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

“great for a budget stay”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on June 13, 2018

We booked an 8 bed room as there were 8 of us, this was great as we got a whole room to ourselves, there were also 2 bathrooms on our floor which we could use. Very quirky, once was David Bowie...

“Local, Friendly and Super Interesting!!!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on June 07, 2018

I stayed at the hostel for quite a while and had a really lovely experience!!! The hostel itself is charming and decorated in a really unique and beautiful way with art work everywhere you look...

“Young and friendly environment, functional and artsy”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on June 05, 2018

An artsy experience that can be a novel distraction as well as a good place where to rest after a long journey. Art Hostel is a crossroad of people from all over the world, some of which became...


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.