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4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   14 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, England
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hostel itself is very stylish and modern. The room I stayed in was perfectly clean, very spacious and had our own en-suite facilities - which was perfect! The location the hostel is in is perfect, you just have to step outside and you're in the heart of bristol. Stunning views surrounding the hostel (albeit not from my room!), however gave... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel itself is fine - the problem lay with the unhygenic, unusable kitchen facilities. The kitchen and eating area was dirty and full of people's used plates, crockery, pans etc. It was very unhygenic and it was lucky that I had taken 'leftovers' that just needed microwaving. As a result, I would not recommend it for families, and would... More 

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your comments. We were having problems with guests leaving a mess in our self-catering kitchen, but now thanks to regular checks we have managed to make sure it is kept clean. If you do stay with us again and the kitchen is not to satisfaction, please tell our reception staff and they will be happy... More 

Evesham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stopped at the YHA twice in the past couple of months whilst seeing bands in the city. Both times I have been greeted by friendly professional staff. On separate times have stopped in a private room and a shared room. The beds are not the comfiest ans creak a bit. However, reasonable price it was £94 for 5 of... More 

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your review! Bristol has a lot of music venues so our hostel being in the centre does make it handy to visit them! We are glad you found us useful during your stays in Bristol. If you were visiting Bristol again it might be worth becoming a YHA member and then you will receive an... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is in a very central location and is directly opposite a pedestrian bridge to the modern shopping area. A park is also just around the corner. The hostel is modern, which secure card-lock doors and has all the facilities you would expect from a hostel - self catering kitchen, bar/cafe, communal area, wifi, cycle storage. I would use... More 

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed the hostel and its facilities! It is also great that you would recommend us and we hope to see you again in the near future! Thanks, YHA Bristol More 

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will start this review by saying I did not warm to Bristol at all, and the hostel fitted my overall experience of the city. The YHA has nice staff and the reception desk is friendly, however the hostel itself was not the nicest place to be. Every door is a fire door set on 'loud bang' so the air... More 

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your comments. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy Bristol or our hostel. Due to the layout of our building the sound of doors can travel on some floors. As we have heard other guests mention this we are putting ‘stoppers’ on the doors so that they can not be so easily slammed.... More 

Chertsey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The youth hostel is in a great location and the public areas are very pleasant. We had paid for a private en-suite room which was basic but comfortable although the carpets could do with a clean. We had booked for an early flight from Bristol Airport and were very disappointed that there was no hot water available in the morning.... More 

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Bristol! Our hot water is turned off during the times the showers are used least to conserve energy. But we will now consider keeping it on longer for our guests that are early risers. We hope you stay with us again! Thanks, YHA Bristol More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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195 reviews 195 reviews
12 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this hostel as it was the only place close to Colston Hall that was within our price range for one night, and didn't require ID upon entry, as my partner is currently having her passport renewed. Despite this not being mentioned in their policies on the website, they asked for my ID upon check-in. Fortunately, they did not... More 

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the views of Bristol and that the location suited your needs. We do have to ask for ID for security reasons, especially if you are from over seas, this is a policy that all YHA's have. I am sorry for the inconvenience this caused and we will do... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the staff very friendly and the availability of hot drinks in the reception area until late in the evening was very welcome. We arrived late in the evening and none of the electric sockets were working in our room. Staff kindly let us charge our phones at reception, but we had to mention the problem again the next... More 

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that your stay was not the best it could have been. On behalf of Bristol YHA I would like to apologise that our utilities were not up to standard. It is something we will be looking into. On the other hand; we are still happy to hear that... More 

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have stayed here many times. The hostel is situated in a great spot on the waterfront. There are many bars and eating places nearby and it's very handy for The Arnolfini, The Hippodrome and Colston Hall. The building is a converted warehouse on 5 floors. There's a lift to the 4th floor and stairs to the 5th. The staff are... More 

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are always happy to hear when guests have enjoyed our hostel. We hope to see you again! YHA Bristol More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

No complaints at all. very clean, great communal areas, rooms well equipped with a large shower room and separate toilet within the room so we didn't have to share with strangers, terrific value and the best thing was the location - right next to many nice bars and restaurants, with a lovely view across the harbor. outstanding value for money.... More 

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Hi there, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our hostel and its location! If we are particularly busy you may have to change rooms, but we always do our best to try to avoid these situations. We hope to see you again some time soon! Thanks YHA Bristol More 

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Address: 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
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Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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