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Reviews of Bunk Backpackers

Hostel | 11-21 Gipps Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia 4006

84.1% Overall Rating

344 out of 415 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/09/2014)

"Amazingly close to the heart of Brisbane's nightlife and not too far from the city core. Also free the free breakfast really speaks for itself"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hot tub / jacuzzi
  • Bicycle hire
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 8.96

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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84.1%

Overall Rating

344 out of 415 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bunk Backpackers'

Atmosphere
82.4%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
88.8%
Value
85.6%
Safety
85.6%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: sockets and reading light next to each bed. The dividers between bunks added more privacy which is great!

Disliked: none.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Lisa Neale

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2014

Liked: Free shuttle service from Brisbane transit centre

Disliked: No free wifi Dirty and cold showers Extremely cramped rooms Not central location

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Tom Swain

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 December 2013 Tom would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Amit Rajemahadik

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 December 2013 Amit would recommend this property

Liked: Air con and friendly staff

Disliked: Prison has more space to move.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Isabell Neumann

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 December 2013 Isabell would recommend this property

Liked: Free Breakfast

Disliked: Isabell left no negative feedback.

22.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Visiting friends or family

08 December 2013

Liked: Location

Disliked: Most things. Staff were not nice, unclean, really hot,

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really cool, funky old building. The kitchen was really big which was nice. and the bunks are awesome and very private, with their own walls and plugs for each bed

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Natasha Eversfield

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2013 Natasha would recommend this property

Liked: Privacy screens around the bunks were good and each bunk had its own power socket and cubby. Staff at reception were very helpful. Free breakfast was good. Loved the book exchange. Hostel was very safe. Very good value for money.

Disliked: Not enough communal chill out areas. There was the kitchen and TV area which were fantastic but you got thrown out at 10.30pm when the club upstairs got started as they wanted to shut the door through to the accomodation from the bar. Also no byo alcohol allowed in the kitchen so if you just wanted to have a few quiet beers and some conversation there is nowhere but the bar which is very loud. Also bouncers for club were very rude. We left our towels in the bar one afternoon and when we got back in the evening we went to get them and were told we had to go all the way around the building and in through the club door to get them. We explained that we just wanted to get our towels (which we could see from the door) but were basically told to sod off and go around. Eventually another (friendlier) bouncer let my friend in to get them. Only light bulb in bathroom was gone for several days before I asked for it to be replaced.( They did replace it when I asked though)

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

David Sandh

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2013 David would recommend this property

Liked: Amenities, clean, loads of partying.

Disliked: Kindof too big, not very social unless you go there with a group.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2013

Liked: Very good all-you-can-eat-breakfast! Coffee and tea making facilities all day

Disliked: The kitchen had no aircon and you couldn't open the windows so it was very hot and smelly inside. My first room didn't had a window, but the 20-Dorm ( I hadn't thought this before!) was very nice and you had even more privacy than in the 10-bed-dorm). You are not allowed to drink alcohol inside and they do check the rooms, so hide alcohol on fridays and saturdays around 9 o' clock! Fortitude Vallley was described as a good party location, but we didn't found a lot of party there..

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ulla osterlund

Alone

Partying / nightlife

14 November 2013 ulla would recommend this property

Liked: It's a nice place. And the staff and people are friendly

Disliked: ulla left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

YUTARO KANAYAMA

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 November 2013 YUTARO would recommend this property

Liked: satisfactory low price & amazing free breakfast !! Location, Facilities are good.

Disliked: small room & small bathroom

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Even though there's always a big party going on in birdees ( the hostel's bar) you can still be calm in the rooms without being disturbed by the noise.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Although the rate is slightly on the high end of hostels, they even provide breakfast (even though it is only cereals and milk), and the room was really clean, there was $2 lockers to self-store bags. To be honest, it felt like 5-star especially when we were escorted to our twin share! Keep it up!

Disliked: The shared bathroom had a poor shower head structure. There was quite a bit of grout on the sills and a worn out basin but it was generally quite clean and well equipped fixtures.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Ruth Marheinecke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 October 2013 Ruth would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was awesome, cheap drinks in the bar, pretty clean, good location

Disliked: It's a very big hostel and therefore not particularly personal. Pay for wifi, washing machine and lockers.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They always had something going on for us to do. Staff always super helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly

Disliked: Not that clean

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Clement Riviere

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

26 September 2013 Clement would recommend this property

Liked: A very good atmosphere, events and party all night Free breakfast 24h reception

Disliked: You have to buy internet (12$ a week) and for washing your clothes (4$ washing 4$ dryer)

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Christoph Gebeshuber

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 September 2013 Christoph would recommend this property

Liked: good concept. cheap food of acceptable quality. free transport to bus station

Disliked: ---

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Louisa Thomas

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2013

Liked: Was fairly cheap and had power points for each bed

Disliked: Bathrooms gross, overall just felt like a bulk bin style backpackers. The two staff I dealt with at reception were nice but I think the place is so big there's no accountability and the facilities were foul. Bathrooms had vomit on floor, kitchen stunk and water in showers smelt awful too. I'm not even normally that fussy after staying in 100's of hostels but I moved out of bunk as soon as I could

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty easy to get in from airport. Rooms and bathrooms are clean. If you want to clubbing, there's plenty of places to do it around.

Disliked: Club just besides the hostel, can get quiet noisy at night. No free wifi. Lockers are 2$ per use.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Alexander Felos

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2013 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: They had a meet and great with a drink which was a nice way to meet other traveler's.

Disliked: The Rooms could have been bigger.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

31 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It got lots activities bonding roommates togather, great facilities, loved it!

Disliked: Nothing, it is the best so far

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Erin Wilkinson

With my spouse / partner

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2013 Erin would recommend this property

Liked: Welcoming and friendly hostel. Close walk to the valley and the city. Night club right next door. Awesome place

Disliked: You have to pay for wifi

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ricky Humble

With friends / other travellers

City break

25 July 2013 Ricky would recommend this property

Liked: Size, Clean and Location

Disliked: Ricky left no negative feedback.