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Sheffield cityscape

Sheffield has a range of accommodation on offer who look forward to welcoming you! 


Click here for a map of hotels in Sheffield.

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Budget Hotels & Hostels


There are many deals to be found for hotels around Sheffield.

We have a brand new easyHotel in the city centre with rooms starting from £30 during the week.

There are two Premier Inns in Sheffield City Centre, as well as a Travelodge within walking distance of the Festival hub. You can find other nearby Travelodge locations here. There are also two Ibis Budget hotels, one in the city centre and one at the Arena, which often have rooms starting at £50 during the Festival. 

Cheap rooms, flats and even whole houses are also available through Airbnb.

There are many B&Bs scattered around the city including The Hillsborough Inn and the ALARA B&B. There are loads of bargains to be found across the net so try Trivago, and Hostelworld for more.






Cheap rooms, flats and even whole houses are also available through Airbnb.

If you are looking for an apart-hotel which give a little more home away home feel, check out:

City Based Apartments

Homely Apartments

Want to stay in the beauty of the Peak District? These companies offer loads of options:

Holiday Cottages

Peak Cottages







Campsites are another great option for those seeking affordable alternatives. If you're looking to unwind after a jam-packed day of screenings, you can pitch a tent, sleep under the stars, and take in the rich greenery Sheffield is famous for. Take advantage of the festival's timing with this great summertime option for those on a budget. Below you'll find a few campsites we recommend.

Fox Hagg Farm | Lodge Lane, Sheffield, S6 5SN | Tel: 0114 230 5776 | Fox Hagg Farm is a camping and caravan site with stunning views of The Peak District. It's a working farm that allows you to engage with nature at a very close level. The City Centre is easily reachable by bus. To get to the DocFest Delegate Centre, take the 257 bus toward Sheffield Centre and get off at Partonester Row. From here the Delegate Centre is a one-minute walk. The journey is 19 stops and will take approximately 25 minutes. There are 6 pitches. Website is currently unavailable but still operating as of January 2023 and info can be accessed with this link:

Swallowholme Camping and RV Park | Station Road, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0BN | Tel: 01433 650981 | Swallowholme Camping and RV Park in The Peak District National Park, just a few kilometres from Sheffield City Centre. Relax in picturesque surroundings, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To reach the Doc/Fest Delegate Centre, walk five mins to the Bamford train station and take the train into Sheffield. The Showroom Cinema is across the street from the station. The first train heads in around 7am and leaves Sheffield at 11pm - lots of time for a full day of films! There are 65 pitches and currently taking very limited bookings so keep options open. Website:

North Lees Campsite | Birley Ln, Hathersage, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 1DY | Tel: 01433 650 838 | Email: | Located in a sheltered valley, 14 kilometres from Sheffield City Centre, North Lees Campsite is a perfect natural oasis. It's great for those seeking quiet recreation in beautiful surroundings and for visitors wishing to explore the wider Peak District. North Lees Campsite is serviced by the Hathersage train station as well as the 272 bus. Both options take about an hour to get to the City Centre and require quite a bit of walking. The campsite fee for adults is £8.50 per person per night, and camping pods can be rented for an additional £34 per pod per night. Website:




Support for those with babies and children


DocFest is a breastfeeding-friendly event, and those with babies should feel welcome to breastfeed at all festival venues. If you require support with childcare during the festival there are options available to you that you can take advantage of in Sheffield. For a list of local childminders or babysitters in Sheffield, please click here.


For flexible daytime or evening babysitters, we recommend downloading Bubble.

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