Bristol on a Budget

A trip to Bristol doesn’t have to be an expensive one. We have plenty of options to suit a range of budgets, whether you’re a student, lone traveller or have the family in tow.

There are many ways to economise during your visit, from early bird offers on dining, to special hotel rates when you book direct with hotels. Make sure to check our extensive Special Offers section which is always full of great deals on everything from food & drink to tickets to top attractions.

Hostels and budget B&Bs offer another option if you're trying to keep costs low, and in Bristol you can choose from a hostel in an old police station to one above a bowling alley.

The city plays host to a huge range of low cost and free events throughout the year, with three of Bristol's biggest events – Bristol Light Festival in February, Bristol Harbour Festival in July and Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in August - all free to attend. Check out our guide to 60 Free Things to do in Bristol for more ideas.

Bristol also has plenty of choice for the frugal shopper, from high street names in Bristol Shopping Quarter to the vintage and charity shops of Gloucester Road.

Scroll on for some more ideas on how to enjoy a brilliant break in Bristol without breaking the bank…

Keep costs down during your visit

We've got tons of special offers on days out, hotels and food & drink, as well as plenty of free activities and tips on making your budget go further.


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Go on a scenic walk or bike ride, head to one of our free festivals or check out some of our budget food options.

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