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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."

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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 8.8

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jun 2019
    Absolutely great place to stay and perfect location in centre of York. Would recommend staying here again
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 May 2019
    Beautiful hostel, lovely area, great value for money and wonderful staff. It doesn’t feel as if you are in a hostel, the staff makes you feel welcome and the hostel itself is homely. Would definitely return.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 May 2019
    Amazing location and clean, new facilities. The owners are fantastic and the attached bar (Kennady’s) is also spectacular. Highly recommended!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 May 2019
    Stayed in one of the 6 person dorms. It was more like a private apartment. Kitchen, TV lounge room, clothes washing machine, supplied dishes, shower independent of the toilet. Was a little loud due to street and bar below, but nothing unusual. Wish I'd stayed an extra night!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    13 May 2019
    the location is unbeatable, staff is nice, facility is great, however the bed (in the 8 room dorm) is extremely uncomfortable that my whole body became sour after one night stay. I can feel all the springs in the matress. I’ve stayed in many hostels and Airbnb’s and this one mattress was the worst. The room facing the street would have lots of noice from the street even on weekday night
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 May 2019
    The best location you could ask for. We had some confusion during check in but they sorted it the next day. Our rooms bathroom and shower facilities very nice. The beds were a little uncomfortable but you can’t beat the location. Would highly recommend
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    28 May 2019
    The place is in an incredible location very close to the minster and with restaurantes and pubs really close . The bed wasn’t very comfortable and I had to go up 3 floors of stairs , but besides that , it is very much worth it .
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    26 May 2019
    The rooms were nice and clean. The only thing, I missed, was a common room.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    03 Jun 2019
    Recently spent 2 nights here and definitely enjoyed my stay in the 8 bed dorm. Rooms were clean and with a kitchen on one side and bathrooms on the other. A few issues of concerns is the lack of security to get into the rooms, no common area to meet people outside of your dorm and really small lockers just for your valuables. I did have a really good time here luckily due to meeting some other solo travellers in my dorm.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 May 2019
    You might be kept up by the DJ in the bar downstairs until 4 am, and then by your roommates returning shortly after. Ideal for a stag do, less so for those on a city break. Beds are creaky, need a shelf for small personal items, and hooks for clothing/towel. Apartment door doesn't automatically lock. On the plus side, the staff are super nice, and towel and soap are provided.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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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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