Our Rooms

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.

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  • Illustrations add

    Illustrations add "character"

    by May Chung

    May Chung, a multimedia design graduate, has stamped her identity within The Fort by creating a room showcasing her love for illustration.

    The room combines the three themes of graffiti, nature and science through her marine inspired characters which add real boldness & depth to this space.

    May’s portfolio

  • York in Black and White

    York in Black and White

    by Mark Brear

    A contemporary collage of York city imagery is the basis for Mark Brear’s design who is an interior architecture graduate.

    The focus of this room is the full scale b&w photography inspired wall which is representative of sites and scenes from around the city and adds the modern vibe within this space.

    Mark’s portfolio

  • Historic York Revisited

    Historic York Revisited

    by Andrew Norton

    Creative digital media graduate, Andrew Norton, infused part of historic York’s identity into his room by creating a 360 degree landscape focussing on the iconic castle walkway imagery.

    The resultant space has a calming effect on the visitor when interacting within the environment.

    Andrew’s portfolio

  • UV adds another dimension

    UV adds another dimension

    by Matt Sypien

    Apple technology is the focal theme incorporated into media technology and production student Matt Sypien’s UV light showpiece.

    The utilisation of ultra violet lighting combined with engaging painted geometric shape visuals allow the room to take on two very different identities and truly comes to life when the ‘conventional lights’ are off.

    Matt’s portfolio

En-Suite Rooms

Reasons to stay…

  • bed

    Dorms and private rooms

  • wifi

    Free superfast Wi-Fi

  • bar

    Onsite bars and restaurants

  • coffee

    Free tea & coffee

  • laundry


  • tv

    Freeview TV Channels

  • key

    Key safe for late arrivals/departures

  • water

    Wet rooms

  • clock

    24/7 access

  • kitchen

    Kitchen facilities

  • sofa

    Chill-out areas

  • luggage

    Luggage storage

  • laptop

    Co-working areas

  • Happy

    Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Like you, we love to travel. We’re also deeply passionate about York. We make it our collective mission to help you to make the most out of your stay, in a way that is fun, never-too-much-trouble and in-tune with what’s happening in York right now.


  1. You can expect clean towels and bedding on arrival.

  2. YES! And the board of course.

  3. Unfortunately, vaping is not allowed inside, but we have a lovely heated terrace in our neighbouring restaurant bar.

  4. Yes, we have free WiFi throughout the hostel. Work, stream or video chat all you like.

  5. We have on site lockers for your valuables, located within and just outside of the dorm rooms. No padlock required.

  6. Lots. We have a communal kitchen located in our main building and shared kitchens for each dorm room in our second building.

  7. Yes! There’s a free communal washing machine ready and waiting for you.

  8. Check-in is anytime from 1PM and check-out is before 10AM.

  9. Checked out and still want to explore York? Or arrived early and need to dump some stuff? No problem, we have secure luggage storage free of charge.

  10. Yes, we do! Both in our communal and our private rooms.

  11. We have welcome school groups since we opened in 2011. Please refer to our school bookings page for more information or call 01904 620222 to speak to a bookings co-ordinator.

  12. We can extend your check-out from 10am to midday for only £10 per bed.