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Rock N Bowl Hostel Reviews

22 Nelson Street, Bristol, Bristol, England

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1142 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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I originally booked for 2 nights but changed it to one when I saw they had a dance club under the hostel and expected people staying in the hostel to accept the incredible noise. The night I stayed it finished at 1am it was horrible. All the people in the room were trying to sleep with no success. On Friday and Saturday the music goes to 3am. If you are a traveller sightseeing stay somewhere else. You will not sleep!!!


Can bowl for free on monday nights but only if there is 6 of you. Cheap pizza downstairs which is nice. Loads of showers which was very welcome but they did need to be cleaned more frequently.


Great location and very friendly and helpful staff!!!


I was a bit worried that my room had no lockers or cages to store valuables (209).

  • 3rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hostel is in a good location. The only really great thing about it was the bowling alley in the bar. Asides from that the 8 bed dorm was a cramped, tiny cupboard, the showers in the shared bathrooms were inadequate


They had an ironing board and a hair dryer, which is a rare plus for hostels like this. However, common rooms were intolerably loud, there was no room in the fridges for my food, and the staff was crazy rude. I was chilling on a couch after checkout waiting for the time my bus would arrive since it was pouring out, and I was asked how long exactly Id be sticking around. Seriously? Ugh.


Very noisy with construction next door and the bowling alley and bar serving late into the night downstairs. Great location close to everything.


Loved the big kitchen and the different spaces to hang out in. But the wifi was absolutely horrible and the bathrooms weren't as clean as I would have liked. The rooms were a little small for the amount of beds as well. Cool place in a good location, but not the best hostel I've ever been in.


perfect place for party men


Staff are very informative, bedding is clean and comfortable. Facilities are great, chill out area, kitchen with everything you need! Security is good as you need key card to get between levels. Although my locker in room was broken and couldn't lock it. You need to take your own lock. In good location near to town. Little expensive for dorm rooms but all hostels in Bristol charge the same so I would rate this one worth the money.


Nice stay, clean and friendly. Breakfast is very basic.


very well located, big kitchen and common areas. Showes were private which I really liked. Plugs in next to each bed, wifi in rooms, just very noisy at nights. Missing secure luggage storege at rooms.


I stayed on night on the Rock n'' Bowl and quiet enjoyed my stay. They have a massive kitchen and a good system to keep it clean and tidy.


Great location, friendly staff, pretty good hostel, would go back.


Good staff and good deals such as free bowling some nights which is a great way to meet new people. Dorms were clean and the rooms weren't too over crowded for the size they were


Staff were friendly and helpful. Beds, rooms and bathrooms were fine. Huge amount of long term people there which meant the kitchen was always busy and very little fridge and storage space available.


Had a fantastic stay, everyone was lovely, and the staff were great. Great location!

  • 3rd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good for a night, nice kitchen. You should check the lockers in the bedrooms, some of them are broken (where you put the lock); the staff could be more friendly instead of just looking your pc screens; lack of interest in traveller's needs; anyway you supply the basic stuff for one night.


Great hostel, really big and spacious with excellent facilities and a fun atmosphere


Everything u need in a hostel rooms were too warm which meant a little bit smelly but what do u expect from a room with 12 beds and lots of sweat. ;) Toilets were clean as were the bathrooms. Bowling was good, drinks in the bar were expensive but overall a good place to stay.

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