YHA Bristol dining room

YHA Bristol

Bristol, BS1 4QA


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

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

Accommodation at YHA Bristol

Bed in a shared room

Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.

A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. Some of our shared dorm rooms are en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom that you would share with other guests who are also staying in the room.

Private rooms

Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.

Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

Private en-suite rooms

For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.

Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.


Food and drink at YHA Bristol

YHA Bristol dining room

Eat with us

YHA Bristol is serving a range of tasty breakfast options for you to enjoy during your visit. Fuel your adventures with a YHA classic breakfast and continental options. 

YHA Breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Bristol

Start your day off right with our delicious classic YHA breakfast including a hearty cooked breakfast and continental options. For a lighter start, you can buy the continental breakfast separately. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • 24-hour reception
  • Baby changing
  • Breakfast
  • Café
  • City view
  • Classroom(s)
  • Contactless payments
  • Corridor zoning
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Library
  • Licensed bar
  • Luggage store
  • Meeting rooms
  • Near airport
  • Near bus stop
  • Near ferry port
  • Near train station
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Sole use
  • Vending machines
  • Water refill station
  • Waterfront
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Reception hours: 24 hours.

Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests from 07:30 – 09:00 on weekdays and 07:30 – 10:00 at weekends. Evening meals are temporarily unavailable at this hostel.

Café opening hours: The Grainhouse Café and Bar is temporarily closed.

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 short stay only.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in social spaces.

Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Bristol. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.

YHA Bristol - Access Statement

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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 has internet access, class room facilities and group catering.

Book your YHA School Trip.

Meeting rooms

At YHA Bristol we have three meeting rooms available for hire – the Conference Room, Meeting Room and 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 paid car parks a short walking distance.
WiFi: Yes
Accessibility: Our 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 through YHA volunteering


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

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