The Rock and Bowl Hostel



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About the hotel

In a huge 1930's building in the heart of Bristol you'll find our hostel, the Lanes and the GimmeShelter Vintage shop all in one! Situated on the top two floors of this historic building in the city centre, our backpackers hostel is a great base for your stay in the city. General Information * Earliest check-in is 15:00 - you can arrive earlier and use the facilities if necessary * Identification required at check-in - only UK drivers' licence, passport or identity cards accepted * Check-out is strictly before 12:00

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Showing Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Wednesday 2 December 2015

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
Hotel services
24 Hour Reception
Wi-Fi Available , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
Table Tennis

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From 15:00 hours
Until 12:00 hours
Important information
01/08/2012 to 01/08/2020 - Groups of 5 or more must book a dormitory. The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are not allowed

Customer Reviews

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All reviews (9)

67% would recommend it to a friend


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  • j kruk

  • October 2015

We stayed in a private room which was shabby looking and basic.

It had tea making facilities and a bed but that was pretty much it. For the price of a b and b or even a cheap hotel, we were expecting a room we would want to hang out in. Maybe some towels. Perhaps it was to put us off using the communal showers that went from boiling hot to cold throughout my use of them.

  • Sevastiyana H

  • October 2015

A brilliant stay

I was in Bristol for an internship and I couldn't have asked for a better stay.

I've never been to a hostel before, so the whole experience was very unfamiliar and even frightening. However, the Rock and Bowl broke all stereotypes for me. The staff members were polite and extremely helpful, they seemed like a part of the group. They always kept busy and were extremely sociable at the same time. The rooms were very well looked after, the sheets, pillow cases and duvets were always spotless. If I'm lucky enough to get another trip to Bristol I will definitely stay at the Rock and Bowl hostel.

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