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Best Bristol hostels

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The Kyle Blue Bristol–Luxury Hostel Boat is a 30-bed renovated Dutch barge that offers private or shared accommodations, making it perfect for singles, couples, or small groups. This floating hostel in Bristol is moored on the banks of the Avon River near Wapping Wharf at Bristol Harbour; listed amenities include free Wi-Fi, a kitchen, and linens. From here, one can explore local sights like the SS Great Britain floating museum, the Clifton Suspension Bridge that connects the Avon Gorge and River, and Bristol Cathedral, which is less than a half mile away.
Full Moon Backpackers Hostel is located at 1 North Street, about 10m from the city center in the Stokescroft cultural district. This location houses Attic Bar, a highly rated music venue, as well as the Full Moon Pub. For this reason, this hostel only accepts guests 18 or older. The property also has a large outdoor seating area, fully equipped kitchen, and onsite laundry facilities, where guests have the choice of dorm, twin, or single rooms with community toilets and showers. Bristol Ice Rink, Bristol Cathedral, and the University of Bristol are places of interest within walking distance.
Another good hostel in Bristol located in the downtown area is Rock n Bowl Hostel on Nelson Street. Its affordability makes it a great option for those on a limited budget. Some of the amenities and services provided include a bar/lounge and nightclub (guests must be 18 or older), a library, business center, laundry service and facilities, 24h front desk service, and free Wi-Fi. There are several nearby places to explore, including St. Nicholas Market, Cabot Circus shopping center, and Queen Square.
YHA Bristol is also located at Bristol Harbour, close to the Old City and Queen Square at Narrow Quay. If you are in transit from the Bristol airport, then the Bristol Temple Meads Train Station is your destination, and the hostel is a short walk from there. Guests at this highly rated hostel in Bristol can enjoy in-suite rooms with air conditioning, elevator service, a restaurant, coffee shop, and free Wi-Fi. Narrow Quay is a short walk to several cultural hotspots, including Arnolfini Gallery and the We The Curious (formerly At Bristol) arts and science center.

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