It doesn’t matter how far your budget stretches – there are ways to get a great deal on accommodation in Bristol.  

Whether you prefer to rest your head in a cheap and cheerful hostel or a luxury hotel, here are our four top tips for getting more for your money:

Look for special offers on accommodation

Your first stop for planning where to stay in Bristol should be our accommodation offers page. Here you can compare deals like seasonal discounts, reduced rates on certain nights of the week, and advance booking discounts. 

Make your booking direct

How can you get the very best prices and even extra perks such as free parking, breakfast and the chance to choose your room? Simply book your stay directly with the hotel. Booking websites charge commission, so you'll very often get a better deal when you skip the middleman. 

Sometimes only a limited selection of rooms are listed on third-party booking sites too, which means you may think your choice of accommodation is fully booked when there could still be rooms available.

Exterior of the Mercure Bristol Grand at night on Broad Street, Bristol Old City - credit Mercure Bristol Grand
Image - Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Extend your weekend break

With cheaper rates on Fridays and Sundays, treat yourself to an extra night in the city for less than you might expect. You’re especially likely to find a great deal on a Sunday, when accommodation is quieter and special offers often run to encourage bookings.

Consider Bristol’s busy event calendar

If you’re visiting for one of the city’s major events or festivals, always try to book your accommodation as far in advance as possible, not only as spaces will fill up fast but also for the best chance of a lower rate.

Don’t plan to be here for a specific event? It’s still worth checking what’s on before you book somewhere to stay. Then if you’re able to be flexible with dates, you can avoid days that coincide with a big event (including large sporting events in the region) and may be able to find a lower priced room than in those busy periods.

Check out these top places to stay in Bristol and some of their best money-saving offers...

The Bristol

In an unbeatable location, The Bristol overlooks the lively Harbourside with many of the city’s most-loved attractions practically on the doorstep. Inside, the rooms are modern and stylish, and the lofty River Grille restaurant downstairs is the perfect place to watch the world go by over dinner.

Special offer: Enjoy an overnight stay for two people with brunch or lunch and a cocktail per person in Rick’s, plus a late check-out of 2pm.

A bedroom at The Bristol Hotel - Credit Simon Brown
Image - The Bristol, credit Simon Brown

DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre

Over in Redcliffe, close to magnificent gothic church St Mary Redcliffe and less than a ten-minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station, is the DoubleTree by Hilton City Centre hotel. Great for families, you can also dine inside the unique setting of a former 17th century glass-blowing kiln at the hotel's Kiln Restaurant

Special offer: Save on your next getaway and enjoy even more travel flexibility like early check-in and late check-out.

DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre bedroom - Credit Hilton
Image - DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre

Georgian getaways: Clifton Hotels Group

For a stylish stay in the beautiful suburb of Clifton, take your pick from the Georgian townhouse accommodation by Clifton Hotels. From luxury suites to a homely guesthouse, each of their five properties – The Berkeley Square Hotel, The Rodney Hotel, The Clifton Hotel, The Washington and Berkeley Suites – is individually styled and full of character.

Special offer: Join the MyQuarter loyalty membership scheme for 10% off all future bookings, 10% off food and drink and access to exclusive rates.

An exterior shot of The Rodney Hotel - Credit Clifton Hotels
Image - The Rodney Hotel, credit Jack Hardy

Home-from-home apartments: PREMIER SUITES PLUS Bristol Cabot Circus

These contemporary one and two-bedroom serviced apartments are equipped with all you could need for a comfortable self-catering city break. Step outside and you’re amid Bristol’s bustling Shopping Quarter, with as many great places to eat, drink and explore as there are to shop.

Special offer: Stay for two nights or more from £89 per night. Includes free Wi-Fi and all taxes, plus a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival.

A living room with wooden floors and 2 red sofas - Credit Premier Suites
Image - PREMIER SUITES PLUS Bristol Cabot Circus

Head to our accommodation offers page for a full list of deals and explore even more places to stay at every price point here

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Pinterest poster for Bristol on a budget link - Credit Visit West