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Reviews of Bunk Backpackers

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

83.9% Overall Rating

338 out of 408 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/07/2014)

Cindy Worm thinks…

"Its a big place with lots of space and things to do. The tv room and the bar are very nice!"

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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 9.31

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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83.9%

Overall Rating

338 out of 408 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bunk Backpackers'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
76.8%
Staff
86.4%
Value
84.8%
Safety
86.4%
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68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2011

Liked: Nice Location within the entertainment district, creative design

Disliked: Cockroaches in bathroom of a private double room, hostel tried to promote itself at another hostelbooker portal by giving out free wifi for good votes...

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

David March

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 August 2011 David would recommend this property

Liked: A large hostel with 24 hour reception staff and plenty of facilities including computing, washing, etc. The bar/club attached was also a good evening out.

Disliked: Rooms were large and poorly lit and the shower curtains left something to be desired! The bar though nice was a bit expensive and on one night we were barred from entry because we weren't dressed smart enough - at a backpackers hostel!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Holly Mahboub

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

28 August 2011 Holly would recommend this property

Liked: Dorm had an ensuite. Location was great! Loved birdees next door. Great atmosphere.

Disliked: One staff member was particularly rude. The rest were good but i wish i got that guy's name coz he had zero personal skills and provided no service.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The situation is really nice, this property is surrounded by nightclub and near the center. Available beds in the rooms is good, because the other travelers don't see everything we do.

Disliked: It's noisy and there are cockroaches in the kitchen.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very modern. Me and a friend stayed in the 16 bed dorm. Its good value for money, clean and spacious and quite private considering how many people you share with. Bunks are separated by a small wall and each bed has its own plug sockets. There is a bar which is quite popular but its far enough away that you can still get a good nights sleep.

Disliked: We read that each bed had its own light but the lights had been removed when we stayed. The beds are foam and are sunken in the middle so its quite uncomfortable if you stay for a few nights but we have found this in most hostels. Lockers are available but they are single use only and cost $2 which means you have to pay every single time you need to get something out of them - such a rip off!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really close to the city centre, only a short walk away.

Disliked: The atmosphere generated by staff was not the best in comparison to other hostels we stayed in. Sometimes we felt that we were an inconvenience to the staff when making simple and standard requests.

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

Julie MacGregor

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

03 August 2011 Julie would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and tidy. Good facilties.

Disliked: Nothing.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

31 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: close to city friendly staff

Disliked: squeaky beds and plastic bed wetting type sheets

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

30 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hoff! He gave us an upgrade and we stayed one night in the increadibly huge appartment! Thanks for that ;-) You get a lot of privacy even in the dorms because there are walls in the room which can be good and bad...for us it was a bit unsociable but ok. The 7 Dollar meal is ok although you can get better things in hostels...but the bar birdee is really nice! Location is close to chin town for great food but a bit far from the city and southbank.but trainstation is close.

Disliked: nothin in particular

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Grace Daw

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 July 2011

Liked: The bar was fun, and the room was a decent size. Well-equipped kitchen

Disliked: The bathrooms weren't the cleanest and the bunkbeds were ridiculously noisy, it was also difficult to meet people as a solo traveller

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

29 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lockers in the dorms; very safe overall.

Disliked: The kitchen is like a hell hole. It's clean but it's full of smoke (no proper ventilation) and smells like bacon and grease all the time. Ugh. You don't want to go there, disgusting.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

joanne duncanson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 July 2011 joanne would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Family Holiday

11 July 2011

Liked: light during the night

Disliked: staff

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: unique deccoration and architectural style...

Disliked: staff always busy so we have a little of time to talk or ask any question...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: GOOOOD

Disliked: NOTHING

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They had a lot of things going on for the backpacker and the staff were friendly and helpful with every query I had :0) the place was clean and friendly and very worth the money you pay to stay there as it's safe and secure.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Harriet Wood

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 June 2011 Harriet would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty good location, individual light, shelf and socket by each bed. They'd obviously worked pretty hard to give character to such a big hostel, which is no mean feat, and they'd done a pretty good job.

Disliked: Quite hard to meet people because of the sheer size of the place. Bar was a bit chavvy... and there were only 2 lockers in my 8 bed dorm which was a bit odd. All in all a really good place though and at $18 a night who's complaining?

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mark Phelan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 June 2011 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff. Very good location. Facilities were good; a large bar connected to hostel, tour desk, T.V. room. Private light and plug socket for each bunk. 24/7 reception.

Disliked: Gets very noisy at night, making it difficult to get to sleep.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Martin Holtskog

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

06 June 2011 Martin would recommend this property

Liked: location, location, location! Best hostel to stay at if ur partying in brisbane(and therefore in the Valley), even though you are not allowed to drink in your room..

Disliked: not allowed to drink in rooms

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2011

Liked: good location to city CBD and in the valley.

Disliked: the squeakiest bunk beds ever.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff and how easy they made it to meet other people. Entertainment was really goood.

Disliked: The kitchen could use more knifed for chopping

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bike rentals for $5

Disliked: n/a

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location- close to the train station

Disliked: its hard to get to know people because its so big!

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Onsite bar offering cheap meal deals

Disliked: The rooms were tired and the en suite toliets tiny and pretty dirty

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice bunks with your own reading light and with toilet and shower in the room. The bar was nice and had some really nice meal discounts. The staff and the activities was awesome.

Disliked: The ventilation in the kitchen was poor, so you smelled really bad after cooking.