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.

Sweet Dreams Are Made at the Hebden Bridge Hostel

Sweet Dreams Are Made at the Hebden Bridge Hostel

Writer and journalist Laura Robertson recently visited the IOU Hebden Bridge Hostel, she made friends with Raffy and talked to the team about how IOU came to run the hostel and why its important to the company’s future.

Read her review in online arts and culture magazine  The Double Negative 


Hostel Christmas Ready

Hostel Christmas Ready

The  Hostel is decorated for Christmas now thanks to our team and Beth our outgoing Artist in Residence.

Beths winter landmark landscape illustrations feature well known views of Hebden Bridge and Todmorden including Stoodley Pike and the Kindness sign



IOU Festive Workshop

IOU Festive Workshop

IOU Festive Workshop – Geometric Light Stars
Wednesday 6th December
IOU Studio, Dean Clough Halifax

Join us at the IOU Studio for a relaxed and creative workshop – playing with geometric structures using willow and lights to create spectacular illuminated ‘Wonky Stars’.



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