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Reviews of Bunk Backpackers

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

75.8% Overall Rating

329 out of 397 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/03/2014)

"Surprised in a very positive way after reading the bad reviews. Great value for money, perfect for Backpackers."

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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

  • Luggage Room USD 1.86
  • Towel USD 0.93

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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75.8%

Overall Rating

329 out of 397 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bunk Backpackers'

Atmosphere
76.0%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
68.8%
Staff
76.8%
Value
72.8%
Safety
76.8%
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Ryan Park

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 April 2014 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean! Good location!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Surprised in a very positive way after reading the bad reviews. Great value for money, perfect for Backpackers.

Disliked: Very strict, which is good and sometimes bad the same time.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Nicolas Corbinus

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 March 2014 Nicolas would recommend this property

Liked: - Good location - One plug for every bed (in an 8 beds dorm)

Disliked: - Very noisy place because of the bar downstairs - Way too much ads yelled in the room by the staff for "discount" beverages / food in the bar - Just 2 lockers in a 8 beds dorm - Noisy beds - Very tiny dorm : you're forced to put your stuff on your bed if you don't want people to walk on it

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Love Kelly and smiley at the reception

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

04 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are absolutely amazing. So friendly and helpful, ended up in a difficult situation and they went above and beyond my expectations to help. Location is perfect. Awesome bar and outside area for socialising and organised events. E.g. pub crawl and sunday bbq.

Disliked: Rooms a little small.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

23 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I enjoyed everything

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

21 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and atmosphere

Disliked: Room wasn't airconditioned/ had no open windows, which made for a really sweaty sleep

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to meet lots of other travellers and make friends because of the bar and club attached to the hostel.

Disliked: Expensive for some things, not spotless but ok. Some of the staff were very rude and the rules of not taking alcohol into rooms makes a night out too expensive.

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%
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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%
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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%
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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.