Leeds is a great cosmopolitan and vibrant city and is great for a night out. If you visiting Leeds and are on a budget, there is no need to worry. There is a variety of cheap Leeds hotels in the city centre and it will save you the additional costs of getting into town as well. The increasing popularity of cheap hotels in Leeds has led to the blossoming of young tourists and party goers visiting Leeds and you will find that these budget hotels are usually filled with young people.
The Etap hotel in Leeds is ideally located and is very easy to find. It is about 5 minutes walk from the Bus Station in Leeds and it is very difficult to miss it. It is a tall building situated next to a block of apartments. A room at this cheap Leeds hotel will cost you about 20 pounds per night and it is advisable to book well in advance as the price tends to go up to £35 on busy weekends. The rooms are fairly decent though quite small with a standard double bed or bunk bed and ensuite shower that is clean. You will get clean towels and there is a small TV in the room as well. For the price, it is too bad as there will not be any nasty surprises. The staff at the Leeds Etap are all quite young and friendly and there is a very chilled out ambiance throughout. There is a bar next to the Etap Leeds, which serves great bar food and is ideal for catching up on all the sports as they have Sky and a lot of TVs, great for the lads!!
If the Etap is not for you, then there are plenty of other cheap hotels to choose from. The Travel Lodge offers rooms starting from £20 per night. There are two Travel Lodge in the heart of Leeds city centre. The Travel Lodge on Swinegate is next to the Thai restaurant Chaophraya and there is a car park next to the hotel as well. You cannot get more central than this, as it is a few minutes walk from the train station and there are some great restaurants and bars around.The rooms are standard and do look a bit knackered but they are bigger that the rooms at the Etap Leeds. The other Travel Lodge is on Vicar Lane and is in a less busy street. It is near the Chinese quarter of Leeds and only a few minutes from the shopping arcades. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and they can even arrange a late night take away for you. The Travel Lodge has a bar and sitting area that is quite nice.
If you fancy staying away from the city centre, then the Premier Inn Leeds City West,on Gelderd Road is perfect. It is about 5 minutes away from the city centre and comes with free parking. Next to this cheap hotel is a TGI Friday’s that serves good value food. The Premier Inn is very comfortable and the rooms are definitely bigger and is a great improvement from the other budget hotels in Leeds. There is a feeling of space and there is even a sofa in some of the rooms and the showers are great as well. When booking you can get the choice to get a “room and meal deal” and it is definitely worth the money, just for the great breakfast.
If you want to stay in Leeds on a budget, then there should not be much trouble finding a cheap hotel. As long as you are not expecting too much from your hotel and are here to experience the fun that Leeds has to offer.
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