Disclaimer: While we would not knowingly include any accommodation that we would not be prepared to try ourselves, inclusion on here should not be taken by the reader as our endorsement of that accommodation. If anyone has any problems, or suggestions for other places, please let us know.
General accommodation details are carried on the Visit Hull and East Yorkshire website.
There is no official festival campsite and there are no urban campsites in Hull. There are some sites within reasonable distance served by public transport into the city.
Manor Farm: Thearne Lane, Woodmansey, Beverley HU17 OSA. This is a small Camping and Caravan Club site that lies on the major bus route between Hull and Beverley, about five miles from the festival area. They have some dog-friendly pitches. The site is about 200 yards from a garden centre with café and half a mile from the long-established China Red Restaurant. About a mile to the North is the Warton Arms pub/restaurant.
Ashbradell: Burstwick HU12 9ET About nine miles east of the festival area. Dogs are welcome, though there are no toilet or shower facilities.
Burton Constable: HU11 4PG. Attached to the stately home, this is more for the glampers. About nine miles east of Hull.
Butt Farm: Beverley HU17 8PJ. This is near the Morrisons store close to the road in from York (1079) and about 10 miles from both the Humber Bridge and the festival area. It is about a mile and a half from Beverley centre and easily walked or cycled. It is served by the X46 bus from Hull, Beverley and York. If you are taking in Beverley, this town is noted for its pubs, its famous Minster and St Mary’s Church. It has a rail connection to Hull and Scarborough.
Highfield Farm, Ottringham HU12 0BJ. About 11 miles east of Hull, this is a quiet, rural campsite that also has a shepherd’s hut and rooms available.
The Rancher: Barton Upon Humber DN18 6DA. 10 miles from festival site on the Lincolnshire side and requires £1.50 bridge toll each way but has the advantage of being on the way in.
Yorkshire Sun Society: Carlam Lane, Hull HU7 5YX. Are you naturists/nudists? If so, you’ll be very welcome at this naturist site about six miles north of Hull city centre.
Caravan and cottage parks
Barmston Farm: Woodmansey HU17 0TP. This is a quiet site on the main road and bus route from Hull to Beverley, about two miles from Beverley and six miles from Hull city centre. They have cottages and static caravans for hire by the week, midweek or weekend. Great for those combining a festival visit with a good look around East Yorkshire.
Spring Valley: Sproatley Road, Preston HU12 8TU. About eight miles east of central Hull, but it is adults-only. Good pubs about about half a mile’s staggering distance in either direction.
Hull Trinity Backpackers prides itself on being cycle-friendly and has storage facilities for those coming by bike. Otherwise it is about 10 minutes’ walk from the main transport interchange. The location is ideal for the festival, being in the centre of the old town, and just a few minutes’ walk across Castle Street to the marina. It is also next door but one to the hallowed Blue Bell of folk legend. While the folk club there is no more, you can get a pint of hand pulled Sam Smith’s for less than £3! It backs on to the newly revamped Trinity Indoor Market which boasts excellent food supplies and cafes.
Most of the large hotel chains are represented in Hull, with the best-placed for the festival including the Ibis, Premier Inn and Holiday Inn. A little further out are the Campanile and the Travelodge. One thing to check when choosing a hotel is: do they provide secure parking in the price?
Green Ginger House: Land of Green Ginger, Hull HU1 2EA. This is one of Hull’s newest hotels, with 15 rooms, two studio rooms and one large apartment.
Hideout Hotel: North Church Side, Hull HU1 1RP. High-quality serviced apartments that are on the pricey side, but very well-placed for the festival as they are in the heart of the old town in the shadow of the Minster.
The Admiral of the Humber is a Wetherspoon’s pub with rooms, not too far from the festival area.
The Park Hotel, close to Hull Interchange, has 71 fully furnished guest rooms, including family rooms, and 80 self-catering apartments in the building that used to be home to the Hull College of Art and Design.
If you prefer a more traditional hotel, the Whittington & Cat is right beside the Railway Dock arm of Hull Marina. The Kingston Theatre Hotel, as its name suggests, is a characterful family-owned Victorian hotel opposite Hull New Theatre.
A bit further afield, the Ship Inn at Dunswell is a folk-friendly pub with accommodation at The Ship’s Quarters and good parking about six miles north of the festival area, but with good daytime and reasonable evening public transport links.