Kyle Blue, Wapping Wharf, Museum Street, Bristol BS1 6GW
Call them on 0117 929 0609
OverviewMoored in the heart of Bristol’s historic harbour, only a five minute stroll to the city centre. The Kyle Blue Hostel Boat is a converted Dutch Barge with a self-catering kitchen, lounge, 6 sleeping cabins and a spacious upper deck providing fabulous views of the harbour.
The spacious lounge offers plenty of comfortable seating in which to relax after a hard day's sightseeing as well as a seated dining area and patio doors so you can take in the harbour views from the sofa!
Beds & Rooms:30: 4x1/small dbl, 3x5 1x4 1x7
Open:All year. All day
Price per night:From £29 per person
Booking:Online or by phone. Groups of 6 or more by special arrangement only.
Directions:Sat Nav: BS1 6AW: On foot Prince Street Bridge or Wapping Road, follow the quayside walkway in front of the M-Shed Museum until you reach the Brunel Buttery Café - the Kyle Blue is moored in front of the café.
Public Transport:Train at Bristol Temple Meads 10 minute walk. Closest bus stop is a 2 minute walk at Gaol Ferry Steps.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
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Due to Covid-19, the Kyle Blue Hostel Houseboat is now available as a self-contained holiday home
May 4th 2021
Moored in the heart of Bristol’s historic harbour, only a five minute stroll to the city centre. The Kyle Blue Hostel Boat is a converted Dutch Barge with a self-catering kitchen, lounge, 6 sleeping cabins and a spacious upper deck providing fabulous views of the harbour. There are plenty of beds and 2 households (or groups of six people) can stay from May 17th, one household before. Price is £450 per night with a stay of a minimum of 2 nights. Call 07521 650 582 or email email@example.com for questions and bookings.
Book Direct at Kyle Blue Bristol’s boat hostel!
July 16th 2018
A hostel with a difference- stay right on the harbour (literally) in the heart of Bristol.
Book Direct at Kyle Blue in Bristol and stay in a hostel with a real difference. Bristol’s hostel on a boat gives you the opportunity to stay in the heart of the city but right on the water!
March 23rd 2018
Kyle Blue is a converted boat, a Dutch Barge. It is moored on museum street by Wapping Wharf, surrounded by evidence of Bristol’s maritime heritage.
I am really pleased to be writing about Kyle Blue in Bristol.
Why? Despite sounding like a member of a boy band, Kyle Blue is actually one of the most individual hostels in the Independent Hostels network. It is a city hostel, and yes, it shares the funky modern decor of those other city hostels yet it differs from the black-and-chrome-free-wifi-vibrant-bar-scene city hostels. In fact it might be about as peaceful as you can get in a city centre location. You see Kyle Blue is a converted boat, a Dutch Barge. It is moored on museum street by Wapping Wharf, surrounded by evidence of Bristol’s maritime heritage: cargo cranes, disused goods railway lines, and overlooked by the distinctive pastel painted houses of the harbour area.
The upper floors are a spacious and modern lounge with lovely views over the water and a well equipped kitchen. Below decks there are sleeping cabins with rooms for between 1 and 7 – sleeping up to 30 in total and shower and WC rooms.
But why am I pleased to be writing about it? Because I have a big soft spot for Bristol harbour. In a previous life I had to travel for work, which often brought me to Bristol. I always engineered it so that I was staying close to the waterfront. After a tough day, it was relaxing, refreshing and recuperating to stroll the waterfront; listen to the gentle creak of the boats tied up; gaze at the picturesque Tobermory-style painted houses; idly choose from the tempting restaurants in the converted boathouses and wharfs where I could sit and watch the evening slowly fade and the golden lights of the watercraft and harbour buildings transform the view. I am right now imagining a stay on the Kyle Blue and recreating that reverie again.
November 23rd 2018
On Kyle Blue floating hostel we enjoyed the views from the kitchen as the sun set above Bristol Harbour, so even washing the dishes became a highlight of the day. Often we couldn’t resist heading back out for a moonlit harbour-walk where jazzy tunes flowed out over the cobblestones. Returning home to our cosy cabin with lots of “big city impressions,” after a great day on and around the water in downtown Bristol.Read More