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York is soaked in history and packed with fantastic attractions. The Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans have all left their mark. Our newly refurbished YHA provides superb modern accommodation within walking distance of the city centre, making it the ideal base for exploring this very special City. YHA York at a glance: Free Wi-Fi in social areas at YHA York! £2 million renovation Walking distance of the city centre New cafe bar 32 rooms with en suites State-of-the-art seminar/education facilities As part of our refurbishment, YHA York now boasts a large number of new en-suite bedrooms, a cafe bar with garden views and meeting/activity rooms. So, whether you're looking for a cheap weekend break, a bed for a night or a family getaway, YHA York has everything you need! This hostel provides disabled access and rooms.
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tintinbike wrote a review 7 Feb
Andover, United Kingdom2 contributions
All good, great value friendly staff nice atmosphere. Sadly fellow guests in the kitchen until 02:00 making a fair bit of noise made sleep less than great. I probably should have got up to ask them to keep the noise down. Four stars.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Thank you for your review, we appreciate all guest feedback and welcome opportunities to improve. We're sorry for your experience with noisy guests - we have a policy for guests to keep noise to a minimum between 11:00pm and 7:00am, if this is not being respected, our staff are on hand 24 hours a day to help with any issues and ensure all guests have a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Paradise780954 wrote a review 7 Feb
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with difficulty in finding accomodation in york without going furter afield, finding this with such easy access to the river and city centre was a godsend. especially being able to leave the car and walk in. romms are basic, but functional clean and practical. wealth of facilities on hand and strike the right balance for what guests really need. great base for visiting sights and experiences. welcoming for all ages without discrimination. fundamently good ethos from founders still current today... 10/10
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Thank you for your fantastic review. We strive to provide a welcoming space for all, and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon!
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Debra W wrote a review 5 Feb
We've been here a number of times, it's a decent place to stay close to York, helpful staff. It's a bit pot luck with the rooms some are very large, this time or room was just big enough, everything is always clean and comfortable. We stayed this time, two friends with our 4 children aged 7 - 15 and had a bad experience with another guest. He was part of a large group of rowdy males, he appeared to have been very drunk and confused and aggressively banged and kicked our door at around midnight trying to get in thinking it was his room. Our children were very scared, we rang reception immediately and a member of staff was up very quickly and were very apologetic. In the morning in reception we saw the man involved and a conversation with him about his actions ended in him swearing aggressively at us again in front of our children, and other families, who were again really upset. We were all very surprised that there was such a large group of clearly drunk males as this is not our usual experience of YHA. This is the first time we have genuinely felt unsafe in a youth hostel and it may affect us staying here again.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Thank you for your review. We are deeply sorry for your experience with another guest. We take guest safety very seriously and have rigorous safeguarding procedure in place to ensure issues are dealt with swiftly and effectively. This incident has been addressed and dealt with accordingly. We're happy to hear that you otherwise enjoyed your stay, and hope you choose to stay with us again in the future.
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alix499 wrote a review Jan 2023
Shepshed, United Kingdom9 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a great place to stay. Obviously, it's not The Ritz, but if you're after something affordable and welcoming, then this is it. Lovely, friendly and helpful staff. Lovely space and location. REALLY lovely food. Just lovely all round. We love spending time in the communal area - never felt on top of anyone. Love the games and pool table available - and even the xylophone hiding in the garden! Great place to stay. This was our second visit - and hoping to return another day.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Thank you for your wonderful review of YHA York, we're so happy to hear you had a great stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Polly G wrote a review Jan 2023
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Really happy to stay at the Youth Hostel in York again. Parking is really easy and a nice walk into town. Didn't have any food this time but have had a good experience with breakfast before. Lovely staff, super helpful, clean rooms and facilities :-)
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Thank you for your lovely review of YHA York. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to seeing you on your next adventure! YHA York
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Stephmarsh15 wrote a review Jan 2023
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This was our first stay in a YHA. it was excellent value for money. The hotel was clean & staff were professional & friendly. It was a great base to stay to explore York. The city is only a few mins drive away.
