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Featured Hostels in Bristol

Rock n Bowl Hostel
2 out of 5
22 Nelson Street, Bristol, England
The price is £35 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Located in Bristol City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Peters Church and St Nicholas Market. Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and Cabot Circus ...

3.4/5Good! (85 reviews)
Rocks

"Much better than the last time i stayed Due to covid i had a unit to myself (8 beds) Central location"…"

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2020

Rock n Bowl Hostel
Homestay Bristol - Hostel
2 out of 5
Queens Road 68, Clifton, Bristol, England
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Situated in Bristol, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, University of Bristol and O2 Academy. Bristol Hippodrome ...

3.3/5 (56 reviews)
I don't recomend

"Smelly and run-down. The included breakfast is a joke."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2018

Homestay Bristol - Hostel
Kyle Blue Bristol - Luxury Hostel Boat
2 out of 5
Wapping Wharf, Museum Street, Bristol Floating Harbour, Harbourside, Bristol, England
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Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of M Shed and SS Great Britain. Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and We The Curious are ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)

"Lovely and clean boat, a unique experience. Only stayed one night but would return. I did not sleep well as the seagulls were going all night - bring earplugs!!!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2019

Kyle Blue Bristol - Luxury Hostel Boat
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Full Moon Backpackers Hostel
2.5 out of 5
1 NORTH STREET, STOKES CROFT, Bristol, England
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Situated in Bristol, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Showcase Cinema De Lux and Cabot Circus Shopping Centre. University of Bristol and Bristol Hippodrome ...

3.9/5Very Good! (27 reviews)
friendly and clean hotel

"Lovely flat studio room comfortably and clean , would go back again"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Full Moon Backpackers Hostel
YHA Bristol - Hostel
4 out of 5
14 Narrow Quay, Bristol, England
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Located in Bristol City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and We The Curious. O2 Academy and St ...

4/5Very Good! (120 reviews)

"Great place to stay. Only complaint is the noise of the V Shed pubs but there wasn't much they could do about that. Overall, I'd recommend, best to buy ear plugs for weekends though."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

YHA Bristol - Hostel
The Oldporthouse Hostel
2 out of 5
57 Prince St, Bristol, England
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Located in Bristol City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Queen Square, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and We The Curious. O2 Academy and St Nicholas ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Great place

"A little disorganized and was difficult to check in, but my room was warm and clean, I had a wonderful shower in the morning. Was very quirky, like a labyrinth inside!! Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2018

The Oldporthouse Hostel
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Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin

Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin

4 out of 5
Sion Hill, Clifton, Bristol, England
4.2/5Very Good! (745 reviews)

"I liked the excellent breakfast and the magnificent position of the room. Booked a balcony room but the balcony itself felt unloved and in need of renovation to enable one to really make the balcony a feature of the room given the superb view. Service was friendly and efficient. COVID restrictions ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2020

Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin
The Bristol Hotel

The Bristol Hotel

4 out of 5
Prince Street, Bristol, England
The price is £81 per night from 15 Feb to 16 Feb
4.5/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)

"Great central location, car park next door and was also free with the VIP experience. Good views of the river. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Room was cleaned to a high standard and was very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

The Bristol Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Bristol - Filton

Holiday Inn Express Bristol - Filton

3 out of 5
New Road Bristol Parkway Business Park, Bristol, England
The price is £54 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
4.3/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"The rooms had everything that we needed and was clean."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2020

Holiday Inn Express Bristol - Filton
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If you're looking for somewhere engaging, lively and fun to base an adventure to the big city of the South West this year, a hostel in Bristol could be just what's needed. Channelling the off-beat and arty character of the town are plenty of quirky stays. A bunkbed on a boat? Sorted. A rocking 50s bowling alley come dormitory? You'll find it here. And that's not even mentioning the price. These are the establishments that will help to leave oodles in the travel budget for shopping jaunts through Cabot Circus and nights out around happening Stokes Croft. Rates might be low because it's all about shared sleeping quarters and communal kitchens, but on top of all that are 24-hour reception desks, in-house tour booking and spirited atmospheres adding to the mix.

