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Reviews of Bunkum Hostel

Hostel | 26 Hillhead St., Glasgow, Scotland G12 8PY

76.0% Overall Rating

158 out of 196 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/09/2014)

Tanya McCullougg thinks…

"Lockers that ard too small, have no keys, require passport or cash deposits. What happened to cupboards and using your own lock? All rooms are mixed without choice or discussion. Felt unsafe. The…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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76.0%

Overall Rating

158 out of 196 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bunkum Hostel'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
82.4%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
69.6%
Staff
80.8%
Value
78.4%
Safety
76.0%
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31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Tanya McCullougg

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 September 2014

Liked: Lockers that ard too small, have no keys, require passport or cash deposits. What happened to cupboards and using your own lock? All rooms are mixed without choice or discussion. Felt unsafe. The doors do not lock to each room.

Disliked: Everything.

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

Alberto Becerro Gonzalez

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 September 2014 Alberto would recommend this property

Liked: Staff living room kitchen and location

Disliked: I just found much better hostels for the same price outside glasgow

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

06 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and humanish, quite, everyone respecting others, clean, very nice location right across the university. I was really satisfied.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: this is my third time staying at bunkum and i've enjoyed myself every single time. the location in regards to the galleries and museums is unbeatable. with a really short walk to hillhead spt, not much else is needed! it's very good for privacy if you're a private sort of person, but the guests and staff are friendly and open to conversation if you're more of a social type. kitchen is clean, showers are warm (not an experience i've had at other hostels around the country!), and there's no curfew.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Rebecca Lawrence

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2014 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely staff, friendly.

Disliked: Given sleeping linen bag to sleep in rather than change bedding.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 July 2014

Liked: Location close to the university and west end which was good for me although if you wanted to sightsee the city centre would probably be better. Friendly and helpful owner nice living room

Disliked: the beds were uncomfortable and the rooms did not smell fresh at all rooms did not get very dark which made sleeping difficult the kitchen was not very clean, there were no tea towels just towels and poorly equipped for cooking. The fridges smelt bad the dorms do not lock so have to use lockers but these are quite small

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

Zhong Ting Png

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 July 2014 Zhong Ting would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is rather old but it was good as a place for sleeping. Facilities were clean and the kitchen was well-equipped. There was also a common living room where a couple of us guests could watch the World Cup. In terms of location, it is really near Glasgow University, which is a major tourist attraction but for those who prefer to explore the city centre, this could be a problem.

Disliked: The inflexibility of the owner with regards to the time guests have to leave the hostel after checking out. Usually, hostels would allow baggage storage and guests to hang out in their common areas but in this instance, it was not the case. Owner threatened to charge an extra night if I were to stay longer, which was surprising considering how the hostel was rather empty and I wasn't disturbing anyone. Not sure if this was a lull period, but the hostel was pretty empty during my stay there, so there wasn't much of an atmosphere and I didn't get to meet many people there.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

10 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel may not be a 5-star, but it has great value for the money. The staff is also really nice and helpful and are ready to help you with any problems you may have.

Disliked: There's no hot water in the sinks, only for showers, and the hot water for the showers only lasts about 20-30 minutes and then there'll be no hot water for the next 30 minutes.

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

Jack Hine

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2014 Jack would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: A bit of a run down older building if that bothers you

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gary Roy

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 June 2014 Gary would recommend this property

Liked: It is located in a lovely, tree-shaded Victorian neighborhood right next to the university. William, the hosteler, is very friendly and accommodating. I felt very much at home in this hostel.

Disliked: I can think of nothing that I dislike about this hostel.

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

Kathleen Forsyth

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 May 2014 Kathleen would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet and well kept

Disliked: Kathleen left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Claudia Titley

Alone

Business / conference

16 April 2014 Claudia would recommend this property

Liked: Really great friendly service and wonderful location!

Disliked: Not very big lockers!

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

Anqi Wei

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2014 Anqi would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent, right next to the university and close to the major museums and bus stations. There are also a lot of restaurants nearby. The common room is quite nice, the rooms are spacious. Ths bathrooms are clean. The owner is very friendly too.

Disliked: It was quite empty and cold in the morning. Also not too social.

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

Customer review

Alone

Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly atmosphere. nice rooms and warm water the whole time. good price and near subway station and shops.

Disliked: cold. heater doesnt worked completely. beds are old but fine. wifi is not working and service is bad.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

24 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great value for money! The facilities were good for the price, and generally clean. I recommend!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

19 September 2013

Liked: Location

Disliked: Really filthy, room stank of stale bodies, the contents of someones nose smeared over the bed and bottom sheet

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

14 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bunkum is close to University of Glasgow

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, friendly owner, relatively small

Disliked: Kitchen not clean and not enough curterly

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 July 2013

Liked: The location is good.

Disliked: No security at all, constructed from what appears to be spare parts.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

IVAN AUGUSTO SANCHES CRUZ DE OLIVEIRA

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2013

Liked: It was clean and tidy. The hostel offers a big and nice TV room and there is WIFI in the ground floor, although the signal would often fail. Also loved the fact that it was a calm and easy-going hostel, without that typical teenager-partying atmosphere.

Disliked: The location is a problem. It is close to the University and to a few other interesting spots, but tourist life in Glasgow works better downtown, in my opinion. I didn't have any problems with that, but it seems that there is a big restriction regarding the check-in period.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

24 July 2013

Liked: Not very much unfortunately. The warden is very nice though and the location is great.

Disliked: The duvets and pillow are ...brown (and that's obviously not their original colour). The dormitories are smelly and not very clean (I found nails on the floor, hair...) and the kitchen is not very clean either (we were asked to dry and tidy the dishes but we couldn't find a clean or dry tea towel around). The double room was better though, even if it probably needs refurbishing (very old mattresses).

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

Radomir Chocholous

Alone

City break

23 July 2013 Radomir would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly service, every day clean, good location

Disliked: Radomir left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice hostel; clean and spacious with an excellent location (very near to the university and the botanical gardens, a reasonable walk from the town centre). Owner very friendly and the price was great!

Disliked: Nothing really major, although a few more plug sockets around the bedrooms would have helped.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Peter Lewis

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

07 July 2013

Liked: It was located in just the right place for us. Had parking nearby and beds were comfortable.

Disliked: I know it's nothing to do with the hostel really, but a very noisy group were staying on the floor below us. The Bunkum's were helpful and really treated us like guests, but I can't help feeling that if the hostel was run by backpackers - or 'younger people' then the group below us would have been confronted and told to 'shut up or get out'. There was also a 'diy' feeling about the layout of the showers and toilets.