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Rock 'n Bowl Motel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   22 Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LA, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014
AnnieMonkey Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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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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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I stayed here on two separate occasions and I was very impressed with the service I received. Upon arrival to the hostel and checking in, a member of staff helped me carry my bags to my room, giving me a little tour of where things were in the building on the way. I found this to be very helpful, rather... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I can recommend this fantastic place to everyone who enjoys multicultural young and friendly environment and needs a temporary or even medium to long term accommodation. The motel is located in the center of Bristol with lots of restaurants and shops around and it is well connected to the public transport network. The staff is absolutely fantastic always ready to... More

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Rijeka, Croatia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Centrally located with decent facilities and fair prices its only big drawback is the loudness. While it may be tolerable midweek, we stayed there on Friday and music went on till 4:30 AM. While i am okay with sleeping in not completely quiet environment, this was far far louder then anything i ever experienced. Your bunk bed located two floors... More

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I stayed at Rock N Bowl for a stag weekend with 7 others. We were all impressed with the facilities, Breakfast (Continental and abut £4 extra), packed lunches (£5 extra and sandwiches all handmade). There was a little noise as you entered the building but I slept fine. The showers are, being a hostel, as expected. The price is cheap,... More

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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Staff are very informative. Great kitchen facilities and common room. Close to town. Clean comfortable bedding. Great security as you need pass to get between levels. Lockers in room maybe not so safe as mine was broken..remember to have your own lock. Slightly expensive for dorms but all hostels in Bristol charge the same so I would rate this one!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was the first time I stayed in Bristol and wasn't sure what to expect from the hostel. I have a favourite hostel in London (Travel Joy Hostel in Chelsea/Pimlico) but it's in a place that is close to the centre of London but you wouldn't really go there unless you knew it was there, so it's full of pleasant... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The hostel is in a good location, and has some nice graffiti-style murals inside (Bristol is famous for its street art). But is so NOISY. The giant tub of earplugs at reception should be a warning. It is above a large popular nightclub/bowling alley and all the rooms are situated by courtyard where people go to talk loudly and smoke.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I came to Rock'n Bowl for one night, the girl on the reception was very helpful, she showed me my room and gave me some advises about what to see in Bristol. Rooms and beds are good, showers too. Hostel is quite artistic, there are a lot of graffiti on the walls. It was noisy in the evenning because Rock'n... More

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Police, Poland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great place to stay even for more than one night! plenty of space, big bedrooms and common rooms so you don't feel paranoid. Great graffities around the place, comfy couches and so much more. It's in the heart of the city, easy access to pubs and local Market. I will come back there for sure!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

DO NOT STAY HERE, MANAGER IS RUDE AND VERY UNHELPFUL AND NOT VERY WELCOMING! IT IS ALSO A VERY EXPENSIVE HOSTEL!! After booking this hostel I was very excited to be staying here. However when we arrived we were greeted with the news that all 4 of us would be staying in separate rooms despite making a group booking and... More

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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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