Leeds has the second highest population of any local authority in the UK, behind only Birmingham, and now with a bustling city centre and numerous other attractions, there’s loads of great accommodation options for visiting. Whatever you fancy, or whatever your budget, there’s something for you!
Budget Hotels and Hostels
There are plenty of budget hotels, particularly around Leeds-Bradford Airport, but if you’re looking for something more central, try the Art Hostel in Kirkgate. All the rooms are artfully furnished (a given, perhaps, with the name) and prices start at £22.50 per night in a dorm. There’s a Russell Scott Youth Hostel too, (c£55 per night)… but does come with a great complimentary breakfast!
There’s also a Travelodge (from £36 per night) and ibis Budget (from £24 per night) for lower spend stays. The best deals are always available in advance, so book as early as possible to stay on a shoestring.
As with any burgeoning big city, Leeds has a plethora of chain hotels for you to choose from if you’d like a stay consistent with your other travel experiences. Holiday Inn Express (from £50 per night) is in the city centre on Kirkstall Road, there’s two Premier Inns (from £45 per night) and Doubletree By Hilton (from £59 per night) is on the river. Chains do get quite booked up, though, particularly around big events and occasions, so be sure to book in advance!
Staying In Luxury
The Dakota Deluxe Hotel has a real modern elegance with rooms and suites available year-round as well as a bar and grill on-site. Rooms start at £113. There’s also two sets of notable luxury serviced apartments in Leeds: The Chambers (starting at £140 per night) and The Bells (starting at £195 per night). Most upmarket hotels in Leeds can be booked at a discounted rate if done in advance, so get your plans together early to grab a bargain!
Somewhere a bit different…
In this day and age, many people opt not to stay in a hotel and instead flocks to websites such as Airbnb for a different experience. Leeds is no different! Options on Airbnb include a graffiti-sprayed and themed room in a house, a glamping pod in a field, a converted school dormitory, a woodland cabin and a shepherd’s hut! Similar websites such as Flipkey, HomeStay and HomeAway also offer you the opportunity for you to stay in someone else’s house while they’re away. What better way to experience Leeds like a local than to really live in it?
Wherever you choose to stay in Leeds, be sure to look it up in advance for availability and ideally book before you travel. If you do get stuck, visit the Tourist Information Centre at The Headrow, LS1 3AA. They’ll be able to advise you on a range of accommodations options as well as places to visit, eat, drink and shop!