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8.1
Excellent
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7.2
Very good
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Very good location
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  • Bootham Crescent760 m
  • St Mary's Lodge1.06 km
  • Lotte Inch Gallery1.06 km
  • St Olave's Church1.07 km
  • York Hospital1.08 km
  • Worm Holes Bookshop1.09 km
  • National Railway Museum1.15 km
  • Rainbows1.16 km
  • Janette Ray Booksellers1.16 km
  • Sore Thumb Retro Games1.17 km
  • YHA York Hostel

    42 Water End, Water End Area, York, United Kingdom, YO30 6LP - See map
    "The place is amazing and the staff are friendly.it is also near to town,just take bus no2.and you can explore york"
    lydia - February 19, 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 92% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.5 rating for service
    • Bar

    • Garden

    • Laundry service

    • Smoking area

    • Shared kitchen

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    Value for money score
    8.5/10
    Review score - United States
    10.0/10
    Room comfort score
    7.9/10
    Service score
    8.5/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.5
    Location rating7.2
    Nearest airportLeeds Bradford Airport (LBA)
    Distance to airport38.3 km

    Rooms available at YHA York Hostel

    7.9
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Dormitory Room (6 Adults)
    Dormitory Room (6 Adults)
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    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 3 bunk beds
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    Quadruple Room
    Quadruple Room
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Quadruple Room with Double Bed
    Quadruple Room with Double Bed
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Dormitory
    Dormitory
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    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Double
    Double
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      Double (Shared Bathroom)
      Double (Shared Bathroom)
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        What people love about YHA York Hostel

        • 8.4
          Excellent

          "Self-catering kitchen is equipped with enough devices and cutlery."

          Quoc

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          September 8, 2018

        • 8.4
          Excellent

          "We stayed at YHA York for 2 nights and had a nice experience."

          Quoc

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          September 8, 2018

        • 8.4
          Excellent
          Breakfast

          "The breakfast area was also nice overlooking a garden."

          Robert

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          November 7, 2018

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        9.2
        Exceptional

        "the hostel was nice, the staff were very friendly and the ki..."

        SISYLIA

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        August 21, 2018

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        What they offer

        7.6
        Very good
        Cleanliness

        "Pros: Clean, big kitchen to cook, laundry service, friendly ..."

        Ngan

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        November 4, 2016

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        Food and dining

        Breakfast options

        Continental

        Restaurants on site

        YHA York Restaurant
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        Reviews of YHA York Hostel from real guests

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        Agoda Reviews (103)Booking.com Reviews (1421)
        8.1
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        Cleanliness8.4
        Facilities8.3
        Location7.2
        Room comfort and quality7.9
        Service8.5
        Value for money8.5
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (14)
        8-9 Excellent (22)
        7-8 Very Good (15)
        6-7 Good (5)
        <6 Below Expectation (9)
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        Mar - May (12)
        Jun - Aug (18)
        Sep - Nov (17)
        Dec - Feb (18)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Nigel
        Family with teens
        Quadruple Room with Double Bed
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        great stay”

        this was our second visit .we stayed in a courtyard room great clean room really good shower all the self catering equipment you could need. the staff again were very friendly and helpful the great thing about this yha is how close to York centre it is just a short walk via the river path or on the road

        Reviewed April 01, 2019

        Thank you for your wonderful review of YHA York! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again for your third visit soon! The YHA York Team

        Responded April 07, 2019
        YHA York Hostel
        8.4
        Excellent
        Quoc from Vietnam
        Couple
        Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018

        Good hostel for travellers, especially those on a budget ”

        We stayed at YHA York for 2 nights and had a nice experience. We booked a room for 2 people with a bunk bed. Everything was clean and in good condition, except they didn't provide towels (we wouldn't complain on this since they'd already notified in advance). Wifi was accessible in the room. You might have to climb as there's no lift. The hostel is not far from the Yorkminster (20 minutes walk). However, if you arrive at the train station then probably buses or taxis are better than getting on foot. Bus 2 (park and ride) is available within walking distance and takes you directly to the centre or the train station within few minutes. Taxis only take less than 5 minutes and cost £5-6. We accidentally cancelled our booking for the 1st night and arrived after midnight, fortunately the guy at reception on 3/4 Sep night was very helpful and he also let us stay in the same room for the 2nd night, although the 2 bookings were separated: 1 made at reception and the other on agoda. He was also very kind to lend my sister a hairdryer for free, usually you have to pay £2 and deposit £5. Another staff on 5 Sep early morning was also a great one. Without him continuously calling a taxi for a few times (since it was very early and drivers took about 30 minutes to arrive), we would've been late for our train at 6:30am. The other staffs were also friendly. Self-catering kitchen is equipped with enough devices and cutlery. Just remember to label your food and clean after dining. The hostel also offer several tours with cheaper price. Compared to other hostels I have stayed before in York, I would definitely recommend YHA York if you're travelling on a budget.

