The best budget hotels in Yorkshire, from stylish seaside b&bs to country pubs with rooms

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In Yorkshire, budget doesn’t have to mean slumming it or bunking up (although some of the cities have cool hostels with bars and shared rooms with en-suite bathrooms) or compromising on contemporary comforts. You can find cheap hotels in Yorkshire with beautiful private gardens, stunning sea views, handsome home-cooked breakfasts or a quirky vintage style at a fraction of what you might be willing to pay elsewhere. While not all offer evening meals, room service and spas, you will find friendliness and a warm welcome with staff that have a good tried-and-tested knowledge of local places to eat. The result? A Yorkshire holiday that’s both relaxing and affordable. Here’s our pick of the best budget hotels in Yorkshire.

The Bar Convent

York, Yorkshire, England

9
Telegraph expert rating

One of Britain’s more unusual guest houses, with buildings that are part of a still-working convent and some bedrooms carved out of the novices’ dormitories. It was rebuilt in the 18th century with a handsome brick-and-stone façade and neo-classical chapel. And with Victorian additions of a glass canopy and decorative floor tiling, there’s a palpable sense of history and well-honed hospitality. The 20 rooms are not the ascetic cells you might fear. Neat and fresh in shades of peppermint and cream, they don’t stint on comforts with modern bathrooms and fresh milk to make a cuppa. Breakfast is a charming and generous affair, taken in the convent’s café.


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76

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La Rosa Hotel

Whitby, Yorkshire, England

8
Telegraph expert rating

Entering through the stained-glass door of this five-storey Victorian terrace on Whitby’s West Cliff is like stepping into a cross between a stage-set and a bric-a-brac store. Eclectic doesn’t quite cut it. Deep-hued walls are covered with mirrors, bunting and old prints; chandeliers and birdcages hang from the ceiling; dark-stained floors are covered with faded rugs. The eight bedrooms resemble miniature stage-sets. Richly coloured, and dominated by a bed thick with cushions, each is themed. Breakfast is delivered to your room in a picnic hamper and includes cute containers of granola, yogurt, cheese and jam plus fresh croissants.


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£
90

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Safestay York

York, Yorkshire, England

8
Telegraph expert rating

Forget conventional notions of a hostel; this is bright and fun with zany colours, en-suite dorms, a few private rooms, a breakfast room and a snazzy bar. The purple front door is a clue that the red-brick Georgian house may not be all it seems. High-octane colours of pink, purple, lime and lemon in walls, velvet armchairs, striped carpets and wallpapers are set against decorative cornicing, large sash windows and a sweeping staircase. A blackboard alerts to discounts at attractions and hostel offers (e.g. happy hour) while reception sells travel ‘essentials’ such as ponchos, chargers and sweets.


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45

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The King’s Head

Kettlewell, Yorkshire, England

8
Telegraph expert rating

This whitewashed, three-storey coaching inn dates back to the 17th century, all well-trodden flagged flooring, low-beamed ceilings and old-fashioned wooden settles. It can also lay claim to having the biggest Inglenook fireplace in Wharfedale, a chin-high charmer with a copper fire hood and real coal fire. A Shaker-style bar takes centre stage in the cosy pub and bedrooms are on the first and second floors. In the restaurant, the menu simple but high quality by buying local and foraging. Wild garlic, for example, grows by the side of the stream that runs behind the property, game comes from a nearby shoot and fish is whatever local anglers have caught that day.


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70

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The Plough

Scalby, Yorkshire, England

7
Telegraph expert rating

Expect an amiable, style-led pub with all the luxury trimmings. It’s warm and inviting inside, there are lots of local diners and it has a great community atmosphere. High-quality furnishings run throughout in earthy tones. Each item has been sourced with with the guest in mind such as the spectacular antler chandeliers in the pub (which cost £800). The décor continues in the rooms with top-notch furnishings, luxury bedding, books aplenty, ornaments and cute mini rocking horses. Scalby itself is an upmarket little village on the northern edge of Scarborough, two miles from Burniston beach (aptly named the ‘dinosaur coast’ for the discovery of dinosaur footprints and fossils there).


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110

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YHA Boggle Hole

North York Moors National Park, Yorkshire, England

8
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This characterful hostel based around an old mill building is roughly 20 minutes’ drive from Whitby. When the tide goes out, you can walk out of the cove and along the coast to scenic Robin Hood’s Bay in about 10 minutes; at other times, you can take the clifftop path. There’s a colourful, nautically decorated all-day café and bar with a wood-burning stove, as well as outdoor seating on the sea-view decking. The 21 rooms range from shared dorms and single rooms to family units sleeping up to six people. Some rooms in the modern Crow’s Nest building have en-suite showers.


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29

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The King’s Head Inn

Newton under Roseberry, Yorkshire, England

8
Telegraph expert rating

This family-friendly village inn, an 18th-century stone and brick public house, enjoys a picture-perfect location just below the North York Moors’ famous Roseberry Topping. Inside the pub, the ground floor is one large bar-cum-dining area broken up by pillars and screens and done out in a simple but effective, contemporary faux-rustic style. The 12 rooms are identical in décor but differ in shape and views to accommodate the quirks of the cottages. Lovers of the great outdoors should opt for the pub’s excellent-value ‘Walk-Inn’ breaks, which include a package of laminated walks (to keep), a packed lunch, free pint and a boot-cleaning service, starting from £150 for two and include dinner and breakfast.


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86

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The Kimberley Hotel

Harrogate, Yorkshire, England

8
Telegraph expert rating

There’s a certain character that comes with The Kimberley; it’s not new-fangled but it’s not old fashioned. Combine this with its friendly service and good location and you end up with down-to-earth neighbourhood destination somewhere between a small business hotel and a boutique b&b. Décor is simple, a combination of woods, browns and greys and the odd flourish of fancy motif wallpaper. Bedrooms are similar in style and come in a few shapes and sizes. Six Budget rooms on the ground floor are relatively spacious and can be available from as little as £15 per night, which is amazing for this kind of location in Harrogate.


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47

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The Queens Hotel

York, Yorkshire, England

7
Telegraph expert rating

Set on the quieter, western banks of the River Ouse, this hotel is one of only two central hotels with a prized riverside location. There is always something to watch on the Ouse, from the antics of ducks and geese to passing pleasure-cruisers. Being primarily a comfy and convenient base for people doing York’s sights, there are few frills here: an evening bar in the dining room, and a large lounge with excellent river views and a small balcony for sunny days. The 78 rooms, spread over four floors, are light, modestly furnished and designed to do the job rather than make a statement.


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68

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Contributions by Tina Walsh, Charlotte Johnstone & Helen Pickles

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