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Reviews of Rock 'n' Bowl

Hostel | 22 Nelson Street, Bristol, England BS1 2LA

82.7% Overall Rating

203 out of 257 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/03/2015)

"the location was amazing, having a kitchen was very useful as well. good communal atmosphere"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Late check-out
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.49

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that after booking you will receive our e mail address. You’ll need to send the security code (CVV/CVC) of the card you used when booking (this is the last 3 digits of the number on the signature strip at the back of your card) in order to fully secure your booking. Failure to do so may result in you losing your reservation Cancellation Policy Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to the website are non-refundable. Check-In/Out Details Earliest check-in: 15:00 Latest Check-out: 12:00

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82.7%

Overall Rating

203 out of 257 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Rock 'n' Bowl'

Atmosphere
82.4%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
85.6%
Value
76.0%
Safety
85.6%
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Justin Elesia

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 March 2015 Justin would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean

Disliked: It got noisy on a Thursday night

85.7%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

08 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location was amazing, having a kitchen was very useful as well. good communal atmosphere

Disliked: not being able to have food and drink the room was annoying. could do with some chairs in the bedrooms

71.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Business / conference
Events / festivals
Work / volunteering

23 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is easy to find and centrally located. There is no parking though, and not even really a place to full over and unload, so you'll need to think about this if you are driving here. There is a nice big kitchen and a chill out room, so depending if you are looking for lively socialising or book reading, you have somewhere to go.

Disliked: On a Friday and Saturday night the outside of the hostel was very noisey due to the location of the hostel in town and the bar on the bottom floor. I was able to sleep through it all (as I am a heavy sleeper) but other members of the group found it a bit harder. The hostel was a bit grubby. I wouldn't see it was dirty, but needed a lick of paint or a good deep clean on the carpets.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, easy to find you way around from here by foot. Cool bar underneath with cheap drinks and friendly staff

Disliked: room and showers both had a smell of pee. Windows are very old and let a lot of the cold in. Beds aren't very comfortable

91.4%
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Foo Shen Hwang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

26 December 2014 Foo Shen would recommend this property

Liked: It honestly felt like home away from home. If I were to go to specifics, I'll start off by saying that the prices are really reasonable for what you get. They have a kitchen (other travelers often leave extra groceries behind so you should check it out before buying yours to save up on cash :D), warm showers in the toilet and a ping pong table. Plus, they are really festive and once you get to know the staff, they are pretty nice. During Christmas Eve, there was a huge party that was loads of fun and they even had a turkey and everything. It's also located in the centre of Bristol so walking around is easy. Overall, I will miss that place :D

Disliked: My room smelled a little stinky feet, but it's not too bad. The wifi is a little unstable at times.

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Matthew McEnroe

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

24 December 2014 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Big and clean kitchen, huge terrace with bar, pizza and bowling (discounts for the hostel guests). Helpful and professional staff, comf bed, central location and cheap price.

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

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Christine Denise Vaughan

With friends / other travellers

City break

23 December 2014 Christine Denise would recommend this property

Liked: Close to evrything, helpful friendly staff, vetyborfanised- tubs for fridges supplied, free ear plugs, names for beds etc staff recommnedatuins for places to eat, large sociable and clean kitchen, hairdryer s, washing facillities if needed. One of the best hosyels I have staued j

Disliked: If I HAD to be forced to choose something, soe of thr showers needed a little revamp (stull very clean thoigj)

68.6%
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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

21 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean bed!

Disliked: Very noisy and bed uncomfortable

97.1%
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Paul Haw

Alone

City break
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

06 November 2014 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: It's in a really great location- right opposite the main shopping/entertainment areas of Bristol city centre! It's also a fairly easy walk up to Temple Meads station. I really liked the fact that it had a lot of unqiue artwork inside of it because it's clearly taken inspiration from the gorgeous city it is situated in. Discount on pizza was fantastic too and £51 for three nights in Bristol city centre? That's pretty amazing value.

Disliked: My only complaint is that it was cold in the hostel. However, I would attribute this to the cold weather during my stay and the fact that it is an older building.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

09 October 2014

Liked: Good location, spacious common rooms and overal not such a bad vibe.

Disliked: Noise. As in very very loud noise till early morning hours. Highly NOT recommended for staying during the weekend.

100.0%
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Jai Gomer

Alone

Business / conference

26 September 2014 Jai would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly people and helpful staff made my stay a very pleasant one.

Disliked: This is not a quiet, relaxing hostel. The sounds of the city centre merge with those of the patrons enjoying themselves, and - at night - snoring! But, it is friendly.

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

Daniel Lane

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 September 2014 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: free wifi, proper private shower sink facility

Disliked: No curtains around beds,

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Colin Kosky

Alone

City break

02 September 2014

Liked: Close to the city centre and the receptionists were friendly and helpful. Fresh sheets and comfortable bed. You could clearly hear if the bowlers got a strike.

Disliked: No hot water in the bathrooms, Showers were unclean, loos wouldn't flush and the poor quality of a number of ten pin bowlers.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very big and spacious, and it connected to the bowling alley downstairs.

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

11 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is excellent

Disliked: Duvet too thick for summer, pillow too thin and there was a leak from the roof with the rain and water ran down the wall so my clothes got wet. I had put the bag in exactly the spot where the water came down! Unlucky esp as we have had no rain for weeks.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Damien Krämer

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 August 2014 Damien would recommend this property

Liked: A lot things to do

Disliked: Showers weren't clean, very loud in the evening and squeaking doors

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Sam Curtis

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

25 July 2014 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: Liked the traveller vibe.

Disliked: Bedroom was incredibly basic.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Christopher Brooks

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 July 2014 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, modern property with a great sized kitchen and multiple areas for guests to hang out in. The bedrooms felt like they possessed a level of privacy. The staff were lovely!

Disliked: At first the property was a little hard to find.

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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

16 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful reception staff

Disliked: Poor maintenance in the loos. Wobbly loo seats lights not working over mirrors. No shaver sockets. Power socket not working in 101.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

04 July 2014

Liked: beh

Disliked: 3 showers our of service, 1 freezing cold, 1 scalding hot, and 1 with not enough pressure. There are 2 which I didn't test, these 2 are "public" showers (imagine a shower inside a toilet cubicle). DO NOT get the room for 20 people (room number 106). There is no sound isolation, you can hear everything from downstairs, the lounge room, and the streets, with buses passing all the time. DO NOT get this room, impossible to sleep there.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location near coach station, very nice and helpful staff and clean beddings

Disliked: should have locker at the room

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location good atmosphere

Disliked: Music was to loud and the screaming customers from the bar do not let you sleep with an open window which makes it hard when you are in a room of 12 people.toilettes where clean but smelly

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

Danny Scott

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2014 Danny would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was amazing, we had so much fun staying here. The staff were all really cool too.

Disliked: The showers didn't work on our floor which was a bit of a nuisance

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome location. Easy to get to shops, bars etc. Beds were comfy and room was clean.

Disliked: Think there was some sort of issue with the water pipes as they made very loud banging noises

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

02 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Character of building

Disliked: Extreme loud noise on Saturday night from disco. No chair in room. Showers falling apart


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