The Fort opened its doors in 2011 with a unique take on the boutique hostel experience. Inspired by our own travels, we wanted to create somewhere that was much more than a place to get your head down. Our design-led rooms are well-equipped for the modern traveller, with luxury bedding, free superfast WiFi, shared chill out areas, secure lockers, laundry, mod con kitchens, original artworks and 24/7 access. Outside, nobody is closer to York’s must-see sights and sounds. York Minster, Bettys, the city walls and the UK’s favourite shopping streets are all a hop, skip and jump away. By night, the party comes to you, as our on-site bars and social scene are the beating heart of the area, giving you plenty of opportunity to live like a local and meet your fellow guests.
Stay in comfort, whatever your preferred travel style. With 60 beds spread across private rooms and spacious shared dorms with 6-8 beds, The Fort is flexible enough to accommodate large groups yet always be considerate of solo travellers. Our themed rooms are inspired by York’s cultural past and its creative underbelly, breaking away from the bland canvases of other budget stays.
Our sister bars and restaurants are on-hand to fuel your adventures from breakfast well into the early hours. Devour locally-sourced dishes in the light, bright Kennedy’s bar and restaurant or take a tour of the Mediterranean, with delicious tapas and wine pairings in our secret underground hideaway, Sotano. Both venues also boast a lively cultural calendar, hosting open mic nights, DJ sets and dancing most nights of the week. Lucky you!