Hostels in York Hostels in York

You are looking for hostels in York? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your York hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking York.

All Cities in York

We list every single hostel in York and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in York for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All York hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in York. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking York

A historic city dating back to the first century AD, York, England was originally known by its Norse name "Jorvik," which remains the name of the popular tourist attraction in the heart of the city highlighting the ancient Nordic settlement and Norse influences in York. Nowadays, York is famous in the UK with local tourists -- well known for its quaint and picturesque walled city, ghost walks, the train museum, and Yorkminster Cathedral (the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe). The city is also surrounded by beautiful countryside -- with the Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Dales, and the Howardian Hills (with Castle Howard, known as the backdrop to both "Brideshead Revisited" films) all accessible through this city.

No visit to York city is complete without Betty's Tea Rooms -- run by the same company that made "Yorkshire Tea" eponymous with the city. Part of the Bettys and Taylors Group, Yorkshire Tea is synonymous with quality, taste, and a strong cup of brew. Betty's Tea Rooms were inspired by the RMS Queen Mary cruise liner and was a popular haunt of army personnel stationed in and around York during the war. Today, its selection of tea, cakes, and biscuits make it a must-visit for any intrepid traveler to the area; although be fair warned, it is usually very crowded during breakfast and tea time, so advance reservations are recommended!

For those that like shopping, York city itself hosts a wonderful diaspora of independent shops alongside more traditional high street offerings. The Shambles/Snickelways (an old street with overhanging timber buildings, historically where the butchers plied their trade) is well worth a visit for a selection of more touristic shops. York also has its own Designer Outlet Village, with a range of off-season upmarket brands on offer at heavily discounted prices.

Hostels in York, England, are hard to come by, but true to the independent vibe of this city, the few York, England hostels that do exist are hip and trendy Georgian conversions. They are conveniently located, and well run hostels in York, England, that will give you a lot of bang for your buck. If you have budget for more than a hostel in York, England, try the numerous boutique hotels on offer in York. Some guesthouses further out in the countryside also offer shared rooms and private camping grounds, although these are smaller institutions catering for less than ten people. These hostel facilities may be more convenient if you are driving and intent on visiting the wider Yorkshire area by car, as parking in York can be expensive and inconvenient.

expert for York hostels

Handwritten by local expert for York hostels Steph

Travel Tips for York - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking York. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of York. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in York

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in York?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in York here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in York safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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