About Us

Safe, comfortable, communal accommodation for over 50 years.

Some Statistics

Numbers which tell the story of the house.


Rooms to fill

With 43 rooms the house is never empty but it remains peaceful, even when all rooms are occupied!



With an average of 13 different nationalities in the house, it lives up to its name "International".



We are always looking to improve the facilities in the house, and our latest addition is a 4k smart television, in our newly fitted TV lounge.



The number of events we host throughout the year for guests and residents, including our annual Christmas party with the Lord Mayor of Hull.

Everything you need to know about the house

History of HIH


The House Opens

One of a series of International Houses across the country, which were founded by the Methodist Church to house International Students who found it hard to get good quality accommodation in the UK.  Inspired by the work of Miss Hilda Porter at Mission House in London, who saw the need of these students and encouraged the Church to provide hospitality throughout the UK.


Accommodation Expanded

An extension is added to the house, which includes new bathrooms and shower blocks and provides more accommodation for new residents.


First Vulnerable Adult is Accommodated

The house becomes a refuge for the first of group of new residents as place where they can feel at home and safe. 


House Expands Mission

In keeping with the original mission of the house, a programme of helping vulnerable adults is started with rooms being allocated to the mission and partner organisations being commissioned to help with this work. The aim is to help these residents take the first steps towards independent living.


Major Refurbishments Begin

The plan is signed off to undertake a period of major refurbishments to modernise the house.  This begins with the introduction of a new television lounge that includes a state of the art 4k smart TV, with Internet access - just in time for the World Cup!

We believe in supporting one another

Our Ethos


Our aim is to ensure the happiness and wellbeing of all of our residents and staff and we go out of our way to try and achieve it.


Whatever your needs we are here to help and you'll find the staff and residents are ready and willing to help.


Everyone who stays with us or works in the house is part of a family of friends.  Hopefully you'll agree with us when you visit.


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96-98 Westbourne Ave,
Hull,  East Yorkshire. HU5 3HY


Email: info@hullih.org.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1482 342104


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