Hostels in West Yorkshire Hostels in West Yorkshire

You are looking for hostels in West Yorkshire? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your West Yorkshire hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking West Yorkshire.

All Cities in West Yorkshire

We list every single hostel in West Yorkshire and the world. In total, we have 5 cities in West Yorkshire for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All West Yorkshire hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in West Yorkshire. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire, a metropolitan county located in the region of Yorkshire in England, is a beautiful place to visit if you're looking for a break from the heat. It enjoys an oceanic climate that is cooler than other counties in the South thanks to its inland location and high elevation. Snowfall is common in West Yorkshire. This charming county has a mix of lively cities, industrial towns and fascinating villages. There is always something to do here, such as visiting museums and galleries in metropolitan cities, enjoying cycling on pretty Pennine trails, or going to visit the country villages and vales. There are many affordable backpacker and tourist hostels in West Yorkshire, and although you can try to get a place to stay once you arrive, it is better to book a hostel ahead of time because of the many like-minded tourists.

Leeds is an ideal place as a base in West Yorkshire. It is widely known for its shopping venues, bars, museum, galleries, war memorials, towers and stadiums. Leeds will cater to all your needs, whether you love arts, cricket, shopping or partying. If you love outdoor activities, then Leeds offers a variety of bicycle routes where you can cycle around the city or even head outskirts to Saltaire, an historical village and UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the way there, you get to visit the ancient Kirkstall Abbey and the Leeds Industrial Museum, which is located in a giant mill. Stop off and check out the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds which houses some of the BBC’s longest running variety shows. You can enjoy live performances from world famous artists and even win a prize by participating in a fancy dress competition there.

Haworth is another beautiful place to visit in West Yorkshire. You can enjoy the Bronte Parsonage Museum, Bronte Waterfalls and Bronte Bridge, all of which are named in honor of the famous writer, Charlotte Bronte. You can also explore the stunning countryside of Bronte village on a heritage train ride. Hop on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway for a popular 5-mile journey across the picturesque countryside. The railway also holds numerous events throughout the year such as evening tea events and annual beer and music festivals.

Be sure to visit Calderdale if you are a music lover. Calderdale houses a variety of inspiring music venues such as gigs, back alley pubs and concert venues. The Puzzle Hall Inn at Calderdale is famous as a live music venue where you can find musicians of all genres including jazz, folk and punk. There are also various music festivals held throughout the year, catering to almost every taste in music.

If you want to enjoy a secluded holiday, head to Bradford where you can explore the rugged moors on your own. You can also go on a guided cycle tour to explore the amazingly scenic English countryside. Bradford is popularly known as the curry capital of Britain as it houses a large number of historic and contemporary Asian curry houses. Stay over at a hostel here and enjoy the World Curry Festival, which is an annual event in Bradford.

expert for West Yorkshire hostels

Handwritten by local expert for West Yorkshire hostels Joy Barboza

Travel Tips for West Yorkshire - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking West Yorkshire. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of West Yorkshire. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in West Yorkshire

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in West Yorkshire?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in West Yorkshire here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in West Yorkshire safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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