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

77.1% Overall Rating

145 out of 181 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/03/2014)

Anqi Wei thinks…

"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…"

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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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77.1%

Overall Rating

145 out of 181 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bunkum Hostel'

Atmosphere
74.4%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
73.6%
Cleanliness
70.4%
Staff
79.2%
Value
77.6%
Safety
81.6%
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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.

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

Simone Peschek

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2013 Simone would recommend this property

Liked: Bunkum is set directly in the West End of Glasgow, close to pubs, bars, the University and Botanic Garden. It's in a very quiet street nevertheless. The rooms were simple but spacious and Mr. Bunkum was very friendly. There is a really cosy sitting room as well.

Disliked: From the centre it takes a while to get there, you'd have to take the metro or bus.

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

Karli Ball

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2013 Karli would recommend this property

Liked: cheap and quiet

Disliked: kitchen closed during part of the day

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

Fons Jansen

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 May 2013 Fons would recommend this property

Liked: Spacious rooms, no cramped dorms as you find in many hostels. Actually space to walk in between the beds, a table, ...

Disliked: nothing really

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked how relaxed it felt as soon as we walked in. William is very friendly and it is a hostel that i enjoyed staying in. It wasn't rowdy but there were people milling around that you could chat with if you wanted. ideal.

Disliked: n/a

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Elsbeth Dewhirst

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

29 April 2013 Elsbeth would recommend this property

Liked: Very relaxed staff, were able to have drinks in a nice big communal area. The rooms were very spacious.

Disliked: Minimal security but small lockers available in rooms for some valuables.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

31 March 2013

Liked: friendly owner

Disliked: really cold during the night, i guess the owner turns off the heating, we woke up frozen. the location is not really close to city centre. the hostelbookers 10% charge was also not included in the price

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

daniela zenere

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 February 2013

Liked: Mr. Bunkum is very helpful and friendly, always ready to have a chat. The living room is huge and comfortable, and also the kitchen is quite big. This hostel is in a really quiet area, so you won't have any problem if you need a good nap! We also had the opportunity to stay 7 nights paying only 65£, which is cheap compared to all the other hostels in Glasgow!! There's a laundry service as well.

Disliked: The rooms are cold, and the kitchen is in short supply of plates, glasses and cuttery.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Bunkum is immaculate, spacious, elegant, quiet, perfectly situated---only about 200 meters from the University of Glasgow gates and library and a short walk to Tescos (the fabulous bargain food chain) and other amenities. The Botanic Garden, Kelvingrove Park and Museum...everything is very close. The rooms are huge, warm, carpeted, with fresh linen. William, the owner/manager is very helpful and provides a great map (free). This hostel, a converted mansion with soaring ceilings, posh lounge, spiral staircase and lots of Victorian charm is a fantastic refuge from the insane party hostels. Both it and the neighborhood are absolutely quiet, with minimal traffic on the elegant residential street (in this very safe, university neighborhood). It is also very easy to find. Just take Bus 20 or 66 from downtown, and get off at the Belle pub (Hillhead Street). It's then just about 100 meters, up a staircase, from Great Western Road, . Simple. Excellent value for money, with a special weekly rate that should be checked out. Without hesitation, I'd say two thumbs and eight other fingers up! In fact, I extended my stay another full week and took advantage of the great weekly rate.

Disliked: These are minor tweakings I would recommend: 1. Better water pressure for the showers, if possible 2. Creation of a landlord's association, hiring of casual labor, or pressure on the municipal services to reduce neighborhood litter (which although not atrocious, detracts from the abundant charm of the neighborhood) and the Bunkum Hostel, which observes the highest standards of cleanliness). 3.Cleaning methods that don't require shutting the kitchen for two hours (10:30 AM-12:30 PM), e.g., dry mop of the floor after washing

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

02 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Safe and pleasant atmosphere.

Disliked: Not too clean, could do with a lick of paint.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 September 2012

Liked: Location in the West End was good, close to bus, subway, supermarkets, cafes, and nightlife

Disliked: Very old and worn, beds creaked so much it kept you awake

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

12 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Patron tres sympa, bonne ambiance

Disliked: un peu froid...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

13 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Dorm and lounge were very spacious. Very comfortable lounge suite. Mr McBunkum (is that really his name?) was very helpful. The free wifi worked well.

Disliked: Most power points in the lounge were taken up by appliances. It wasn't very convenient to use the wifi as the only table in the lounge, and free power point, were in use by a staff member most of the time. This could be fixed easily by provision of multi-plug adapters and a coffee table or two.

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

Lee Walker

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 July 2012 Lee would recommend this property

Liked: Very spacious, clean and friendly place. Will stay here again when passing through

Disliked: Lee left no negative feedback.