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Rock'n'Bowl Motel

22 Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LA England
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#7 of 77 Specialty lodging in Bristol
Situated in the heart of Bristol, Rock'n'Bowl features a 24-hour front desk, common areas with free Wi-Fi, flat TVs, a tennis table and a big courtyard. Guests benefit from several discounts at The Lanes, the on-site bowling alley and night club venue, with a special selection of beers, cocktails, a karaoke facilities, pool tables and the famous Ray's Pizza, made with daily fresh dough, buffalo mozzarella and imported Italian ingredients. A nice and healthy breakfast which includes locally roasted fresh coffee, tea, milk, jam, orange juice, toast and cereals, is included with each reservation. The on-site complex, the historical THE LANES, has club nights with many important bands and djs so please be aware that there will be noise disruption on Friday and Saturday nights in particular until about 03:00.
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22 Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LA England
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Llew86 wrote a review Aug 2021
32 contributions23 helpful votes
We were a stag party of 14. And stayed for two nights. The rooms were clean and secure. Facilities average. Reception staff helpful. Decent location. Ideal for a stag party and value for money. The showers were ice cold one morning but we’re ok again a few hours later
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Music on until early hours with a club downstairs
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Elmo W wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Ive never had an experince in a hostel that has filled me with all the 5 basic human emotions,fear,sadness,happiness,anger and disgust. Upon arrival,we were escorted to our room in handcuffs and a straightjacket,the room was large and spacious,the padded floors and walls were comfortable.really apreciate being allowed to smoke inside the room but the bars did really get in the way. Clean showers and toilets,impressed as my constant ibs troubles keep me going back and forth throughout the night. Few pubes on the toilet seat but nothing dire. Had a kick about in the community kitchen to celebrate the footie,come on torquay!!! It's coming home It's coming home It's coming Football's coming home It's coming home It's coming home It's coming Football's coming home It's coming home It's coming home It's coming Football's coming home Absolutely fantastic experience, 10/10 Would go back but the barman from the lanes in the basement pub has a warrant out for my immediate arrest,but i dont wanna talk about that x
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Nina C wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We slept in a 20 person bed room (2 girls) and felt completely uncomfortable our whole stay long. It was very very dirty especially the toilets looked like the have never been cleaned and in general all areas where dirty/smelly and weird. We were in a room with only men and felt very unsafe. We were not able to lock our luggage as the locks were broken. Would not recommend this hostel especially not for girls
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Miriam M wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I really do not recommend staying here. We couldn't get any sleep at all throughout the night due to the insanely loud music playing downstairs in what I suppose was a bowling alley/club. The bed was actually SHAKING from the bass. The kitchen was big but overcrowded and actually gave me anxiety. The rooms had no space to store away your luggage and valuables. Felt really unsafe. The whole atmosphere was a bit sketchy. The toilets were okay and the staff was nice enough but I would've happily paid a few pounds more for a bit of sleep.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Oli H wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed here in Jan 2020 for a weekend for a stag do. Worked really well for us as a group, but perhaps a large part of that was that we didn’t return to the hostel until the early hours so weren’t kept awake by the noise from the club below as others have described, and secondly, we had private dorms which made any possible issues of security and comfort redundant. Positives 1) Location - couldn’t be more central 2) Cost - great value 3) Beds - very comfortable mattress, very warm duvet, all clean 4) Twin sockets per bed 5) Safe - hostel dorms and communal rooms accessible only with key cards 6) Showers - clean, hot, pretty powerful Negatives 1) Breakfast - was fine, but very limited (toast or cereal) 2) Dorm curtains - not usable/can’t be drawn so no ability to keep out external lights or daylight in morning 3) Noise - weekend music from club beneath goes on until 3am and the bed-frames suffer heavy vibration from the base speakers 4) Bathroom Sinks (and to a lesser degree toilets) - usable but far from clean 5) Towels - not provided (not a problem necessarily) but bring your own or rent one from the hostel. In summary - great for a night or two under certain conditions and for certain people. Would not recommend if you plan on having early nights or prefer more luxurious accommodation.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rock'n'Bowl Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Rock'n'Bowl Motel?
Nearby attractions include Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing (0.04 miles), Hell In A Cell (0.07 miles), and Laser Fusion (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rock'n'Bowl Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Rock'n'Bowl Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Rock'n'Bowl Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mugshot Restaurants, Matina, and Eatchu.
Is Rock'n'Bowl Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Bristol.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rock'n'Bowl Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rock'n'Bowl Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Rock'n'Bowl Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum (0.2 miles), St Mary Redcliffe Church (0.6 miles), and Blaise Hamlet (4.0 miles).