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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.


The Fort Boutique Hostel

Book more than 14 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 9.0

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2020
    Such a terrific place in charming York!!!! Much thanks
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Feb 2020
    Amazing hostel! Beds were insanely comfortable. Free laundry (including detergent), linens, towel, ear plugs, tea, etc. Very clean and in a perfect location. It was definitely loud from people outside but I was so tired I slept right through it.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Feb 2020
    Wonderful place to stay in York - central location, all the amenities!
    Austria, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2019
    I've stayed here three years ago and this time brought my dad (64!) on the way through and stayed in a twin ensuite room. He really enjoyed it and is obviously not exactly a hostel man (we stayed in hotels the rest of the trip). It's super central and the pub downstairs is great.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Jan 2020
    Pleasant stay with everything I needed, except the fact that the room was located above the pubs and it turned out to be quite noisy in the night.
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    23 Jan 2020
    Great location. Clean beds. Pillows are a little flat. A little noisy at night due to its location, but they offer ear plugs which is a fine trade-off. Three dorms are on a higher floor than the other ones so noise likely isn't as bad as in the ones below. Something to note: The internet was restricting some apps like WhatsApp, Reddit, Tinder. Connecting to a neighboring wifi was spotty, but at least let me communicate with my friends through WhatsApp which was my only means of communication.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    05 Dec 2019
    Excellent location within the city walls. Hotel standard ensuite double rooms. Great value. Lift not working at time of visit so the multiple staircases would have been an issue for those with mobility difficulties. Catering facilities limited to microwave and kettle. The lack of anything other than a tiny fridge was frustrating. Noisy at night but to be expected at this time of year and from such a central location. Free tea and coffee, key code access, very clean. Overall a great place to stay
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 8.9


    25 Nov 2019
    Excellent location, check-in/out can be a little bit annoying as staff don't always get it right and there can be a wait as it is in the bar/restaurant next door. Surprisingly quiet considering that with a very clean room and bathrooms. Many plug points. Wifi can drop in and out and the rooms are up some steep stairs but the location is ideal and excellent value for money.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    30 Oct 2019
    When we first checked in there was an issue with the heat in the room and when we got back from exploring we had found that the hostel had comp upgraded us to a private room for our stay for the issue. The facilities are nice and clean and they are right in the heart of The Shambles.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 3.1


    31 Dec 2019
    Staff really poor
    England, Female, 41+
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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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