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“good facilities but poor sleep quality”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bunc Hostel

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Bunc Hostel
Ranked #43 of 223 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“good facilities but poor sleep quality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

Stayed here one night only, went to a different hostel after that. Well,the facilities are good, the hostel seems well maintained and clean. The location is OK, in Singapore everything is close anyway, its a small place. I booked a bed,kinda a pod bed in a 16bed dorm, not realising that 8 of which are double for couples,family and sharing with friends. I don't think the hostel mentions that on their website,so in a 16bed dorm ypou can easily find yourself sharing with at least 24people. There was even an family with a child on a double bed.the room is not that big and got hot at night. If I had known that they put more than 16people in one dorm I would have gone somewhere else.Had a sleepless night, with people snoring, checking in after midnight and leaving their light on till 2am. The reception told me that the hostel can accommodate over 200 people,way too big for me.I prefer smaller place, not so crowded. The breakfast was busy but didn't have to wait for the shower, well I was up quite early anyway.Not a place to socialise really.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Kasia S
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eewm, Manager at Bunc Hostel, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Hi Kasia,
We are sorry that the room you booked was quite full, you have booked
our large sized dorm category and we have only one of that room type. It usually sold out the
fastest because of its very competitive price.
And so sorry that you could hv missed out on the room descriptions. Its does mention about the room wil have singles and doubles mixed setup..we will look into how we can offer a better describe it.
Had we realized you weren't used to such large dorms we would certainly offer upgrade you to our smaller room type like the mid sized(10-12) bed, or standard size(8-6) beds dorms that were available..
Bunc was built and designed with all our guests in mind..we too knew that we are one of the first hostel with such sheer size thus we had created a fundesk which is a tour desk and also an events desk . We do organize free walking tours, great discounts and free entries exclusively for our guests only ,to our club partners that we work with... Fundesk was envisioned to be the ice breaking component of bunc..

We hope you would give us another try when you come back to Singapore...looking forward to making your next stay with us better.

Luv the bunc team
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

I love bedroom and bathroom at Bunc. It is clean and comfortable. There are big spaces and sufficient tables and chairs for many people. Roof terrance is so nice to hold a party. Bunc has good security. For entering bedroom or bathroom you have to use your keycard. But if all of you are girl travelers, you might concern when you walk from MRT station to Bunc at night because it is quiet desolate.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Napchu
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xJanice, Sales at Bunc Hostel, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Hello Napchu,

Thank you for taking time to write us a review. Staying true to the backpacker's culture - we do allocate around 50% of our building space to communal areas which thus makes us an ideal hostel for big groups travelling to Singapore as well. Singapore has been consistently ranked as the top safest countries in Asia, as well as for female travellers, our streets are brightly lit as well. We would encourage you to explore the city at night as it does have its own unique beauty amidst the bright city night lights. Our fun desk colleagues are always available to give you the best hints and tips to visit Singapore - always better from a local ;)

Thank you Napchu, and we hope to host you once more! Cheers xx
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

Bunc is in a prime location in little India and is a perfect hostel for backpackers staying in Singapore. The rooms and bathrooms are kept very clean and the staff is friendly. Also has a nice garden area for getting away from busy Singapore.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank RossMaske
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xJanice, Sales at Bunc Hostel, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Hello Rosse,

Thank you for taking time to leave us a review. The Bunc team constantly strives to provide good service, and of course maintain the cleanliness of our place as we do understand hygiene is indeed important. :) We're glad you enjoyed our deck area, do join us for our movie nights next time as well! We look forward to hosting you once more. Cheers xx
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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

It was the first time we ever have used a hostel and it was a very funny experience.The hostels location is great and the interior is very modern and funky.The double bed was very comfy and the breakfast was good.Staff were always very helpful!In a city where accomodation prices are very high for backpackers I would definitly recommend this hostel as it has a great athmosphere,is comfortable and well located!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Philia N
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xJanice, Sales at Bunc Hostel, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Hello Philia,

Thank you for taking time to leave us a review and your very very kind comments. We are indeed in a very good location, and it would be even better once the new downtown line opens! We hope to see you back here soon! Cheers xx.
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Ideal location to host large groups
I recently participated in a week-long youth conference in Singapore, where bunc was the official accommodation provider. There were 70 of us in total staying at bunc for this conference. My overall experience at bunc was a very pleasant one. I had a great time, and I do believe the conference wouldn’t have exceeded my expectation by so much if not for our stay at bunc. Here are some highlights I gathered from my experience at bunc:
Rooms: We stayed in rooms for 6, which really increases the interaction between delegates from different countries.
Facilities: There was two very connected large decks on the second floor where we had the daily debriefs. The space was also easily transformed to a very cozy place for our closing ceremony, where we had a reception on one deck and a stage on the other. Each of the decks could easily hold 70 people. The first floor lobby was also an ideal place where all of us spent a lot of time working on our group projects.
Compared to other conferences I have been to, where we stayed in double hotel rooms, this stay at bunc was a lot more fun.

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One of the aspects of bunc is that really impressed me is their staff. There was one day when our group, consisting of 60 people, had some troubles with the bus company. It was 1am and due to some changes in our itinerary, we had no bus arrangements for the next morning. It was then that a bunc staff offered to help. Within half an hour, she was able to source for 2 buses. If it wasn’t for bunc’s help, we would have had to take public transport, which would certainly be a major problem for a group as big as ours.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Trang_Mei
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xJanice, Sales at Bunc Hostel, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear Trang Mei,

Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We're really delighted at the comments that you have left us, and it is comments like such that motivates us to work even harder so that we may exceed your expectations each time you return.

We hope to host your returning stay with us soon, cheers! :)
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

One of the aspects of bunc is that really impressed me is their staff. There was one day when our group, consisting of 60 people, had some troubles with the bus company. It was 1am and due to some changes in our itinerary, we had no bus arrangements for the next morning. It was then that a bunc staff offered to help. Within half an hour, she was able to source for 2 buses. If it wasn’t for bunc’s help, we would have had to take public transport, which would certainly be a major problem for a group as big as ours.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank HieuGiang
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xJanice, Sales at Bunc Hostel, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Hello HieuGiang,

Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We always strive to make our guest's stay as fuss free as possible, and we are glad that we were able to be of help.

We look forward to welcoming you the next time round!

Cheers!
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Semarang, Indonesia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed at this hostel for about a week. I got the big one room for 10, even there 10 people stayed in this room there are nothing problems that we got, because the room was clean and the bed is quite big and its so comfortable. And also the staff are really nice and sometimes you will got free pancakes from him. Thats why this hostel more than just usual hostel, Thanks bunc!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Yudhautama
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xJanice, Sales at Bunc Hostel, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Hello Yudhautama,

Thank you for taking time to write us this lovely review. Our bunc beds have been customised to provide the highest level of comfort for our guests for them to get a good night's rest before starting the next day afresh! We do have some random perks and surprises for our guests on special festive seasons, do check out our webpage and Facebook page to learn more!

Thank you once more and we look forward to hosting your next stay with us :)

Cheers!
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Property: Bunc Hostel
Address: 15 Upper Weld Road, Singapore 207372, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Little India
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 223 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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