It’s one of the most up-and-coming cities in the UK and a veritable paradise for lovers of nightlife, shopping, culture and classic northern affability – and getting a decent deal on a great hotel will make the experience all the more spectacular. Luckily, it needn’t be difficult to find the cheapest hotels in Leeds.
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The best Leeds cheap hotels
Hotel ibis Budget Leeds Centre
For the guarantee of chain quality with full amenities and facilities in a great location in the centre of the city, the ibis is your best bet. The rooms are as simple as they come but spacious and well-lit, and most of the city’s sights are only a short walk away. Rooms go for anywhere from under £50 up to just under £100.
Despite its unassuming exterior, the Midland is an unbeatably charming and friendly pub near Woodlesford (just off the M1 as you approach Leeds) with simple, modern rooms that begin at around £60 per night. The inclusion of a full menu available in the pub plus an adjoining coffee shop make it perfect for stopping for the night on your way in or out of the city.
Located right in the heart of Leeds’ city centre, just a short walk from the train station, Clayton’s rooms – which you can nab for well under £100 – are as spacious as they are convenient. With gym access available for all guests, as well as a buffet breakfast and a downstairs brasserie, bar and events rooms, the Clayton easily rivals some of the bigger (and potentially pricier) chain business hotels.
Haley’s Hotel sits just outside central Leeds, and offers classical elegance – think open fires, tall staircases and ornate dining rooms – to go along with its uniquely decorated, homey bedrooms and charming atmosphere, all for about £80 for a night’s stay. Transport links to the city and all the nightlife, shops and bars of Headingley are a stone’s throw away, too.
Hinsley Hall has 50 impressively affordable rooms (as low as £60 a night) in an incredibly ornate Victorian listed building surrounded by four acres of greenery, all in the midst of Headingley. It’s a mile and a half from the centre of town, but there’s ample free parking so a top choice if you’re driving.
Convenience is the name of the game with the Discovery Inn, which provides simple, comfortable rooms, full amenities and a continental breakfast all for as little as £50 – located literally over the road from the train station. Considering its price, location and the inclusion of a 24-hour front desk, this is probably your best bet if you need an emergency place to stay in the centre of the city.
The Butlers Hotel
Play your cards right and you can end up paying under £50 for a room at this charming little Headingley hotel, which features cosy, warmly lit rooms lifted straight out of a country cottage and an Edwardian interior décor. It’s only a few minutes away from Leeds’ main cricket and rugby grounds too, making it the ideal choice for sports fans on a budget.
High Bank Hotel
Just north of the city centre is the High Bank Hotel, a friendly, modern place with full amenities, vegetarian breakfasts and number of simple, homely rooms. It may not have all the bells and whistles of some of Leeds’ fancier hotels, but that ought not to be much of a problem considering you can get a decent room for as low as £30 per night.
New Mason’s Arms
The New Masons Arms is a small, friendly pub situated in Oulton, a short drive outside the city. What it lacks in convenience, however, it more than makes up for in the charming décor of its rooms, its exemplary service and the chance to stay in a proper, ales-and-pies, friendly Yorkshire pub. It’s the ultimate northern experience. Rates bottom out at around the £50 mark.
The Avenue Hotel
A little under ten minutes from the city centre is the Avenue Hotel, a cheap and comfortable option providing small but highly affordable (that is, as low as £25 for a night if you can get a good deal) rooms in a quiet suburban location, with full amenities and a spacious bar to relax in. About as low as you can go without hitting the hostels.
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In lively Hammersmith, just a couple of miles from central London, Adria Hotel offers modern accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Hammersmith and City Tube Station is just a 5-minute walk away. The famous London Hammersmith Apollo entertainment venue is less than 0.5 miles away. Guests are also just a few minutes’ walk from 2 shopping centres, restaurants, bars and a cinema. Adria Hotel is family-run, with friendly staff. All of the modern rooms are comfortably furnished, each with a private bathroom, complimentary toiletries and satellite TV. Breakfast is served at flexible times upon request, offering a choice of cereals as well as a full English breakfast. Fresh French ground coffee or quality English tea is also served. A spacious apartment is located across the road from the hotel, with a small patio garden. It allows guests more independence and a fully equipped kitchen for self catering.
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