Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Astor York is set in a beautiful Grade II Listed Building, just a 10-minute walk from the Historic Centre of York. It has a large Living room with plenty of comfy sofas to relax after a day of sightseeing, a fully stocked bar to share drinks with friends old and new, and two large dining rooms to catch up with fellow travellers. All the rooms are en-suite, there is fast Wi-Fi throughout the entire building, including in all the bedrooms. The building can be accessed 24 hours by Electronic Key card.

The building is in the St. Paul's Square Conservation area and is a 10-minute walk from York Railway Station, and the historic centre of York. If you don't feel like walking, there are local buses that stop right outside the hostel and will take you to the station or into the town centre!

The moment you walk through our doors you become part of our family and we want you to have an incredible experience! We want every detail - from our super clean bathrooms and comfortable pillows to our super friendly staff - to be perfect, giving you a York adventure that is 10 out of 10!

Winner of No.1 Small Hostel Group Worldwide and a Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in the Hostel Industry. We thrive on ensuring every guest comes satisfied, and if you have any problems along the way, we are always there, ready to help! For this and many other reasons staying at Astor Hostels is the top choice for anyone exploring York on a budget!

Reception hours (7 am to 12 am)
Check-in is available from 2 pm to 10 pm.
Check-out is from any time until 10:30 am. Please ensure you check out before 10:30 am; otherwise, you may be charged for an extra night.
No curfew.

(A staff member is available 24 hours a day for emergencies, a number will be provided if you have any issues, or you can call the hostel number directly).

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.
Taxes included.

We cater for travellers between 18 and 40 years.

Proof of identification: A valid proof of ID must be shown on arrival, including a passport, driving license, and national identity cards. The property cannot accept paper driving licenses and student or employee IDs as proof of identity. Failure to show proof of ID upon arrival will result in cancellation of the reservation without a refund.

Key Card: You will be required to give us a £5 key deposit for your room access card at check-in time.

Breakfast: We provide Breakfast every morning, which costs just £3.
Dairy-free Milk: Coconut/soy/almond/
Regular Milk: skimmed and semi-skimmed
Juices: Orange and apple
Instant coffee, tea and hot chocolate
Cereals: granola, rice pop, choco pop, honey hoop and cornflakes
Bread: White and Wholemeal

Spreads: White and milk chocolate (Nutella style), peanut butter, regular butter, plant base/dairy-free (butter style) honey, fruit jam (strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant and apricot) and marmite.
(Items may vary depending on availability and hostel)

Common Areas: The kitchen/dining room and common areas are all back open to enjoy a meal or meet fellow travellers (The kitchen and lounges will be shut at midnight and reopening at 8 am).

Facilities: Please be aware that our building has no lift and that you may be assigned to one of our top floors and a top bunk bed. Non-smoking.

Events: The hostel organises events aimed at backpackers between the ages of 18-40 years.

Age policy
Please note that all bookings are subject to the signing of the property's terms and conditions via a rental agreement which will be emailed to the guest following their reservation. Reservations must be made for guests over the age of 18. Any reservations made for those under the minimum age will be cancelled, and you will not receive a refund.

The property can only accommodate guests over 18 in shared dorms. Minors from 8 to 17 years old are accepted if accompanied by a parent/guardian. However, they must book an entire private dorm as they cannot share rooms with other guests outside their party.

The maximum period of stay is of 14 days.

When booking for 10 persons or more, different policies will apply.

Luggage storage is free on the day of arrival and costs GBP 2 per bag on the day of departure. An extra fee of GBP 7.5 per bag per day applies for the days following check-out. Storage lockers for small valuables are available for GBP 2 per day. Towels are available for rent for GBP 2.5.

Please note that towels are available to rent at the property for an additional GBP 2.50

At our fantastic hostel, you will have full access to:

Car Parking facilities for just £5 a day per car
Bar with great beers, wines, and spirits
Free Fast Wi-Fi throughout the building
CCTV is in operation 24 hours a day
Storage Lockers available for your valuables £2 per locker per day (laptops, cameras, phones, etc).
Laundry facilities are available 24 hours
Hairdryers and ironing facilities free to use
Beautiful lounge area with comfy sofas and an enormous projector screen for movies and sports!

Helpful Extras
Free City Maps
Tourist Information, walking tours and advice on local attractions and transport (24hrs)
Padlocks and Adaptors are available for sale for £5 each
Discounts at local restaurants and coffee shops
Towels are available for hire at £2.50
Printing £o.20 (1 to 5 pages)
Clean, crisp linen on your bed, ready to sleep on!
Late Check-Out is available to sleep in a little more until Midday (book in advance at reception)!

Please Note: For the safety of others, anyone exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 will be unable to stay at the hostel. Therefore, we recommend you return home if travelling domestically or to use specialist self-isolation accommodation. Self-Isolation - Guests who wish to self-isolate in the hostel must do so in a private room; guests must not perform the self-isolation period if coming from abroad in shared dorms. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2022
    Very helpful staff.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    02 Sep 2022
    Great location, staff were friendly and the rooms were clean
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Sep 2022
    Stayed for the first time in hostel after college and my experience was amazing ! The staff were easily approachable and the place had an excellent vibe with many options for recreational activities.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Sep 2022
    Best hostel I've been to in years! Great friendly atmosphere, lovely staff, large communal areas, short walk to town centre. Honestly a great place to stay, recommend it 100%! The beds weren't huge. If you're especially tall your feet might be off the end. You also can't sit on the edge of the bottom bunk without knocking your head on the top bunk. Very minor complaint and the only "negative" thing to say about this hostel. Really its fine but I've stayed in other places with really great beds
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Aug 2022
    Such a cool hostel! Great facilities and the staff are super friendly and helpful! Priced well too
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Aug 2022
    First time at Astor and very pleased i chose it! Affordable and very good alternative to high-priced guest houses. Super nice building; fantastic kitchen facilities; comfortable dining and lounge areas; charming garden and patio. Friendly and helpful staff. Absolutely wonderful room (single bed, en suite) with tiny but perfectly serviceable bathroom. The Astor is some distance from the heart of York, but regular buses stop right in front. Excellent! I will definitely be back!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    21 Sep 2022
    Very good and clean
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 Aug 2022
    really nice hostel, good security and nice walk to town
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    09 Sep 2022
    I really liked this hostel overall! I stayed in an 18 bed mixed dorm, but it wasn’t so bad as it was divided into two almost entirely separate rooms. It felt more like an 8-bed. Beds were quite comfy and the bathroom was nice. It was my first mixed-dorm experience and I didn’t love it, but that’s more of a personal preference than a reflection of the hostel itself. The building as a whole was beautiful. Excellent shared spaces and the kitchen was gorgeous and very clean. I don’t drink but the bar and pu
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    31 Aug 2022
    I had a great stay in York. Clean & comfy beds, clean bathrooms & a great kitchen! It does get busy so if you're cooking I reccommend outside peak times haha There was a games night advertised & a group of us were downstairs ready... but nothing came from it :( Its a little out of the city centre & is a good 25-30min walk from the popular bars/sites in York.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines