Bristol is home to a number of awesome neighbourhoods, each of which offers a slightly different experience and its own unique vibe.

If you want to be immersed in Bristol’s history, then the old city is a great choice. It’s the city’s historic core, and arguably the most beautiful part of Bristol. Cobblestone streets weave through old buildings and narrow stairwells slope between them!

Stokes Croft, on the other hand, is often considered the cultural hub of Bristol, with its vibrant collection of street art, a multicultural atmosphere, and a cool alternative vibe. You’ll find many of Bristol’s edgier bars and clubs here, and a large range of independent eateries!

Harbourside is a trendy area perched on the banks of the harbour, as the name suggests. It offers stunning waterside views and is one of the best places for a night out in Bristol!

All of these areas are great options, and they’re all centrally located for easy access to the rest of the city! They’re also great if you’re planning any day trips from Bristol.

We highly recommend that you stay somewhere central to carry out this Bristol city guide. It’ll reduce the amount of time you spend travelling and make getting home at night a whole lot easier!

Colorful houses in Bristol, England

Our Favourite Hostel in Bristol – The Bristol Wing

The Bristol Wing is in a perfect location right in the heart of the city and set in what was once a police building. The recently renovated hostel has a focus on being ethically and environmentally responsible and offers a chilled out environment for you to rest your head! There are several comfortable common rooms and entertainment facilities to keep things fun.

Our Favourite Affordable Hotel in Bristol – Southville Guesthouse

Located in Bristol’s city centre, Southville Guesthouse is close to many of the city’s main attractions and offers incredible value for money. The rooms are well designed and comfortable, and there is a fully kitted-out kitchen on-site for those who love to cook. A delicious complimentary breakfast is also served daily, so you’ll be fuelled up for a day of exploration!

Our Favourite Luxury Hotel in Bristol – Mercure Bristol Holland House

Mercure Bristol Holland House offers luxurious lodging for Bristol’s visitors, with an exceptional set of amenities including a fitness suite and an indoor pool. Its central location couldn’t be any better, and a delicious full English breakfast is served daily. There’s even an in-house Urban Bar & Kitchen Restaurant! Each of the rooms is classy and elegant and comes equipped with a mini-bar and television.

Final Thoughts

Clifton Suspension bridge in Bristol

Bristol is bursting with vibrant neighbourhoods, thriving communities, and top-notch accommodation options. It’s a backpacker’s dream and luxury traveller’s paradise! Staying in any of the areas we discussed in this article will set you up for an amazing trip to Bristol.


Last updated on September 9th, 2019 at 11:32 am

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