HALF TERM BREAKS & EARLY SPRING OFFERS 20% discount for any 2 night stay up to March 31st 2023 - Use discount code HOSTEL23 when booking


The IOU Hebden Bridge Hostel is set in stunning woodland and gardens in the vibrant town of Hebden Bridge, close to the Pennine Way.

We are proud to be Yorkshire’s only independent self-catering vegetarian hostel. With excellent transport links, the Hostel offers contemporary comfortable and affordable accommodation across 14 ensuite rooms.

IOU Hebden Bridge Hostel is run by arts charity IOU


Perfect for solo travellers, families and groups, for one night, a weekend or longer, to explore the moors and towns of the Calderdale and the South Pennines.  Our friendly staff will help you get the most out of your visit.

The Hostel is also available for exclusive use for groups, family holidays and private events with a range of spaces suitable for creative workshops and retreats.

Experimental Oil Painting Workshop

Experimental Oil Painting Workshop

Artist in Residence Alicja Mrozowska is leading IOU’s Making It Workshop on Wednesday 3rd May at the IOU Studio, Dean Clough, Halifax.
The Experimental Oils workshop will combine experimental techniques, alternative ‘canvases’ and digital tools
Suitable for adults of all levels of experience, beginners are welcome, through a range of prompts and exercises you will be encouraged to explore the painting process and express your creativity.
Standard tickets £10 or FREE to Calderdale residents



Early Spring Offer

Early Spring Offer

Book now for  20% off an early spring break
Plan a visit to Hebden Bridge and the South Pennines and get 20% off a your stay with us at the Hebden Bridge Hostel for any available dates up to 31st March 2023
Use discount code HOSTEL2023 when booking direct on our website. (Offer based on a minimum 2 consecutive nights and subject to availability )
IOU Two Rivers Exhibition

IOU Two Rivers Exhibition

April 2023,
Experience IOU’s atmospheric sculptural sound installation Two Rivers at
9a Projects Independent Art Space,
Robinwood Mill, Todmorden

Open every weekend 12-5pm

Free Entry

Special Events

Sat 1st April Exhibition Preview 4-7pm

Sat 15th April Family Activities 12-5pm with artist and writer Louise Oliver

Sat 22nd April Two Rivers Artist Talk 4-5.3pm



The Hostel is set within dramatic hills, rivers, waterfalls and wooded valleys as is the friendly market town of Hebden Bridge. Our town is famous for its literary connections, LGBTQ community, its many pubs, restaurants, coffee houses, independent shops and cinema, canal and marina, and not forgetting iconic music venue The Trades Club, we could go on but ultimately we hope you are going to come and experience it all for yourselves.

Situated within ten minutes walking distance of Hebden Bridge in a peaceful woodland setting, nestled into the hillside just above the town and part of the historic Birchcliffe Centre.

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With fourteen generously sized ensuite bedrooms, sleeping up to forty, choose from a budget dorm bed or a private room to whole lets for groups conferences, retreats and schools. 

The Hostel also has one ground floor fully accessible double room with ensuite including wheelchair accessible shower.

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The Hostel has a large dining room and function space as well as cosy snug.  The self catering vegetarian kitchen is well equipped with ovens, fridges and a dishwasher, plus all the crockery, cutlery and utensils needed to make breakfast or an evening meal.

All bed linen is provided and towels can be hired for a small charge. Free WiFi is available throughout the Hostel.

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Sitting room with sofas, armchair and coffee table