The YHA is a bright, cleverly laid out hostel that’s just a 15-minute stroll along the Ouse from the city centre. Inside there’s 203 beds across 45 rooms that range from bunk beds in shared dorms to private, en-suite family rooms for up to six people. There’s a self-catering kitchen, wi-fi, a café that’s open 24 hours, bicycle storage, and a games room with a pool table. Plus, for those who fancy improving their aim, an archery range!
York is packed with historic sights and attractions, from the revamped Jorvik Viking Centre and York Minster to the National Railway Museum and The Shambles, one of the country’s best preserved and most enchanting streets. What’s more, given it’s such a small town, everything is walkable – pack some comfortable shoes. And when it comes to budget accommodation, options run from great value family-friendly hostels to boutique backpacker digs. Oh, and a fully working convent. Here are they are: the best cheap hotels in York.