Whether you’re here to visit mates, soak up the Yorkshire city’s industrial heritage, eat at some of the best restaurants in the land, or just looking for somewhere to crash after a concert, a few nights in Leeds can end up setting you back a few bob. But before you smash open the piggy bank, check out our pick of the best cheap hotels in Leeds. With pools, pruned grounds and open-plan kitchens, cheap doesn’t have to mean a compromise in quality. Which means you’ll also have a lot more pennies in your pocket to spend on all the incredible things to do in this great city.
Best cheap hotels in Leeds
Ibis budget Leeds Centre Crown Point Road
What ibis rooms lack in space, they more than make up for in quality amenities and low prices. Clean and comfortable rooms include a shower cubicle (handy though not the most private way to wash if you’re sharing a room). There’s the option to add breakfast, although the town centre is a ten-minute walk away if you fancy eating out.
Village Hotel Leeds South
You can do budget accommodation in style thanks to this swanky three-star hotel, which has its own pool, sauna and steamroom. Hop in the car and you can be in Leeds in 15-minutes. The free parking is a bonus, too. And hey: if your wardrobe is full of stripy t-shirts you’ll fit right in with the decor.
If you’re after a pad with personality, this artsy hostel has bundles of it, from the funky Jenga-style layout of the bunkbeds to the snazzy designs on the walls. It’s also fairly priced for the location – just a few minutes’ stroll from Leeds Town Hall, Leeds Arena and Trinity Leeds shopping centre.
Novotel Leeds Centre
Big, comfy beds, private parking and a prime location near the city centre makes the Novotel an appealing choice – you get these perks without having to splash too much of your hard-earned cash.
Jurys Inn Leeds
Budget accommodation doesn’t always mean skimping on the quality. You’ll get a good night’s kip in the roomy beds at Jurys Inn – plus, the shops, restaurants and sights of Leeds are an easy ten-minute walk away. Although the coffee is organic, the tea Twinings and the breakfast is a buffet option if you’re feeling lazy and want to stay put.
Super-excited for an upcoming concert at the Arena and looking a hotel within stumbling distance? The Wrens is just around the corner from the music venue and there are a bevvy of pubs, bars and restaurants nearby, so you can make the most of Leeds’ buzzing nightlife.
Clayton Hotel, Leeds
With its fancy hypo-allergenic pillows, sound-proofed rooms and lovely library bar, you certainly get value for your dough at the Clayton. It’s also well-located – you can be at Leeds Bradford Airport in 20 minutes and Leeds railway station is within walking distance.
This stunner of a hotel is well-located if you want to retreat from the bustle of Leeds without retreating into the middle of nowhere. After filling your face at breakfast (which is included), go for an amble in the pretty grounds or search out the bar, library or bookshop.
Roomzzz Leeds City West
This swanky ‘aparthotel’ features spacious rooms which fit in an open-plan kitchen, an en-suite and all your luggage. At under £60 for a double with a continental breakfast included, the only downside is you can’t move in for good.
The Kingston Hotel
The Kingston’s plush decor makes you feel as if you’re paying a visit to a well-off auntie, which is no bad thing, especially if that aunty has prepared you an en suite room, can cook up a hearty full English and can even drop you off at Leeds airport (via the shuttle).