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The Fort Boutique Hostel
Ranked #4 of 50 Speciality Lodging in York
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

The hostel is very central. Perfect for doing tourism or enjoying the York´s nightlife.
There´s a pub just below the hostel. From the bedroom where I was in we couldn´t hear anything and we slept good but maybe from other bedrooms it is too noisy.
Staff are very kindly and helpful.
Very clean, nice atmosphere, cute bedrooms. Youthful atmosphere

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Karen W, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
We are bang in the centre of York amongst the lively streets that is known at the Latin Quarter so weekends and holidays can be noisy depending on where you are sleeping, however we do provide ear plugs for those of you that need them.
Apart from an odd few most people are like yourself and aren't effected or don't really mind as due to activities during the day or an evening out manage to sleep through the noise quite easily :)
Thank you for the review and hope you choose to stay with us again in the future.
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

I stayed in York for one night as I made my way up to Scotland from London and was pleasantly surprised with this hostel. The space is very modern and extremely clean. Yvonne, one of the caretakers, is very friendly and really goes out of her way to make sure you're having a great time! I would definitely stay here again.

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Karen W, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thank your for your comments and I'll make sure Yvonne our Hostel Manager is aware of your feedback. She really does care about all our guests and goes above and beyond to make their stay the best it can possibly be.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2014

A great hostel, best I've ever stayed in. Friendly, helpful staff who are willing to give advice or just have a chat. The hostel is modern and funky with great facilities including comfy beds and furniture. They have included many added extras for free.

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Thank KiwiLauren2014
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Karen W, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thank you for your kind words, we really do strive to ensure that all our guests have a great stay with us so when we get reviews such as yours saying we are the best hostel you have ever stayed in we are thrilled.
Thank you again for taking the time to write us such a lovely review.
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

While I was in York on business, I was caught short for a place to stay and I was so delighted that I stumbled upon The Fort Boutique Hostel. The check in was swift and hassle free expedited by friendly and efficient staff. On first glance I couldn't believe just how homely it looked. The room was spotless and the decor was light and refreshing. The beds were wooden and so comfortable, compared to the more industrial feel you sometimes get in other hostels. The lounge and TV room were spacious and the facilities provided were excellent. I would heartily recommend this place and feel it would accommodate any person looking for a comfortable, great value stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Karen W, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thank you so much for the fantastic review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and all of the facilities that The Fort has to offer.
Hopefully we will see you again on your next trip to York.
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

My husband & I have just stayed in the Photo Room for 2 nights and it was very nice, the chap who checked us in was very friendly and the Fort was in a fantastic location...we will return :) Kennedys bar next door was fab too, gorgeous door with 20% off for guests of the Fort!!

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Thank MrsB2710
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Karen W, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thank you for your review, Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at The Fort and that you also made the most of the little perks we offer as a guest with us.
It would be great if you have time to put feedback on Kennedys trip advisor too. We really value all comments made and its great for upcoming guests to see your comments.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Just returned from a fantastic hen weekend staying at the Fort. Perfect location (though plan your parking carefully if you intend to drive). Facilities faultless - comfy bed 'pods' in the dorms with individual lights and sockets, brilliant wet rooms with fantastic showers, hairdryers etc, and fully equipped kitchen with loads of room to eat and socialise. All spotlessly clean and well maintained. Best of all - the most helpful staff you could ever come across!
Very noisy, as previous reviewers have mentioned, but not a problem if you're not expecting much sleep anyway! Special mention to Emma... if you're lucky enough to be looked after by her, you're bound to have a great stay. Went out of her way to look after us throughout. Never met such a helpful member of staff in all my travels! Thank you once again!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank JessSirisena
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Karen W, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thank you for your review, hope all of the party arrived home safely and in one piece. Good luck to the bride on her big day and I'm sure you all give her a fantastic weekend full of memories.
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Stayed at the fort only for one night, but if I ever go back to York I'd definitely go back! Extremely clean bathrooms and dorms. Free locker, free laundry, free tea/coffee/juices/hot chocolate. Nice and spacious communal kitchen although I didn't cook there personally. Bar downstairs makes good food and is a nice place to hang out with fellow travellers, and it's 50% off all food on Mondays! Great location too, in the middle of the town and close to train station. Recommend to all.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Thank h0neylem0n
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Karen W, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thank you for the review, lovely to hear you had a great stay and that you would recommend us to others.
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Property: The Fort Boutique Hostel
Address: 1 Little Stonegate, York YO1 8AX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 50 Speciality Lodging in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Fort Boutique Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fort is York’s first boutique hostel. Nestled within the city walls just off the historic Stonegate, the luxurious accommodation comprises of five private, themed rooms each offering a wet room, flat screen TV and Wi-Fi, a large common room with wide screen TV, plus seven mixed dormitory’s perfect for group bookings, couples & travellers. As The Fort is located conveniently in the heart of York access is by foot, we are located approximately 10 minutes from the train station. The main high street shops, bars and restaurants are right on the doorstep and we are just a stone throw away from York’s main attractions including the York Minster, Jorvik Viking Museum and York Castle Museum ... more   less 
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