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Rock 'n Bowl Motel

22 Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LA, England
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    • Location
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      3 of 5 stars
    • Rooms
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      3.5 of 5 stars
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    Bristol, United Kingdom
    1 review
    4 of 5 stars NEW

    I was pleasantly surprised when I stayed overnight at Rock and Bowl, it was so cheap I didn't know what to expect. I arrived pretty late, 11pm, and was welcomed by a really friendly helpful spanish receptionist who was there until midnight, got settled in the room straight away and there were a few people still in the kitchen and... More 

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    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

    free strong wifi, the kitchen is well stocked and maintained, the walls everywhere are covered in art and i loved that, the bunkbeds are comfy if a bit cold - i blame the large single glazed window and it being winter and the blanket being thinner than what i'm used to. it's above a bowling alley and bar which makes... More 

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    Glastonbury, United Kingdom
    1 review
    1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    Having had a dreadful trip to Bristol we turned up at 1:45 am to be greeted by a grumpy receptionist (we felt like we were bothering them) The music was LOUD, walls shaking, and signs saying party till late dress up and drink rum. We were shown to our room. There are no curtains up and the bed is fine,... More 

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    Rock N B, Manager at Rock 'n Bowl Motel, responded to this review

    Hi Katy, we are sorry if you didn't enjoy your experience! On Friday and Saturday we usually have gigs in our ground floor, The Lanes is one of the most important venue in Bristol and in the weekend, as written on all the booking websites, they have live music till late, offering half price on entrance and pizza for all... More 

    Invercargill, New Zealand
    2 reviews
    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    cool alternative vibe to hostel. But when we arrived our room wasnt clean, the beds had been changed but the rubbish not removed, the little bin was overflowing with rubbish around it. and we had a whole room booked out for our group. The showers were terrible. barely any to use on 2nd floor one out of order. The kitchen... More 

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    Rock N B, Manager at Rock 'n Bowl Motel, responded to this review

    Hi Olivia, thank you for your words, we are happy you had great fun enjoying the bowling and our vibes, we spent a lot of time to improve the "socialization rank" of our guests, it's something that make make us really proud! We are sorry about the coincidence between your stay and some necessary maintenance jobs, we are refurbishing showers... More 

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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    Clean and tidy rooms but some people don't know how to behave when they are sleeping in the same room as 11 more people. Some people woke up very early and spoke quite loud while others were sleeping. There is a friendly atmosphere in the other rooms such as the kitchen but be careful, it can be very crowded sometimes!... More 

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    Liverpool, United Kingdom
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    A really cool hostel above a bowling alley, massive common areas and communal kitchen which was kept relatively clean but the lounge area smelt so bad (like a boys bedroom that hasn't had any fresh air). Showers were below average water pressure and not clean. Great location and overall pretty good, helpful staff and would stay again.

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    London, United Kingdom
    1 review
    1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    rooms are clean and tidy, so are facilities and toilets, but the reception service is very unprofessional. no one person was in the hall but me, and i had to wait a long time before a receptionist arrived. i rang the bell to call the receptionist twice, but no one came. i could spot through a window that there were... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    All round good experience. exactly what we wanted- good location, clean and also a group of friends stayed for one night and we had a dorm to ourselves. Would recommend to anyone and will stay again in the future.

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    Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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    1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Really not the nicest I have stayed in all honesty, noisy, not clean and packed full of persons I wouldn't want to share the same oxygen with, signs of recreational and an all round negative feeling. Rooms very small and not clean, showers and bathroom areas filled with dirt, hair and scum.

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    Rock N B, Manager at Rock 'n Bowl Motel, responded to this review

    Hi Scott, we are sorry you didn't enjoy 100% your experience here but we are really happy you spotted our cheap prices and that honestly you evaluated the general value with 4 star on 5! More 

    Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
    2 reviews
    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Noisy at night. Beds are horribly noisy... Had to leave early in the morning and felt terrible for waking up the whole hostel with my squeaking bed. Toilets are private and clean (I loved them!). The place is clean and the areas were nice and cosy. But too much people.

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    Additional Information about Rock 'n Bowl Motel

    Address: 22 Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LA, England
    Location: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
    Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
    Hotel Class:2 star — Rock 'n Bowl Motel 2*
    Number of rooms: 160
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    Official Description (provided by the hotel)
    Set over the two floors of a historic Bristol building in the city centre, our backpackers hostel is a great base for your stay in the city. We have many different size rooms to suit every situation – From double rooms, private twin rooms, three and four bed dormitories and female only dormitories. ... more   less 
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