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Dawson City Bunkhouse
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Dawson City
Reviewed April 27, 2012

I have stayed here with a friend several different times for the arts festival in August. Since we are both artists with the festival, the location couldn't be better, being right across the street from the festival grounds. Also, it's the best price in town. For the first 3 or 4 years, we stayed in an upstairs room with shared baths, which are accesed via an open air balcony. The baths were often dirty, due to dirt being tracked in from the muddy streets and less- than-frequent cleaning. It is definitely a place frequented by the young party crowd, and loud noise throughout the night is commonplace. Maybe it's just during festival times, but it was noisy every time we stayed there. Last year, we stayed in a downstairs suite - two open bedroom areas, separated by a bath, and were happier with the bathroom setup, but the noise was worse than ever.. drunken hollering outside our door, etc. When we complained to Heidi, the manager, she was sympathetic but ineffective. It's just the nature of the place, I guess. We'll probably stay there again because of the location and price, and hope for a quieter experience!

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Sure there are fancier places to stay in Dawson City but the question is.... why? The bunkhouse is the place to be for an authentic Dawson experience. This is indeed the real deal. This was our first time and we liked it so much (the CIty and the Bunkhouse) that we changed our plans to stay longer. Small but clean rooms with a choice of facing the Yukon River (Right across the park!) on facing the town and the mountains behind. Young crowd which might explain a lot of the other lower ratings I see here. But, People! Get with the program! If you wanted upscale comforts you should have stayed south! The atmosphere was friendly and the staff knew their town well enough to direct us to everything we wanted to see.
Would definitely return and plan to for a longer stay sometime in the future.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

I come to Bunkhaus for many years, it was a good place specially for this price but now... Nobody came in the room to clean for several days, dust, old bottles old fruit under the bed. washrooms indescriptible, showers... and reception empty most of time. If you want to keep customers for next years you have to make dramatic changes.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2010

The Bunkhouse is one of the many places in Dawson whose owners live in Germany. The two front desk managers in 2010 (Paul and Heidi) ran the place, and were absolutely useless for the most part. I saw paper towel in the washrooms for about 3 days of the whole month, even after asking both Heidi and Paul to replace it. The toilets, sinks, and showers were almost never cleaned (unless there was a new complementary band-aid thrown in one of the showers each morning), and any time you asked for something or if something needed to be cleaned, the managers were "busy". For 500 a month, 60-80 a night, or 200-300 a week, you could do a lot better. This place would be amazing if the managers cared about it at all, and if the owners fixed it up with even a single communal kitchen area (there's nothing there to cook with at all) and some wi-fi. It's too bad it's run the way it is...maybe it will improve in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 26, 2010

We have been staying at the Bunkhouse every time we visited Dawson City. However, this year our stay at that place was horrible. It is now totally overpriced, it was extremely dirty, and we got hardly any sleep thanks to other guests being noisy. Since there was nobody on the premise to keep an eye on the place, drunks were allowed to wreck havoc all night long. This was definitely the last time we stayed at that 'hotel'.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 29, 2004

most excellent time spent at the bunkhouse. manager is not only gorgeous, but alot of fun to hang around. very helpful, and knowledgable of the area. nice clean, comfortable rooms at a fair price with a warm smile and a hot cup of coffee waiting for you in the morning. did i mention the manager??? lol.... you'll not forget her if you meet her. hi sunshine....

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Reviewed November 21, 2003

Truly good service, clean rooms and bathrooms. Reasonably priced. Good location. Plus a fun town to visit.

  • Stayed: July 2003
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Address: 2nd Avenue and Princess Street, Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0, Canada
Location: Canada > Yukon > Dawson City
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Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Dawson City
Price Range: $72 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dawson City Bunkhouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bunkhouse offers clean basic accommodation at a great price in Dawson City. Offering private rooms with own or shared bathroom facilities, free parking and wifi. Our central location makes exploring Dawson's many attractions easy. Now under new management there has never been a better time to choose The Bunkhouse for your stay in Dawson. ... more   less 
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