Hostel Bristol YHA, Bristol

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All round great hostel

Very nice hostel with clean, modern, and fresh feeling inside. Nice location right by the harbour with lots of food places and shopping locations nearby. The staff were very friendly and happy to help direct us to where in Bristol we wanted to be, and even pointed us in the right direction of other things to do in Bristol. The atmosphere of the hostel was nice and relaxed.


Great location, laid-back staff, but cleanliness could be improved

This hostel felt high-traffic even though it was off season. The bathrooms were always wet and dirty, and Internet was not free. It had good common spaces, although the rooms of four were quite tight. May stay again, but would also look around for other options.

Age 26 | American

Good experience

Excellent facilities apart from the bathrooms, really awful. amazing location, good value for money. staff not really helpful but I guess they are very busy as the hostel is big and plenty of travelers stop by there.


Appalling Hostel -- Be warned!!!!!!!

I stayed in this YHA for about 6 weeks and I spent a lot of time in it subsequently after that as well. In the time I knew it there was at least one major outbreak of bedbugs. There was more than one theft of someones personal belongings which the hostel did nothing about and basically told the victim it was their own fault. I also know that the way this hostel treats its staff is utterly disgraceful and know of at least two people who have been wrongfully dismissed from it. I know one person who is currently taking them to court for a number of reasons and expects to sue them successfully. There is no parking which is a nightmare for most people. It is extremely expensive and you can expect to pay up to 12 for internet usage. Take my advice -- look elsewhere.

Adrian Dumont

Amazing location, bang in the middle of town with a great view if you're lucky (which we were). Excellent facilities. One of the best breakfasts i've had at a hostel as well. The staff were pretty helpful. All in all the best hostel in bristol for sure.


Excellent place. Used to be quite grotty, but now its great. The service and cleanliness is good, and for a low price too.

Joseph Redford

This is an absolutely excellent hostel! It has a great bar, Internet, it's very clean, has lovely little rooms with sloping roofs, and a brilliant location (right on the canal, and near the center). I cannot fault anything! Stay there!!!


The absolutely fabulous YHA Bristol is chock full of hostel seeking amenities, and is further fabulized by its amazing location right on the waters of the River Avon. It is a bit of a walk from the bus and train station (about 20 minutes), but is well worth lugging your heavy pack a few extra meters.

If you are looking for a small, intimate, bed and breakfast type atmosphere, then look elsewhere. This place rivals college dorm style living and is quite massive. Six floors hold two commons areas, a dining hall, a self service kitchen, a laundry room, a game room, and a quaint cafe near the reception desk. The larger of the two commons areas has computers with Internet access, although it is a little expensive (7 pence per minute). The dining hall on the second floor serves a free and extremely generous breakfast every morning from 8 to 10 AM consisting of eggs, sausage, bacon, hashbrowns, beans and toast, croissants, cereal, yogurt, and OJ. The cafe on the first floor opens its doors to passersby during the day and serves light snacks and beverages (including beer).

The rooms at YHA Bristol are small with dorm style beds that are very low to the ground. They are cramped, but clean, and each room has locker storage and its own wash basin. The toilets and showers are spacious and clean, but not plentiful enough and you can unfortunately be stuck waiting. The hostel staff are very friendly and helpful, providing you with a map and sightseeing advice upon arrival.

The harbor area along the River Avon where YHA Bristol is located has the best of both worlds. It is usually nice and quiet in the evening hours, yet directly across the magnificent Pero's Bridge lies plenty of hip restaurants and clubs to satisfy the need for nightlife.

Erin Barrett

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Good location, nice staff. Was woken at 2am then again 3am by people in the hallway coming home from a night out. Elevator also broke down which was unfortunate as it set off the fire alarm twice in the middle of the night.


Location is great but it is pricey. I paid 40 for a bed in a four-bed female dorm. It was very noisy and I was woken in the middle of the night by shouting and hammering on doors. I slept four hours in total due to outside and inside noise. Staff did not give me directions to my room. They mentioned a lift but didn't give stairs as an option. Lounge is just some armchairs and a vending machine in a walk-through area so noone stops to sit there. Kitchen is well-stocked with cooking equipment.


Really great location in the harbor district! Common spaces are really nice, especially the kitchen. I found the bedroom a bit lacking - bed wasnt very comfy and mine didnt have a traditional charger, and they make quite a bit of noise whenever someone moves; theyre just dated. Like most the YHAs there are usually trips with tons of children, so the environment can be chaotic. Also like most YHAs the internet is a bit spotty (cuts in and out and doesnt work throughout the building).


Other than the super late check-ins coming into the room and noisily taking forever to sort themselves out, followed by the worst snoring Ive ever been subjected to, the hostel itself I cant fault. Its clean, welcoming and situated in the best spot in town. Will be back some day Im sure. Hopefully just with more luck on my side


Very good. Affordable and in a great location.


