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York is a city full of history and culture, there are great reasons to visit to the city all year round. Our recently refurbished YHA provides superb modern accommodation within walking distance of the city centre, making it the ideal base for exploring this very special city.

Just a riverside walk from the city centre, YHA York is a friendly hub for a city that lives and breathes history. Our stylish Victorian hostel offers great facilities for families, school groups and tourists - expect delicious food and a warm welcome. 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 Viking Centre or a walk through the quirky Shambles - one of the best-preserved medieval streets in Europe.

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

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, and even an archery range!

Please note that we do not accept bookings from stag or hen groups, or party groups of a similar nature. YHA York is a very busy family friendly hostel, and is often full, so do book early.


Start the day with a delicious breakfast before you explore the amazing city of York. Our tasty set breakfast is served daily between 7.30am -9.30am and consists of cold continental and hot full English choices. We can even offer a packed breakfast option if you fancy an early breakfast before the main buffet - just let us know. 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.


Our hearty Metro Menu is served daily from 12pm - 8.30pm, but rwe serve up until 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. We also serve a selection of light snacks all around the clock in stylish cosmopolitan surroundings. We're open to the public, so feel free to pop in and relax on our comfy sofas with a big bowl of nachos or sharing platter.

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.


YHA York is licensed and we serve popular local ales Cumberland Ale and Black Sheep! We serve a selection of wines too and we serve hot and soft drinks 24 hours a day.

Self-Catering Facilities

If you prefer to cook up a storm, we have two of just about everything in our self-catering kitchen. There are two ovens, two fridges, two freezers, two microwaves, two kettles and two toasters. Plus, there are plenty of pots and pans to cook with, and ample cutlery and crockery for guests. Our self-catering kitchen offers a comfortable working space, perfect for families on a budget.

We also serve the Cakeaway offer. Grab a hot drink and a slice of one of our delicious cakes for just £3 - that'll keep you going until lunchtime!

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Type of Accommodation
Hostel or bunkhouse
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No sorry
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North Yorkshire
Post Code
YO30 6LP
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