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“Adequate ... just.” 3 of 5 stars
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YHA Manchester
4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Potato Wharf | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4NB, England   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
North Tyneside
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Adequate ... just.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

Travelled with children (11 and 9) for weekend in Manchester.

Room adequate - bit grubby.

En-suite was akin to an aeroplane toilet (or those at Monkseaton High School !).

Kitchen had leaking "U Bend" and half missing oven door.

Woken on Saturday morning by geese on the canal.

Saturday evening the Castlefields events arena opposite had a rock concert on - with family room overlooking the arena area, it meant the children didn't get to sleep until after 11pm.

Overall - adequate ..... just.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

I had to do some work in Manchester for a couple of day sometimes and so I stayed at this hostel during that time. I had a single room with facilities and restaurant and both were clean and comfortable (this is a hostel so I did not expect the same comfort as in a hotel. ) Food was served in cafeteria style, basic but OK. No luxuries here but no luxuy price either. So I was happy. It"s in a cool and trendy bit of Manchester central and easy transportation links. It was nice sometimes to talk to the other hostellers.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Preston, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

Never stayed at a YHA before, however this seemed like incredible value. Stayed in a private room with 4 beds (2x bunks). Rooms were basic but clean and comfortable. Location is excellent. The building is modern and light. Staff are friendly. I would recommend this YHA to anyone! incredible value.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

Bit far out of the town centre and bus/train stations which was a slight problem with it raining when I arrived mid afternnon. Fortunately there was good pub nearby to the bus station and I was away after a few pints and the rain had stopped. Rooms OK, liked the water area views which broke up the drabbness of Manchester in general. Some trees and interesting buildings would be good, no reflection on the hostel of course. Bar area and reception were good, service fine and the museum nearby quite interesting also. Managed to be here when the Hungry Pigeon free concert was on which was a bonus. Google it if you are interested - good bands, licensed area in the middle of the city. Got the shirt to show for it too! All up not a bad spot and the best kebabs in the UK.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Naas, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

This hostel is modern and well built, the facilities are basic but adequate and it's very central.

It's let down as our whole floor smelt stale and sweaty, this created the impression that it wasn't properly cleaned and was bad enough to make the stay a bad experience.

Also the staff mucked up our booking, not a good start.

Finally, avoid the breakfast. It's cheap but still not worth it.

  • Stayed May 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2009

The YHA isn't easy to find, but once arrived it already feels like vacations!
Very nice location and I particularly found the breakfast room lovely.
Employees there were very cool. I would advise that place for a few days to spend around Manchester or Liverpool.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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england
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2009

this hostel was nice enough. i was there on the 27th november 2008. the breakfast was cold and when i was made to wait 10 minutes for a clean fork it was even colder. on the plus side there was a decent choice for breakfast. the ensuite was a disaster. there was no water coming from the shower. the lad i asked for help did his best and finally got the water flowing. however i made the mistake of assuming everything was now ok because when i got in the shower i also found that the water would not heat up either. as i was not going to get dry and dressed and go and ask for assistance again i just put up with a cold shower. the silly thing with the ensuite is that when the light is turned on the extraction thingy starts up and is quite loud. that is not what you want happening if someone uses the toilet during the night. it also takes an age to go off after the light has been turned off. it is still a good place to stay if you cant afford a hotel. i would go again they just need to sort some things out.

  • Liked — the location
  • Disliked — the en suite bathroom
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Potato Wharf | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4NB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 72 Specialty Lodging in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Manchester 4*
Number of rooms: 152
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