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City of York Council - Howe Hill Hostel for Young People

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young people aged 16-25. Must have a local connection to York. 21 to 25 must have a specific vulnerability as to why adult service may not be appropriate. Can accept people with dogs.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

All referrals through the single access point - sap@york.go.uk

Referral procedure

SAP referral form.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1 Night

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Howe Hill is Tier 1 within young persons accommodation pathway, assistance and advice are given and all young people are required to engage with the service to secure more permanent accommodation.

Total spaces



24 single rooms plus 1 emergency room and 5 NSNO crash beds

Further information

Public transport

Bus stop 2 mins walk from hostel, city centre 20 mins walk