Winter mid week discounts on our standard rooms and dorms


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 a not-for-profit enterprise of 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.

IOU Annual Festive Making It

IOU Annual Festive Making It

Make alternative festive lights from waste plastic

There is only a handful of tickets left for the IOU festive Making It workshop – this year recycling plastic waste into alternative decorations
30th November 7.00-9.30pm
IOU Studio, Dean Clough
Christmas in the Calder Valley

Christmas in the Calder Valley

Christmas has definitely arrived in Hebden Bridge and the  Calder Valley

Look out for events and markets across the borough
Christmas in Calderdale  


Thurs 24th November
Hebden Bridge Christmas Light Switch On & late night shopping

Sat 3rd and Sun 4th December 
Hebden Bridge Open Studios
Heptonstall Christmas Fair

December 10th and 11th
Egg Factory’s Annual Eggsmas

Silent Disco at the Hebden Bridge Hostel

Silent Disco at the Hebden Bridge Hostel

Our outgoing live-in Artist in Residence, Charlotte Meller Meecham, has completed her art and sound project at the IOU Hebden Bridge Hostel and the result are these beautiful customised headphones that our Hostel guests can use for their own exclusive silent disco.

Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence

We’ve been finding our some more from our new Artist in Residence Alicja – what inspires her work and why she wanted to come and work at the Hostel

'Colden Valley' by Ken Smith

'Colden Valley' by Ken Smith

This evocative poem featured in The Yorkshire Times as Poem of the Week.  By Leeds born poet Ken Smith (1938-2003) it poignantly captures the winter landscape of the Colden Valley just outside of Hebden Bridge.
Throughout history and into today Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley have inspired writers, artists and film makers


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