFootpath App GPS Tracker, meaning it is very accurate. Our bespoke tracker is particularly detailed and plots a walkers position about every 10 seconds. The tracker is calibrated to match two other reputable map and walking sources, Ordnance Survey and Nike. As with all standardised walk and map lengths, the distance does not take account of hills and slopes, just the distance you would measure using a piece of string on a flat map version of the terrain, so hilly walks will feel longer than stated. If you track the route using another GPS App or Tracker App or Fitness Device, you can expect the distance you record to be different due to different calibrations. This is particularly true of those Apps and devices that count your motion and steps – these can only guess the distance you have travelled with each step and so are much less accurate.

Grade (Boots)

The grade of a walk is an indicator of how difficult the terrain is that you will encounter along the way. This does not take into account the walk length but does suggest how challenging the walk will be. It takes into account things like hills, path surfaces and obstacles (like stiles, gates, steps and rock scrambles). An easy walk, graded as 1 (and shown as 1 Boot) indicates a walk that is essentially flat, has no sharp hills to climb, has no stiles, is easy to navigate (probably along a well-worn path) and is suitable for most levels of fitness. A difficult walk, graded as 5 (and represented by 5 Boots) indicates a walk that is strenuous and involves steep ascents and/or descents. It may be technically challenging involving difficult terrain or obstacles that require scrambling with your hands. Please note that the grading for walks is subjective and open to interpretation and should only be used as a guide when selecting a walk.

NOTE: Do be aware that the level of stamina required for any walk will vary depending on both the walk length and the difficulty grade - you should only walk within your limits.

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