Bristol Wing

9 Bridewell Street, Bristol, BS1 2QD
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The Bristol Wing is a boutique hostel in Bristol city centre.  After an extensive restoration, we opened in 2018 in the Grade II listed old Police Headquarters.

Our location is second to none, only a short walk from some of the best bits of Bristol.  Bristol’s harbourside for sunny walks and funky bars, Bristol Shopping Quarter for the big chains, the Old City for historic buildings, great coffee and lunch, Park Street and Clifton for independent shopping and fantastic places to eat, and Bristol Bus Station and Temple Meads Railway station for transport links to the rest of the region.  They are all within easy reach on foot, and there are local buses on our door step (well a 30 second walk from our door step) to the rest of the city.

We offer great quality, great value accommodation with a warm welcome in a beautiful building.  It’s bursting with character with original wooden and stone floors, and the caged lift dating back to 1928 that runs through the centre of the stair well (don’t worry it’s been completely refurbished!).  And of course, we’re not part of a big chain so you get a local, personal experience.

As a hostel, we really believe in getting people together.  We love it when people from different cultures, countries, backgrounds and regions meet each other.  The heart of the hostel is our reception area which has a very homely lounge area and a fully equipped kitchen.  This is where you will meet new people over the washing up, or strike up a conversation when you’re eating breakfast.  And every Thursday evening this is the setting for our free community meal - The Feast.  Everyone is welcome and it’s the perfect opportunity to find out who else is in the hostel, exchange stories of travelling adventures and find out the best tips for the next leg of your journey.

Also as a hostel we love a party – and there are many places to party just a stone’s throw away – but we like to keep things quiet and relaxed at The Bristol Wing so when you’re hanging out in reception or get back to your bed at night you can get some rest and be ready for your next day in Bristol.  To help keep things more chilled, we don’t accept stag and hen parties – but there are plenty of other places nearby that do!

We’ve got a mix of different room types to suit different people and different budgets.:

 - Great value bunks in shared dorms, which can either be booked by individuals these can be exclusively booked out by groups.

 - Family rooms (some ensuite, some with shared bathrooms) – we love welcoming families and children to The Bristol Wing

 - Doubles

 - Small private rooms for groups of up to six (some ensuite, some with shared bathrooms)

 - A twin room with an accessible bathroom on the first floor.

If you would like to come and stay as a group – get in touch with us and we can give you advice on which rooms would work best for you.

If you need a private lounge or meeting room, The Snug is available to hire by guests.  It’s a lovely space – perfect for a group of tired school children to watch a DVD at the end of a busy day of sightseeing , or a team building workshop or board meeting.

We offer a continental breakfast to our guests (at an extra cost), and can also arrange packed lunches and evening meals for groups.

As if all that wasn’t good enough, we also have the ultimate feelgood factor – the The Bristol Wing is a social enterprise owned and managed by local charity YMCA Bristol.  As well as providing our guests with a top notch experience while staying in Bristol, our other core mission is to reinvest our profits into providing accommodation for young people who are homeless.  Since we opened in January 2018 The Bristol Wing has prevented over 60 young people aged 16-25 from being homeless. So by staying with us, you are making a massive difference to some people who really need your support.

And did we mention that we have great environmental credentials – with a number of measures in place to reduce our carbon emissions?  These include wood fibre insulation throughout the building to reduce heat loss, solar panels on our roof to generate electricity and brand new high performance windows (which keep the warm in and the hustle and bustle of the city centre out).  We’ve also installed swift and starling nesting boxes on the roof, and we reduce our waste as much as possible, and recycle everything that we can (including our food waste which is taken to a processing facility where it is composted and used to generate electricity).   We also partner with local food charity, FareShare South West, who donate quality food, which supermarkets are throwing away, which we use for the feast (all the food is within use by dates and in original packaging, but the supermarkets throw tons of food away every year because promotions have changed on the packaging, or because one of their stores no longer sells it).

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Road Directions

We would prefer all of our customers took advantage of our proximity to public transport services, but we recognise that isn’t always possible.  We are in Bristol City Centre, so most sat navs will bring you to the right place.  Our address is The Bristol Wing, 9 Bridewell Street, Bristol BS1 2QD.  We don’t have any car parking on site, but there are NCP and shopping centre car parks very close by.

Local NCP car parks (Nelson Street and Rupert Street) or shopping centre car parks (Cabot Circus or The Galleries).  Check websites for details:





Public Transport Directions


We are 15 minutes walk or a five minute taxi ride away from Temple Meads Railway Station.

National Bus Services:

We are a one minute walk away from Bristol Bus and Coach station, which is served by National Express.


Bristol Airport is a 40 minute bus ride away (A2 Airconnect Service), stopping on Lewins Mead (stop B1 – which is a two minute walk from The Bristol Wing).



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users - Yes. We have a lift, and a twin room with accessible ensuite bathroom on the first floor. Please notify us of any particular requirements when you book.


  • Serve breakfast - Continental breakfast available (extra charge)

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages - We welcome children and families of any age (under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult)

Establishment Features

  • Separate guests lounge - We have a meeting room / private lounge available on the ground floor of the building. This can be booked for guests to use. Our reception area is also a comfortable lounge and self catering kitchen, which guests are welcome to use. We can provide breakfasts and packed lunches for groups, and would be happy to arrange bookings at nearby restaurants for evening meals.
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wireless internet (WiFi) connection available

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN - Yes – for group bookings paid in advance of arrival (unless agreed otherwise by us)
  • Maestro accepted - Except American Express
  • MasterCard accepted - Except American Express
  • Visa accepted - Except American Express

Room / Unit Features

  • Fridge - In the communal kitchen area on the ground floor


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