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Dakota Leeds
Dakota Leeds
4 out of 5
8 Russell Street, Leeds, England
The price is £101 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (498 reviews)

"An excellent hotel - well situated, spotlessly clean, really well set up to open after Coronavirus. The staff and the service were great. A special mention must be made for Alistair on the front desk who made our visit so much more personal."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2020

Dakota Leeds
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre
4 out of 5
Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds, England
The price is £62 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"Service & staff excellent but had to wait 30 mins for 2 drinks that didn't arrive in the Lock bar. Also nowhere to get a coffee on arrival."…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre
The Queens Hotel
The Queens Hotel
4 out of 5
City Square, Leeds, England
The price is £58 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,543 reviews)

"Great location. Staff were very helpful and friendly - guy on reception and breakfast team were excellent. Room was clean and comfortable. Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

The Queens Hotel
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Hostels in Leeds are a bargain ticket to a buzzing city. With cutting-edge British kitchens, multicultural vibes and industrial-chic bars and cafes with "bohemian" written all over them, the town is the epitome of Yorkshire's modern edge and style. Choosing a low-cost stay as your base doesn't mean ditching somewhere interesting, either. In fact, Leeds' hostels come infused with touches of retro design, 1960s pizzazz and that distinct northern creativity. They have dorm rooms and double beds to cater to solo backpackers, families and couples alike, along with lively common spaces and self-catering kitchens. And that's not even mentioning the array of extras you get by choosing hostels in Leeds, whether that's a simple breakfast or a chance to join guided walking tours and evening pub hops with like-minded travellers.

Hostels in Leeds – what to expect

First and foremost, hostels in Leeds are affordable. Offering stripped-down bedrooms in low-key doubles or dormitories, they are able to tout some of the shortest rates in the whole city. This sort of accommodation usually means sharing a bathroom, though you're also likely to get the added bonus of common spaces, outdoor terraces and kitchens, all of which can come alive with the hubbub of travellers' chatter. Smaller dormitories with just a few bunks are top picks for families who are keen to stay together. Twins are great for globetrotting duos wanting a space to call their own. It's normal to get complimentary breakfasts of English tea, pastries, cereal and fruit thrown in for good measure, while reception desks can often organise extras, like bike rental, and help with tour booking.

Design-wise, hostels in Leeds are never shy to showcase a little of Yorkshire's flamboyance. Egg chairs, bespoke mirror art, wall murals, Pop Art portraiture, photography exhibitions – there's a whole load that sets these establishments apart from the crowd. There's even an edge of the vernacular style to enjoy, coming through in the red-brick exteriors and 18th-century industrial architecture. What's more, some hostel stays in the city double up as art galleries and exhibition venues, so you might just catch the collections of local artists during your stay.

Exploration and adventure from hostels in Leeds

If you're eager to be close to the museums, galleries and sights in the heart of Leeds, then the Russell Scott Backpackers Hostel is a fine pick. You'll find it just over a mile down the road from the foot-stomping O2 Academy, where some of the world's highest-profile rock and pop acts perform, and the Leeds Art Gallery, a free-admission institution that hosts masterworks by Rodin, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore. The most dedicated art lovers, however, might prefer a stay at the appropriately-named Art Hostel. It doubles as a collective workshop and experimental arts space for local students. It also enjoys a perch straddling the pretty walks of The Calls district, where charming brick-fronted buildings mingle with barges on the canals by the River Aire.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Leeds?
A hostel is a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save your budget for fun things to do. You can check out the theatres and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget prices and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Leeds?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks get the highest reviews from our guests and could be a good place to look first: Russell Scott Backpackers Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Leeds General Infirmary. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers. The George Backpackers - Located steps from Leeds General Infirmary. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. Rooms come with showers. Art Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Leeds Grand Theatre. Property features include free continental breakfast, free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers. Modern Student-Only Ensuite Rooms in Leeds City Centre - Located within a 20-minute walk of University of Leeds and Leeds General Infirmary. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen and a lift. Rooms come with towels, showers and desks.
What's the seasonal weather like in Leeds?
The weather can be a big factor when you’re discovering new places, so here’s some information that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 14°C, while the coldest months are January and December, with an average of 4°C. Average annual rainfall for Leeds is 578 mm.
What is there to see and do in Leeds?
Generally, Leeds is known for its bars, university setting and theatres. Major attractions include First Direct Arena, O2 Academy Leeds and Leeds Grand Theatre. Get out into nature with places such as Roundhay Park, Harewood House and Tropical World. Cultural attractions include Royal Armouries, Leeds City Museum and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
What's the best way to get around Leeds?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), 6.7 mi (10.7 km) away from the city centre. An alternative is Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), which is 30.9 mi (49.7 km) away. When you’re out and about, you may want to use public transport during your trip. To check out more of the surrounding area, take a train from Leeds Station, Burley Park Station or Headingley Station.