Accommodation

Doc/Fest 2019 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.

Sheffield Hotels

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 7 May. The site will close fully on 21 May.

For more information and to access the discounted hotel rates for 2020 please click here.

Click here for a map of hotels in Sheffield.

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

Budget Accommodation Offer



UNITE Students - The Archways

We have a limited number of special offer package deals at UNITE Student The Archways offering budget accommodation for those attending Sheffield Doc/Fest. 

The Archways is situated steps away from the Showroom Cinema and Sheffield Station. It’s less than 10 mins walk to other venues in Sheffield City Centre. 

Each booking consists of a private room with a single bed and private bathroom centred around a shared common area and kitchen with the necessary tools to make a meal, similar to a flat. Each flat features 4-5 rooms and can be booked together if you have a group. Our special rate includes bedding, towels and kitchen tools which are normally paid extras at Unite Students. 

The Archways has plenty of indoor and outdoor social space, laundry facilities, free wifi and 24/7 secure access and assistance. We can arrange a private meeting space within UNITE Student Sheffield if you need.

You have the option to stay for either 4 nights or 7 nights with additional days bookable by request specially priced at £20 + VAT.

  • 7 nights accommodation (Wed 3 - Wed 10 June) = £120 + VAT (£144) 
  • 4 nights accommodation (Fri 6 - Tue 9 June) = £85 + VAT (£102)

If you are interested in the Budget Accommodation offer, please email registration [at] sheffdocfest.com.

Please note that you are still required to have a pass to access Sheffield Doc/Fest activities. Your pass can be purchased at the same time as your accommodation.

Budget Hotels & Hostels

There are many cheap rooms at budget 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. There is also an ibis budget hotel, which often has rooms starting at £50 during the Festival.

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

For hostels try Quick Stop UK or Russell Scott Hotels, great for meeting other festival-goers with prices starting from as little as £13 per night. Alternatively, there are many B&Bs scattered around the city including The Hillsborough the ALARA B&B. There are loads of bargains to be found across the net so try Trivago, Booking.com, Hostelworld and Hostelbookers for more.

Self-Catering

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

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 Doc/Fest’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

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 the Doc/Fest Delegate Centre, take the 275 bus toward Sheffield Centre and get off at Arundel Lane. From here the Delegate Centre is a five-minute walk. The journey is 19 stops and will take approximately 25 minutes.

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!

North Lees Campsite
Birley Ln, Hathersage, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 1BR

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 £7 per person per night, and camping pods can be rented for an additional £25 per pod per night. Click Here for more information and to book your stay.