Art Hostel

Volunteer at the Art Hostel in Leeds, UK;
Later this year, East Street Arts is opening a brand new Art Hostel in Leeds. We are looking for volunteers to join our helpful, friendly and tight-knit team! You’ll play a vital role in running the hostel, providing our guests with the very best service.

Whether you’re looking to gain invaluable experience within the arts or hospitality sector, immerse yourself within another culture in a UK city, or work hard and have fun with a great bunch of people, a volunteering stint at the Art Hostel offers something for everyone.

Find out about the roles available and apply to be part of the Art Hostel volunteering family!

About the Art Hostel;
In 2016, we transformed a derelict three-storey building on Leeds’ oldest street into a unique and affordable pop-up hostel for touring artists and travellers; a portal to the creative and cultural underbelly of the city.

We were inspired by our experiences across Europe, where cities welcome artists and performers and the unique characteristics they bring to a place. We saw an opportunity to build something similar in Leeds where the role of host takes centre stage.

Hospitality is our lifeblood. From warm welcomes to heartfelt goodbyes, we make sure those who interact with the Art Hostel are hosted from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave us. Primarily run by our team of dedicated volunteers, the hostel provides a valuable opportunity or those wanting to immerse themselves in the culture of the UK, as well as those looking to gain hospitality experience.

In 2021, we will open a brand new Art Hostel in the Mabgate area of Leeds. From there, we will draw on our relationships with the local artistic community to provide access to unique cultural experiences and use the spaces within the building to create one-off events, exhibitions and opportunities for guests to meet with artists and performers in a relaxed environment.

The Art Hostel was developed by East Street Arts, an arts' charity which exists to champion artists.

We are a small friendly team made up of local staff & volunteers and live-in volunteers from all over the world. We are cheerful, friendly and welcoming! We love getting to know our live-in volunteers and we're always sad to see you leave.

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At Art Hostel I created a new family. The place is beautiful, the staff is amazing (Rhian, Eiry and Sophie <3) and everyone is very supportive and kind. The tasks are very relaxed and the hours are flexible. The staff can use some of the ingredients for cooking, which helps to save money. In addition, Leeds is a very good city and close to other tourist towns that are worth visiting.

hace 3 días

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My time at Art Hostel was absolutely perfect. The staff and other volunteers are all amazing people and I made so many great memories here. The work is very reasonable and with only 2 shifts a week, you have plenty of time to explore the city and also take trips to other parts of the UK. Art Hostel truly is a home away from home and I will definitely be back one day!!

hace 4 días



Volunteering here was an amazing experience, the team is lovely and supporting, work is very organized and easy, schedule is flexible as long as you communicate, the facilities are really nice, guests are usually very nice people. It’s a very chill place where you can really enjoy your time, Leeds is very well connected so it is good for day trips too. I will miss the team, Rhian is a great boss, Sophie and Eiry are just lovely. What can I say, if you don’t apply you’re missing out. 🫶🏼

hace 1 mes



My time at the art hostel has been absolutely lovely!
The staff and the other volunteers made me feel so welcome and at home the second I stepped foot into the hostel :) Sophie, Eiry and Rhian are amazing and were always there if I needed anything - Thank you so much for that!
The working hours leave you with a lot of time to explore the city and surrounding areas.
The ArtHostel is one of the cutest and prettiest hostels i've ever stayed in.
Would definitely recommend volunteering here!

hace 1 mes

France, Metropolitan


I had such a great time at the Art Hostel ! The tasks are pretty easy and always well-explained by the staff (Rhian, Eiry and Sophie are absolutely lovely, and always there to help you), and the working hours allow you a lot of free time to explore the city and the surroundings. The place is cute and cozy, I felt really comfortable. Overall it was an amazing experience, I couldn't recommend this hostel more!

hace 2 meses

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