        Reviewed September 08, 2018

        Thank you for your wonderful review of YHA York! We're so glad that you had a great time with us, and look forward to seeing you again on your next adventure. Hannah Cutts Duty Manager

        Responded September 12, 2018
        YHA York Hostel
        9.2
        Exceptional
        SISYLIA from Indonesia
        Couple
        Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2018

        It’s a bit far from the city center, but nice hostel”

        It took us around 20 minutes walk to the tourist attractions in the city center, and 30-40 minutes walk with our luggage.. However, the hostel was nice, the staff were very friendly and the kitchen was perfect.. Although quite far, we still enjoy walking by the river side to and from the hostel..

        Reviewed August 21, 2018

        Thank you for your kind review of YHA York! We're glad that you enjoyed your time with us. There is a regular bus service for those with heavy bags and weary legs! We hope to see you again soon. Hannah Cutts Duty Manager

        Responded September 12, 2018
        YHA York Hostel
        8.0
        Excellent
        lydia from Malaysia
        Group
        Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

        friendly staff,good facilities,new experience”

        we met new friend and add our facebook.i guess that the great things when staying in youth hostel.The place is amazing and the staff are friendly.it is also near to town,just take bus no2.and you can explore york

        Reviewed February 19, 2016

        Thank you for your review of YHA York

        Responded December 17, 2017
        YHA York Hostel
        8.4
        Excellent
        Robert from Canada
        Solo traveler
        Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018

        Nice YHA hostel in York”

        This hostel is probably one of the BEST hostel I have ever stayed (one of my roommates also made this comment too). This YHA hostel is located in a quiet area away from the city centre. The hostel was very nice. It doesn't looks like a hostel to me; I think it is even better than some 2 or 3 stars hotel. The lobby was spacious (even with a pool table) with many seats for people to make friends. The breakfast area was also nice overlooking a garden. I was given a 8-bed room with 5 guests staying during my stay. I will stay here again.

        Reviewed November 07, 2018

        Thank you for your wonderful review of YHA York! We're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Hannah Cutts Duty Manager

        Responded November 16, 2018
        YHA York Hostel
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Thiago from Portugal
        Solo traveler
        Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

        Great experience! ”

        Historical building which gives you access to the central area within 10 min by walk. Clean hostel in general and gold medal for the staff, specially for the blonde receptionist with glasses, for the special attention and brilliant recommendations as where and how to go so some places. I'd recommend to all of my friends. I'd definitely stay again.

        Reviewed October 21, 2016

        Thank you for your review of YHA York. Hannah Cutts Team Leader

        Responded October 10, 2017
        YHA York Hostel
        8.3
        Excellent
        ZHOU from China
        Solo traveler
        Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

        Best hostel”

        Comfortable Room, friendly staffs, good facilities

        It must be the best hostel I have stayed during my whole travel. Except the location, everything is perfect! The shower is the best of all hostels I stayed. The location is a little bit far from central and no supermarket nearby. Walking to railway station needs 20min and the nearest Sainsbury is in 15min by walk

        Reviewed October 18, 2015

        Thank you for your review of YHA York

        Responded December 17, 2017
        YHA York Hostel
        8.8
        Excellent
        Sau from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in June 2017

        Value For Money; Spacious room”

        A bit of musty odor in the room, especially bathroom.

        Reviewed July 09, 2017

        Thank you for your review of YHA York. Hannah Cutts Team Leader

        Responded October 10, 2017
        YHA York Hostel
        8.4
        Excellent
        lydia from Malaysia
        Group
        Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

        there is toilet in room!”

        really glad staying here.the price is low but the facilities is tip top

        Reviewed February 06, 2016

        Thank you for your review of YHA York

        Responded December 17, 2017
        YHA York Hostel
        8.0
        Excellent
        Wai from China
        Solo traveler
        Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

        comfortable and well served”

        clean, friendly, well~managed

        great

        Reviewed August 04, 2015

        Thank you for your review of YHA York

        Responded December 17, 2017
        YHA York Hostel
        8.3
        Excellent
        robert from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 5 nights in February 2015

        excellent fort travellers or just plain frugal”

        bunks are solid and dont move,security good,has restaurant and bar

        very good , will return

        Reviewed February 07, 2015

        Thank you for your review of YHA York

        Responded December 17, 2017
        YHA York Hostel
        7.6
        Very good
        Ngan from Vietnam
        Group
        Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in November 2016

        Nice place with cheap price”

        Pros: Clean, big kitchen to cook, laundry service, friendly staff Cons (little): Quite far from the center (about 20 min walking but the route down the river is very scenic so no problem at all). Otherwise, take bus number 2 which run very frequent. Bus stop is around 3 min from the hostel.

        Reviewed November 04, 2016

        Thank you for your review of YHA York. Hannah Cutts Team Leader

        Responded October 10, 2017
        YHA York Hostel
        5.0
        Suet from Hong Kong
        Solo traveler
        Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

        Far and dirty hostel in York ”

        Only breakfast is quite good

        The hostel is far away from the train station and Center of York. It's neither near to any bus station and grabing a taxi is also not possible. Not suggest to those traveller with heavy lauggages with them as the walk from train station to the hostel may take nearly 30mins. The mattress, sheets and pillow smells awful and I found the only washing machine in the laundry of the hostel is washing the mop. I can't imagine that the sheets washed with those mop before I use! It's awful! The bedroom is also far away which we need to carry our lauggages upstairs, walking through a long corridor and upstairs and walk and downstairs and walk and upstairs. You may image how tortuous the route leading to the room is.

        Reviewed December 05, 2015

        Thank you for your review of YHA York

        Responded December 17, 2017
        YHA York Hostel
        5.7
        Jane from United Kingdom
        Family with teens
        Stayed 1 night in June 2012

        OK budget choice - a bit faded”

        Location

        It was for a twin room with shared bathroom - price felt about right. It's YHA, so you have to make your bed, and go down the corridor to a shower. Decor all a bit tired/grubby outside the room which is only functional (as you'd expect at the price). It was a little noisy in the night as guests came back - despite receptionist's plea that the young men who checked in with me not make too much racket. However, it's in a good place: you can walk from city centre back along the river (if you don't mind the dark) in about 15 minutes. In the morning the cooking smells from breakfast were a bit unappetizing and we went elsewhere.

        Reviewed July 08, 2012

        Thank you for your review of YHA York

        Responded December 16, 2017
        YHA York Hostel
        6.0
        yong from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018

        Above average”

        good environment hostel but not in the city.

        Reviewed July 24, 2018

        Thank you for your review of YHA York. We are located around 20 minutes walk from the city centre, with buses available for those with weary legs! We hope to see you again. Hannah Cutts Duty Manager

        Responded July 28, 2018
        YHA York Hostel
        6.0
        TAT from Hong Kong
        Solo traveler
        Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in May 2017

        Nice Hostel but a little bit far away”

        It needs 20-25 min walk to York Minster. All other things is good, except shower's water is not hot enough.

        Reviewed May 30, 2017

        Thank you for your review of YHA York. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us. Next time you visit, why not try the local bus service? This will get you into town in 10 minutes. Kind regards, Hannah Cutts Team Leader

        Responded June 21, 2017
        YHA York Hostel
        6.8
        Good
        Mohamad from Brunei Darussalam
        Family with teens
        Quadruple Room with Double Bed
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

        Nice and simple”

        The place was very nice if you are driving car because its a bit far from the city. overall ok

        Reviewed March 20, 2017

        Thank you for your review of YHA York. Hannah Cutts Team Leader

        Responded October 10, 2017
        YHA York Hostel
        5.2
        Lee from Singapore
        Family with teens
        Quadruple Room
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

        Good for stop over night stay ”

        Very basic , thing like tower , shampoo etc need extra money .

        Reviewed April 09, 2016

        Thank you for your review of YHA York. Hannah Cutts Team Leader

        Responded October 10, 2017
        YHA York Hostel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Alan from United Kingdom
        Family with teens
        Dormitory Room (6 Adults)
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018

        Exceptional”

        Excellent facilities. Staff very friendly. Good food.

        Reviewed July 27, 2018

        Thank you for your review of YHA York! We hope to see you again soon. Hannah Cutts Duty Manager

        Responded July 28, 2018
        YHA York Hostel
        8.8
        Excellent
        Eve from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

        NICE VIEW FROM THE HOSTEL, CLEAN AND FRIENDLY STAFF.”

        ALL THE FACILITY IS GOOD, AND ALSO A HELPFUL STAFF AND BEAUTIFUL CLEAN ENVIRONMENT.

        Reviewed December 10, 2017

        Thank you for your review of YHA York! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Hannah Cutts Team Leader

        Responded December 17, 2017
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        • National Railway Museum
        • York Train Station is within 1.34 km