The Bristol Wing – A Boutique Hostel with a Quirky Feel and a Social Purpose

Situated in the centre of Bristol, The Bristol Wing offers a unique city-centre experience, where value goes beyond price and extends to social purpose. When you stay in our cosy little hostel, you are contributing to a charitable mission dedicated to supporting young people at risk of homelessness.

Affordable Accommodation in the Centre of Bristol:

The Bristol Wing welcomes guests seeking a memorable stay in one of the vibey, bustling, history rich city of Bristol. Our central location allows visitors to immerse themselves in the unique culture of the city, with must-see locations right on our doorstep. From solo-travellers to families to friend groups, our hostel provides a range of affordable options perfect for your stay in Bristol.

Here for young people, here for communities, here for you.

While we operate as a commercial hostel, what sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on our community. The Bristol Wing is a part of YMCA Brunel Group, which operates with an entrepreneurial spin. Our two commercial hostels (YMCA Bath Hostel and The Bristol Wing) provide vital funds to help cover our central costs. This means that 100% of any donations we receive, from £5 to £500, can go directly to our charitable work. When you stay with us, you are contributing to our social purpose.

Committed to our purpose, even in difficult times:

Before the dreaded lockdown, 9 of our rooms were dedicated to providing supported housing to at risk young people, who lived in our building in amongst our guests and received regular support from professionally trained staff.

During lockdown, we had to close our doors. We couldn’t let the building go unused however, so throughout the covid period, we sublet our hostel to St. Mungo’s Homeless Charity, who provided housing to the street homelessness. We were eager to still be doing our part for the community, and pleased to see our building overing support and shelter to those in need.

Now we have our building back, and while we no longer provide support services on site, our profits go straight to the central costs of our charity. YMCA Brunel Group operates 55 sites providing, supported housing for young people aged 16-25 (25+ in special circumstances), youth work, childcare and family support, and health and wellbeing services. The charity works across Mendip, South Somerset, Bath, Bristol and Wiltshire working to meet the specific needs of our community.

Building a Community of Change:

Staying at The Bristol Wing isn’t just about finding a place to stay; it’s about being part of a community dedicated to positive change. Your choice to stay at the Wing contributes to the broader mission of breaking the cycle of homelessness and building a community where everyone has the opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive.

Whether you’re a traveller seeking budget-friendly lodging or someone looking to support a charitable cause, The Bristol Wing invites you to be a part of our mission. Every stay with us directly contributes to the charitable work we do, making a lasting impact in our community.