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BUNK Brisbane
3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   11 - 21 Gipps St | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia   |  
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1 review
“Awesome hostel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I stayed in an 8-person dorm room and it was very nice. Large lockers, private and separate bathroom and shower and overall much cleaner than other hostels we had stayed at. I would highly recommend BUNK. Great location for going to bars in the valley. Staff was extremely helpful and nice. A large and busy hostel but they have the process down and lines at reception move quickly. We would stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a hostel for singles who want to party, it's as simple as that. You won't get much sleep, you'll drink entirely too much, and it won't cost you too dearly.

Facilities-wise, the beds are clean and comfortable. The showers are comfortable but not 100% clean (still more than fine, I am just comparing it to a hotel). You get a personal wall socket to charge your electronics in each bed, but some found the room a bit small. Honestly if you are staying in a hostel the only reason you would have for being in your room is sleeping or the other thing, so I don't understand why you'd need a lot of room for either of those activities.

We were given welcome drinks and all the staff were very, very, approachable which was a huge plus in my mind. Some of the best value accom I've stayed in across Australia.

Staying in a dorm room entitles you to free access to the nightclub next door (which is normally $10).

Room Tip: Rooms in the jungle floor (floor 2) have less noise from the nightclub next door, but more noise fro...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights and was very pleased. Yes it is noisy at night but this is a party hostel. It ia right next to all the fortitude valley nightlife and also has a great bar onsite.rooms are clean, kitchen is well equipped with everything you will need.if ur coming to brizzy to hit the valley then this is definitely the place to be.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I stayed in Bunk in December with 9 travel buddies. We have been travelling down the East Coast with Peter Pan and thought this was one of the worst hostels. The staff were not professional or friendly. There wasn't space to swing a cat in the room and it was very dark and hosted by cockroaches. The bathrooms were pretty grimy too.
We just did not feel it was backpacker friendly. The hostel bar was $10 a beer and you were not allowed to bring your own alcohol.
It's in a good location for bars and clubs and there were free pancakes if you want to wait an hour to get one.
I've had better.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights.. Definitely had a great experience at Bunk.. The 4 bed dorm was Clean and spacious! The location is walking distance to the Valley - plenty of cafes, bars and clubs.. Easy to get into the city.. The bar was always happening! Easy to meet other people.. It was perfect for what we needed!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The staff on arrival were rude which wasnt a good start, We were staying in a 20 bed dorm to save money but i would have spent $10000 to get out of that place. The beds were so noisey which kept us up all night! And we were on the 1st floor and it was dark dingey and horrid. The toilets were shared by too many people so always had no loo paper and the kitchen was dirty and had too few pots and pans for everyone who was staying there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I stayed at Bunk for 2 nights, one night in a large mixed dorm and one in an eight bed female dorm and both were fine ~ little bit cramped and I didn't like the plastic bed sheets (standard at Nomads) but it was clean.
The kitchen area was spacious and there were staff in there cleaning it regularly. The travel agent was also helpful and booked my tour to Australia Zoo. I didn't go to the nightclub so can't comment on that but the bar did free food in the evening which was small but tasted good.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about BUNK Brisbane

Address: 11 - 21 Gipps St | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 99 Specialty lodging in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BUNK Brisbane 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It's official... BUNK is Queensland's Best Backpackers Hostel - Winner of 2009 Queensland Tourism Award for Backpacker Accommodation- Winner of 2008 & 2009 Golden Backpack Award for Backpacker Accommodation ... more   less 
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