Rock and Bowl, Bristol.

Rock and Bowl - Bristol

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.

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