Overall good place to stay, beds were comfortable and everything was clean.

Main low point was the showers, as they are operated with a push button that only lasts about 20 seconds. Theres also nowhere secure to leave your clothes unless you lock the whole bathroom.

Otherwise pleasant place to stay.


Great location, everywhere is walkable from it. The price was reasonable but the room was very basic as the bathroom, not super clean and the toilet didnt flush but once mentioned as an issue the staff did make an effort to sort it out. Not a super sociable hostel but a affordable place to stay in a good area.


The only wifi available is the cloud, In reception . The green light that could not be turned off in my room that made it very hard to get to sleep . Also the reading light and power point didnt work . 10 for breakfast is also pretty expensive .

The room was very clean and the shower pressure / temp was good. Great location but a bit expensive for what you get


My room smelled of urine and was very grubby. At the price quoted i find this extremely disappointing


Way overpriced for whats offered. Tiny, old and not super clean private rooms.


LOVED the location. Great base for exploring Bristol. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room could have been cleaner.


Perfect location, great staff and facilities.


A 10 for value for money. Right in the middle of city center so we were able to exlore most of the city on foot. Room and bathroom were clean, except for the self-catering kitchen. It was in need of cleaning, sink was clogged and smelly. But overall, we had a good stay in spite of Storm Eunice hammering Bristol that time we stayed.


The location of the hostel is very central and the atmosphere is nice. However, the cleanliness of the shared bathrooms needs to improve.


Staff always happy to help, ready to explain the keycard system. Nice self catering facilities, good location, comfy bed. Great value


Perfect locations for those going on a night out opposite spoons and pryzm and many other bars. Very safe a friendly feeling will defiantly be staying again!


Not an enjoyable hostel to stay in. Check in wasnt until 5pm, the design of the building is extremely odd - making sure you get your 10,000 steps in per day just to reach your room. My room was situated on the top floor, that, although had a lovely view - the floorboards would creek so loudly anytime any weight was put on them, next door even woke me up in the night. As did the rain on the glass roof window. The radiator didnt work and the communal areas are lacking to say the least.


Good place to stay for 1 night. Very close to restaurants and bars. Nearby car parking. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

Not much social vibe but this is probably due to dorm rooms not being available at the moment.


Lovely and very helpful staff, a brilliant location and a very clean and well maintained environment.


Very noisy party in adjacent rooms until midnight, and again from 3.30am to 7am. No noise control by staff.

Less than 3 hours sleep in 2 nights, despite change of rooms. Staff said we should expect such noise at weekends. I wouldnt sue this hostel again, and wouldnt advise anyone else to stay there.



YHA Bristol is temporarily unavailable for recreational bookings until at least 28th February 2021. As part of our repurposing programme with charity and local government partners, it is currently being used to accommodate key workers and the most vulnerable members of society through the pandemic crisis.

A high quality, four star hostel providing a relaxed oasis in the heart of Bristol. This friendly, vibrant and culturally rich and diverse city, boasts many world famous attractions.

A great city centre location makes this a perfect base. Explore the harbourside and old city areas, and visit the magnificent Avon Gorge, Brunel's suspension bridge or enjoy Bristol's cultural base of theatres, museums, art galleries and thriving live music and club scene. A former waterfront grain house, this hostel has been sympathetically restored to offer relaxed cosmopolitan surroundings.

24 hour reception facilities and access YHA Bristol is only 15 minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station and the Malborough Street Bus Station. Please note there is very little free parking in Bristol, and no car park at the hostel, but there are several Pay & Display car parks near by; directions can be provided on request.

Please note, we do not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England & Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking

*All bookings for more than 16 people will not be accepted by YHA and will be cancelled.*

At YHA Bristol we strive to cater for everybody. We have one accessible bedroom on the second floor, with an accessible en-suite bathroom.

We also have:
Step-free access to all facilities
Lift access to all floors
En-suite rooms
Vibrating pillow alarms

Photo ID must be presented upon arrival and match the name and address on the booking. Where a booking is for more than one person, the named person on the booking will need to provide photographic proof of identify that matches the name and address on the booking. Photo ID will also be requested from all other adult guests. These photo IDs must match the name they sign in with at check in. If photo ID cannot be provided, you will be refused entry to the property.

Location and Contact


• Hostel is sign-posted from the city centre.
• Ordanance Survey Map Number:
• 172
• Grid Reference:
• 586 725
• Hostel Longitude:
• -2.597445
• Hostel Latitude:
• 51.449822



Address: 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol, Somerset, England

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Website Hostel Bristol YHA Bristol
Phone Number: (+44) 117 9221659
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Groups (10+ people)

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning


Clothes Dryer

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange




Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table


Wheelchair Accessible

Genders: Males Only

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Reception Hours: 24 Hours


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