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.
Famous for its graffiti art, music scene and harbour Bristol is an essential stop on a tour of the UK.
Book direct for the best prices at Rock and Bowl, located in the heart of Bristol its the perfect base for a stay in this vibrant city. Bristol is famous for it’s graffiti art and nightlife culture- and essential on the UK visitors Bucket list!
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.