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YHA Bristol

14 Narrow Quay, Hayman House, Bristol, BS14QA, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 73%

From 3 Reviews

Hostel rating (3)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 76%
Cleanliness 72%
Location 92%
Security 84%
Service 64%
Comfort 52%
Green rating 60%

Our modern four star hostel is perfectly based on Bristol's historic harbourside in the heart of the city.

  • Dorm
    From $19.36
  • Private
    From $63.23
10 or more people?

Bristol Hostel

Hostel Bristol

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Bristol YHA is 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 former waterfront grain house, this hostel has been sympathetically restored to offer relaxed cosmopolitan surroundings.

The facilities include a TV lounge, a shared kitchen, a bar, Internet access, a games room and a laundry.

Explore the harbour side 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. Furthermore if you’re stuck for ideas ask the reception staff who can recommend and advise on all the best attractions such as Bristol Zoo Gardens, the natural beauty spot of Cheddar Gorge and the Wookey Hole caves.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719726

Fax. +44 345 3719727

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • M-Shed : Museum of Bristols History (Less than 500 m)
  • Avon Gorge : Suspension Bridge, Rock Climbing (1 to 2km)
  • Bristol City Centre : Shopping, Drinking,Festivals (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



The hostel was ok but we were not informed of the different facilities in the building and the room, on the last floor, was very warm,


Avatar for Maria Inés

Maria Inés,

Tue 20 Aug 2019

For some reason the staff put me on the top bunk in an empty room. Others who checked in after me got a better bed. Not a good look. Apart from this, it was quiet and in a good location.


Avatar for Allison


Wed 15 May 2019

Many worrying aspects of my stay at YHA Bristol: 1. Verbal abuse from a roommate in a bunk room within an hour of settling in led to a need to change my room. Staff commented that one of the 2 abusive guests hadn't even checked in so why was I removed from the room and not them? If, as a life member of the YHA, I had to show my passport to access my bunk, why was someone inside the building using the facilities without even checking in? Why was a member removed from the room instead of the non-member being inconvenienced? To make my point clear, I was forced to check in a total of 3 times and move rooms 3 times with a day in between when I carried my stuff around Bristol because I had been verbally abused. It was expensive and really not worth it for the reasons that will also follow in point 2 2. Saturday night the fire alarm went off many times for over an hour. Guests were smoking on the 3rd floor, no fire warden appeared to advise guests who responded to the alarm, staff reacted as though it was a mere inconvenience and it was to be expected. "Drunk guests lean on the button".... Where was the fire warden? Why was the building not evacuated and adequately checked for sources of fire? Why was the alarm dismissed? Why do drunk guests rule the roost at Bristol YHA? 3. The only point of a bunk in a YHA is to sleep and the facilities and staff irresponsibility guaranteed that I was utterly exhausted by my trip to Bristol. Really I feel that the YHA owes me a refund. In 30 years of YHA use, including Bristol it was definitely the pits - horrid experience all round, nothing can make up for lack of sleep and 3 check-ins where 1 was necessary 4. YHA Bristol is so extreme that the reception / booking staff need to be asking guests "Are you here for clubbing?" And separating guests along those criteria. The clubbers rule the roost at Bristol, run riot and staff have no control over the premises


Avatar for Zoé


Wed 28 Nov 2018


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (3 to 5km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

12km Bristol Airport
1km bus and coach station. 200m city services
1km Bristol Temple Meads
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling

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