Rock & Bowl, Bristol

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• Rock'n;Bowl is accessible by plane, train, bus, car and of course walking. We're only a 5 minute walk from the Bus and Coach Station and a 20 minute stroll from the train station. We know new cities can be tricky though so here's some guides we made for you.
• Please input our post code 'BS1 2LA' in your GPS device as the address line (22 Nelson Street) might point you to the wrong part of town.
• Coming from the Airport?
• Bristol Airport is connected to Bristol by the Flyer Airport Express Link. You can find this bus just outside the airport. Pop on it and its last stop will take you to Bristol's Bus and Coach Station, which is located on Cannon Street, Bristol.
• Coming from the Bus and Coach Station?
• Great, so you've made it to the coach station, but now where? Don't be daunted, its only a 5 minute walk.
• Once you're off the coach and in the bus terminal building take a right toward the Winston Street exit.
• You should now be on a street that goes uphill to your right and downhill to your left.
• This street is called Winston Street. Go left downhill.
• At the end go left again onto Lower Maudlin Street. Keep going until you reach some traffic lights.
• Cross over the road toward the tree and the BUS AND ONLY lane.
• The Bay Horse pub will be on your right. Use the pedestrian crossing to be nice and safe.
• Take a right on this pavement, cross over the BUS AND ONLY lane and head toward the red telephone boxes.
• Turn left at the telephone boxes and you will see a one way street ahead of you. This is called Silver Street. Cross the road and go down this street.
• At the end of this street you will reach a row of shops. Turn right here into Nelson Street. Keep going down here until you reach the fantastic and highly recommended bar called The Lanes.
• Head toward The Lanes main entrance. You will see an uphill side passage to the left of this entrance. Go up here.
• The next door to your right will be the Rock N Bowl Entrance!
• 5-10 minute walk from the Megabus stop at Colston Hall:
• 1. Head south on Colston St/B4051
• 2. Turn left onto St Augustine's Place/B4051
• 3. Turn left onto St Augustine's Parade/A4
• 4. Cross the road and continue along St Augustine's Parade/A4
• 5. Turn right into Quay St
• 6. Continue onto Nelson St
• Coming from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station?
• When you get off the train head toward the main exit. Outside you will be a road called Station Approach. You will see a taxi rank directly in front of you, as well as a car park.
• Head downhill down Station Approach road. At the bottom you�ll reach some traffic lights
• Turn right here and go onto Temple Gate road. Keep going until you come to a large roundabout.
• At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit. The road sign says you are going toward City Centre, Broadmead.
• You're now on Victoria Street. Follow this road until you reach the river (which is Bristol's famous Floating Harbour river). Depending on your walking speed this road will take around 5-10 minutes to walk down.
• Victoria Street will continue on over the river as a bridge. Walk over this.
• After the bridge you'll reach some traffic lights. Continue straight on to High Street.
• The street will go uphill slightly and you'll pass by a row off Trees. As the High Street starts to bend round to the right you'll see a road that you can turn left onto. This road is called Broad Street.
• Take the third right onto John Street. Continue up here until you reach the hostel entrance. Welcome!
• We are in the same building as the 'LANES' bowling alley. Our entrance is around the corner from the 'LANES' entrance.



Address: 22 Nelson Street, Bristol, Somerset, England

Distance to city center: 1.55 km

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Phone Number: 01173251980
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Youth Hostel


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Luggage Storage


BBQ Grill


Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking



Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Pool Table

Swimming Pool


Table Tennis


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)

Female Dorm Only

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