YHA Manchester, Lancashire for Youth and Schools

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Manchester city centre hostel for large group accommodation

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
YHA Manchester, Lancashire, sleeps 4-150 in 38 bedrooms.

This large, purpose-built 4 star youth hostel is the perfect base for exploring the various Manchester museums, sports stadiums, Chill Factore (indoor ski and snowboarding) as well as great shopping and theatres close by.

Reception is staffed 24 hours a day with friendly, knowledgeable staff available to assist with any questions you may have either before or during your stay.

We offer a full catering service to suit your needs ranging from a large buffet breakfast with both hot and cold items, packed lunches, buffets and evening meals. We use fresh produce and all of our meat is British, Red Tractor. We can also cater for all dietary/special requirements.

We are located close to the city centre with excellent transport links to all Manchester attractions. We have free on site parking for our guests including space for coaches.

Our rooms are all en suite in mostly 4 bed rooms with secure keycard access to rooms and corridors and there are lots of social spaces including a restaurant and 3 meeting rooms.

We always try to allocate leaders in rooms close to your young people.

We accommodate many schools and groups of young people through the year and as such have risk assessments you would expect in place.

Although we do not have specific activity packages in place we are more than happy to help plan your visit offering advice and suggestions where needed.


Self catering kitchen available but not suitable for groups due to size.
Restaurant seats up to 85 people.
Seating in the TV lounge, bar area, games room and reception/foyer.
TV lounge plus big projector screen in the bar.
Wi-Fi and computers available.
Pool table, table football and video games.
Centrally heated.
Can sleep up to 150 people in mostly 4 bed rooms.
Linen provided free. Towels available to rent or purchase from reception.
All rooms en-suite.
Wheelchair accessible with lifts and adapted bedrooms available
Games room. High chairs available in the restaurant. Cots available on request.
Outside seating by the canal.
No swimming pool on site, however our guests can use the gym next door at a discounted rate who have a pool.
Free parking for up to 31 cars available including space for coaches.
Smoking area outside property.
Only guide dogs and hearing dogs allowed.


Just one mile from city centre. Follow the signs to Castlefield or the Museum of Science and Industry on Liverpool Road, the hostel is on Potato Wharf
Manchester city centre is a 20 minute walk or free buses leave from outside Science and Industry Museum (5 minutes walk from hostel).
Tesco and Sainsbury's a short walk away.
Bar and restaurant within the property plus various pubs 5 minutes walk.

Booking Information

Open all year. Special offer rates over Winter. Beds from £13 per night, rooms from £36 per night.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

Potato Wharf
M3 4NB
United Kingdom
Deansgate train station: 0.5 miles, Piccadilly Station: 1 mile
Main bus station 1 mile, bus stops into city close to hostel.
Manchester airport 9 miles, Liverpool airport 31 miles

Rental Rates

Full board rates start at just £30.00 per night and free leader places can be given on a ratio of 1:10 when taking the full board option (breakfast, packed lunch and 3 course evening meal).

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YHA Manchester, Lancashire

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Joined us: 2013
+44 (0)1618 399 960
Potato Wharf
M3 4NB
United Kingdom