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YHA York Reviews

Water End, Clifton, North Yorkshire, York, England

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625 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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The staff was very friendly. The place is really nice.


A great place, even it is a ways from the central part of the city. Very clean, great common rooms with people hanging out, good facilities, outlets on each bunk bed. Locks on doors and lockers provided. You do have to pay for WIFI if you are not a YHA member.


The hostel is located 30 minutes walk from central york. WiFi was not complimentory! 5 pounds for a day. breakfast portion is so tiny, however dinner is pretty good.


Youth hostel? Well, it's not very youth-friendly (unless you're talking about school kids...). It's very clean and tidy, but has no atmosphere, no where to socialise (very important for solo travelers like me), no kitchen to cook in, and the Wifi is not free... Oh, and the breakfast is not good value, considering I paid $10 for it. If you are a backpacker, find somewhere else to stay, and leave this one for the school trips.


Great hostel. It was a really far walk from the train station however. We eventually got used to the walk but for a city with limited public transportation it became very tiring. Great staff and facilities up to YHA standards. As with all YHA hostels, no free wifi for non members.


The bath/toilet lights seemed to be activated by a sensor, which never worked correctly. It was quite a pain when the lights suddenly went out while in the shower. Other than this, we had a pleasant stay.


Very organised and the facilities are all clean and well-kept. Spacious rooms and lounge area. good to chill and relax.


This hostel was excellent. The only downside was that the wifi did not work in our room. We had to go to the end of the hallway by the stairs or the lobby to get on the internet.

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