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YHA Manchester Reviews

Potato Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, England

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665 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Very helpful staff, interesting location, pleasantly spacious room (though I can't speak for all the others), beds significantly improved since I stayed there ten years ago (!). Wifi could be less expensive, but hey, you can't have everything...

  • 8th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Wi-fi free or breakfast could be included.

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The ventilation in the toilet is a bit loud, you wake everybody up, if you have to get up early. The guy at the reception in the afternoon was very friendly and helpful!!


Great place. Clean and quiet location. I would recommend it.


Great nights of sleep. Individual plugs and light. The atmosphere could be better though. People don't gather to talk much.


Nice hostel. Had a good kitchen, lounge, bar. Location is not ideal. Bit of walk from the bus stop but still manageable. One of the few places I've been where Wi-Fi is not free. The rooms are clean and nice.


Nice location. Clean and spacious. All you could expect from the hostel.


Our room was like a sauna- made sleeping rather uncomfortable, they need to invest in some air-con/fans to cool it down, otherwise it's a nice place to stay, fairly good location and I appreciated the free parking.


Everything was fine except that the internet costs extra, that I didn't like it. Usually with the price, the internet should be included


Very helpful staff, really cean room in a great location

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The ventilation of the room is very poor and it is smelly and hot. And people keep shouting outside the room in the corridor.


Wi-Fi should be free!!

  • 9th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great place, great location. Ticks all the boxes!


Felt like a hotel, you have to pay for absolutely everything and there's no WiFi in the bedroom. Even after paying the fee. Not to mention it's not located in anywhere great. Won't be returning.


The hostel was big, spacious and clean and in a pretty location right on the canals. But like most yha's you have to pay for wifi and there were a few big groups of people/school kids.


This an excellent hostel.


The YHA should really offer mixed rooms. It's unreasonable to break up travelling parties because of something as stupid as gender. Additionally, having to pay for things like wi-fi, towels, etc is excessive. These are services most hostels provide for free. Aside from this, the YHA will do; especially considering cheap accommodation in Manchester is hard to come by.


dont have free wifi, dont have breakfast


Very good hostel, but there was only 1 power output for my 4-bed room


The rooms are clean but there is no soap in the bathroom for washing hands. The staff are mostly friendly but when asking for directions to the station, I was told to take a taxi. If my budget is so that I'm staying in a hostel for £10 a night I'm not likely to take a taxi if there is an alternative mode of transport, such as the free bus? These are small things but can make a difference. Also, there is no storage room, lockers are available for £2-3, so actually the room costs £12 not £10.

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