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YHA Manchester Reviews

Potato Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, England

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789 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Pros: Nice breakfast if you want to pay for it. Cons: Tiny, poorly-designed bathrooms. Almost too small to function in. Water from the shower gets over the whole room. No wi-fi in the rooms.


I liked the hostel. They have great structure, nice people and its in a great place. But they try to rip money off of you in every way possible. For exemple, they don't borrow an adaptor plug to you. They only sell. FOR 4 POUNDS! If you have to check out and leave your bags in the hostel, they let you, but will charge 3 pounds for something that is almost a favor, right? I hated in that way, but in everything else is quite good.


This is by far the most expensive hostel I have ever stayed at (I have tried +40 all over the world).You get very little value for your money and how can it cost £20 for a night, when breakfast isn't included?


Very good hostel except for the bathroom facilities (small and clogged sink, no drinking water, hair in the shower, no shared bathrooms on the floor to use when you don't want to wake up everyone in the room)

  • 13th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Too few wall plugs. Be careful, internet only works in the main lobby! The bathroom was not very clean (during three days). Coffee was cold (not warm, but cold) in the breakfast buffet. The staff was very friendly, I could check in very late at night and I could borrow an iron at no cost. Overall, it's ok, just not perfect. The location is excellent.

  • 29th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovakia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


nothing really wrong with this hostel, just simply wasn't the type of atmosphere I was looking for. was hoping for more of a younger, backpacker scene; however they seem to cater to a very family friendly crowd. nothing wrong with that, just weren't many people to meet and instead, a lot of soccer teams and family's on vacay.


A part from being a bit far from the city centre, every thing is very nice there.


Very nice place

  • 17th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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