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14 Narrow Quay, Somerset, BS1 4QA, Bristol, England

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922 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Magnificent Youth hostel with plenty of spaces to rest, watch tv, read books or magazines. But, on the other hand the staff should be more aware when groups of students come to the hostel. They can be really noisy and do not respect other YH lodgers. All receptionists very attentive, helpful and kind.


Good location, along the quay, very central. Very secure-key cards required to get around the hostel. Also when I dropped my bag off early in the morning, I was told I could check in at 2pm (it says 5pm on the website and in the reservation email), so that was good. - Few minor negatives, no soap dispenser in the en suite bathrooms and very squeaky doors in the corridors were a bit of a nuisance at night. A dash of WD40 would sort it. :-)


Friendly staff happy to help. Hostel was in great location

  • 7th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A great place to stay . Right in the thick of it . Staff was very helpful and the hostel was clean fun and vibrant . I will be back for another visit ;)

  • 4th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Stayed on a Monday night so it was quiet, just what I needed after a long travel time and too many late nights. All good at the hostel, nice and clean, reception friendly and swift, breakfast was good and the whole experience was tops. Easy to walk to train station next morning. Will be back another time.


Overall it wasn't too bad but it is very loud during the day and night. The staff are neither friendly nor rude, quite neutral and the facilities were okay. Weren't squeaky clean but weren't disastrous either! 5pm earliest check in though


Good location, facilities, staff. Much better than the 2 other hostels I tried in Bristol. The weakest point was the atmosphere, but no complain as it was quiet after a long day walk.


Fantastic hostel that is close to the docks. It was very easy to find and the facilities and the rooms were clean. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a high quality place to stay for a cheap price.


Cool. In the center of Bristol. Enaught.


Some areas could have walls wiped cleaner..simple.


The biggest advantage of this hostel is that it is the better one out of two in Bristol. The location is perfect. However, all other aspects are average the least to say. Bathrooms and toilets could have been a little better organized.


both dorm and bathroom were very clean; also, the hostel is placed in a great location. I have nothing to complaint.


The accommodation is really cheap but it comes with a price. Breakfast and wifi are not provided. Wifi is only free for those who has YHA membership however you cannot connect to the Wifi in your room. I was told the breakfast is around 4 pounds plus, and the wifi is about 5 pounds plus for 24 hours. Personally, I would rather spend that amount of money in a café with free wifi. The door to your room and between corridors are heavy and loud, and you can hear people talking from your room.


Good for a night or two stay. No free wifi - purchased wifi is on a daily basis (5£ per day) and can be super slow. I was told the lift had 'broken only minutes before I arrived' (complete BS) and it was out of action for the full 3 days I was there... God help you if you're like me and have to lug your luggage up and down from the 5th floor. This seems to be a common issue for this hostel - YHA please sort it out.

  • 10th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location on the harbour. Hostel good but tired and overdue a refit. Long way to the 5th floor after full day sightseeing but Will definitely stay again in this fabulous City.

  • 30th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


U have 2 pay for wifi, and not much of a vibe through out this coporation hostel/hotel Staff were very helpful though

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