Hostels in York, England

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Get to know York (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in York. To help you make friends with York before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

York, located in Northeastern England, has a very longstanding history. The city has played host to Vikings, Romans, and Britons among others, and maintains some of the feel of each civilization. The old city is mostly walled, and most of these walls are walkable for a great tour. Most of the gates still stand and are well preserved, especially the northern gate.

The train station is located just to the west of the city. From there you can take a well marked route into the walls. If you choose to stay at a York hostel within the walls, be aware that you are subject to a special set of laws slightly different from what you find in the rest of England. Most of these laws surround drinking and noise making and do not carry harsh fines or penalties, but are meant to be respected.

If you choose to stay in a York hostel outside the city expect a bit of a walk in. York is fairly compact and is a very quaint town, although there are some areas outside the downtown core that may make you feel slightly uneasy at night. Use common sense and you will not find any trouble. You will find the people very welcoming and happy to help.

Main attractions include the Jorvic viking experience, the Minister, and the well preserved medieval streets. To save on entry to the Minister, attend one of the open services. You may have to get down on your knees, but you will be allowed to tour the Minister for a bit when it is fairly empty and be able to get a taste of the entire thing before the crush of tourists is let back in. The staff at your hostel in York should be able to provide you with some additional activity ideas.

Written by local enthusiast for York hostels

Written by local enthusiast for York hostels Josh

FAQ about York Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in York. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in York. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in York costs on average $43 for a dorm. A hostel in York with private rooms costs on average $152.
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YHA York is the best hostel in York for families.
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in York.

Astor York Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in York.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for York

Your Packing List for York

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for York and England.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

York Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in York, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$43 Average dorm price
$152 Average private room price
$28 Cheapest hostel in York
Astor York Hostel is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in York
Astor York Hostel is the best rated
Most York hostels are located in
Clifton
8.9 Average rating of all hostels

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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!

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