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.

Bedroom at the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

Image - Mercure Bristol Brigstow 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.

City centre hotels

The Bristol - a Doyle Collection hotel

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: Book the Breakfast with our Compliments package and enjoy a full English breakfast buffet per person for free.

The Bristol - Doyle Collection 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: Fantastic Fridays and Sensational Sundays - Enjoy a night away with a delicious three-course dinner in The Kiln Restaurant and a bottle of wine from £99 per room per night.

Twin room at DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre

Image - DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre

Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

On the tree-lined boulevard of Welsh Back is the Mercure Brigstow Hotel, four-star boutique accommodation where plenty of rooms have harbour views. The hotel is in a prime spot for exploring Bristol: it's close to the Old City, St Nicholas Market, Bristol Shopping Quarter, and right by a ferry stop.

Special offer: Treat yourself to a two-night city break and enjoy up to 40% discount, including breakfast and a welcome gift on arrival.

View of the harbour from Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

Image - View from Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel, credit Phillip Boorman 

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 - The Crescent – is individually styled and full of character.

Special offer: Join the MyQuarter loyalty membership scheme for 10% off all future bookings and access to exclusive rates from as little as £30.

The Rodney Hotel exterior - Clifton Hotels Group

Image - The Rodney Hotel, credit Jack Hardy

Harbourside hostel: Bristol YHA

Another quayside accommodation option that’s perfect for budget travellers is the Bristol YHA. Built in a restored grain house on a lively stretch of the harbour, with the aptly named Grain House Café downstairs, this friendly and welcoming hostel has a mix of dorms and private rooms.  

Special offer: Book your next YHA stay more than 90 days in advance for 15% off the price of your stay.

Social area at Bristol YHA with Bristol-themed artwork on wall

Image - Bristol YHA, credit Matt Selby

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: Get 20% off the Best Available Rates when you book a minimum 3-night stay. Offer valid from Thursday through Sunday.

Serviced apartment by Premier Suites Plus Bristol Cabot Circus

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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