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“Really suited for Asian people”
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Bunc Hostel
Ranked #51 of 234 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

This hostel really caters for Asian and Indian people. I was surprised to see many older people who were almost living there. The the fun garden was closed for a private function all day and night, the men's bathroom had a pool of water in the middle of the floor.

There are others with a better atmosphere near by.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank AdventureLive
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eewm, Manager at Bunc Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2013

Hi Ad,
Bunc was created for all races and for everyone from the rest of the world.
Our aim was to create an enviroment conducive to hostelling culture so that one could experience cultures from all over the world.

We do have a good mix of both Asians as well as non-Asians, for the period you were here, we did have a group of approx 40 pax from Sri Lanka which made up of good friends and family members who "partied" till quite late into the night and even invited our staffs and other guests (non Asians) to join in their drinking session at our FUN Deck.. They are a fun bunch. Our apologies if we took it too late into the night. I assure you it wasn't a private event and it was a spontaneous one.. "Ad hoc parties" :)

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Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the hostel for five nights in a double bed bunk. At first I was a bit weary about the idea but it wasn't too bad actually! The only thing that could have made it better was a bit of a privacy curtain. There wasn't a lot of floor space for baggage but there were lockers under the bed. It was very clean which was a huge plus. The staff answered any questions we had and there were a selection of guidebooks you could look at as well. Breakfast was basic but good. There were free computers to use. It's within easy walking distance of transit and food. Hotels in Singapore can be a bit pricey so if your looking for a cheaper place to stay then I would definitely go here.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank onelife14
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eewm, Manager at Bunc Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Hi There,
Thank you for your review.
We are glad that you liked your stay with us.
We would love to put up curtains at our beds but the authorities didn't allow us to do it.Singapore laws are strict but i guess they have their reasons for it.

Hoped you had a nice time in Singapore ! come back soon..

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

My bf and I decided to book a bed here cos we were doing a long distance cycle route and we needed a pit stop. The place is awesome. We got ourselves a bed in the mid sized mixed bunk. Cleanliness and comfort is verrrrrrrrrry important to me and this place just scores in aces in that department.

The only thing is, if you get a bed that is very close to the door, when people open the door in the middle of the night to go in/out, the light from the corridor will shine onto your bed area and perhaps that'll be sorta annoying especially if you're asleep. I recommend bringing a sleeping mask if this bothers you...

They have everything and I definitely recommend this hostel!!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Zrina_Bahtiarms
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eewm, Manager at Bunc Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2013

Hi Zrina,
Thank you so much for taking time off your cycling to give us this awsome review.
We hope you and your BF have a safe trip and happy cycling!
Hope to see you back at bunc when you come back to Singapore.

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

First and foremost, a massive THANK YOU for allowing us to hold a stagette night for our dearest bride-to-be (happily married now..)! Choosing Bunc was the right choice since we don't have to splurge crazily for thousand dollars worth of hotel suite but still received awesome services from Bunc. Manage to get the whole dorm all to ourselves (all 6 of us), so we went a little crazy decorating up the dorm. The beds are comfortable and you don't have to worry much about not getting some privacy of your own because the layout is planned out well to give you that.

Our bachelorette dinner began with a nice bbq (all set up by the Bunc staff and they even gave away some free potatoes and sausages..). Then we proceeded to the lounge area where we spent the rest of the night playing games and watching movies (a whole lot of free movies that they provide) with our bride-to-be. You may also surf the internet for free thru their TV! Ouh, their kitchen is quite equipped as well.

Only had one minor setback but it was sorted out immediately by the staffs. Thank you BUNC!

Room Tip: For party-goers, ask them for any free entry to clubs during your stay!
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank LadyMephis
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eewm, Manager at Bunc Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Hey Lady,
Firstly ..we would like to congratulate the happily married bride!
Secondly, we would like to thank you for making us your choice of stay and making us part of your wonderful memories..

Its really encouraging to feel our hardwork appreciated, at bunc..we feel that its not just only about good service..we try our very best to create wonderful and enjoyable memories for everyone and the most rewarding thing is to know that we were part of it.

Thank you for taking time to leave us this review, we hope to host you again soon.

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Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Nicest hostel, cool queen beds for you and your lady friend...or just some close friends. Bit pricier then other places but so so so clean!

Location in little India isn't ideal but short walk to MRT (trains) or buses is just fine by me.

If you're a lady by yourself or a bit timid then Little India might not be your cup of tea as lots of guys there tend to stare and not at your face. Not pleasant if that bothers you.

Once in the hostel you are very safe and clean and nice people, lots of help!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank samhman
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eewm, Manager at Bunc Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Heya Sam,
Thank you for giving us the chance to host you and glad you liked us.

Please be assured that its generally safe in Little India, we think its the last'"untouched" place in Singapore. Alot of the shop houses here are under the conservation act to prevent big shopping malls and tall skyscrapers taking over..its here that everyone walks on the streets as fivefoot ways are filled with goods and 2nd hand items that are sold by the street peddlers..Singapore has many Ethnic areas but nothing feels as authentic and less touristy as here.

Taking a walk through Little india is like walking in our forefathers footsteps,taking in the sights, the smells just as they did in the past.

Come back soon, we will introduce you to the prettier side of Little India...

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Fricking, awesome. Room is clean. Environment is good. Toilet is clean. Comfy bed and duvet. Location is great. Friendly staff. Safe. Modern and chic. No curfew. Puffy pillows. Free wifi. Not sure why Bunc is ranked #27 of 123 Specialty lodging in Singapore. Should be in the top 10, at least.

Room Tip: All rooms are good rooms.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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eewm, Manager at Bunc Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2013

Hi Naz,
Thank you so much for your kind review.

Well we had a few knocks along the way but it won't stop us from trying our best to come back to top 10 again.

Thank you so much for giving us the chance to host you. Hope to see ya again soon!

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Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Nice and clean, new setup, free breakfast and wifi. We stayed in the double bed ina mixed dorm which is very pricey at $80/night given we stayed for 5nights. Might be able to find cheaper hotels with more privacy but lots booked up over the Chinese New Year.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank Michael11_10
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eewm, Manager at Bunc Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2013

Hi Michael
Thank you for staying with us, we hope you enjoyed the Chinese new year festival while you were here.

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Address: 15 Upper Weld Road Bunc Hostel, Singapore 207372, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore > Little India
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #51 of 234 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: $21 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bunc Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bunc Hostel is a brand-new 233-bed, 3-storey hostel strategically located at Upper Weld Road, within the culturally rich Little India Historical District in Singapore. Founded by enthusiasts long smitten with the charm behind the concept of a hostel stay, Bunc is the re-imagination of the Singapore hostel, a vision brought to life by carefully refining and reassembling the essential elements of a hostel. To make your stay a pleasant one, we offer full air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-fi, kitchenette facilities, recreation rooms with gaming facilities, an outdoor tanning deck, commercial washer-dryers, a ladies-only floor and most of all our custom made, roomy Bunc beds that maximizes personal space and privacy. Bunc beds come in two sizes: Singles and Deluxes. A deluxe Bunc bed is twice the size of the full-sized single, and is able to accommodate two people spaciously. Each Bunc bed is luxuriously appointed with duvet covers and plush pillows. ... more   less 
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