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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.


The Fort Boutique Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

***Voted Top 10 Hostel in the UK - Visit Britain***
********Top 10 Hostel 2012 - HostelWorld*******

The Fort Boutique Hostel is the most central, hip and exiting place to stay in York!

The Fort is conveniently located in the heart of the historic City of York, one of the most visited cities in Europe.

No transport required!

Step outside The Fort into an area not only steeped in history, but surrounded by lively stylish cafes, bars and restaurants.

Comfortable, funky accommodation with flat screen TV's and Wi-Fi.

Complimentary hot drinks available.

Feeling hungry? The Fort is situated above Kennedy's Bar and Restaurant, a popular, independently owned venue.

So, relax, order a drink and enjoy this vibrant, unique spot, smack bang in the heart of York.

Discounts are offered for the Fort residents and food is served from 8.30am till 9pm daily.

The Rooms:

Main building:
3 x 8 bedded dorms (not ensuite) with access to 4 superb wet-rooms.
1 x 6 bedded dorm ensuite.
1 x double ensuite.
3 x rooms which can be set as twins or doubles, ensuite.
There is a communal area, with kitchen, TV area etc.
All of these rooms are themed, like on the website.

Building 2:
Floor 1: 1 x 6 bed dorm with lounge area, a fully fitted kitchen, shower and toilet.
Floor 2: 1 x 6 bed dorm and 1 x double/twin room. These rooms share a toilet, shower and a fully fitted kitchen.
Floor 3: 1 x 8 bed dorm which is split into 2 rooms with 4 beds in each, this also has a bathroom and a fully fitted kitchen.

Rooms can be rented out individually or as part of a group booking. Please contact the hostel direct for group bookings. We will not accept group bookings via the internet.

- Free Internet and Wi-Fi
- Flat Screen TV's
- Housekeeping Service
- Towels, Linen and Duvets included
- Free Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate
- Breakfast and evening meals available
- Free Luggage storage
- Credit Cards Accepted

Please note that we do not accept group bookings via Hostelworld, please contact us direct.

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy.

Please note there is a 2 day minimum stay restriction for Saturday bookings. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2019
    I was really surprised that I got an apartment rather than just a hostel. It was fabulous.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2019
    Very good hostel !
    Egypt, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Aug 2019
    The Fort is amazing, only stayed for a night.. but will definitely be back in the future.
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    Lovely location and really nice hostel. Amazing kitchen and lounge room. Staff were also very helpful
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    Amazing place. Great location,great facilities and very good price. Right in the heart of York. Rooms are excellent. Towels, hairdryer,lockers,tea and coffee all provided at no extra cost. Comfy bed.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    06 Aug 2019
    The hostel consists of two buildings, and the one in which I stayed is conveniently located on the main street of York. The kitchen is fully supplied and the toilets are really clean. It can be a bit noisy at night because of people on the streets but that's not related to the hostel itself. I did check in and out at the pub downstairs and the staff was always really kind.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    06 Aug 2019
    10minutes walk from the train station , right in the center of the city ... great pub downstairs with friendly staff and good food . You got to try their breakfast menu “ cute the hangover burger “ it’s so good ... there is a common area in the kitchen but I did not see anybody hanging out there while I was there .. you can do your laundry for free which is a plus , the only little problem is the street outside of my room gets very noisy at night , bring earplug
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    10 Aug 2019
    Liked the place but I needs to have waste bins in the rooms.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    06 Sep 2019
    Could only stay one night out of the two booked as I found it impossible to sleep which is a shame. The room was way too hot with the window open and the beds are in almost boxes and it’s stuffy
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    15 Aug 2019
    Great location and nice rooms, however there were no staff on site from what I could tell so when we had questions or needed help we didn’t know where to go. I believe it’s run by the pub downstairs so maybe the staff primarily work there and just come up to change the sheets. Would recommend anyway, but it’s not the kind of hostel where you hang around to relax and meet people.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub


  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners England

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners England

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