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Rock'n'Bowl Motel

22 Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LA England
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#6 of 68 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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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English, French, Spanish, Hindi and 1 more
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Nina C wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
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
Miriam M wrote a review Feb 2020
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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
Oli H wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
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
Vanesa C wrote a review Dec 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
The walls have humidity marks all over, the carpet has not been hovered in a long time. The windows don’t close properly. I’ve stayed in many hostels around the world and this one is definitely one of the worst one. I feel sorry for those who have no other experience and cannot tell that this is not normal. Staying in Hostels is a wonderful experience, don’t get discouraged by this awful place. It’s shameful to charge 30£ a night for this sorry place.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Londonwithlove wrote a review Nov 2019
Tenerife, Spain10 contributions3 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Rock'n'Bowl Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Rock'n'Bowl Motel?
Nearby attractions include Hell In A Cell (0.07 miles), Laser Fusion (0.08 miles), and John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum (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 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), Cabot Tower (0.6 miles), and St Mary Redcliffe Church (0.6 miles).