The Rock N Bowl Hostel is a great place to meet other hipsters that are in Bristol. Situated in the heart of the old city, it provides a great base to explore all that Bristol has to offer. Guests staying at the Rock N Bowl Hostel get the added benefits of discounts in The Lanes (10 pin bowling and bar) and the Old City Wall Bakery. The Rock N Bowl Hostel is set over the entire top floor of a classic city centre 1930s building.
The guest bedrooms are bright and come with plenty of privacy. The hostel facilities include free wireless internet, laundry facilities and a sunny courtyard.
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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
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Postal Service
- Taxes included
- 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.
Rock N Bowl Terms & Conditions:
Please note: Read the notes below carefully as in the event of a false booking, there will be no check in or refund.
Please note that after booking you will receive our e mail address.
You’ll need to send the security code (CVV/CVC) of the card you used when booking (this is the last 3 digits of the number on the signature strip at the back of your card) in order to fully secure your booking.
Failure to do so may result in you losing your reservation, so please email us ASAP!
Check-in from 15:00
Check-out strictly before 12:00
A valid passport, national identity card (or a UK drivers' licence) is required from each guest upon arrival.
All nights of accommodation must be paid for on arrival.
Individual Bookings (1 to 4 people):
We require a �10 key deposit per person on arrival. This can be paid with cash or credit card and will be refunded the same way as it was paid if upon check-out the key/s are returned and no fines (see Fines) have been charged.
Group Bookings (5 people or more):
Manually created Group Bookings by an employee of the hostel require a 10% non-refundable deposit to confirm the booking.
All Group Bookings must meet the following conditions:
Group Bookings are required to book a whole dorm room paying for any unused beds.
Full payment of the booking must be made up to one month prior to arrival.
If a Group Booking has been made less than one month prior to arrival full payment will be required within a week.
A separate Group Security Deposit is required for Group Bookings. This needs to be made as a lump-sum payment and is payable on arrival:
�150 for bookings of 5-9 people
�200 for bookings of 10-15 people
�300 for bookings of 16-24 people
�500 for bookings of 25 people or more
This can be paid with cash or credit card and will be refunded the same way as it was paid if upon check-out the key/s are returned and no fines (see Fines) have been charged.
The Hostel Receptionist may, at his/her discretion, carry out a room inspection of all rooms to determine that no malicious or accidental damage has occurred. Should any damage be found, the guest or group shall be charged accordingly, and the guest or group booking may be terminated at the Receptionist's discretion with no refund of monies paid.
Other Fines include charges for:
Complaints from other guests or staff for inappropriate behaviour by a guest or members of a group booking
Having food or drinks in the bedrooms
Smoking anywhere inside the building
Alcohol or drug-induced vomiting (or other mess)
Consuming, possessing or being under the influence of illegal substances
Allowing visitors into the building outside visitor times
Any Individual or Group Booking that is a 'No Show' shall not receive a refund.
(1 to 4 people)
Cancellations and changes of bookings made 48 hours prior to check-in will not incur any charges. If they are made less than 48 hours before check-in, the first night of the last confirmed booking will be charged.
(5 people and more)
If a Group Booking is cancelled more than two weeks prior to arrival, 10% of the total amount of the last confirmed booking shall be charged.
If a Group Booking is cancelled less than two weeks prior to arrival, it will be the discretion of the Manager to determine the value of the charge.
Any amendments to Group Bookings are free of charge up to and including one month prior to arrival.
If a Group Booking is reduced in the number of guests less than one month but more than two weeks prior to arrival, it will be the discretion of the Manager to determine the value of the charge.
If a Group Booking is reduced in the number of guests less than two weeks prior to arrival, the full amount of the last confirmed booking will be charged.
No one under the age of 18 (minors) is permitted to stay with us on Friday and/or Saturday nights and/or Bank Holidays. We only allow minors to stay with us on Sunday to Thursday nights (Bank Holidays not included) but must be accommodated with a parent or guardian in a private room. We strongly advise that our venue is not appropriate for children or infants.
- Zero drugs policy - anyone found in the possession of drugs will be reported to the police and evicted immediately.
- You receive discounts on food and bowling in The Lanes.
- Only paying hostel guests are allowed upstairs
- Please always shut doors behind you do not hold them open for other people unless you are sure they are a hostel guest.
- If you notice any suspicious behaviour, please inform a member of staff immediately.
Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated, if we feel you are behaving in such a way you will be asked to leave with no refund and the police may be called.
Please look after your belongings as we do not accept responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged property.
We make every effort to accommodate you in the dormitory size of your choice and put group bookings in the same rooms. However, because of the nature of our business, we may have to place you in different sized dormitory or groups may be put in different dorms. As a result the balance to be paid upon arrival can be slightly different from what is stated on your confirmation.
Reservation by email.
When making a reservation by email, please ensure you fill in all the information required. If you do not receive a personal email from one of our staff this means you booking may have been not be confirmed.
Please note: Rock n Bowl Hostel staff reserve the right to refuse accommodation or evict without a reason.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
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 you�ll 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.