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Rock and Bowl

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Welcome to Bristol's Rock N Bowl Hostel. Set above The Lanes perfectly located in the centre of Bristol, our backpackers' hostel is a great base for your stay in the city.

You and your friends can have the choice of different size dormitories - 2 - 20 beds to a room, and female only accommodation. They are also one of the only budget hostels in Bristol that can accommodate large groups, such as international groups and educational tours. The rooms are big simple and uncluttered. The hostel is a smart, clean place to stay with excellent facilities at a very good price, especially the weekly rate.

Staying at the Rock and Bowl also gives you exclusive access to their ground floor bar called The Lanes, which houses a retro bowling alley, bar and karaoke room. You'll get the best deals on pizza, beer and club nights.

Special Offers

  • Party Package

    Offer: Dorm room accommodation for a booking of 10 or more people with breakfast, bowling, karaoke and pizza. £30 per person per night Tuesday to Thursday nights (regardless of dorm size), or £45 per person per night on Friday and Saturday nights (subject to booking an entire room and required to pay for unused beds).

    Package includes one game of bowling; 6 people per lane (5 Lanes available), between 12-8pm. One hour in the Karaoke Room between 12-8pm and a 12” Pizza per person, with a menu of different toppings, available during Kitchen opening times. The package also includes free entry to Club Nights, and a Continental Breakfast available between 9-11am (see Breakfast Policy).

    Booking: Telephone +44 0117 325 1980 or send an email at for more information.

    Terms and conditions: Security Deposit required, can be allocated to any room type, can only be booked if arrival date is more than one month away, 10% non-refundable deposit. This offer is subject to availability. Please check for full terms and conditions with the special offer provider.

    Offer link: Accommodation deals



  • Bar
  • Cooking facilities for guests' use

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for females - Female only dorms available.
  • Cater for groups
  • Cater for individuals
  • Cater for males
  • Central heating throughout
  • Drying Facilities
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Open All Year
  • Regular evening entertainment - Bands, DJ's. Check 'The Lanes'website for details.
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Film or TV location - Please get in contact if you would like to use the venue for filming of photoshoots.
  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - Old Labour Exchange.

Leisure Facilities

  • Other sporting facilities - Bowling

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking - NCP opposite Hostel, The Grand Hotel, the Galleries and Cabot Circus

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Modem point in all bedrooms - Wi-fi
  • Washer/Dryer

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

From Bristol Train Station (Temple Meads): (1000 metres) (15 minutes walk):

Leave station complex and turn right,
Follow pedestrian signs for 'Old City',
This will take you along, Victoria Street,
Over Bristol Bridge,
Keep straight on High Street (Do not turn onto Baldwin Street)
Take the left fork onto Broad Street
Turn Left on John Street and follow it down past the Bank Pub. At the bottom of the hill you will find the main entrance with 'The Lanes' written above the door.

Bristol Bus Station (Malborough Street) - (400 metres) (3 minutes walk)
Use the exit by Rank 1,
Turn left down the hill,
Follow pedestrian signs for 'The Centre Promenade'
turn right in front of 'The Bay Horse' pub,
continue past the 'Three Sugarloaves' pub, cross the road at corner of Bridwell Street. Walk past Police Station on your right. The Rock n Bowl Motel is in front of you, use the entrance at The Lanes.



    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Service
      4 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Location
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Sebastien G
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Nice place for some nights
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 24th September 2018
      This is the first hostel that I arrived in Bristol, it was easy to located from the bus station which was roughly 10 minutes away. They are very friendly and helpful. The beds are quite nice, you... Read full review
    • Coleman B
      Trip Type:
      1 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 25th September 2018
      I'm writing this review from my bed at the hostel, at 2 am, on a tuesday. Music is BLASTING from the bowling club on the first floor, at 2 am, ON A TUESDAY! They warn you about music on the... Read full review
    • Glen-Rory
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      The worst hostel I have ever stayed in!
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 27th September 2018
      My experience in no particular order: Staff: what you would expect from the name of the hostel limited conversation dude... Rooms: I went for a 6 mix room cleanliness was limited however it’s a... Read full review
    22 Nelson Street
    BS1 2LE

    Tel: +44 (0)117 325 1980

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