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Rock N Bowl Hostel Reviews

22 Nelson Street, Bristol, Bristol, England

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1030 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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The problem was the disco that is downstairs, in the same building and it's sounding out of loud until more than 00.00 hours. If you want to go it's perfect, but if you want to relax and a peacefully place, that's not your hostel. Although I don't know if the disco works during the week. The rest was very good, and the beds are one of the best's ones I've ever tried in a hostel.


The best: You have a lot of facilities. The worst (for me, a Spaniard): too many other Spaniards xD


I liked the hostel. But there was alot of fluorescent lights in the ceiling that did not work in the bedroom and the bathroom/toilet. Also the wall outlet wasn`t working so I couldn`t charge my phone over the night :( Otherwise it was okay.

  • 2nd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Location is perfect, just in the city centre. Bedrooms and facilities are always clean, the staff worries about keeping the place in good condition, they paint and fix things that are wrong. Staff at the reception desk are always willing to help. Great value for money

  • 26th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great place to stay if you are going to bristol. Amazing facilities and great location.


everything was fine with my stay but maybe those showers on the second floor need fixing and at least put new shower curtains in because those ones in their now are beyond disgusting. if you want a suggestion then just an increase on the simple things would make a big difference like - extra hooks in the room for jackets, coats, towels etc and even some bath mats in the showers (that get changed daily).


Location was amazing. Experience was however ruined by the people in the dorm who threw Dorito's and cheap cider about (Welsh girls and some French bloke) Comfortable beds. Plenty of noise from toilets...(I dread to think).

  • 15th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel is right in the middle of a street art area and close to the shopping district too. It is a large hostel with a lot of permanent guests and not much of a party atmosphere. The kitchen is large and well equipped and there are two large common areas. My stay was mid week and i had no problems with noise from the alley.


brilliant, clean hostel. U would stay again for sure :)


A very basic hostel. The hot water in the bathroom sinks didn't work. But it was friendly atmosphere. The level of noise at night was a problem though. Loud music from the downstairs bowling lanes, screaming and car horns from the street made sleeping hard.


This is the typical hostel for young people and if you are young and into meeting people and going out it would probably be a great fit.


The Hostel is okay and its in the centre of the city. Unfortunately the showers and the kitchen were quite dirty.

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