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Review of Rock'n'Bowl Motel

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Rock'n'Bowl Motel
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

I stayed in the rock and bowl hostel for 2 nights with a friend as we were in the city for a concert, at first I was very scepticale, I don't like the word "hostel" haha, I was worried about the location as it was in the city centre and was worried about "safety" at night, but I was pleasently surprised to find that every door leading you to the motel rooms were locked using a key card mechanism so only residents with key cards can get through to the rooms, (this i was extremely happy about). We stayed in a double room (more private) and was surprised at how comfy the double bed was! Yes the room was very basic but it was all we needed. The linin was clean and the was tidy, only one plug socket which was a little annoying but only a minor set back. The main thing was everyone was so friendly! And the whole atmosphere was very chilled and relaxed. Toilets were spottless, (didn't use a shower so wouldn't know to comment, used a friends who stayed near by) not so much noise atall, would recommend!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Reasonably priced at around £18 for a 12bed dorm this hostel has a bowling alley and bar below with guests getting 20% off bowling (£3.5per game) and pizzas, get amongst! If you like a dead quiet hostel this place isn't for you; the noise from bar and bowling works its way up and can be heard from most of the dorms but with a few drinks and earplugs you wont even notice. They do offer free earplugs at reception which is helpful. Wifi is available throughout and with a large lounge and separate huge kitchen/dining area this hostel has it all. The only downside was that the showers on our wing of the 2nd floor were all out of action so we had to use the others and there was a bit of a queue in the morning.
Oh yeah and check out is at midday so you can sleep off a hangover somewhat before heading out to brunch somewhere; I recommend somewhere up in Stokes Croft - the Bristolian or if you don't want to walk too far then The Birdcage is another good cafe.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

This place is adequate, but don't expect anything more.

It's a great place if you want to party.

Stayed in a dorm room. People were coming and going from our room at ALL HOURS of the night.

The toilets are disgusting.

I stayed in March 2013 with a friend.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

If you are looking for a cosy and friendly hostel don't go to Rock N' Bowl Hostel ! Overall I had a good stay, and the staff was nice but the hostel was just too big and not cosy enough for me! The room was okay, even though it was a bit cold and really noise during the night! The hostel is located in Nelson Street, which has a lot of nice street art, and is not too far away from the city centre, there is a shopping gallery just next to it as well.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

I stayed here yesterday and that was fantastic. Very clean and spacious room, clean white linens, thick and soft pillows and mattress, everything is impeccable and hostel is well managed. I stayed in 12 bed dorm (#212) and showers in this side of building didn't give warm water so i've to go to the other side (but same floor), and that was the only issue i faced. Kitchen is very nice too, so as fast wifi, so as the crowd. I'm now in Plymouth with good memories of Bristol, all because of Rock n Bowl (the lanes). I give a 5 star for the best service!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with a few friends for a weekend. If you're looking for a quiet place this is not for you. However if you want a fun place which is really central to the nightlife of Bristol this is a good value place to be based. The place was clean and the staff helpful.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

I've stayed in a few hostels and this is by far the worst. Got shown to our room and it was literally just beds, no mirrors and only plug socket was down the side of the bed, there was only 4 sockets for an 8 person dorm. Our toilets were closed between 10am-2pm ... The time when everyone wakes up. So had to treck to a pub to use the loo. The showers in our block were rarely open, i showered about 3 and any other time they was shut. Vomit and wee and poo all over toilets all night, and we was made to strip our own beds at the end of our stay! We pay you to do that not the other way round! Aside all of this the cleanliness must've been terrible as every single person in our dorm went perfectly fine and came back with the worst sickness bug that im still recovering from 3 days later. Do not advise...

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Additional Information about Rock'n'Bowl Motel

Address: 22 Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Bristol
Price Range: $19 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rock'n'Bowl Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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