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Types of accommodation in Bristol

Bristol is a key city within the South West of England, the former port is now a buzzing central hub with a bustling nightlife, beautiful harbour and incredible street art culture. It’s no surprise that many people flock to the city for staycations, vacations and work.

When deciding on accommodation in Bristol the choices are limitless, from boutique hotels to cosy lodges, there is something for every taste, style and budget.


A key accommodation type in Bristol is hotels, for those who are looking for short term stays there are hotels all over the city including right in the centre for the perfect exploring location. The hotels in Bristol range from the luxurious such as Hotel du Vin,  to the budget friendly like Holiday Inn and Ibis, meaning they are great for people who want to splash out but also for those who want cheaper accommodation in Bristol.

Serviced Apartments

If you’re looking for similar comforts of a hotel but for a longer and more economical stay then there are plenty of serviced apartments available in prime locations within Bristol. A serviced apartment is a self contained apartment with separate bedrooms, lounge and fully equipped kitchen, there is usually a weekly cleaning service which can be increased if you would prefer. All bills are included within the cost so wifi, water etc. do not have to be arranged separately. 

Green accommodation

There are lots of green accommodation available in Bristol for environmentally friendly conscious visitors. The Base in Hanham is a vegan retreat and animal sanctuary for the ultimate earthly accommodation. The accommodation is all luxury self contained and all rooms have an espresso pod machine, smart tv and underfloor heating. Onsite there are numerous animals wandering around such as turkeys, rabbits and chickens. Unsurprisingly the site is completely vegan meaning no animal products are to be brought onsite with the exception of dog food.


Although Bristol is a bustling city, there are plenty of outdoor areas nearby to get the perfect mix of urban and rural. There are options for both basic camping and also plenty of glamping sites available for those who want a bit of luxury. For those looking for alternative accommodation in Bristol, Camp Baboon gives you the opportunity to stay in a campsite cabin on the park of Wild Place Project with out of hours access to the exotic animals and twilight tours.


For those who want their own home from home there are a number of holiday cottages for those staying in and around Bristol. Majority are situated on private land within more rural settings so you can escape the busy city for some of your stay. The Mendip Hills is a perfect place near Bristol for plenty of walks if you are craving some countryside and number of holiday cottages within the area are also dog friendly if you need to bring your four-legged friend along.

Bristol is a vibrant and exciting city to live in or visit, there are a variety of accommodation types available to suit all tastes and budgets. The best accommodation for you will depend greatly on your tenancy length and a number of other factors so be sure to undertake your own research.

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