The Bristol Wing, 9 Bridewell Street, Bristol, BS1 2QD

Call Reception on 0117 428 6199


Newly opened in January 2018, The Bristol Wing is a boutique hostel in the Grade II listed old police headquarters in the heart of Bristol City Centre. The hostel has a mix of private, en suite and dorm rooms: ideal for families, couples and small groups. With ethical and environmental credentials that are second to none. The newly refurbished building is designed to minimise our negative impact on the world (solar panels, high levels of insulation, double glazed windows etc). The Bristol Wing is owned and managed by YMCA Bristol as a social enterprise - so any profits made are reinvested in supporting young people who are homeless in the city. The Bristol Wing is slap bang in the middle of Bristol City Centre, a stone's throw from Bristol Bus Station, 20 minutes' walk from Temple Meads Railway Station and only meters away from local bus stops. Bristol's best shopping is on the door step, whether you want the independent shops of Park Street and Clifton, the big name brands in Cabot Circus or quirky market stalls in St Nicholas's Market, The Bristol Wing is within walking distance. Bristol's historic harbour side is also only a ten minute walk away. Meeting rooms are available next door where there is also a conference room and events space which can seat up to 220 people.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    From £18 per person
  • Booking:

    Bookings can be made via the hostel website or on the telephone.
  • Directions:

    Take A38 from the James Barton Roundabout (Bear pit), Bridewell Street is the first left. Parking is available in NCP car parks, less than a five minutes walk away on Rupert Street or The Pithay.Close to national bus and rail routes, and there is bike parking available in the hostel yard at the back of the building - guests are encouraged to use public transport wherever possible.
  • Public Transport:

    2 minutes walk from the Bus Station in Bristol and 20 minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads Station. Close to local bus routes.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the map of accommodation for school groups, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the City of Bristol.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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Celebrate Christmas with friends in the artistic city of Bristol

October 29th 2019

The Bristol Wing is open for Christmas – usual rates apply. Groups are welcome to celebrate together, we have two communal areas with long tables, perfect for sharing Christmas with your special people.

A modern hostel in the historic old police headquarters, at the heart of Bristol city centre. A mix of private, en suite and dorm rooms makes it ideal for single travellers, couples and families. Close to the bus station, just 20 mins from Bristol Temple Meads and perfectly located for Bristol’s best shopping from the independent shops of Park Street & Clifton, to big name brands in Cabot Circus or quirky market stalls in St Nicholas’s Market. Meeting rooms are available next door where there is also a conference room and events space which can seat up to 220 people.

The Bristol Wing - Banksy

The Bristol Wing

August 16th 2019

…Bristol is a fabulous city, full of history and with a thriving artistic scene. The Bristol Wing, in many ways reflects this…

The Bristol Wing: The name doesn’t give much away, and neither does their website because this is Independent Hostels’ newest star signing. It is in Bristol – that’s all we can tell. Their website is still coming but their reputation is already up and running. Let’s dig a little…

The building is an old Police station, but not a sweet little ‘Heartbeat’ village bobby type. No, this is a huge stone block, city centre job with high ceilings and Victorian grandeur. It is newly renovated but there are fascinating original features and echoes of the old decor all over – look out for the cage lift in the main hall. Accommodation is in 90 rooms – a mix of dorm rooms, en-suite and private rooms. The enormous space is well used with communal areas throughout. The kitchen is well equipped, not to be confused with The Kitchen – the hostel’s own cafe. It feature vegan and vegetarian choices, the food is locally sourced.

And so we get a little clue to the ethical stand of the hostel, hidden in this imposing imperial facade is a business with strong beliefs which walks the way it talks. Managed by the YMCA as a social enterprise, profits from the hostel are poured into supporting the city’s homeless. During renovation loads of green technologies and environmentally aware choices were made from the heavy insulation to the solar power array across the roof.

Its seems that they’ve hit the nail on the head regarding customer satisfaction too. A few reviews have begun to trickle in which include comments like:

“The Bristol Wing is seriously cool in its decor, but gloriously warm in atmosphere. Our family bedroom was cosy and stylish…”

” Really impressed with how affordable the rooms are and the breakfast was delish with great options for vegetarians and vegans too…”

Bristol is a fabulous city, full of history and with a thriving artistic scene. The Bristol Wing, in many ways, reflects this. Try it out.

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Come stay in Bristol to visit Banksy’s famous art pieces.

January 18th 2019

The Bristol Wing is the perfect place to base your Banksy walking tour, and open your mind to the inspiring messages presented.

Visit Bristol presents the best ways to fully experience these pieces and the artwork behind them.


The Bristol Wing grafitti
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