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4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   14 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Worcestershire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights whilst I was at the Bristol Vegan Festival. It is a busy and bustling hostel with a lot going on round it. It is probably not the best place if you are looking for peace and tranquility- e.g., if you are sat in one of the nice communal areas, you will have to get... More

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Dear RitaSueandBob, Thanks for taking the time to give us a review, and for the positive comments you've made about the staff and our evening meals. You'll be pleased to hear that we've got mechanism that controls the front door repaired so that it no longer slams shut, even when there's a strong wind! We hope to see you again... More

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Accom was well located and excellent value for money. Food was excellent and well priced. Room basic but clean and all you need to get a good nights sleep however this was interrupted by a very rowdy group on the fourth floor between 3am and 5am. Shame as its spoilt my stay to be fair. I understand people will have... More

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Dear Jon B, Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. We do occasionally have rowdy groups staying, especially on weekends, and you're right that it's heavily influenced by the location which is right in the heart of the city and near to some really fun bars. If you come to stay again, and ever have problems with... More

Grove City, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
13 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Finishing up our trip around england this was the last hostel we stayed in. First and foremost the location of this YHA is in a perfect spot - you are right in the heart of Bristol Harbor and, depending on your room, might even have great views of the city itself. You're near a number of museums, ferries over to... More

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Dear RobC614, Thanks for the great feedback - we love the location too! You're right that the shower buttons are designed to reduce our water use, we've found that they have made a big impact on our environmental impact. We're really sorry about the lift being out of the order, we are working to fix it as soon as possible.... More

Brynmawr, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The location is amazing. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. Only issue really was the cleanliness of the communal bathrooms and the fact the lift wasn't working. Would stay here again if out in Bristol.

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Dear Kerrietookey, Thanks for your feedback. We're pleased you had a great time, and we're really sorry about the lift being out of order - we're trying to get it fixed as soon as possible. Our bathrooms are regularly checked by members of staff, but sometimes they get a bit messy (especially on the weekends!) but please do let us... More

Deal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Stayed here recently for one night, visiting my son at uni. We had a fantastic room overlooking the waterfront - basic with comfy (bunk) beds, very clean, and a good cooked breakfast in the morning. Staff on reception really helpful and friendly, great for the price and would definitely stay again.

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Dear Sophie_Chadwick, Thanks so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon! YHA Bristol More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

For the price I would say it was value for money and would recommend like-minded visitors to stay here. The YHA Bristol is located in a nice part of the city (along the Harbourside) and I felt safe. There are always people at the reception who are ready to help, and the bar is open until late. I stayed in... More

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Dan W, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Hi IssuanL, Thanks so much for your review - we're glad to hear you had a good stay. In regards to your comment about there only being one toilet on your floor: on the floor you were staying on, there is actually another at the other end, and most of the rooms on that floor are ensuite so we very... More

Tadley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

I have never stayed in a YHA so did not know what to expect ? And was pleasantly surprised . It's location is spot on right on the waterfront by the bars . The staff were very informative on our arrival and soon had our swipe card in our hands , to use the lift you need to swipe your... More

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Hi Matt7159, Thanks so much for your review - we hope to see you again soon! YHA Bristol More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Our room was a decent size with a separate shower and bathroom between 4. As we were going into our room, the "cleaner" was coming out, however by the looks of things she hadn't cleaned, well to be honest the room looked like it hadn't been cleaned for months! The sheet were clean though so thats a good thing. It... More

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Hi RoundWorldin246Days, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review, and thanks for the positive comments. We're very sorry you had a bad experience with the cleanliness of the room, and have passed on your comments to the housekeeping team. We hope that you'll come back and stay with us again and will have a better experience... More

Hailsham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great location and views and an interesting building. Staff friendly and easy going. Clean bathrooms, toilets, beds, bedding and all areas. My only gripe was having a room full of under teens rugby players next door who sounded like they were playing a game into the early hours. Not the fault of the YH but didnt help with sleeping.

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Dear Sussexladies, Thanks very much for taking the time to review us, and thanks for the positive comments. If you ever come to stay again and have problems with noisy guests, please don't hesitate to call down to reception using the red phone on the corridor - our night staff are very good at politely asking other guests to keep... More

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great location, easy to find (near Pero's bridge), friendly and approachable staff. There is bathroom and toilet inside the four beds shared room. So basically, the facilities are just shared among four people in the room.

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YHABristol, Manager at YHA Bristol, responded to this review

Dear Cying5, Thanks for taking the time to give us a review - we hope to see you again. 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*
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For good accommodation in Bristol city centre, this backpackers hostel makes a perfect base. Explore the harbourside and old city areas, visit the magnificent Avon Gorge - Brunel’s suspension bridge or enjoy Bristol’s cultural base of theatres, museums, art galleries and thriving live music and club scene. A former waterfront grain house, this Youth Hostel has been sympathetically restored to offer relaxed cosmopolitan surrounding, ideal for a cheap city break or weekend away.YHA members can enjoy free Wi-Fi in social areas at YHA Bristol! ... more   less 
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