Yha, Manchester

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YHA Manchester is clean, social, and spacious!

The Location

YHA Manchester is located on the edge of the main city centre by the waterfront. It takes approximately half-an-hour to forty minutes to walk over to the other side of the city, where the main bus stations or Manchester Picadilly train station is located, or there is public transport to get there. You will find a supermarket within a ten-minute walking distance too, if you need to get groceries.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms here are spacious and really comfortable. The beds and linen are quality and nice for sleeping. They have hangers and areas to put bags and clothes within the room. There are also lockers if you provide your own lock. The bathroom is attached and is a shower toilet. There are some separate outside of the room if the one in your room is occupied. The showers and bathrooms are clean and nice.

Common Spaces

There are loads of common spaces in this hostel. They have a large reception area that has lounge chairs, bars and bar stools, a bean bag area, and tables and chairs where you can eat. There is a restaurant area, which serves food all day, and they do breakfast at a cost as well. If you are however on a budget, there is a fully equipped, industrial-style kitchen where you can cook.

The area is also equipped with a foosball table, a pool table, and books for reading and games as well for things to do. Also they have a Ben and Jerry's vending machine in case you are feeling a little bit peckish for ice cream and don't want to go out. Also there is a cinema, which shows movies at different times, just check with reception. There is also a self-service, coin-operated laundry room here if you need to wash your clothes.


This hostel is a really large and well-used space. It allows for people to get together and meet up and do things, which is great if you are a solo traveler. If you are checking out and need to store your luggage, they have large lockers for a small fee where you can leave your bags for the day. It is a great hostel from which to enjoy your stay in Manchester!
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Yha, Manchester
Yha, Manchester
Yha, Manchester
Yha, Manchester
Yha, Manchester
Yha, Manchester
Yha, Manchester
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Published on Aug 18, 2017


Purpose-built in 1995, YHA Manchester enjoys a canal-side location close to the heart of the rejuvenated city centre. Ideally situated for a city break, it’s within easy reach of some of the best shopping, restaurants, cinemas, concert halls, museums and theatres in northern England. It’s hard to narrow down just what to do but don’t miss the Manchester United museum and stadium tour and the Trafford Centre. Premium rooms are available.

Location and Contact


• How do you get to this Youth Hostel:
• 1 mile from Manchester city centre follow signs to Castlefield or the Museum Science and Industry on Liverpool Road, the hostel is on Potato Wharf just off Liverpool road.
• Bus information:
• No. 33 from city centre to Liverpool road, bus stops opposite Potato Wharf.
• Train information:
• From Picadilly station take the tram to the g-mex stop or a local train to Deansgate station. Exit the station onto Deansgate, turn right then take the second left onto Liverpool Road. Walk down Liverpool road until you see the Castlefield Hotel on the left hand side, turn left directly after the hotel onto Potato Wharf, the Youth Hostel is down this road on the left hand side.
• National Express:
• Chorlton Street Coach Station 1mile, take the tram to the g-mex stop, exit right onto Deansgate, then 2nd left onto Liverpool Road and 3rd left onto Potato Wharf.



Address: Potato Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

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Phone Number: +44-161-839-9960
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Facilities and Amenities

Groups (10+ people)

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller




Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

24 Hour Security


Board Games

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Swimming Pool


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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