Accommodation Options

You’ve secured your spot at the Hand in Hand Festival in August 2024, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have you with us. Now, you might be wondering about your accommodation options in the heart of Bristol, and we’re here to help guide you through it.

Festival Venue

Our festival venue is Bristol Beacon, nestled in Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR. It’s worth noting that this area was once the bustling hub of Bristol’s tram system, aptly named ‘The Centre.’ The terrain here is mostly flat, except for the iconic Park Street, leading up to Clifton. While the route from Clifton to the Bristol Beacon is a delightful downhill stroll taking approximately 30 minutes, do bear in mind that your return journey will be an uphill adventure!

Bristol Beacon

Booking Early

Accommodation in city centres, as you might expect, can be on the dear side. But don’t fret! The golden rule here, much like anywhere else, is to book early. Consider the power of group bookings with your fellow choir members to ease the financial burden. You might have a preferred hotel brand, accumulated loyalty points, or a knack for finding the best deals through your trusted booking site. Make the most of these options.

Bringing Family and Friends

Why not extend the festival experience to your loved ones? Bristol offers a plethora of activities and sights to explore, allowing your family and friends to make the most of their time while you sing your heart out. Some might even choose to stay in the surrounding area with their loved ones.

Car Discouraged, Public Transport Encouraged

In line with our commitment to sustainability and to ensure everyone enjoys a smooth experience, we strongly discourage the use of cars. Most hotels in Bristol lack their own parking facilities. Some have arrangements with nearby car parks, while others offer parking exclusively for blue badge holders. Street parking is often limited and metered. Instead, we encourage the use of public transport.

Do be aware that Bristol’s central area operates as a clean air zone with potential charges for car drivers. More information can be found here.

Discounted Accommodation

We’ve been hard at work securing special deals for our festival attendees. Here are some accommodation options to consider:

Student Accommodation:

We may have the possibility of using student accommodation near the Beacon, and we’ll release details when they become available.

Visit West:

Our partners at Visit West are helping us find suitable hotels within Bristol. Keep an eye on their site for updates and book directly through Visit West Accommodation.

The Bristol Beacon:

The Bristol Beacon has special arrangements with some hotels around Bristol. More information can be found here.

Various Hotel Choices

Bristol boasts a variety of hotels and hotel chains, much like any city. Hotels typically release their best prices up to eleven months in advance, so now is an ideal time to start your search. Don’t hesitate to reach out to hotels directly for group discounts or potential sponsorship opportunities. Some providers offer family rooms to help keep costs down.

Here are some hotel options:

Hostels and Serviced Apartments

If hostels or serviced apartments are more your style, consider these options:

Other Accommodation

And if none of the above suit your preferences, don’t worry, there are plenty of other alternatives around the city, such as B&Bs, Airbnb, and even options for caravan and motorhome enthusiasts. You may also discover excellent deals on booking sites like,, Trip Advisor, or

We hope this guide helps you find the perfect place to rest your head during the Hand in Hand Festival Bristol 2024. Remember, your comfort and convenience are paramount to us, and we look forward to welcoming you with open arms.

Keep the festival spirit alive, and let’s make beautiful memories together! See you in August 2024! 🎉🎶✨

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