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Art Hostel

83 Kirkgate


Art Hostel is the first social enterprise in the UK, providing affordable accommodation created by artists. Situated within a converted seed warehouse on the oldest street in Leeds city centre. The project has been developed by contemporary arts’ charity East Street Arts who have been supporting artists locally and internationally for over 25 years.

Leeds has a thriving independent grassroots and DIY art scene and Art Hostel contributes to the experience of visiting and staying in Leeds, encouraging visitors to access the artistic underbelly. We provide the physical infrastructure for you to get involved: to make, create, debate, sleep and explore .

Affordable and unique accommodation in the heart of Leeds city centre. A Social Enterprise by East Street Arts. (registered charity number 1077401)


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Microwave
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils



Traveler Reviews

“Genuine Disappointment”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on October 15, 2018

I stayed at the Art Hostel due to attending an academic conference and therefore booked a private room, in the belief that this would ensure a decent and restful sleep! Unfortunately, I was woken...

“Expensive for a Hostel”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on August 04, 2018

Overall, this hostel was pretty good, my only complaint is that I think the price is expensive compared to other hostels and for the location. I stayed for one night in a 10-bed dorm and the bed was...

“Best hostel I've ever been”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 02, 2018

This is the best hostel I've ever been so far. Staff were so friendly, well located, the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing like inviting you to stay more. Bathrooms were so clean (even there were...


Coach Station (3 minute walk)
*Exit the Coach Station via the York Street exit.
*Turn right onto York Street.
*Walk straight for about 100 metres.
*Turn Left onto Harper Street.
*The hostel is facing you at the end of Harper Street on Kirkgate.

Train Station (10 minute walk)
* Exit the Train station via New Station Street Exit
*Turn right onto New Station Street
*Walk for about 50 metres
*Turn right onto Boar Lane
*Walk straight onto Duncan Street
*Keep walking straight onto Call Lane
*Walk past the Corn Exchange on your right hand-side
*Turn right onto Kirkgate
*Walk for about 150 metres
*We are on the right hand side


We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. In the event of a late cancellation or No show you will be charged for the first nights accommodation.