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Bunkum Backpackers

26 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8PY, Scotland
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The man running it was friendly and helpful, gave us free towels. Bedroom did not have a key but room had storage lockers. Clean hostel. Internet only worked on the main floor in the common area, not in the bedroom upstairs.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first trip alone to Glasgow was funded by a whim. I wanted to not only escape my life, but see the place that bore one of the most influential adults I'd ever known, who had sadly passed two years previous. I compared a few hostels and eventually went with Bunkum after looking at the photographs and the location. It's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The owner was very hospitable as my 3 friends and I needed beds the same night when prior plans fell through, he was also kind enough to help us up the stairs with all our bags. The building is absolutely beautiful and in a lovely area, we had some very picturesque walks. Very comfy sleeps as it was just the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Really expensive for terrible facilities, poor bathrooms, kitchen and no included breakfast. You only get WiFi in the one common room. Bad location (up a giant hill) average beds. Would NOT recommend. Had a horrible experience with the tiny showers, only cold water!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I stayed in this hostel for one night in October 2014. I chose it because it was close to the university where I was attending an event. I’m unlikely to stay again. My very first impressions were fantastic: Mr. Bunkum opened the door and greeted me by name in a very friendly manner. I was happy that this was where... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

rooms were clean enough but my sheets were somewhat dirty, the bed was uncomfortable, there were essentially transparent curtains in the dorm (it had big windows) so very light in the mornings, right next to a rather busy road so quite noisy and the wifi was average. moreover the guy working here refused to print more than one page for... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This Hostel is independent and located in the West End of Glasgow. Travel connections are excellent with buses, subway and trains within easy reach. Accommodation is in the usual dormitory type rooms and the beds are clean and comfortable. The facilities are good and satisfied my needs. Kitchen, laundry and sitting room were very good. The owners were friendly, helpful... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I have stayed here a few times over the last two years. The location is excellent. Its right in the hub of the West End and less than a five minuet walk to the famous Byers road and Ashton lane where there is a wealth of great restaurants, bars and shops. The value is excellent especially as it is based... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Absolute bargain. Beautiful building and spacious dorms. The communal living room was extremely cosy and the kitchen very clean and tidy. Run by a very friendly gentleman who helped us with our heavy bags when we arrived, very much welcomed as we had cycled a long way and were both exhausted. For £12 a night I would highly recommend Bunkum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I stayed here for two weeks and admittedly became a little too comfortable. It's an old house, so the rooms are big but cosy. Great common area, and the kitchen and bathrooms are kept in great condition. The owners were friendly and, again, made me feel right at home. You're just near Byres Rd and the West End's wonderful selection... More 

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