During my trip in Bristol, I have tried two hostels in the city. The hostel is a really convenient and cheap way to stay in the city for some days or before to finding a hostfamily or a flat share.
The difference between a hotel and a hostel is that, in the second, you can sleep in a dormitory with other people and it’s with share bathrooms. In a hostel, very used by young people and students, you can make your own food thanks to the shared kitchen.
The Rock and Bowl Hostel
The Rock and Bowl Hostel is an unusual hostel in the centre of the city. It follow the city’ style with a lot of design (like street art).
I have book a beed in a 4 females dormitory for £20 (and £10 deposit than give you back when you leave). The room was ok, nothing bad but nothing more: the bed was really confortable (I was so surprised about this!) but the room was very noisy (poor poor windows’ isolation, we can heear everything in the street and we was in the second floor!).
I booked a bed in a 4 female’s dormitory for £20 (and £10 deposit then they give you back when you leave). The room was ok, nothing bad but nothing more: the bed was really comfortable (I was so surprised about this!) but the room was very noisy (poor poor windows’ insulation, we could heard everything in the street and we was in the second floor!).
You can find a place to keep your stuff safe in your room, under the bed (but don’t forget to bring your own padlock!). You can also give your luggage or your valuable stuff, like your computer, at the reception. The safety in the room really depend on whom are with you!
The bathroom are really simple, clean (but don’t inspect too close). Think ahead enough in the morning, you could wait before find a free bathroom.
In the price, the breakfast is included (yes, it’s a really great thing for only £20) between 7:00 and 10:00am. It’s a simple breakfast: coffee, milk, cereal, bread, butter, jam and orange juice. But it’s really enough and it’s very good.
And, a very good thing, the wifi is good and free!
The room, at the 5th floor is really simple but enough for the price (£40). As in the first hostel, the isolation is very bad but here, I haven’t any wifi in the room (maybe depend on the room).
The showers are really clean and separate to the toilets.
Here the breakfast is not include in the price. The hostel have a restaurant and a coffee, but be careful, I tried to order a pizza at 7:30pm and the kitchen was already closed.
You can find a lot of services in the YHA like a lounge or a laundry and it’s wheelchair accessible.
The two hostels are really good if you want to spend few nights in Bristol. The first is more like leaving in a community, really not expensive and with a good atmosphere. The second one is more like a hotel and very well situate.
I hope you will have lovely days too in Bristol!