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Hostel | 14 Narrow Quay, Somerset, Bristol, England BS1 4QA

88.6% Overall Rating

297 out of 313 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/08/2014)

Baran Alp thinks…

"There are plugs and reading lights in every bed. Toilet and showers are separately so two people can use them at the same time. There was a free luggage room where you can store your luggage after…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 8.29

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

*** Please note this hostel has a maximum stay of 5 days. Bookings longer than 5 days will not be refunded*** Please note - All bookings made via the website for more than 16 people will be cancelled and your deposit may not be refunded.

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88.6%

Overall Rating

297 out of 313 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA Bristol'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
87.2%
Staff
87.2%
Value
88.0%
Safety
92.0%
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Emma Coyle

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

24 December 2011 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to town centre and all the pubs/clubs/shops. The nearest set of pubs are about a two minute walk away! Set on the canal so very scenic. Room was clean and comfortable. Staff helpful and nice atmosphere. Literally only used YHA as a bed for the night, didnt use any of their facilities (internet, lounge etc) so can't rate these unfortunately. Definitely recommended as a place to stay!!

Disliked: Nothing

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Gunes Bildik

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 December 2011 Gunes would recommend this property

Liked: It's location is great! It is very near to clubs and the city centre. Bristol is a beautiful city and YHA is a great plave to stay while you are in it.

Disliked: The bathrooms are very dirty and have no air-conditioning so the smell is very bad.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

14 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: modern

Disliked: pipes too loud

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

11 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff location and cleaniness

Disliked: Nothing

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: no breakfast too expensive

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, well-designed, nice people, good facilities.

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the position of the hostel

Disliked: The lift was temporary broken and we had to walk till the top floor carrying our bags and using the internet is too expensive!

100.0%
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Stephanie Preston

As a family with children

Visiting friends or family

30 October 2011 Stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: it was a nice, warm atmosphere combined with a great central location.

Disliked: Not being informed prior to my stay that I have to be a member of the YHA.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lewis Ridgway

Alone

Events / festivals

25 October 2011 Lewis would recommend this property

Liked: Its central location and the interior design of the building made it a pleasant place to stay.

Disliked: I think there should be locked cupboards to use in the room for one person each. not sure if lockers were available.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

20 October 2011

Liked: New, tidy and stylish. Kitchen is very well supplied.

Disliked: The place is quite a rip-off for what you get. Seriously, who charges for the use of computers/wi-fi these days? And the price is not even reasonable - 8 pound for a day of Internet access, like we were in 1995 or something. Add to that 3 pounds of YHA supplement, and another 5 pounds for breakfast, and your 15-pounds overnight stay is already up to 30 - to share a tiny bedroom with 3 other people. At that price range, you may be wondering if it wouldn't be a better deal to get a private room in a B&B elsewhere. On top of that, staff is dry and unfriendly - I suppose they must charge extra for a smile. And the in-house bar/cafe - guess what - charges high-street prices. Doesn't make a lot of sense for a hostel, no matter how modern it is. I guess the "inspire all, broaden horizons, adventure and discovery" spirit they advertise at the hostelbooker's overview stops right at the door.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Jane Manners

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 October 2011 Jane would recommend this property

Liked: Interesting conversion of old property. Excellent location for centre of Bristol.

Disliked: Not enough noise reduction internally - ie old echoing building and sound travelling through walls and floors. It really, really needs double glazing or something to prevent noise coming in from outside. It would appear that much clubbing happens directly opposite till 4.00- or 5.00 in the morning. This just isn't something that people need. There were two groups of young children there and a good amount of middle aged folk too. The 'twin' room was a bunk bed room - not what was expected either. There was only one room key between the two of us which meant quite a lot o running up and down 4 floors

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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

matt duffield

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

26 September 2011 matt would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

07 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .cleaness

Disliked: .stair

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Deborah Rooke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 August 2011 Deborah would recommend this property

Liked: Central location. It was newly refurbished, and the rooms were clean and functional. Each bed had its own light and plug point, unlike some hostels I have stayed in, where there is only one plug socket between 8 people.

Disliked: Because its so central it could be quite noisy, but I had ear plugs and slept fine.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, beds, kitchen, breakfast

Disliked: loud people in th hall

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: no complaints

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice facilities, friendly and helpful stuff, good location.

Disliked: Nothing.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: the hostel is hot and stuffy. The lift is funny and crazy. Not so safe. My room is 4 beds but the 5th guy can get in and take his belonging in the middle of the night without any problem. If he wants , he can steal our stuffs any time ..

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to find, easy access to the city

Disliked: £2 for a towel?

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nicest YHA hostel in the UK, it has excellent facilities, helpful staff, very clean and modern

Disliked: not enough lockers in rooms

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2011

Liked: location and food

Disliked: being accommodated on top of the establishment with the gulls and the pidgeons making noise all the time and being changed from one room to another although reserving it 2 months ahead

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Modern and clean, so close to the city centre you can walk there, big rooms.

Disliked: Our shower made a loud beep sound when we put it on. Very annoying.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice and pleasant place to stay.

Disliked: a little bit far from the train station on foot, but as said there are clear signs at each junction.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Stefan Moellmann

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2011 Stefan would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, provides you with basically everything you need on a budget trip: a nice bed in a clean room for a reasonable price. I changed my plans and wanted to stay 2 nights instead of 1. So I wrote them an e-mail (in advance) and it was no problem at all! That was very nice and uncomplicated!

Disliked: A few more toilets/showers per floor would be nice. I did not find any information about towels on their internet description. On location I found out that they charge 2 GBP for it (which is alright, but it would be nice to know in advance).

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katherine McVeigh

Alone

Business / conference

27 June 2011 Katherine would recommend this property

Liked: Cosy with a nice atmosphere and bands playing on a Friday evening.

Disliked: No towel or soap in the bathrooms. There was an additional charge if you are not a YHA member which I did not notice being mentioned on the hostel bookers webpage - it is however, on the YHA home page.


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