Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Temporary changes at YHA National Forest

This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or allocated sole-use bathrooms.

For the foreseeable future, the following facilities will not likely be in operation at YHA York, although we’re working hard to open these safely as soon as we can:

Self-catering kitchen
Dining room
Drying room
Meeting room
Luggage room/stores
Dorm rooms

Dorms are not currently available but we’re working hard to re-introduce them.

We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.

YHA National Forest is an eco-friendly building harvesting rainwater for our toilets, the sun’s rays for our hot water and sustainably sourced local timber for our biomass heating system. The property houses 23 en-suite rooms in a mixture of 3, 4 and 5 bed configurations across two floors. We have three accessible rooms and a conference room.

Learn the story of the National Forest on our murals and enjoy a bite in our restaurant. Our 4-star hostel includes a well-equipped bike shed, ample parking and loads of space to play and sit outside. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Nov 2021
    Staff very friendly, clean hostel! In a beautiful setting and only 15 mins walk from the city of York.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2021
    A geat place for a night or two in York. Had all the faacilities you need, was modern adn clean, and staff were friendly and helpful. Would thoroughly recommend.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Aug 2021
    Busy weekend and they ran out of breakfast. Cant fault it only next time id get a room with our own bathroom like I've had before so its not a communal toilet and shower but i should have asked rather than assume the room had one.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2021
    We loved our stay. Friendly with great facilities (thanks for the fan 😁) kitchens were excellent and the indoor and outdoor seating areas plentiful. The kids particularly enjoyed the ice cream vending machine. Location fab, 20mins walk from old city. Overall very impressed!
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 Jun 2021
    Wonderful! Quiet and access for the city really easy from that location. Recommend this place to anyone! Wendy Mears
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    18 Sep 2021
    its a really huge hostel and staff are nice and helpful. very well kept and clean and felt safe during our stay. only thing is the soundproof isnt the greatest so you will hear everything from the parking/ people walking around outside the room.
    Hong Kong China, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Nov 2021
    Hannah and Dominic were so friendly and helpful checking us in. They went above and beyond answering all our questions. The ONLY criticism I have is that the shower room smelt of drains to the point where 50% of the party refused to use it. The beds were very comfortable and the location was perfect for walking into town. Overall a great stay and would definitely recommend to others. Thank you so much Jo and Co
    England, All Female Group, 41+
  • 8.9


    28 Sep 2020
    This hostel is modern, sizeable and has good facilities. What it lacks in atmosphere compared to other beautiful victorian hostels in York, it makes up for in convenience and functionality. For us it was also the fact that it is right on the Way of The Roses cycle route as you come into York on the towpath. Very easy and only 15mins walk (max) from the centre. The atmosphere was a bit lacking due to the Covid-19 situation, with few guests and no cafe open etc. Otherwise very good & affordable.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    08 Dec 2021
    Really great hostel! The staff were really friendly and helpful and the food on sale was of good quality and not expensive. Location wasn’t bad. About 25-30 minute walk to the York town
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Sep 2020
    No facility to make a hot drink in my private room.For a £39 private room price and no communal kitchen facilities available I would expect to be able to make a drink.
    England, Female, 41+
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi