Rock n Bowl Motel

22 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE, United Kingdom

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    Rock n' Bowl


    A great hidden gem in the hostel world - this hostel is central and is relatively new to Bristol, or at least appears so, as it was under modeling or re-modeling while I was visiting. Located above a bowling alley and bar, right in the heart of Bristol's shopping district, close to the Harbour and night life, bus stations, and the heart of city activities near the historic city wall ... I found the hostel affordable and very pleasant during my stay. Free wifi and a friendly desk staff. Great little lounge and its own theater where they would do movies though most of when I was there a band was rehearsing. They have double beds, private twin rooms, co-ed dorm rooms, and female only dorms. Retro cool bowling alley with the "Lanes" bar and diner downstairs. Self cook kitchen and fridges upstairs, laundry room, and lounge. Beds as low as 13 GBP a night or 65 GBP a week. Clean bedrooms and establishment, though the self-kitchen area was in a bit of disarray. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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Forum Posts

What Not to Wear??????/

by marilynmondoe

Hi - i am a young 30yr old designer just moved to Bristol from London and have only just realised that Bristol has NO clothes shops for me??????
Can someone please explain where they are????????
Do NOT say Park St because i've been and they aren't there (apart from the one Motel??dna???at the bottom which is quite nice)
I grew up in Bristol and 10 years ago i would go to london to do my shopping please tell me somethings changed??
Any shops planning on coming here???????????
Clifton sells stuff for the over 45's, broadmead for the chavs?(sorry i do love a chav but i don't do that look well) so where does a reasonably stylish 30 yr old go?????????

RE: What Not to Wear??????/

by macroderma

Try Bath, not too far away

Lots of smart shops there

RE: What Not to Wear??????/

by ballerina

You could try cribbs causway on the M5. Its not Blue Water, but it might have a few designer shops you like.

Bath has the more designer clothes shops and Bristol more of a bohemian scene.

PS The hip clothes shops did used to be Park Street, if they have gone it is a shame!

Travel Tips for Bristol

Brandon Hill and Cabot Tower,...

by greebo

Brandon Hill and Cabot Tower, centrally located this park with its tower dedicated to Cabot is one of my favourite places, the views of Bristol and the surrounding countryside are spectacular. The climb up the tower is worth the effort for the views. John Cabot was this guy who just happened to sailed in the Matthew to discover Newfoundland.

Spike Island Art Gallery

by aaaarrgh

'Spike Island' Contemporary Visual Art Centre re-opened in February 2007. It includes some very impressive gallery spaces for exhibitions of paintings, audio-visuals and sculpture.

To finish your visit there is a large colourful cafe overlooking the River Avon, selling coffees and cakes.

'Spike Island' is the name of the long spit of land between Bristol Floating Harbour and the old tidal River Avon. The gallery is a short walk from the SS Great Britain. Bus 500 circuits Bristol city centre and passes outside the door.

Address: 133 Cumberland Road, Spike Island, Bristol

Sizzling Sausages

by TheLongTone about Paeckert Butchers

This looks like an ordinary butchers shop but appearances are deceptive: its a powerhouse of sausage manufacture, apparently churning out a ton of sausages a week. Which accounts both for why they are only open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and also the grave demeanor of the men who run it. A ton of sausages is serious business indeed: enough to stretch from here to Bath. Or something like that.

Very good sausages they are. Mostly 100% meat, they need to be eaten within a couple of days of purchase, because they are not crammed with presevatives. (This is not a problem.)
Note that these are British bangers rather than post-modern language-driven sausages. No venison with cranberry, walnuts and eye of newt here. Half of smoked back and four pork, honey and mustard sausages, please. Surprisingly little for such good sausages.

Journey times from Bristol

by Galahad

March 2001 Railtrack reached an agreement with Virgin Cross Country to upgrade the track at Bristol to improve journey times and reliability over the next two years between Penzance and places such as Birmingham and Reading.

Pump Room

by jameswiseman about Pump Room

This a large hall but remains quiet and civilised and is very popular. There is often a pianist providing light atmospheric music. A traditional English tea is nice to have, however the menu there is normally excellent. This is more a place to go for a light (but expensive) bit to eat. Afternoon Tea and scones.


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Address: 22 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE, United Kingdom