Thursday, May 28

YHA York Hostel – Hosteling with a young family experiance

Hostels have changed a lot over the last 10 years. They are no longer just for back packers wanting a cheap bed for the night while they travel around.

The YHA Hostels are great for families on a budget. Large clean rooms with either shared bath rooms or en-suite which don’t cost the earth.

The YHA have some great city centre locations. This is one of the reasons we picked the York one; 25 mins walk to the centre.  The other main reason the price. Family rooms from £25 per night. That’s the full room not per person!

Why hostel over a hotel?

  • Price – Hostel is much cheaper than a hotel or B&B
  • Facilities – Access to a kitchen is a must when your on a budget, so you can make your own meals. YHA York has a shared kitchen and bar food, if we feel lazy. Hostels usually have communal areas where you can get together to eat your meals, and relax in the evenings. Games room, with a selection of toys, books, and a pool table. Free Fast WIFI.

YHA York



  • Board games
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Drying room
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Licensed bar
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store
  • Meals available
  • Packed lunch available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shop
  • Suitable for families
  • TV
  • Free wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ambulant accessible











The Family rooms

Yes there are bunk beds, but its only for a holiday. Each bed has its own light and power socket.
Our room at the YHA York is a bit of a trek from reception with several doors which need you to use your room key card for access, so its nice and secure, your key card only has access to your floor and room.
We opted for en-suit but even if you don’t its about 4-1 for a shared bathroom in the hall, and £10 a night cheaper too.

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