YMCA Bristol

A new hostel for Bristol

In Bristol we are embarking on an ambitious project. We are planning to convert the old Grade II listed police headquarters in the heart of the city centre into a hostel.  This hostel will provide emergency accommodation for young people who are homeless alongside commercial backpacking and budget traveller beds.

This unique combination gives us a sustainable revenue stream, which is independent of government funding, enabling us to provide accommodation for vulnerable young people regardless of political or economic changes.

It also creates a non-institutional and non-stigmatising environment in which homeless young people can feel safe without feeling labelled as a problem.