Rock N Bowl

22 Nelson StreetBristolBS1 2LAUnited Kingdom
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About Rock N Bowl

Rock N Bowl is a 3-star hostel that has rooms above a bowling alley, and is less than ten minutes from city centre, and the O2 Academy.

Rooms are private and single or mixed gender dorms, but all have lockers and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are shared.

Rock N Bowl has common rooms with free Wi-Fi, libraries, ping-pong and billiards. Laundry facilities are onsite. Bowling is free for guests on Mondays, and at discounted rates for other days. Live entertainment and karaoke are featured at the bowling alley. Reception is available round the clock.

There is a fully equipped kitchen for guest use, and coffee is provided. A bar, and vending machines are onsite. Takeaway, grocers, and other pubs are close by.

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is a ten minute walk. Gromit Unleashed is 13 miles. Blaise Castle is six miles. Cabot Tower is a 15 minute stroll.


22 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(117)3251980 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Perfectly located in the heart of Bristol.

The hostel is central to many city hotspots, with no shortage of fun and exciting venues, exhibits, and sites to explore and check off a “must-see” list. It's amongst lots of popular little sections of the area, with a fair share accessible on foot.

Comfortable accommodations and great Wi-Fi.

This place has a great Wi-Fi signal! You have it all here, with cosy common rooms, cool amenities, and a warm and relaxing atmosphere. There's always something to do or see, and it's easy to update online communications, with strong and steady internet receptions.

Super friendly staff are great to be around.

Rock N Bowl has really lovely staff, who enjoy helping you make adventures happen. Whether it's kicking back and taking in an act onsite, or joining one of the hostel's group activities, you'll have constant opportunities to interact with fellow backpackers. As an additional benefit, the staff are cool to be around, and connect with.

Negative Reviews

Upkeep could be better and more consistent.

The rooms are unfortunately not always as freshened up as they should be. At times, they're still left in disarray, and without linens being replaced, and general sweeping, dusting, and vacuuming not thoroughly done. It can then take more than one request to have it maintained.

Not enough management control over excessive noise.

Even though it's a busy place that includes a bar and bowling alley, and there's no curfew, noise control could be better handled. A bigger effort should be made to try to quiet down excessively loud or obnoxious guests, especially during very late sleeping hours.

Bathrooms become quite dirty and not refreshed.

There needs to be better maintenance of the bathrooms. They're not always in the best shape, not always sufficiently working, and require much deeper cleaning.

Rating Overview

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7.7 /10
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    8.2 /10
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    7.8 /10
7.7 out of 10 based on 1945 reviews