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22 Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LA England
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#7 of 86 Specialty lodging in Bristol
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
3.6
Service
3.9
Value
3.9
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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bowling
Game room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Karaoke
Nightclub / DJ
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Hindi and 1 more
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Llew86 wrote a review Aug 2021
45 contributions31 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
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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 contribution2 helpful votes
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
6 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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Londonwithlove wrote a review Nov 2019
Tenerife, Spain10 contributions9 helpful votes
Nice to come back and stay again, it's had a makeover much more modern and practical, ping pong, TVs and football table in the common room. Beds are comfy, the buildings clean. They have both single sex bathrooms and private bathrooms upstairs, towels are a £1 at reception. Bristols great this time of year.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Bosssed it wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions3 helpful votes
The hostel is nice and big, plenty of room for eating and relaxing. Downstairs in The Lanes has a bowling alley, pizza and Live music concerts, we got a Free invite because we were guests upstairs. Bathrooms clean, comfortable bed and great central location.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Sam wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
This Hostel is a complete Joke! I paid about 85!!!!£ for 2 Nights Everything is dirty, from the kitchen to the bathroom and the rooms. The rooms are so small and tight that you only just have enough space to squeeze through. I almost choked to death in my 6 bedroom room. The whole Hostel smells like at least 5 people must‘ve DIED in there. It‘s not possible to lock away your belongings and the people in this Hostel are either drug addicts or psychos. The so-called „Breakfast“ literally was Toast, Butter and Jam I left after one sleepless night and booked a very expensive Hotel room but it didn‘t even bother me anymore because I was just happy to get away from this absolutely disgusting place. It completely ruined my trip to Bristol. The people that run / own this Hostel should be ashamed of themselves Stay away from this place at all costs!!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Liz_to wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
We were 3 friends and just could not sleep at all! The place is incredibly loud (above a club and bowling with techno music until 3am! + people shouting in the street all night long) There are no curtains, no towels. The windows could not be closed. The bathrooms are dirty and the common spaces are creepy... I cannot imagine we paid 40£ each for a night. DON'T GO THERE IF YOU WANT TO SLEEP!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Maurizio C wrote a review Oct 2019
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Very funny place, I had fun with a lot of Spanish, French and Italian guys in the kitchen The situation is very good, you can socialize very fast Even nice people that are working there!!! I WILL COME BACK
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$50 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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ROCK'N'BOWL MOTEL - Prices & Hostel Reviews (Bristol, England)

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), Laser Fusion (0.08 miles), and Brozen Bar (0.2 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 Taste of Napoli, Turtle Bay Bristol Broad Quay, and Matina.
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 New Room (0.2 miles), St Mary Redcliffe Church (0.6 miles), and Cabot Tower (0.6 miles).