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YHA Manchester Reviews

Potato Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, England

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714 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 83%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)


The hostel was fine but did have the major flaw of having internet that a) you have to pay extra to use and b) only worked in the downstairs lobby. Nowadays it is standard for hostels to have free wifi, and especially as there are a lot of people staying at this hostel for work or while they are trying to find accommodation, this situation is very frustrating. Add to that the music constantly playing in the lobby.


Wi-fi free or breakfast could be included.


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.

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