The 2018 Doc/Fest attracted a record number of delegates, and every year Sheffield's hotels completely sell out during the festival week. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

Budget Accommodation Festival Passes

For filmmakers on a budget, the 7-Day and 4-Day Budget Accommodation Passes comprises one full registration to Doc/Fest 2018 and 7 or 4 nights hotel with light breakfast JONAS Hotel in Sheffield. This pass includes full access to the Film programme, Alternate Realities programme, Talks & Sessions, Marketplace & Talent, Doc/Player and all social events and networking.

The 7-Day pass offers accommodation from Wednesday 6 June to Wednesday 13 June. The 4-Day pass offers accommodation from either Wednesday 6 June – Sunday 10 June OR Saturday 9 June – Wednesday 13 June.


Built for the modern traveller, whether you’re a student, business executive, or amateur trapeze artist on tour; your room comes equipped with everything to make your stay away from home comfortable and memorable. Each room features 3/4 bed, free tv and wifi, wardrobe, desk and free coffee and pastry each morning. With a communal kitchen on each floor, plenty of areas for socialising and private meeting spaces, JONAS is the perfect base for your 2018 Doc/Fest.

To access this pass, we require proof of concession status. Please see forms of proof on Concession Pass information. There is limited availability. Please email registration [at] to enquire.


A core mission of Sheffield Doc/Fest is to help make documentary filmmaking as accessible as possible. The cost of making documentaries has rapidly declined in the past few decades due to new technologies. Now the medium is more available than ever to a broad range of new voices. However, for emerging filmmakers, the financial costs of travelling and staying in Sheffield to attend Doc/Fest can be prohibitive.

What is Doc/Host?

Doc/Host is a connecting service to pair emerging filmmakers with Sheffield locals who can offer accommodation during the festival. For emerging filmmakers who are not currently earning above the UK living wage (£10.20 per hour in London, £8.75 elsewhere), we want to do all we can to ensure Festival participation. Sheffield locals can play a key role in making Sheffield's international documentary festival more inclusive and exciting, by hosting a filmmaker in their home between 5-12 June 2019.

How does it work?

For Filmmakers:

If you're a filmmaker currently earning less than the UK living wage for your city of residence, you can apply to be connected with a Sheffield local offering a spare room. After application, Doc/Fest will put you in touch with someone on our Doc/Host list. It is the filmmaker’s responsibility to decide if the potential host is the right fit for them and to organise the logistics of their stay after connection.

Sheffield Doc/Fest has not visited any of the homes on our list and takes no responsibility for the state of the accommodation offered. Potential hosts are connected on a first come, first serve basis.

Filmmakers will still need to purchase a Festival Pass to attend Doc/Fest activities.

Applications for Doc/Host will open in the new year.

For Sheffield Locals:

Want to assist in helping a potentially future award-winning filmmaker be inspired by and connect with others attending Sheffield Doc/Fest and grow their career?

To be part of Doc/Fest you’ll need:
• Live within 2 miles of Sheffield’s Tudor Square

• A spare, self-contained bedroom for your guest

• A willingness to be a friendly host to a filmmaker between 6-13 June 2018

You have until 11th May to apply.

In exchange for a confirmed filmmaker and host accommodation pairing for the Festival, Doc/Fest will provide you with two (2) x Doc/Lover wristbands giving each wearer access to 12 films of their choice, depending on availability, in the programme.

We think this is a terrific way for local residents to take part in and contribute to Doc/Fest and will make a meaningful difference in supporting documentary storytelling from a wider range of voices.

It is the host’s responsibility to decide if the potential filmmaker is the right fit for them and to discuss the logistics of their stay. Doc/Fest cannot be held responsible for the personal actions of the filmmaker during their stay in your home.

Applications will open in the new year.

Please contact our Hospitality team at hospitality [at] if you are interested in utilising the scheme during your stay. 

Or give us a call at the Doc/Fest office on 0114 276 5141 if you have any queries.

Marketing Sheffield

Each year Sheffield Doc/Fest work with Marketing Sheffield to offer discount hotel rates at a number of hotels across the city. Please note that reservations can be made through Marketing Sheffield until 10 May. The site will close fully on 24 May.

