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For good accommodation in Bristol city centre, this backpackers hostel makes a perfect base. Explore the harbourside and old city areas, visit the magnificent Avon Gorge - Brunel’s suspension bridge, or enjoy Bristol’s cultural base of theatres, museums, art galleries and thriving live music and club scene.

Visit Stokes Croft to encounter the eclectic, unconventional and quirky quarter of this forward-thinking and green (it's official) city. This area has the most independent shops of any street in the country and a culinary offering to match. YHA Bristol has recently had a fabulous makeover to its communal areas - come inside and relax in our stylish Grain House restaurant.

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

YHA Bristol has 133 beds in a selection of dorm rooms and private rooms, some of which are en-suite. We've even upgraded the beds to give you a more comfortable stay. A former waterfront grain house, this Youth Hostel has been sympathetically restored to offer relaxed cosmopolitan surroundings, ideal for a cheap city break or weekend away.

The bustling bar and stylishly renovated reception area is a great place to meet up with friends and make plans for your day. It has recently had a facelift and beautifully complements the building, embodying the vibrancy of Bristol as a destination. There is also a library and games room for guests to enjoy. Chic new furniture can be seen throughout the social areas.


A full hot and cold buffet breakfast is available to get your day off to a great start. Breakfast is served between 7.30 and 10.30am. Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring.

The Grain House

YHA Bristol offers a delicious menu served in the licensed bar and restaurant from 10.45am - 8.45pm. We're open to the public so pop in on your way home or bring your friends for a delicious meal in stylish surroundings.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is avaialable per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.


YHA Bristol is licensed so enjoy a beer or a well-desrved glass of wine by the riverside.

Self-Catering Facilities

Our well equipped self-catering kitchen has everything you need to prepare a delicious meal for yourself and your friends/family including two ovens and four fridges to store your food.

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The length of our walking guides is given in miles and rounded to the nearest full mile (whole number) for simplicity. For short walks (of less than 2 miles) or walks that have a length that ends in .5, a more accurate walk length may be given in the first section of the walk introduction. For example, the Length in the header may be listed as 6 miles, and the introduction may confirm that the exact length of the walk is 5.5 miles. The walk length is calculated from the GPS file that was created by the walk author GPS tracking the walk whilst walking, using the iFootpath App GPS Tracker, meaning it is very accurate. Our bespoke tracker is particularly detailed and plots a walkers position about every 10 seconds. The tracker is calibrated to match two other reputable map and walking sources, Ordnance Survey and Nike. As with all standardised walk and map lengths, the distance does not take account of hills and slopes, just the distance you would measure using a piece of string on a flat map version of the terrain, so hilly walks will feel longer than stated. If you track the route using another GPS App or Tracker App or Fitness Device, you can expect the distance you record to be different due to different calibrations. This is particularly true of those Apps and devices that count your motion and steps – these can only guess the distance you have travelled with each step and so are much less accurate.

Grade (Boots)

The grade of a walk is an indicator of how difficult the terrain is that you will encounter along the way. This does not take into account the walk length but does suggest how challenging the walk will be. It takes into account things like hills, path surfaces and obstacles (like stiles, gates, steps and rock scrambles). An easy walk, graded as 1 (and shown as 1 Boot) indicates a walk that is essentially flat, has no sharp hills to climb, has no stiles, is easy to navigate (probably along a well-worn path) and is suitable for most levels of fitness. A difficult walk, graded as 5 (and represented by 5 Boots) indicates a walk that is strenuous and involves steep ascents and/or descents. It may be technically challenging involving difficult terrain or obstacles that require scrambling with your hands. Please note that the grading for walks is subjective and open to interpretation and should only be used as a guide when selecting a walk.

NOTE: Do be aware that the level of stamina required for any walk will vary depending on both the walk length and the difficulty grade - you should only walk within your limits.

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