Rock N Bowl Hostel
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
- Free City Maps
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- 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.
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.
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 Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury, Bath, Stonehenge or The Cotswolds.