The best features of hostels in Bristol

There are plenty of reasons why a hostel in Bristol could trump a traditional hotel. For young, experience-hungry backpackers and solo travellers, they offer a chance to meet and mingle with likeminded folk. And that's not just because you might be bedding down in rooms with up to 24 beds, but also because you'll get to enjoy evening happy hours in the on-site bar and cooking meals together in shared kitchen spaces. In hostels in Bristol especially, there's also something for the discerning globetrotter, because loads of these places come with handsome redbrick exteriors that date back to the years of the Bristolian industrial boom of the 1700s and 1800s.

The intriguing design features and style carry on as soon as you head inside. Vaulted hallways and industrial-chic lounges are nestled into centuries-old depots by the harbourside, while other establishments promise a stay on the waters of the Bristol marina itself. The top-rated options have plenty of extra services to boot. Just hit reception and you can book onto guided tours of the Old City, put your name down for evening pub crawls or bag tickets for rocking gigs run by local bands. A number of places also offer breakfast buffets, bike rentals and outdoor terraces for summertime tipples and story sharing.

Where to seek out hostels in Bristol

A number of the hostels in Bristol fringe the quaysides that come off the River Avon. They beckon sightseers and cafe hoppers thanks to their central location, like the YHA Bristol, which comes sandwiched between the cobbled lanes of the Old City, oodles of waterside pubs and the elegant 1800s steamship, the SS Great Britain – there's something for everyone right on the doorstep in that area. The hip-shaking, hula hoop-twirling Rock n Bowl Hostel is worth a special mention, too. It's among the coolest hostels in Bristol – nay, the whole UK. Inside, you can spend nights bowling at 10 pins and twisting to rockabilly bands. When the hangover retreats the next day, the shopping mecca of Cabot Circus is just up the road. Or, you could head over to Stokes Croft for visits to bohemian art galleries, music collectives and more rollicking West Country pubs.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Bristol?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save more for going out. You can check out the theatres and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in quite a few forms, but they have three main qualities in common, including budget-friendly prices, a social setting and shared rooms (though many have private options too).
What are the best hostels in Bristol?
Based on our customers’ reviews, these Bristol hostels have the best ratings: Kyle Blue Bristol - Luxury Hostel Boat - Located within a 5-minute walk of SS Great Britain. You can take advantage of free WiFi at this property. Rooms come with showers, coffee/tea makers and linens. Rock n Bowl Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of St Nicholas Market. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a nightclub and a restaurant. Rooms come with showers. Homestay Bristol - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of University of Bristol and O2 Academy. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers in all rooms. YHA Bristol - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and We The Curious. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. Rooms come with showers and linens. Full Moon Backpackers Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Cabot Circus Shopping Centre. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a nightclub and a restaurant. Rooms come with showers and lockers.
How many hostels can I expect to find in Bristol?
If you’re hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Bristol, one of Expedia’s 6 hostels could be a great option.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Bristol?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 17°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 6°C. Average annual precipitation for Bristol is 882 inches.
What is there to see and do in Bristol?
Overall, Bristol is known for its theatres, monuments and bars. Major attractions include Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, Clifton Suspension Bridge and Thermae Bath Spa. Get out into nature with places such as Castle Park, Leigh Woods and Aztec West Business Park. Cultural attractions include O2 Academy, We The Curious and SS Great Britain.
What's the best way to get to and around Bristol while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Bristol in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the nearest airport, which is Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), 7.3 mi (11.8 km) away. Another option is Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), located 32.6 mi (52.5 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transport during your trip. To explore more of the surrounding area, take a train from Bristol Montpelier Station, Bristol Redland Station or Bristol Clifton Down Station.

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