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, ensuite and dorm rooms: ideal for families, couples and small groups. There are great communal spaces on the ground floor and an award winning cafe on site offering tasty breakfast, great coffee and a super fresh lunch menu. 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). All food is sourced locally and opportunities are offered for young people to gain valuable work skills and experience. 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 harbourside is also only a ten minutes walk away. This accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

  • 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, has a pub within walking distance and is on the City of Bristol, 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 .


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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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.


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 - Banksy

Book Direct at The Bristol Wing

July 3rd 2018

Experience The Bristol Wing’s “Gloriously warm” atmosphere.

Book Direct at The Bristol Wing, a fabulous new hostel recently described in a review as “seriously cool in its decor, but gloriously warm in atmosphere”.  Perfect for a city break in Bristol famous for its graffiti artworks, harbour, folk music scene and much more!


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