Tips How to Save in Bristol England

5 Budget Tips to help you save in Bristol


One of the biggest cities in the UK, Bristol’s popularity as a travel destination is forever on the rise. You may, therefore, think that you will have to spend a fortune for an unforgettable experience.

While it is true that you can spend as much money as you want in a trip to the city, you don’t have to worry if your budget is a little tight.

All you need is a few tips on how to make your budget work while still getting an opportunity to take back home memories you will treasure for a lifetime.

1. Plan your Travelling in Advance

Booking your flights in advance is one of the best ways of travelling to Bristol cheaply.

Remember that most people travel to the city between June and September since the weather is usually warm and dry during this period. Unfortunately, the flights are often more expensive. You can, however, easily find cheap flights if you book them before the season arrives. 

If you can, nevertheless, forgo the comfort of the favourable weather, travel in the cold season. It is usually between December and February. Apart from cheap flights, the price of accommodation drops. 

Airplane departing from UK airport

2. Don’t Get Caught up in Events and Festivities

Look out for festivals and events that may result to hiking up of airfares due to an influx of people travelling to attend them. Remember that you don’t have to endure the cold to get quality time at a low cost in Bristol. You can take advantage of the quiet period during early Spring and Late Autumn when the peak season is about to start or is just ending.

Due to low demand for flights and accommodation, you have a great chance of enjoying pleasant weather at cheap prices.

3. There Will Always be Cheap Accommodation

It may be unbelievable but you can pay as little as £18 for a night’s accommodation in Bristol. For the amount, you get not only a decent place to sleep but also buffet breakfast and WiFi at Homestay Bristol. You also get free storage of your luggage.

Nevertheless, there is no parking and entertainment is pretty limited with the TV in a common area. The hostel is located near the Cabot Tower, Bristol Cathedral, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and the University of Bristol.

Bristol Cathedral in England

4. Cheap Eats, Good Food

Bristol is full of high-end restaurant where you can spend a fortune for a meal. You can, however, easily find comfortable eateries where you can have your fill of some of the most delicious foods without as much as denting your budget.

One eating place that deserves a visit is the Maximillions located off Broad Street. For less than £5 dollars, you will have a giant bap, roast or barbecued meat and salads. 

If you are a veggie, there are the Thali cafés which serve Indian food prepared from fresh ingredients supplied by locals.

A thali with no dairy products will cost you just round £9.50. In addition, the cafés are children-friendly – you can order small thalis for kids under two. You can find Thali cafés in Southville, Easton, Totterdown and Clifton. 

5. Visit Popular Attractions for Free

Bristol has many sites and locations which are sure to make your visit memorable.

The good part is that you don’t have to pay anything to gain access to a number of them. They include the Bristol Cathedral, one of the most beautiful historic pieces of British architecture, which has been standing firm for more than a thousand years.

It is found in the West End of Bristol on College Green and is open every day from 8am to 6pm except on Sundays when opening time is 7.20 am to 5pm. 

The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is another place you cannot afford to overlook. It has more than 3 floors and 19 galleries showing the history of mankind from the early beginning to the present. For free, you will view some of the greatest collections of art, geology and archaeology as well as natural history.

The museum is located at the lower end of Whiteladies Road and the upper end of Park Street. 

woman visiting a museum in the UK

Bottom Line


Keep in mind that there are many other options for cheap but quality accommodation, food, and places to visit.

You only need to keep your eyes and ears open and do a bit of research. The internet is one of the best places to find great travelling as well as hotel deals in addition to tasty but affordable food. Above all, advance planning pays.