For more information and to access the discounted hotel rates for 2018 please click here.

Click here for a map of hotels in Sheffield.

If you have any questions about accommodation please email hospitality [at]

Sheffield Hotels
*Discounts on hotel rates offered through Marketing Sheffield

To see the accessibility information for each hotel, please click here

Best Western Cutlers Hotel*
George Street
Sheffield, S1 2PF
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Copthorne Hotel*
Bramhall Lane
Sheffield, S2 4SU
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Hampton by Hilton*
West Bar Green
Sheffield, S1 2DA
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Holiday Inn Express City Centre*
Blonk Street
Sheffield, S1 2AB
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Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Quays*
Victoria Station Road
Sheffield, S4 7YE
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Ibis Sheffield*
Shude Hill
Sheffield, S1 2AR
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Jurys Inn
119 Eyre St
Sheffield S1 4QW
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Kenwood Hall Hotel
Kenwood Road 
Sheffield, S7 1NQ
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Leopold Hotel*
Leopold Square / Leopold Street
Sheffield, S1 2GZ
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Mercure St Paul's Hotel & Spa
119 Norfolk St
Sheffield, S1 2JE
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Novotel City Centre*
50 Arundel Gate
Sheffield, S1 2PR
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Premier Inn City Centre Sheffield (Angel Street)
19 Angel Street 
Sheffield, S3 8LN
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Premier Inn City Centre Sheffield (St Mary's Gate)
Young Street
Sheffield, S1 4UP
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Rutland Hotel*
452 Glossop Road
Sheffield, S10 2PY
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Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel
Blonk Street
Sheffield, S1 2AU
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Travelodge Sheffield Central
1 Broad Street West
Sheffield, S1 2BQ
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Other Accommodation Options


Sheffield is the outdoor city so why not take advantage and sleep under the stars? 

Fox Hagg Farm
Lodge Lane
Sheffield, S6 5SN

Fox Hagg Farm is a lovely camping and caravan site with stunning views of the Peak District and offers a relaxing alternative to the vibrant nightlife of Sheffield City Centre. And for just £30 for 5 nights – what could be better?

Hesley Wood Scout Activity Centre
White Lane
Sheffield, S35 2YH

Hesley Wood has 132 acres to explore, so you'll have lots of room! Offering a range of sites and accommodation buildings, you'll find something for you. They also offer a lodge with cooking and toilet facilities so all you'll need is your tent! 

North Lees Campsite
Birley Lane
Hathersage, Hope Valley
S32 1DY

Wake up each morning to incredible views of Stanage Edge. Owned and operated by Peak District National Park Authority, North Lees Campsite comprises of three gently sloping fields with 60 campsites with shower, toilet and car park facilities.

Windy Bank Hall
Hill Top Lane, Green Moor
Sheffield, S35 7DQ

A short drive from Sheffield lies Windy Bank Hall for caravans and motorhomes on a true countryside location. Alternatively, they offer holiday cottages for those who prefer glamping! Pitch your motorhome or caravan for just £10 per night. 

Serviced Apartments
Enjoy the convenience of a serviced apartment while in Sheffield with a full kitchen and extra rooms for multiple people. A few places to get you started on your search:

Homely Apartments

Halo Apartments

City Crash Pad

K-Space Apartments


Sheffield has a thriving Couchsurfing community which is a great option if you want to stay with someone friendly and locally for free!

Air BnB

Looking for just a room? Check out Air BnB for Sheffield residents offering rooms in their home and enjoy Sheffield from a local's angle. 

Russell's Bicycle Shed

Sheffield Doc/Fest brings thousands of people to the Sheffield every year. To encourage people visiting the city to improve their carbon footprint, we would like to suggest hiring a bike from Russell’s Bicycle Shed, as a handy and economical way to get around the City.

Russell’s Bicycle Shed

Sheffield Railway Station
Sheaf Street
Sheffield, S1 2BP
Tel: 0114 273 0539

Flash your delegate pass to receive a 25% discount on all hire prices including their electric bikes. Making it just £5.60 to hire a bike for a day and £11.20 for any overnight hires.

Opening Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7am – 7pm

                           Saturday – 10am – 4pm

                           Sunday – Closed

Bikes are limited, so be sure to book in advance!