Super old building, decent rooms with comfortable beds and good quality bedding. Really excellent location, a short walk from Lime Street train station and situated at the top of the main downtown shopping district. Easy walk straight down to the docks, the pubs and shops, and the Cavern Club district. Very friendly and helpful staff, ready with a smile and a greeting. Excellent old-fashioned dining hall / residents' lounge, with coffee and tea all day, comfortable seating. Poor Wifi signal.
Absolutely top-notch hostel that I can recommend to anyone traveling to York. Superb staff, wonderful facilities, thoroughly excellent room and bath, and superior features. Wonderful lounge and kitchen, plus coffee and computer area. Bar downstairs was excellent. Room was immaculate, spacious, comfortable, very affordable and welcoming. "Wet-room" style shower was a little odd, but all modern fixtures. Marvelous location in the heart of the old city. Live music downstairs one night was good.
My first ever hostel stay and it was excellent! Friendly helpful staff. Marvelous old building. Great basement kitchen. Good atmosphere with other guests. Location good, a brief walk from Earl's Court tube station. Neighborhood is ok. Good pubs nearby. Close to downtown; easy travel. Room was crowded but comfortable. Bathroom a bit small. Everything clean. Fixtures and furnishings sturdy and comfortable. TV lounge was friendly. Stairs are tall and steep; be warned. This is a great place!