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Welcome to the Art Hostel – the first social enterprise in the UK providing affordable accommodation created by artists. Developed by contemporary art charity, East Street Arts, which has supported artists internationally for more than 25 years.
Leeds has a thriving independent grassroots and DIY art scene and Art Hostel contributes to the experience of visiting and staying in Leeds, encouraging visitors to access the artistic underbelly. We provide the physical infrastructure for you to get involved: to make, create, debate, sleep and explore.
We opened our initial temporary pilot hostel on Kirkgate in Leeds city centre back in 2016. This hostel was extremely successful, hosting more than 10,000 guests from more than 115 countries in two and a half years. The Kirkgate hostel closed its doors at the end of 2018 and we are currently developing a brand new, larger-scale permanent Art Hostel in Mabgate, Leeds.
Part of our creative Mabgate Complex, the new Art Hostel will be situated next door to East Street Arts HQ, Patrick Studios and art and tech hub, Convention House. Designed and created by a new raft of artistic talent, it’s set to be a fantastic spot for unique, affordable accommodation in Leeds.