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YHA Bristol

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


Covid-19 safety procedures

YHA Bristol is temporarily unavailable for recreational bookings until at least 28th February 2021. As part of our repurposing programme with charity and local government partners, it is currently being used to accommodate key workers and the most vulnerable members of society through the pandemic crisis.

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COVID-19 Industry Standard

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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 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

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

Eat with us

The Grainhouse Café & Bar provides guests and the public with a contemporary, relaxed and cosy atmosphere in the heart of this vibrant city. Offering a broad selection of delicious food, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Open daily to guests and passers-by, let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s sightseeing.


Breakfast at YHA Bristol

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters. Our new juice station offers a wide variety of fresh juices and smoothies to try. For the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.

All day menu

All day menu at YHA Bristol

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, trendy English tapas, stone-baked pizzas and piled-high burgers. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA Bristol

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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  • Ambulant accessible
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • 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

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 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.

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.

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 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.
  • 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.

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