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YHA York Reviews

Water End, Clifton, North Yorkshire, York, England

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628 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Excellent, clean facilities. Self catered kitchen was well stocked with equipment and clean, each bunk had it's own light and plug. Only downside was that there were a lot of little expenses (breakfast was 5 pounds, internet 1 pound/20 mins) and the location which is about 15-20min walk from the city centre. There is a bus that stops outside the hostel that you can use.


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


Nice hostel in a quiet area, nice environment at a reasonable walking distance from the city center. But for such a nice facilities they have, they shouldn't be changing for the WiFi!! (come on, no one does that this days!)


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.

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