SWhoop Ticket price DOES NOT include accommodation. You can either chose to stay with a Bristol hooper you can stay in a local youth hostel/hotel. Details for both can be found on this page…..


There’s tons of local Airbnbs and quite a few SWhoopers choose this option. If you want to share costs then check on the event page and the SWhoop group for anyone looking for people to share with.

The Bristol SWhooper Hosting Scheme

There’s many amazing hoopers in Bristol coming to SWhoop and some of these hoopers may offer to host out of town SWhoopers. It is quite hard to find people these days due to a huge amount of non-Bristolian people coming to SWhoop.

Hooping Mad will not be coordinating the pairings.

Please hunt for a Bristol Hooper willing to host you by posting on the following fb groups:
SWhoop group
Bristol Hoopers
Bristol Hoop Jam
UK hoopers

We would ask visiting hoopers to discuss an arrangement with your host which may be bringing them wine, cake, cheese or to honour the £20 a placement payment to the host.

If you are offering to host:
Please state name and email, number of spaces/what’s available eg beds/sofas/floor space, how you’ll be getting to the venue, if you are a smoking/non-smoking house, if you have any pets.

If you are looking for a place to stay:
Please state name and email, what you’d be happy with, smoker/non-smoker, pet allergies and which nights you’ll need to stay in Bristol.


Note from Emma: Let me know if you if you are struggling to find somewhere to stay and I’ll help out where I can

Alternatively you could try Couch Surfing

Local Hotels

Prices stated are from a search carried out 27th August 2019 assuming 2 people sharing 1 room for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (3-7th October 2017). Hotel Ibis Bristol Temple Meads seems to have a crazy £200 deal for 4 nights on at the moment for a room with a double bed.

We recommend you stay overnight on the Sunday as you’ll be exhausted.   Prices may vary. I’ve put them in order of proximity….

(If you find out any of this info is out of date/incorrect then please let me know so I can change it (email info@hoopingmad.co.uk))

Please note that Breakfast will be provided at SWhoop on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning so there is no need to book this at your accommodation.

Of the options below. The Future Inn Hotel is closest. The Rock n Bowl Motel (the lanes hostel) is the cheapest hostel style. The Premier Inn (Haymarket) seems to have an amazing deal on at £208 at the moment! (Details below)

Here are some options:

There’s are a couple of apartments for 2 people (or up to 4) on Booking.com on Old Market Street (the Trinity is at the end of Old Market) for around £450 for 4 nights, 2 people.

The Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre on Temple Way is only a 9min walk from the venue. For 2 people in 1 room (Thurs-Mon) – room only, no breakfast = £313 (double bed) (twin rooms sold out for this year).

The Future Inn is also a 10min walk away. For 2 people in 1 room, room only, no breakfast (Thurs-Mon) with parking = £338.56 (queen bed), £369 (2 x queen beds) for 4 nights!

The Bristol Marriott Hotel on Lower Castle Street (make sure it’s the right one!) is only a 10min walk from the venue. For 2 people in 1 room (Thurs-Mon) – room only, no breakfast = £380 (double bed)/ £569 (2 x double beds).

Hotel Ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay 13mins walk away (the city centre Ibis is listed below and is 30mins walk away). 2 people in 1 room (Thurs-Mon) = approximately £208 for 4 nights!!!! This is for a double bed. No twin or family rooms left.

Hotel Hampton by Hilton Bristol City Centre 15mins walk away. 2 people in 1 room (Thurs-Mon) = approximately £350 for 4 nights! This room has for a double bed and sofa bed and includes breakfast.

The Rock & Bowl Motel Youth Hostel is a 17min walk away. £10-18 per night per person in dorms depending on how many are sharing. Also have double/twin rooms for £45/night. The venue has a bar and bowling alley underneath the rooms so please note that it can be noisy at night and the reviews aren’t great. If you’re intend to be trying for early starts this probably isn’t the best idea. I DON’T RECOMMENDED STAYING HERE but I’ve left it in as it will come up in your searches.

Novotel Bristol Centre is a 20min walk from the venue. 2 people in 1 room (Thurs-Mon) = £296 for 4 nights (double bed only).

The Full Moon Attic Bar Youth Hostel is an 18min walk from the venue. It is at the start of Stokes Croft, the self titled ‘cultural quarter’ where you’ll see a load of great graffiti and the location for some great bars and clubs. Also very close to the centre and the main shopping mall (Cabot Circus). £75 for the 4 nights per bed in 8 person dorms. Single rooms sold out for these dates

SOLD OUT FOR THESE DATES: The YHA Youth Hostel in the city centre is a 25min walk away. It is located right next to the waterfront and near the cathedral, university area and main shops. Bed in single sex dorm = £22.50/night. Private en suite Room based on 6 sharing = £129/night (you’d need to come together with a group to make this worth it.

Loads more on Booking.com