The Wing – a perfect choice for backpackers

In the bustling city of Bristol full of vibrant creativity and historic charm, finding the perfect accommodation that combines comfort, affordability, and a vibrant atmosphere can be a backpacker’s dream come true. The Bristol Wing is situated right in the middle of it all, and we are ready to help you have a truly memorable experience in Bristol. Here are just a few reasons why The Bristol Wing is the perfect choice for backpackers:

  1. Perfect location with an interesting history:

The Wing is located on Bridewell St (back to this shortly) right in between Cabot Circus and the harbour. We are just a few minutes from places such as St. Nicholas Market (seriously, try the food, all the food!), the Bristol Beacon, and the Hippodrome. Our building is in the Old Police Headquarters, and has some really cool historic features – like a 1920s lift! Bridewell Street itself has an interesting connection to Bristol’s riot history – read more about it here. When you are done admiring our beautiful building, everything Bristol has to offer is waiting right at our doorstep!

  1. Budget-Friendly Accommodation:

Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean compromising on comfort and quality. The Bristol Wing provides affordable accommodation with a boutique feel. Backpackers can choose from a variety of room options, including dormitories and private rooms, all designed to cater to different budget constraints. This means backpackers can allocate their funds to exploring the city’s attractions, trying local cuisine, and making the most of their time in Bristol.

  1. Welcoming and Inclusive Atmosphere:

At the Wing, we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, inclusive and compassionate team. Our team is open and honest, ready to listen, and always looking to improve however we can. We are huge advocates for community building! We aim to foster a sense of community among travellers from all walks of life. Backpackers can connect with fellow globetrotters in the communal areas, share travel stories, and forge friendships that last a lifetime. Our team are more than happy to assist with whatever you need. Whether its toiletries, travel tips or food recommendations, we’ve got your back.

  1. Amenities Tailored for Backpackers:

Understanding the unique needs of backpackers, YMCA Bath Hostel offers a range of amenities designed to enhance the overall experience. Free Wi-Fi keeps travellers connected with loved ones and fellow backpackers, while laundry facilities allow for a quick refresh after days of exploration. The common kitchen area provides a convenient space for preparing cost-effective meals, fostering a sense of camaraderie among guests. We always ensure that there is a constant supply of complimentary tea and coffee, and an array of breakfast cereals will be waiting for you first thing in the morning.

  1. Social Impact:

If you are looking for added value, did you know that we are a hostel with a social purpose? Our hostel is a part of YMCA Brunel Group. Any surplus funds from the hostel contribute towards the central costs of our charity, ensuring that we can continue providing services to the communities in which we work. Find out more here.