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Thank you for your great review of YHA York, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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James B wrote a review Jan 2023
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
The room was inadequately set up as there was no information about what to do in the case of a fire (there was one). People were left outside with no information (even from the Fire Brigade who have most certainly been given Crisis Management Training). The staff at the hotel were young and seemed not to be trained in Crisis Management (an essential for the safety and comfort of other people). As there was no hot food available to purchase the next day (and Expensive £10 for a full breakfast). The next day I was offered some free toast if I bought a coffee. Unacceptable and indicative of how people treat others. Especially vulnerable groups (that include single people travelling alone).
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Thank you for your review of YHA York. We're sorry that you had issues during your stay. Fire safety information, including evacuation procedures, are located on the back of every bedroom door. As this was an unprecedented situation, we're grateful for the kindness that guests showed during the evacuation. Staff are fully trained in evacuation procedures, and we are using this event to further fine tune procedures. We're sorry that the kitchen was unavailable for breakfast the following morning - this was at the advice of our maintenance team, and the fire service. We take all feedback to heart, and will use it to improve our service. We wish you all the best. YHA York
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observer2023 wrote a review Jan 2023
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
York YHA gave us a great break exploring the city of York. You could tell it had been recently refurbished. Great facilities, lots of space, great showers and lovely breakfast. A lovely walk into the city where there is lots to do for families. Would definitely recommend and look forward to staying again.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you again.
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Fadedbackpack wrote a review Jan 2023
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom305 contributions96 helpful votes
We stayed here before and I wasn’t overly impressed. I’m glad we chose to stay again though. We chose an en-suite room this time and I would definitely recommend this option. Also last time, we were on an upper floor and the cloud Wi-Fi didn’t connect, this wasn’t an issue this time on a lower floor. The location is great, just a 15 minute walk from the very centre of York. Our room was very clean, warm (in the middle of a cold snap) and very cosy. It’s a basic hostel room but we were very happy with it. My only gripe is A) the socket next to my bed didn’t work and B) towels cost extra, it didn’t bother me at all to pay extra, but we weren’t told when booking or on check in, so after a shower I had to send my daughter down to get one from reception while I stood a bit damp and waiting in the bathroom! Extremely reasonably priced, cosy little room and great location though, would definitely stay again. Staff are lovely too.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Towels rented from reception for small cost. En-suite worthwhile. Internet better in lower rooms....
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review of YHA York, we're glad that you chose to stay with us again, and that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again in the future.
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Amber M wrote a review Jan 2023
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Staff were lovely and room was neat and tidy. Disappointed in the self serve laundry as there was only one residential 8kg washer and one residential 9kg dryer. This caused issues as there was no time limit on either with a load going for as long as 220 minutes ( 3.5hrs). This meant wait times were almost impossible, especially when you are only staying one night and have to stay up to 12am just to start a load of laundry. Either more machines should be installed or have ones with shorter run cycles. Only benefit is that they are free.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t put your laundry on for 220mins and leave it in the washer when it’s done when there’s...
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Thank you for your review, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with our laundry service - this is used by both staff and guests and operates on a 'first come first served' basis, so unfortunately we are unable to guarantee availability. There is information about cycle run-times on top of the machines for guest use, and our friendly staff are happy to help if required.
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US$31 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
york international youth hotel clifton
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
York International Youth Hostel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandYorkshireNorth YorkshireYorkClifton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
147
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Frequently Asked Questions about YHA York
Which popular attractions are close to YHA York?
Nearby attractions include National Railway Museum (1.0 km), Treasure Hunt York (1.1 km), and The Homestead (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at YHA York?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at YHA York?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at YHA York?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to YHA York?
Conveniently located restaurants include Countess of York, Roots York, and National Railway Museum.
Is YHA York located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Clifton.
Are there any historical sites close to YHA York?
Many travellers enjoy visiting York Cold War Bunker (1.6 km), Holy Trinity Church (1.7 km), and Merchant Adventurers' Hall (2.0 km).
Is YHA York accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.