Rock N Bowl Hostel
Situated in the heart of Bristol, Rock'n'Bowl features a 24-hour front desk, common areas with free Wi-Fi, flat TVs, a tennis table and a big courtyard.
Guests benefit from several discounts at The Lanes, the on-site bowling alley and night club venue, with a special selection of beers, cocktails, a karaoke facilities, pool tables and the famous Ray's Pizza, made with daily fresh dough, buffalo mozzarella and imported Italian ingredients.
City and street art walking tour can be organized for groups of minimum 10 people.
A nice and healthy breakfast which includes locally roasted fresh coffee, tea, milk, jam, orange juice, toast and cereals, is included with each reservation.
The use of a washing machine and dryer is available for an additional charge, the use of ironing facilities and hairdryer is free.
The on-site complex has club nights with many important bands and djs so please be aware that there will be noise disruption on Friday and Saturday nights in particular until about 03:00.
St.Nicholas Market and The Galleries shopping centre are less than 5 minutes’ walk away and offers a wide range of stores and delightful places to eat.
Banksy district, Bristol Aquarium, the O2 Academy and Bristol Museum are all within a 15-minute walk.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- Age Restriction
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Breakfast Not Included
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Key Card Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Postal Service
- Steam Room
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
You will need to send on our email the security code (CVV/CVC) of the card you used when booking in order to fully secure your booking, failure to do so may result in you losing your reservation.
Check-in from 15:00 Check-out before 12:00
A valid passport, national identity card (or a UK drivers' licence) is strictly required from each guest upon arrival.
We require a £10 key deposit per person on arrival.
No one under the age of 18 is permitted to stay with us.
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Rock'n;Bowl is accessible by plane, train, bus, car and of course walking. We're only a 5 minute walk from the Bus and Coach Station and a 20 minute stroll from the train station. We know new cities can be tricky though so here's some guides we made for you.
Please input our post code 'BS1 2LA' in your GPS device as the address line (22 Nelson Street) might point you to the wrong part of town.
Coming from the Airport?
Bristol Airport is connected to Bristol by the Flyer Airport Express Link. You can find this bus just outside the airport. Pop on it and its last stop will take you to Bristol's Bus and Coach Station, which is located on Cannon Street, Bristol.
Coming from the Bus and Coach Station?
Great, so you've made it to the coach station, but now where? Don't be daunted, its only a 5 minute walk.
Once you're off the coach and in the bus terminal building take a right toward the Winston Street exit.
You should now be on a street that goes uphill to your right and downhill to your left.
This street is called Winston Street. Go left downhill.
At the end go left again onto Lower Maudlin Street. Keep going until you reach some traffic lights.
Cross over the road toward the tree and the BUS AND ONLY lane.
The Bay Horse pub will be on your right. Use the pedestrian crossing to be nice and safe.
Take a right on this pavement, cross over the BUS AND ONLY lane and head toward the red telephone boxes.
Turn left at the telephone boxes and you will see a one way street ahead of you. This is called Silver Street. Cross the road and go down this street.
At the end of this street you will reach a row of shops. Turn right here into Nelson Street. Keep going down here until you reach the fantastic and highly recommended bar called The Lanes.
Head toward The Lanes main entrance. You will see an uphill side passage to the left of this entrance. Go up here.
The next door to your right will be the Rock N Bowl Entrance!
5-10 minute walk from the Megabus stop at Colston Hall:
1. Head south on Colston St/B4051
2. Turn left onto St Augustine's Place/B4051
3. Turn left onto St Augustine's Parade/A4
4. Cross the road and continue along St Augustine's Parade/A4
5. Turn right into Quay St
6. Continue onto Nelson St
Coming from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station?
When you get off the train head toward the main exit. Outside you will be a road called Station Approach. You will see a taxi rank directly in front of you, as well as a car park.
Head downhill down Station Approach road. At the bottom youll reach some traffic lights
Turn right here and go onto Temple Gate road. Keep going until you come to a large roundabout.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit. The road sign says you are going toward City Centre, Broadmead.
You're now on Victoria Street. Follow this road until you reach the river (which is Bristol's famous Floating Harbour river). Depending on your walking speed this road will take around 5-10 minutes to walk down.
Victoria Street will continue on over the river as a bridge. Walk over this.
After the bridge you'll reach some traffic lights. Continue straight on to High Street.
The street will go uphill slightly and you'll pass by a row off Trees. As the High Street starts to bend round to the right you'll see a road that you can turn left onto. This road is called Broad Street.
Take the third right onto John Street. Continue up here until you reach the hostel entrance. Welcome!
We are in the same building as the 'LANES' bowling alley. Our entrance is around the corner from the 'LANES' entrance.
POSTCODE: BS1 2LA
We are located right in the centre of Bristol, at the corner of Nelson Street and All Saints' Street, which means we are a short walk from the waterfront, SS Great Britain, high street stores of Cabot Circus, the little independent boutiques of Park Street, the nightlife, Colston Hall, College Green, the City of Bristol Museum.
It is easy to get out to the beautiful countryside surrounding Bristol, whether it is to Cardiff, Glastonbury, Bath, Portishead or Stonehenge.