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Reviews of Rock 'n' Bowl

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

81.8% Overall Rating

193 out of 247 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/09/2014)

Colin Kosky thinks…

"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."

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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 1.62

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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81.8%

Overall Rating

193 out of 247 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Rock 'n' Bowl'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
77.6%
Cleanliness
76.8%
Staff
87.2%
Value
76.0%
Safety
81.6%
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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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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.

100.0%
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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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.

100.0%
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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

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Walking distance to train station

Disliked: Some bathrooms very unclean and with broken tiles etc

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

23 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fun hostel, good communal areas and the bunk rooms are good. Close to town and in the street art open gallery area which is an added bonus. It is above a bar/bowling alley which on the thurs night I stayed was loud til about midnight but it didnt bother me at all. Definitely recommend it!

Disliked: My bed was a little creaky but the others werent too bad. Thats the only thing!

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

Amanda Dillon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 May 2014 Amanda would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and the bathrooms were always clean

Disliked: N/a

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

emily jacques

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

22 May 2014 emily would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, amaxing location, nice private shower areas and individual plug sockets by each bed.

Disliked: As always there is a bit of noise in the Hostel environment which can't be helped.

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

Jade Urquhart

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 May 2014 Jade would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

12 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything, brilliant : )

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Charmian Griffiths

Alone

Work / volunteering

07 May 2014 Charmian would recommend this property

Liked: I was in a bright sunny 4-bed room sharing with a delightful Hungarian girl, and then also a charming French girl. the loos and showers were close by and the kitchen, dining-room and living-room were all enormous. It was very quiet, but might not have been so over the Bank Holiday week end!

Disliked: In one of the bathrooms the cold tap did not work, and I am not sure if the door lock did either.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 April 2014

Liked: Friendliness of staff and location

Disliked: Squeaking beds, old and unclean bathrooms, very loud during the night...

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

Katrin Pech

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 April 2014 Katrin would recommend this property

Liked: Great Big kitchen.

Disliked: No lockers.


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