YHA York

Water End, Clifton, York, North Yorkshire YO30 6LP

Overview

Ideal for history lovers, this superbly-equipped hostel offers a brilliant ideal groups base in the fabulous city of York. A short fifteen-minute walk from the river and train station, and located in the leafy superb of Clifton, the hostel comes complete with 45 rooms, 203 beds and all the facilities to make a great base for groups of all ages, including 2 classrooms, a games room and social spaces with free Wi-Fi.

The hostel offers full and half board options, a dedicated groups dining area, and a menu catering for all tastes, and groups can ensure satisfaction by pre-ordering. The hostel can be easily segmented to provide secure wings or areas that can be used solely for individual groups. The hostel is staffed 24 hours a day ensuring the security of our guests, and there will always be someone on hand should you need them. To make things easy for our larger groups the hostel has ample parking for coaches.

For primary school groups is there a better city to visit than York? Travel in time at the Jorvik Viking Centre, ride on rockets at the National Railway Museum, or be inspired by the beautiful York Minster. There are so many different attractions to visit, all easily accessible on foot. The city centre is just a mile away along a traffic free riverside walk, making YHA York a great base to lead your own school residential. Or why not draw on our extensive knowledge of this beautiful city and let us provide you with one of our YHA led History and Discovery packages? Each day will include a visit to one of York’s famous attractions followed up with afternoon and evening activities and workshops based on your day’s adventure back at the hostel. Think Viking pancakes, stained glass workshops and fully functioning siege engines!

Our package is great for groups wanting to explore York through the ages and makes a great local history study, tracing several aspects of national history before and after 1066. Or you could just focus on the Vikings with trips to the Jorvik centre or DIG: an archaeological adventure, followed up by building Viking long ships back at the hostel.

With free wifi, a games room, 2 classrooms equipped with whiteboards, Projectors and AV equipment, and team building workshops available for all age groups, YHA York is a great choice for older school groups and universities looking for group accommodation in the city. Whatever your reason for staying, you can be sure that YHA York will provide a good night’s sleep, great access to the city and plenty of space for your group to follow up work in the evening or socialise with their peers. Plus, plan your trip with peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that we have 24 hour staffing, ID checks, CCTV and other measures in place to ensure you enjoy a safe stay.

Social groups or non-education/youth groups will find York a city full of surprises and ripe for exploration, with cobbled streets and hidden snickelways, leading to all manner of quirky independent shops and eateries waiting to be discovered. You can easily spend a day simply wandering around this famous walled city, taking in a show, or cruising along the Ouse.

Get discount tickets for The Ghost Trail of York, as well as recommendations and top tips, from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. With all those activities to fit in, you’ll be glad to sit down and relax back at the hostel, with coffee and cake or a beer in our licensed bar.

Why Groups love YHA York

Packages and bolt-ons available here

Multi-million pound makeover in 2013

"Excellent" - 91%

Customer Satisfaction based on 278 scores

Prices are person, per night and exclude VAT.

Number of beds: 135

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

103296

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Packages available at YHA York

History package

Medieval Experience

Suitable for ages 7-13

Medieval history brought to life

Offering pupils the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the life and times of York through the ages, our flexible residentials offer on-site activities that complement the local attractions. Award winning educational attractions may include: JORVIK Centre, DIG: an Archaeological Adventure, Clifford Tower, Barley Hall, York Minster, York Dungeons, The National Railway Museum, and The Chocolate Story.

Activities

  • JORVIK Centre
  • DIG: an Archaeological Adventure
  • York Minster
  • York Dungeons
  • Runes & jumblies
  • Make like a viking
  • Roman siege engines
  • Roman legacy trail

Activities:

  • DIG: an Archaeological Adventure
  • JORVIK Centre
  • Make like a viking
  • Roman legacy trail
  • Roman siege engines
  • Runes & jumblies
  • York Dungeons
  • York Minster

Prices from

£38.00

per person per night* (+VAT)

Discovery package

YHA Discovery

Suitable for ages 7-13

Flexible programme of fun and challenges

Designed to enable teachers to create their own stay, our Discovery package offers a flexible programme of fun, challenging and memorable experiences that can be tailored to support the educational needs of your group. The Discovery package at York is heavily focused around the great attractions, both educational and recreational, that the city has to offer.

Activities

  • York Minster
  • The Jorvik Viking Center
  • The Dig Archaeological Center
  • Yorkshire Museum and Gardens
  • St. Mary’s Abbey
  • National Railway Museum
  • Castle Museum
  • The Richard III Experience
  • The Henry VII Experience
  • Barley Hall
  • York City Cruises
  • York Dungeons
  • York Chocolate Story
  • Ghost Bus Tour
  • Ghost Trail of York Roman Baths

Activities:

  • Barley Hall
  • Castle Museum
  • Ghost Bus Tour
  • Ghost Trail of York Roman Baths
  • JORVIK Centre
  • National Railway Museum
  • St. Mary's Abbey
  • The Dig Archaeological Center
  • The Henry VII Experience
  • The Richard III Experience
  • York Chocolate Story
  • York City Cruises
  • York Dungeons
  • York Minster
  • Yorkshire Museum and Gardens

Prices from

£38.00

per person per night* (+VAT)

YHA York does not currently offer packages

Bolt-ons available at YHA York

YHA bolt-on

YHA York Bolt On

YHA York bolt-on

The bolt-on offers at York are heavily focused around the great attractions, both educational and recreational, that the city has to offer.

Schools can be taken on guided tours around:

  • York Minster
  • The Jorvik Viking Center
  • The Dig Archaeological Center
  • Yorkshire Museum and Gardens
  • St. Mary’s Abbey
  • National Railway Museum
  • Castle Museum
  • The Richard III Experience
  • The Henry VII Experience
  • Barley Hall
  • York City Cruises
  • York Dungeons
  • York Chocolate Story
  • Ghost Bus Tour
  • Ghost Trail of York Roman Baths

Prices from

£8.00

per person* (+VAT)

YHA York does not currently offer bolt-ons

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential

Locations

A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations

Facilities

General:

  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store

Transportation:

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Good public transport links
  • Minibus parking

Food & Drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • On-site café
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)
  • Corridor zoning
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

How to get here

Water End, Clifton, York, North Yorkshire YO30 6LP

By car and coach:
From the city centre take the A19 north, turning left at the Old Grey Mare onto Water End, then 300m. From the A1237 Northern Ring Road, take the A19 towards the city and turn right at the third set of traffic lights.

OS Map: 105
OS Grid Ref: SE589528
Latitude: 53.968511
Longitude: -1.102822
YHA York