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Great value hostel accommodation in Leeds

Compare and choose from our collection of cheap hostels in Leeds. Options range from traditional Leeds hostels with dormitory rooms, to up-market hostels and guest houses, where you will have your own room, to university halls of residence, which are available in the holidays when the students have vacated their rooms.

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Leeds Visitor information

An Introduction to Leeds

Whilst Leeds is famed for its excellent shopping, vibrant nightlife, thriving universities and sports it is also an extremely attractive city with wonderful Georgian, Victorian, 20th and 21st century architecture. It has plenty of museums, restaurants and theatres to visit and not forgetting the easy access to the Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors.

Attractions in Leeds

Many of the shopping areas that have become Leeds' attraction have been incorporated into existing architecture, such as in the exchange and markets areas to the east of the station. To the north of the station there are some wonderfully restored buildings, many looking onto the Millennium Square, where events are staged and worth a visit. Many stately homes are within half an hour of Leeds including Temple Newton House and Harewood House. The Royal armouries are a mile from the city centre.

Getting to Leeds

By Car

Leeds is close to the M621, A61, A643, A64 and the A58 runs around part of the city. It takes between three and four hours to travel from London.

By Rail

Leeds station has trains coming in from much of England, including London. This is the only train station except for the station at Leeds Bradford airport which has a train running from the airport to Leeds station. From London Waterloo it takes three and a half hours by train.

By Air

Leeds has its own airport, Leeds Bradford International Airport which is a 9 minute car journey to the city, which can also be taken via train or coach.

By Coach and Bus

National Express has coaches travelling to Leeds. The Leeds City Bus service, Metro, links up key locations around the city centre other bus operators include First, which connect up both the main parts of Leeds and the more residential areas.

History of Leeds

Leeds parish is thought to have developed from a large British multiple estate which under subsequent Anglo-Saxon occupation was further sub divided into smaller land holdings.

For four centuries after the Norman invasion, the growth of Leeds was slow. Its site had no particular military advantages the town itself was small and relied heavily on agriculture. The Tudor period was a time of transition for Leeds as it became a solid cloth-trading town. 

The Industrial Revolution had resulted in the radical growth of Leeds whose population had risen to over 150,000 by 1840. The city's industrial growth was catalysed by the introduction of the Aire & Calder Navigation in 1699, Leeds and Liverpool Canal in 1816 and the railways from 1834 onwards; the first being the Leeds and Selby Railway opened on 22 September 1834. Coal was extracted on a large scale and the still functioning Middleton Railway, the first successful commercial steam locomotive railway in the world, transported coal into the centre of Leeds.

By the 20th century this social and economic climate had started to change with the creation of the academic institutions that are known today as the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University. Barnbow in Cross Gates was a large ammunitions factory producing ten thousand shells per week by August 1915 for the Great War.

Reviews For Leeds

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Based On 1094 Reviews

A pleasant room with good facilities however the wet room didn't drain properly leaving a puddle by the washbasin. Reading light by the bedside would be nice, too.

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds)

Staff were very helpful, room was basic but perfectly acceptable - bed, wardrobe, mirror, en suite. But the bed was incredibly uncomfortable. It was clearly a very old mattress. Other than that it was as expected and wouldn’t complain for the money we paid.

(Review Of Arena Village (Campus Accommodation), Leeds)

Room and en-suite were spotless, in fact the whole place was gleaming. Comfortable room with 24 security, safe environment especially for lone females.

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds)

I really enjoyed my stay in the residence. The facilities and services were great. The only comment I would like to have is that the room did not have any airconditioning and also, the window could not be opened fully, so we had very poor air circulating in the room.

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds)

The room was great and well furnished. Ensuite facilities were very clean. The staff was really kind and helpful. I got a lot more than I expected for the money I spent. Storm Jameson Court will be my first choice if ever come back to Leeds.

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds)

Excellent way to visit university campus and Leeds. Rooms were very comfortable and clean, with extras provided including toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities, which was most welcome! Reception staff very helpful and friendly. Would definitely look at using this option again, although a bit pricey compared to other budget chains.

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds)

Absolutely excellent value for money, and good facilities too. Whole process is excellent. This was a return visit (one of several), and there will be more. I wish we had facilities like this when I was a student there!

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds)

Many thanks to the staff for making me feel welcome, and for their attentiveness during my stay. Will definitely stay again. .....if you have availability

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds)

Breakfast wasn't included and there wasn't a N/A option. This was one of the nicest Uni rooms I've stayed in (and I've stayed in quite a few) and any queries etc were dealt with very efficiently.

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds)
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