Bristol has accommodation of all types to suit all budgets, but don't delay in booking as the best goes very quickly.
For reasonably priced accommodation there is a YHA, telephone 0117 922 1659, and the Bristol Backpackers, telephone 0117 925 7900 in the city centre, both from £17 per night. The Bristol Tourist Information Centre, telephone 0906 711 2191, has details of B&Bs.
There is a Travel Lodge, a Holiday Inn Express, and the Ibis Hotel, Harbourside in the town centre usually at £50 to £60 a night.
Here is a great list of hotels for all budgets put together by the Folk House.
These days you can check out the Air B&B discounted accommodation scheme, you do not have to spend a lot.
If you want a Luxury Hotel, our suggestion is The Bristol Hotel, (was Jurys), Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF. They are holding some rooms for us at special prices - £ 100 B&B and a room for two adults at £ 110 B&B (twin bed or double room) - you must book by phone and quote National Harmonica League Visitor. It is about half a mile from the Folk House, telephone 0117 923 0333. This is the main festival hotel, where the artists, committee and most members meet up before and after the festival events at the Folk House.
Another first class hotels with excellent facilities is the Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa, telephone 0117 968 9900, located between Temple Meads Station and the City Centre close to the Folk House, prices from £79.
We have also negotiated substantially discounted rates for 2016 with the Clifton Hotels. Simply quote 'NHLFEST' when booking online or over the phone at any of their 5 properties to access discounted rates. Properties in the group are: Berkeley Suites, which are a 7 min walk to The Folk House; the Berkeley Square Hotel, which is 7 min walk to The Folk House; the Clifton Hotel, which is 15 minutes walk to The Folk House; the Rodney Hotel, which is 25 minutes walk to The Folk House; and the Washington, which is 15 minutes walk to The Folk House.
Parking is available at each of the hotels and is charged - £7.00 per night at the Berkeley Square and either £6.00 or £6.50 per night at the other three, non-reservable. As a direct booker you will receive free wifi and a discount in their restaurants.
Remember hotel room rates can change according to demand, so you might be able to negotiate a better price.
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