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

Call The Reception Team on 0117 325 1980


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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    144: 1x20, 3x12, 1x10, 3x10 weekly bed dorm, 2x8, 2x6, 3x4, 1x4 female, 1xdouble/twin/3bed, 1xdouble
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    Dorms from £10pp. Private rooms from £39. Weekly rooms from £90.
  • Booking:

    Book online via the website or through
  • Directions:

    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.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

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


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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Explore Bristol

October 12th 2016

Having visited Bristol several times but only on day trips, I was excited to finally get to stay around for a few days to explore Bristol , as I checked in to the Rock ‘n’ Bowl hostel in downtown.

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Rock and/ or Bowl

March 14th 2020

High above the bowling alley/ club venue sits Rock and Bowl. An eclectic hostel just meant for fun loving independent travelers.

Bristol being a true hot spot for art, culture and nightlife its easy to see the appeal of Rock and Bowl. Rooms starting from £15pn make discovering Bristol a doddle without breaking the bank. The central location allows for good access to the clubs, bars and restaurants in town. Make no mistake Rock and Bowl is a vibrant and energetic hostel that’s perfect for an adventurous young traveler… or bowler.


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Rock and Bowl, Bristol.

March 3rd 2019

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- 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.

Rock and Bowl - Bristol

The Rock and Bowl Motel

January 14th 2019

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 in the heart of Bristol’s art and music scene.


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.


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