Welcome

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.

The Hostel is ran as a not-for-profit enterprise by arts charity IOU.

Healthy Holidays

Healthy Holidays

Healthy Holidays at Hebden Bridge Hostel 

Over 2 weeks in July & August, the Hostel hosted 27 children on a creative retreat as part of  the Healthy Holidays Calderdale activity programme. 

Discover the 'Hills That Shaped The Modern World'

Discover the 'Hills That Shaped The Modern World'

Explore the local history of the Upper Calder Valley with a new series of online walking tours, with maps to download or print.

Our neighbours at the Birchcliffe Center- Pennine Heritage and Penine Horizons Digital Archive – have produced a series of 14 walking tours including : The Radical History of Hebden Bridge, Blackshaw Head Pack Horse Trail and Cragg Vale – Mills, Wilderness and Dynasties.

15 % Discount at the Hostel for yoga students

15 % Discount at the Hostel for yoga students

We are pleased to have partnered with Donna Southwell Yoga to offer 15% off accommodation at the Hostel when you book a place on the Power of Ashtanga Yoga Weekend Retreat at the Yoga Centre in Hebden Bridge – just a 5 minute walk from the Hostel.

22-23rd October

 

 

Hostel Open Day

Hostel Open Day

On 7th July we welcomed people to the IOU Hebden Bridge Hostel Open Day. Over 150 people joined us to experience for themselves the newly renovated hostel.

Introduction to our Artists in Residence

Introduction to our Artists in Residence

From June to September  Hebden Bridge artists Charlotte Mellor Meecham and Bodie Doyle will be working at the hostel on a number of  creative projects

Artist in Residence Opportunity

Artist in Residence Opportunity

IOU is seeking artists specialising in any art form to take up a live-in residency at IOU’s Hebden Bridge Hostel. The residency includes living rent and bill free in a private artist bedroom at the IOU Hebden Bridge Hostel; creating an art project in response to time spent at the hostel with IOU; and supporting the hostel two shifts a week, including time on call.

Run by West Yorkshire-based arts charity IOU, the not-for-profit Hostel provides accessible accommodation for visitors to stay, create and explore.

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.

Location

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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Facilities

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

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