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Rock N Bowl Hostel

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Welcome to the Rock & Bowl!

Also known as 'The Lanes Hostel'

In a huge 1930's building in the heart of Bristol you'll find our hostel, the Lanes bar & bowling alley, plus the GimmeShelter Vintage shop all in one!

We've got 24/7 reception hours - you can check in at any time after 15:00 and check out anytime before 12:00. You'll just need your passport/identity card with you to gain access to our facilities and deals in the Lanes

'If you can't beat 'em, join 'em'

As we're above a lively music venue and bowling alley (Friday and Saturday) we've teamed up to make sure our guests get the best deals. Guests have free entry to the Lanes and your first beer is only £2. We also offer a 20% discount on the pizzas, bowling and karaoke so you can join in the fun.

Please note that parking in the city centre can be very expensive and we can't offer any free parking.

There are no lockers in the room, however, we have luggage storage by reception and secure storage for expensive items/documents behind reception.

Email/call us directly for space hire, weekly rates or group bookings as we have different terms and conditions for these.

We hire towels and foreign electrical adaptors, deposits are required. We also have earplugs at reception.

Under-18s only accepted midweek. They must be in a private room and accompanied by adults.

Please note that after booking you will receive our email 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.

Check-in from 15:00.

Check-out strictly before 12:00.

A valid passport, national identity card (or a UK drivers' license) is required from each guest upon arrival.

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Highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Bar
  • Linen Included
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage

Important Information

Rock N Bowl Terms & Conditions:

Please note: Read the notes below carefully as in the event of a false booking, there will be no check in or refund.

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. - email us to bookings@rocknbowlmotel.com.

Check-in from 15:00
Check-out strictly before 12:00
A valid passport, national identity card (or a UK drivers' license) is required from each guest upon arrival.

All nights of accommodation must be paid for on arrival.

Individual Bookings (1 to 4 people):
We require a 10 key deposit per person on arrival. This can be paid with cash or credit card and will be refunded the same way as it was paid if upon check-out the key/s are returned and no fines (see Fines) have been charged.

Group Bookings (5 people or more):
Manually created Group Bookings by an employee of the hostel require a 10% non-refundable deposit to confirm the booking.
All Group Bookings must meet the following conditions:
Group Bookings are required to book a whole dorm room paying for any unused beds.
Full payment of the booking must be made up to one month prior to arrival.
If a Group Booking has been made less than one month prior to arrival full payment will be required within a week.

A separate Group Security Deposit is required for Group Bookings. This needs to be made as a lump-sum payment and is payable on arrival:
150 for bookings of 5-9 people
200 for bookings of 10-15 people
300 for bookings of 16-24 people
500 for bookings of 25 people or more
This can be paid with cash or credit card and will be refunded the same way as it was paid if upon check-out the key/s are returned and no fines (see Fines) have been charged.

Fines:
The Hostel Receptionist may, at his/her discretion, carry out a room inspection of all rooms to determine that no malicious or accidental damage has occurred. Should any damage be found, the guest or group shall be charged accordingly, and the guest or group booking may be terminated at the Receptionist's discretion with no refund of monies paid.
Other Fines include charges for:
Lost key/s
Complaints from other guests or staff for inappropriate behaviour by a guest or members of a group booking
Having food or drinks in the bedrooms
Smoking anywhere inside the building
Alcohol or drug-induced vomiting (or other mess)
Consuming, possessing or being under the influence of illegal substances
Allowing visitors into the building outside visitor times

Cancellation Policy
Any Individual or Group Booking that is a 'No Show' shall not receive a refund.

(1 to 4 people)
Cancellations and changes of bookings made 48 hours prior to check-in will not incur any charges. If they are made less than 48 hours before check-in, the first night of the last confirmed booking will be charged.

(5 people and more)
If a Group Booking is cancelled more than two weeks prior to arrival, 10% of the total amount of the last confirmed booking shall be charged.
If a Group Booking is cancelled less than two weeks prior to arrival, it will be the discretion of the Manager to determine the value of the charge.
Any amendments to Group Bookings are free of charge up to and including one month prior to arrival.
If a Group Booking is reduced in the number of guests less than one month but more than two weeks prior to arrival, it will be the discretion of the Manager to determine the value of the charge.
If a Group Booking is reduced in the number of guests less than two weeks prior to arrival, the full amount of the last confirmed booking will be charged.

Child Policy
No one under the age of 18 (minors) is permitted to stay with us on Friday and/or Saturday nights and/or Bank Holidays. We only allow minors to stay with us on Sunday to Thursday nights (Bank Holidays not included) but must be accommodated with a parent or guardian in a private room. We strongly advise that our venue is not appropriate for children or infants.

- Zero drugs policy - anyone found in the possession of drugs will be reported to the police and evicted immediately.
- You receive discounts on food and bowling in The Lanes.
- Only paying hostel guests are allowed upstairs
- Please always shut doors behind you do not hold them open for other people unless you are sure they are a hostel guest.
- If you notice any suspicious behaviour, please inform a member of staff immediately.

Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated, if we feel you are behaving in such a way you will be asked to leave with no refund and the police may be called.

Please look after your belongings as we do not accept responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged property.

We make every effort to accommodate you in the dormitory size of your choice and put group bookings in the same rooms. However, because of the nature of our business, we may have to place you in different sized dormitory or groups may be put in different dorms. As a result the balance to be paid upon arrival can be slightly different from what is stated on your confirmation.

Reservation by email.
When making a reservation by email, please ensure you fill in all the information required. If you do not receive a personal email from one of our staff this means you booking may have been not be confirmed.

Please note: Rock n Bowl Hostel staff reserve the right to refuse accommodation or evict without a reason.

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Very good 77%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It was slightly cold at night as the heater wasnt working. Other than that, the location, service and price was great.

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3
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

We NEVER stayed in such a hostel. It was extremly dirty espacially, the toilets,they were also broken,we didn`t even had blankets, no plugs, carpet was really dirty. It was extrem discusting. WE WOULD NEVER STAY THERE AGAIN!!!

Overall
1
Location
1
Cleanliness
1
Value
1
Facilities
1
Service
1

Just back from the Rock N Bowl Youth Hosel in Bristol.

Its a big building yet was a bit hard to find. Once in the hostel is up 2 flights of wide stairs. Luggage store on ground floor. Showers are just about ok. Common room was exellent and a small kitchen was evident. As we were with a Uni group our requrements of the Rock Bowl backackers weere limited. Location Location Location was the key. Nice coffee was a plus!

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Vending Machines

general

  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

laundry

  • Washing Machine

communications

  • Postal Service

parking

  • Bicycle Parking

entertainment

  • Board Games

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV
  • Pool Table

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