At first sight Bristol, the fifth most populated city of the UK, looks like a quiet place. But venture into its streets and take the time to visit its main attractions and you will soon find it to be a vibrant and inspiring city.
Most of the hostels in Bristol are situated north of the river Avon close to the city centre. You will easily find cheap hostels in Bristol, which will enable you to save for activities in the city. Looking for an original accommodation? Amongst our Bristol hostels you can find a former police headquarters and even a boat. Youth hostels in Bristol are a perfect meeting point for backpackers, so if you want to share some time with other fellow travellers, head to the common areas of the youth hostels.
Bristol’s former city centre port is now a cultural hub. Foodies will enjoy the Wapping Wharf neighbourhood with its trendy restaurants. Pubs and clubs are peppered all over the city but if you visit during the summer, go to the Hotwells area where people gather for a drink.
Bristol’s most famous landmarks are the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Georgian park Queen Square and the Cabot Tower at the top of Brandon Hill. The city also boasts some unmissable museums like Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the Science Museum We The Curious and the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, to name just a few. Looking for more fun things to do in Bristol? Have a stroll around the city to discover inspiring street art – you will find some of Banksy’s graffiti here as the artist was born in Bristol. During the summer, many festivals like the Harbour Festival, Upfest and the International Balloon Fiesta, are held in Bristol.
Bristol city centre is nice and compact, so it’s easy to explore on foot – this is also the best way for first timers to discover the city’s incredible street art! For longer journeys, there’s also a fast, convenient bus service that’s very easy to use. To get a different view of the city, why not hop on the ferry? Bristol is well connected to the rest of the UK via Temple Meads railway station. Head here if Bath, London or Cardiff are next on your list.