• Garden
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Private bathroom
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Key card access
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Luggage storage
  • Heating
  • Parking on site

Set within the former home of the Rowntree family - a lovely Victorian mansion with extensive gardens, YHA York is just a 15-minute riverside walk to York’s ancient centre. This property also features a restaurant and a games room with pool table, books and board games. YHA York is within the quiet residential area of Clifton, a 15-minute walk from York’s stunning, Gothic cathedral and historic city walls. The famous Betty’s Tea Rooms are a 20-minute walk away, surrounded by York’s excellent shops. York Dungeon and the Jorvik Viking Centre are a 25-minute walk away. Guests at YHA York can make use of the cafe and restaurant, or prepare food in the self catering kitchen. All rooms contain bunk beds, and there is a large, glass fronted common room for guests to relax in, along with Wi-Fi internet access. The property also has guest laundry, luggage and bike storage facilitates.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

YHA York has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 18 Mar 2011.
Hotel chain/brand:
Youth Hostels Association

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
1 bunk bed
2 bunk beds
1 single bed
1 double bed
2 bunk beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for York
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Janette
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location is good walkable or by the number 2 bus outside the hostel into York. Superbly clean and spacious dormatories with excellent self catering kitchen facilities. There is also a paid breakfast and evening meal on request. Excellent staff...
  • Roisin
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Very clean, nice quiet private rooms, well located within walking/bus distance to the city, great to have a kitchen to use, nice staff. It's fantastic that these YHA's remain an accommodation resource in the UK.
  • Gemma
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    I loved the open plan area at the front, so relaxing to sit with friends. The shower was so powerful and the bedding cosy! It was in lovely grounds too, I’ll definitely be back.
  • Catalina
    Comfortable and at good price. Nice 15-20 min walk from the city center. It has a kitchen and also a nice bar/cafe where you can sit and chill.
  • Wayne
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location, fantastic breakfast, fruit compote delicious! comfortable room.
  • Gillian
    Historical and well presented. Such a brilliant location for walking to the City of York. The staff were very helpful and pleasant.
  • Linzi
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The hostel is in a great location with friendly helpful staff.
  • Claire
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Phoned beforehand to check parking and en suite - super helpful. Booked last minute to prevent an extra journey , arrived at 11 - Ken couldn't have been more up beat and helpful Comparison to other hotels etc - family of 4 , SO budget friendly...
  • Shahaab
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The location of hotel is very good, staff very help
  • Natalie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very good self-catering kitchen. Good size, cleanliness and fridge space. Very helpful staff too.

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • Am male . Do other males share the room with you and how many. Thank you.

    Dear Sir, Our dorm rooms are for 8 persons. Regards YHA York
    Answered on 31 October 2019
  • Hi, is there a private bathroom to this room please? Thank you

    Thank you for the inquiry, I can confirm that all our double rooms have their own private bathroom. Many thanks
    Answered on 25 July 2020
  • If I book a twin room as a single person would someone else be able to book the other bed or would I have booked the whole room for myself? Thanks

    Greetings, If you were to book a twin room then this would be exclusively for your use. We hope this helped. Regards YHA York
    Answered on 2 October 2021
  • Is there anywhere for secret bike storage? Thanks

    Yes, we have secure bike storage facilities within our hostel.
    Answered on 24 February 2020
  • Hello! Is it available a shared kitchen where I can cook and heat food? Thank you.

    We have a shared kitchen near reception where guests can cook and heat their own food.
    Answered on 25 September 2022
  • How old do you have to be to stay without a parent if your going with your friend and we are both 17 and have parents consent

    Thank you for your question, In order to stay at the hostel alone you must be 16 or over, if younger than this you must be accompanied by someone ove..
    Answered on 5 March 2020
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Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • YHA York Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of YHA York
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Billiards
    Additional charge
  • Games room
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Vending machine (snacks)
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Luggage storage
    • Laundry
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key card access
    • 24-hour security
    • Designated smoking area
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Family rooms
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Emergency cord in bathroom
    • Lower bathroom sink
    • Toilet with grab rails
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Languages spoken
    • English

    Sustainable initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

    House rules

    YHA York takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


    Until 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 7 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo JCB Cash YHA York accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    YHA cannot accept bookings for 16 people or more. Any such bookings will be cancelled by YHA.
    The maximum length of stay is 14 consecutive nights. Following any stay of 14 nights, guests may not stay in any YHA accommodation for at least seven nights.
    The ID must match the name and address on the booking. Where a booking is for more than one person, the named person on the booking will need to provide proof of identify that matches the name and address on the booking. ID will also be requested from all other adult guests. These IDs must match the name they sign in with at check in.
    Please note discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or Hostelling International as part of this booking.
    Towels are not included in the room rate. Guests can hire them at the property or bring their own.
    Please contact YHA directly for more information about accessible facilities.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about YHA York

    • YHA York is 1.1 miles from the centre of York. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • YHA York offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Billiards
      • Games room

    • YHA York has 1 restaurant:

      • YHA York Restaurant

    • The prices at YHA York may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Check-in at YHA York is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • Guests staying at YHA York can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.7).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan