With over 300 hands-on exhibits to explore, live shows and a planetarium, this is one of the most exciting interactive science centres in the country.
A former waterfront grain house, YHA Bristol has been sympathetically restored to offer relaxed, well-appointed accommodation amongst 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
Accommodation at YHA Bristol
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
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Wheelchair accessible
- Drying room
- Luggage store
- Board games
- Games room
- Library/Quiet room
- 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
Reception times: 24 hours
Check in: From 14.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: Yes
Towels and toiletries : Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: There is no car park at the hostel, but there are several pay and display car parks nearby. We recommend Wapping Wharf Car Park, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RW and 40 The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB, both of which are good value and a short walk from the hostel.
Pets: 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 from 7.30am til 9am.
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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.
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.
- Wi-Fi: Yes
- Accessibility: Unfortunately the Mezzanine room is only accessible by stairs. However, the Conference room and Meeting room both have step-free access via the lift. The closest accessible bathroom is on the 1st floor and ground floor. For more information please see our access statement.
- 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.
You can 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.