Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Rock N Bowl Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

Situated in the heart of Bristol, Rock'n'Bowl features a 24-hour front desk, common areas with free Wi-Fi, flat TVs, a tennis table and a big courtyard.
Guests benefit from several discounts at The Lanes, the on-site bowling alley and night club venue, with a special selection of beers, cocktails, a karaoke facilities, pool tables and the famous Ray's Pizza, made with daily fresh dough, buffalo mozzarella and imported Italian ingredients.

A nice and healthy breakfast which includes locally roasted fresh coffee, tea, milk, jam, orange juice, toast, cereals and fresh fruit is included with each reservation.

The use of a washing machine and dryer is available for an additional charge, the use of ironing facilities and hairdryer is free.

The on-site complex has club nights with many important bands and djs so please be aware that there will be noise disruption on Friday and Saturday nights in particular until about 03:00.

St.Nicholas Market and The Galleries shopping centre are less than 5 minutes’ walk away and offers a wide range of stores and delightful places to eat.
Banksy district, Bristol Aquarium, the O2 Academy and Bristol Museum are all within a 15-minute walk.

Please note that parking in the city centre can be very expensive and we can't offer any free parking.

There are no lockers in the room, however, we have luggage storage facilities on our 24 hours reception and safe room for valuable items.

Please note that after booking you will receive our email address.
You’ll need to send the security code (CVV/CVC) of the card you used when booking (this is the last 3 digits of the number on the signature strip at the back of your card) in order to fully secure your booking.

Failure to do so may result in you losing your reservation.

Check-in from 15:00.
Check-out strictly before 12:00.

A valid passport, national identity card (or a UK drivers' license) is required from each guest upon arrival.

We DO NOT accept under 18.

Individual Bookings (1 to 6 people):
We require a £10 key deposit per person on arrival. This can be paid with cash or credit card and will be refunded the same way as it was paid if upon check-out the key/s are returned and no fines have been charged.

Unfortunately we do not accept group bookings or bookings over 6 people.

A separate Security Deposit is required for bookings of 5 and 6 pople.
This needs to be made as a lump-sum payment and is payable on arrival:
£150 for bookings of 5-6 people

This can be paid with cash or credit card and will be refunded the same way as it was paid if upon check-out the key/s are returned and no fines (see Fines) have been charged.

Unless you book a 6 bed private dorm, 5-6 people bookings will be split in two separate rooms for security reasons. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.3

  • Security 6.9

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 7.4

  • Atmosphere 6.2

  • Cleanliness 5.6

  • Facilities 6.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    27 Jul 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay, the staff & other guests were friendly and fun. You cannot beat the location which is fantastic. Fizzing night life. The bowls & snooker place downstairs was nice to relax in.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    28 Jul 2019
    Had a great stay.. like most hostels you’ll need ear plugs.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    18 Jul 2019
    The facilities were all spot on, great vibe especially in the kitchen/common room. Fridges stunk of rotten food they need a better throwout system. Massive hostel so wud be hard to keep track of. Had a great time here.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    18 Aug 2019
    Great hostel to see Bristol, Nice atmosphere and wonderful staff. I've stayed there on many occasions and always go back. Easy to network and get around Bristol.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    15 Jul 2019
    Overall good place!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Jul 2019
    No different to other mega hostels, but there are many long-termers there. Location is excellent, and the free breakfast is a nice touch. Showers deserve a special mention as I haven't experienced that level of water pressure in quite some time.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    10 Aug 2019
    Beds are very uncomfortable, mould on the roof. Recommend to not take bags/suitcases up to your dorm because there’s no where to put them which is super annoying. Bathrooms are weirdly set up and far from dorms and we’re gross and dirty. I underestimated how loud the music from the club underneath would be. Shaking the bed loud until 3am. Just a whole icky vibe with the whole place.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    19 Jul 2019
    Some other guy in the room listening to Tantric Sex YouTube clips, at 3AM, and suggesting it was my problem if I didn’t like. A proper prick.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 3.1


    17 Aug 2019
    This hostel is very unsafe! It is full of alcoholic middle aged English men who seem to be living there, being abusive, threatening guests and creeping on the females... This hostel really ought to review it's security protocols as I paid nearly 30 pounds for one night, and was threatened violently by two different guys who were drinking all day. Either ban alcohol or control who stays there. I will be pursuing a refund and would recommend to avoid this place if you don't want to get in a fight.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 2.9


    26 Jun 2019
    The hostel is incredibly dirty and smelly. The bathrooms weren't usable because of various matters coloring them and perfuming the tiny cubicles.
    France, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi