Bristol has a wealth of accommodation available to visitors – from 4 and 5 star hotels to self-catering and serviced apartments; bed and breakfast and airbnb rooms to camping facilities.

The two nearest hotels to the Watershed, both within five minutes walk, are the mid-range Ibis Bristol Centre and The Bristol.

The Bristol is offering a special rate to festival guests. To book a room call +44 117 923 0333 or email, quoting RAI FILM FESTIVAL.

But there are many other options, in all categories, slightly further away.

For general information on accommodation available in and around Bristol visit the Bristol Tourist Information’s accommodation pages.

Budget Accommodation
Travelling on a budget? Here are some ideas for reasonably priced accommodation in Bristol.

Air B n B
Get in touch directly with Bristol-based hosts offering extra rooms, entire homes, or unique accommodation through airbnb – where you can find overnight accommodation in Bristol for as little as £30 per night.

Connect with hosts, confirm travel dates, and pay—all through Airbnb’s trusted website.


This four star hostel is situated directly opposite the Watershed providing a perfectly-situated budget accommodation in the heart of Bristol.  It has 133 beds in a selection of dorm rooms and private rooms, some of which are en-suite.

Beds available from £10 per person per night.  Rooms available from £10 per person per night (minimum 4 beds)

14 Narrow Quay, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 4QA
+44 0117 922 1659

Rock and Bowl
Fancy a hostel with its own on-site bowling alley, nightclub and pizza restaurant?  A legendary Bristol venue offering dorm and private rooms.

22 Nelson St., Bristol.
+44 (0)117 325 1980.

Homestay Bristol
A multicultural hostel located in a 3 storey listed building in the historic quarter of the city centre. Located on Queens road, Clifton Triangle – the centre of student activity and just a short distance from Bristol University and the Harbourside.

68 Queens Road, Clifton, BS8 1QU
+44 (0) 117 3303162

Bristol Backpackers
Central tourist hostel providing dormitory accommodation in a sociable and friendly atmosphere, Mixed and single sex dorms and private rooms

17 Saint Stephen’s Street, Old City, Bristol BS1 1EQ

Full Moon Backpacker Hostel and Attic Bar
Situated close to the city centre in the Bristol’s trendy Stokes Croft area this backpackers hostel and bar offers dorms and private rooms.

1 North Street, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3PR
Tel: +44 117 924 5007

Baltic Wharf Caravan Club Site
For visitors driving to Bristol in their own live-in accommodation this waterside caravan park is located right in the heart of Bristol’s beautifully re-developed dockland and linked by footpath, cycle track and river ferry to the city centre.

Open to members and non members of the caravan club.