Explore Leeds and surroundings whilst volunteering at the Art Hostel

Hostel Leeds, United Kingdom
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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Night Shift

Help with night tasks to make the place relaxing for all guests


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

We are constantly looking to expand our volunteer family here at the Art Hostel. We are looking for individuals who are friendly, sociable and proactive to help out. Activities will depend on the shift, however it will mainly be housekeeping, cleaning and reception. It is a great opportunity to explore West Yorkshire and to submerge yourself in the art scene Leeds has to offer. If this interests you give us a shout !

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  • Intermediate English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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19 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Just go there! Volunteers team is a family, the managers are all super welcoming, the work is not that hard and there is flexibility when it comes to the shifts. Also Leeds is an incredible city with a lot of artistic things going on. Home away from home 💛

14 days ago


My first experience with worldpackers and it couldn’t be better. The people are amazing!! I’ve just loved everything. Thanks for receiving me guys and I hope to come back one day!!

about 2 months ago

United States

Such a fun place to work and stay. I met so many amazing people. The beds are comfortable, the hostel is clean, and lively, and unique. Rhian is a great manager; very well organized, instructive, and incredibly kind and welcoming. I could not have asked for a better experience. I miss this place already.

3 months ago


I had an amazing time in Art Hostel. Rhian, the manager, and the rest of staff are lovely. They are always willing to help you with everything you need and make you feel comfortable . They also are flexible with the rota. The duties are really easy and you have a lot of free time to visit other cities. Thanks to all the Art Hostel staff for making me feel at home and being like my family during my time with all of you!

3 months ago


It was my first time volunteering and it was really good!! The people in charge of the hostel are amazing, they were always really nice and helpful. The other volunteers I met were also really nice. They are like a big family and they made me feel at home from day 1.

The hostel has a very cool vibe, Leeds is a nice city, the shifts are very soft and they teach you everything you need to know. As you only work 3x per week, you have plenty of time to explore other cities and to do whatever you like.

Just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that I met during my stay in Leeds!!!

4 months ago
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About Art Hostel

  • Hosted by Rhian

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  • Response Rate: 60%
  • Response Time: 5 days

About the host

Art Hostel is the first social enterprise in the UK, providing affordable accommodation created by artists. Situated within a converted seed warehouse on the oldest street in Leeds city centre. The project has been developed by contemporary arts’ charity East Street Arts who have been supporting artists locally and internationally for over 25 years. Leeds has a thriving independent grassroots and DIY art scene and Art Hostel contributes to ...

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