English city centre hostels : Self catering hostel in Bristol


Rock and Bowl, 22 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE

The Rock n Bowl Hostel is situated in the heart of Bristol inside a historic 1930s building spanning across two massive floors with The Lanes; a bowling alley, bar and club venue on the ground floor.

A variety of rooms from private doubles to 20 bed dorms (including female only) means there will be a bed at a price to suit your budget all inclusive of a breakfast in the morning. Working with The Lanes, Rock N Bowl deliver the best discounts for all hostel guests on drinks, bowling, karaoke, and on their Italian style pizzas.

Facilities include a well equipped large kitchen, lounge with Sky TV including Sky Sports and BT sports packages and free WiFi. Towels are available to hire and laundry facilities are available.

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Rock and Bowl | English city centre hostels :  Self catering hostel in Bristol

Contact Rock and Bowl

or call The Reception Team on
0117 325 1980

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Rooms & Beds:

144: 1×20, 3×12, 1×10, 3×10 weekly bed dorm, 2×8, 2×6, 3×4, 1×4 female, 1xdouble/twin/3bed, 1xdouble


All year. All day.

Price per night:

Dorms from £10pp. Private rooms from £39. Weekly rooms from £90.


Book online via the website or through bookings@rocknbowlmotel.com




5 minute walk from the coach station. 20 minute walk from Temple Meads train station

Public Transport:

Bristol Temple Meads: 20 mins. Coach station: 5 mins walk.

This accommodation is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map.

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Rock and Bowl, Bristol.

Rock and Bowl, Bristol.

This is a hostel that rocks. 

The Rock and Bowl Motel in Bristol always makes me chuckle. Perhaps because your correspondent is just too old for this sort of thing anymore, but my younger self would have revelled in it!  When you book a room into a hostel which is so clearly aimed at a young and vibrant crowd, a hostel built literally on top of a night club, one which boasts graffiti wall art and alcoholic milkshakes, you know you’re not in a peaceful retreat in some secluded lakeland valley. Oh No!

This is  a hostel that rocks. 

The hostel is huge with rooms of all sizes to fit all pockets. Facilities include a lounge with Sky TV including Sky Sports and BT sports packages and free WiFi. A big kitchen, serving complimentary Tea & Coffee, chill out TV area, with a ping pong table and games. There’s a laundry room and towels to hire too in case your evening takes an unexpected turn.

Bristol has an honourable modern history of leftfield culture from installations at The Arnolfini Art Centre, to notorious guerrilla artist Banksy, to trip hop and drum and bass music. Rock and Bowl craws energy directly from that tradition. With a new Rough Trade record store next door and live bands taking the stage at The Lanes downstairs, you’re in for a legendary stay.

The Rock and Bowl Motel

The Rock and Bowl Motel

A taste of Bristol’s art and music scene.

Rock and Bowl Motel.  Its a name to conjure with. What pictures does it conjure in your head? Because you’ll not have experienced a hostel like this before. It is crazy window into what modern urban hosteling is like. 

The Hostel is right in the heart of Bristol, in a historic wedge-of-cheese shaped building. Arranged around a large central courtyard with walkways, staircases and balconies overlooking it, the hostel is on the upper floors and a bowling alley and club are down below. Yup, you read it correctly, a bowling alley and night club. But that’s not even the most striking aspect of the hostel. Local hero, the artist Banksy has clearly inspired a flurry of striking graffiti art throughout the building. Really. Its amazing. Check out the website for some examples.

As far as accommodation is concerned, they’ve got a range of room types from large dorms (including female-only rooms) to private rooms. A breakfast is included, as well as free WiFi and use of communal kitchen and lounge area. But you’ll want to head out and explore the city.Bristol is an amazing port city full of maritime history and with a thriving contemporary music and art scene. The Rock and Bowl Motel gives you just a taste. 


Hostel with a difference

Hostel with a difference

Rock and Bowl Motel…

Located in the heart of Bristol and offering you accommodation with a difference. We offer the usual dorms ranging in size, we also offer private rooms.

What makes our hostel different is that we have a bowling alley, a club, karaoke, ping pong and pool tables ALL located within the hostel. Feel free to venture out and explore Bristol and then why not come back and have some drinks and a game of bowling? Explore our website to see more… http://www.thelanesbristol.co.uk/hostel/

Contact Rock and Bowl:

0117 325 1980MessageView website