YHA Bristol dining room

YHA Bristol

Bristol, BS1 4QA
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


Good to Go England

COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

A former waterfront grain house, YHA Bristol has been sympathetically restored to offer relaxed, well-appointed accommodation among city-centre surroundings, ideal for a cheap city break or weekend away.

The hostel’s bustling bar and stylishly decorated reception area is a great place to meet up with friends and make plans for your stay. It complements the industrial feel to the building and embodies both the vibrancy and quirkiness of Bristol as a destination. Plus, the hostel is also close to a number of the city’s very best attractions and eateries.

Why guests love YHA Bristol

  • City centre location
  • Close to great attractions
  • Large social space with vibrant decor

Accommodation at YHA Bristol

The hostel

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. 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.


Food and drink at YHA Bristol

YHA Bristol dining room

Eat with us

YHA Bristol is serving a range of tasty food options, including breakfast baps, hot plated breakfasts, a lunch and pizza menu, for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is also available.

Cooked breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Bristol

We want to make sure you start your day right, so we are now serving a delicious range of hot plated breakfast options and breakfast baps. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

View menu

Lunch menu at YHA Bristol

Choose from our tasty lunch menu with burgers, stone-baked pizzas, salads and many more delicious meals to satisfy your taste buds. Vegetarian and vegan options available. Served until 2pm.

View menu

Pizza menu at YHA Bristol

Tuck into a vast range of delicious stone-baked pizzas when you pay a visit to the hostel. From margherita to ham and pineapple, we're sure we have a pizza topping for everyone to enjoy. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

View menu



  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi


  • Lounge
  • Luggage store


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • Library/Quiet room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Near train station

Other YHA products

  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Trade bookings
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - self-catering kitchen(s), luggage store(s).

Reception times: 24 hours

Check in: From 17:00

Check out: Before 10:00

Open every day?: Yes

Towels and toiletries : Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to buy or hire from reception. Bedding is provided.

Parking: There is no car park at the hostel. We recommend 40 The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB, which is good value and a short walk from the hostel. Please note that Wapping Wharf Car Park is now short stay only.

Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Bristol. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served daily from 07:30 - 10:00.

YHA Bristol - Access Statement

(PDF download - 150.81 KB)

YHA Bristol

Map references

OS Map: 172

OS Grid Ref: ST586725

Lat/Lng: 51.449822, -2.597445

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9726

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

YHA Bristol is within easy reach of all of the city’s educational centres such as the Science Museum. The hostel holds 133 people, has internet access, class room facilities and group catering. Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your school visit.

Meeting rooms

At YHA Bristol we have three meeting rooms available for hire – The Conference Room, The Meeting Room and The Board Room.

  • Capacity: Conference Room – 50 theatre / 24 boardroom, Meeting room – 30 theatre / 20 boardroom, Board room – 18 theatre / 12 boardroom
  • Available equipment: Data projector / large flat screen TV, flipchart and pens, whiteboard.
  • Parking: There is no parking at YHA Bristol, but plenty of PAYG car parks a short walking distance.
  • WiFi: Yes
  • Accessibility: Unfortunately, the conference, mezzanine and meeting rooms are only accessible by stairs. The closest accessible bathroom is on the first floor and ground floor.
  • Air conditioning: All rooms are air heated. The meeting room and board room have air conditioning.

Meeting rooms available from £105


Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.  

The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions. Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website


The hostel is a former tea warehouse and is named after Mr and Mrs Hayman, tireless workers for the local YHA group, though it is informally called the Grain House! The hostel had a stylish renovation to its social areas in 2015 and is a fab staple of the waterfront.

Meet the team

Manager Richard recommends: Have a freshly cooked pizza and a drink in our relaxing Grain House bar or sit on the harbour side and watch the world go by - the perfect wind-down after visiting all the amazing attractions Bristol has to offer on your city break. Or combine a competitive spirit with a sense of fun, add a couple of pints of continental beer and you’ve the recipe for a fantastic evening at Kongs of King Street, a laid back bar full of retro arcade games, ping pong and more.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2020 Cyclists and Walkers Welcome Purple Flag Cool Places Rough Guides 2012

Nearby Hostels

YHA Bath exterior

YHA Bath

Free wi-fi
En suite rooms available
Licensed bar
YHA Cheddar exterior

YHA Cheddar

En suite rooms available
Free wi-fi
YHA Exclusive Hire
YHA Street

YHA Street

Camping and Cabins
Private rooms available
Cycle store