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Rock and Bowl

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Rock and Bowl hostel Bristol


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.


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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


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  • 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
  • Drying Facilities
  • Regular evening entertainment - Bands, DJ's. Check 'The Lanes'website for details.
  • Separate guests' lounge

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

Room / Unit Features

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Washer/Dryer

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

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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.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • magsmckenna23
      Agadir, Morocco
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 8th May 2019
      Nice friendly staff...rooms clean showers spotless. Luggage music and Bowling alley onsite. City centre location. Breakfast included in price..hairdryer available no extra charge. Washing... Read full review
    • JPE1989
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Driven to the brink
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 7th June 2019
      Where to start? I think it’s important to point out early on that the Rock n Bowl actually didn’t have much control over the issues I experienced during my stay, but I feel compelled to share my... Read full review
    • jotajota1987
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Nice staff, but the place was not at all neat
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 23rd June 2019
      The purpose of our trip was partying and we had ear plugs, so the noise of the bar beneath the hostel wasn't a problem for us, but people wanting to rest should consider this before booking. As said... Read full review
    22 Nelson Street
    BS1 2LE

    Tel: +44 (0)117 325 1980

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