Bunkum is a small (36 bed) family run backpacker hostel offering extremely spacious and comfortable accommodation for travellers and backpackers in a 150 year old Victorian town-house in the vibrant West End of Glasgow.
Welcome to Bunkum!
Bunkum is a member of SIH (Scottish Independent Hostels) the largest hostel organisation in Scotland with a range of over 100 quality hostels throughout the country.
24 Hour Safety & Security
Common Room with TV
A large well appointed self-catering kitchen with cookers and microwave oven (tea and coffee is provided)
A Laundry Room
A Small Library including travel guides and local history books and
Free 24 Hour Hot & Cold Showers
Free Security Lockers
There is also a limited number of free car parking spaces adjacent to the hostel. Unlike many hostels Bunkum has no night time curfew and no day time lockout.
The Rennie Mackintosh Museum is in the same street and Glasgow University, the Botanic Gardens, and the Transport, Hunterian and Kelvingrove museums and galleries are all within minutes walking distance as are the delights of Byres Road, Ashton Lane and many of Glasgow’s best pubs and restaurants.
The proximity of Glasgow University gives the area a cosmopolitan feel; its student population guarantees a tremendous variety of value foodstops (you can dine for as little as £1). Cheaper still, cook your own in Bunkum’s fully equipped self-catering (guests only) kitchen - and wash it down with free tea and coffee. Let's Go Thumbs-up award winner and STB 2 star graded.
Hillhead Street is flanked at one end by the magnificent, historic Glasgow University and at the other end by Great Western Road, the main tourist road to Loch Lomond and the North West (including destinations such as Oban, Glencoe, Fort William, Loch Ness and Skye).
The whole area is populated with many of Glasgow's best pubs, cafes and restaurants - where student prices are the norm as well as most of the main city museums and galleries (The Hunterian Gallery and the Charles Rennie MacKintosh House are actually in the same street as Bunkum); the good news for visitors is that admission to Glasgow City Galleries and Museums is Free. The area is the 'greenest' part of the city and the tropical hot-houses of the city Botanic Gardens and the less tropical Kelvingrove Park are only a couple of minutes away.
24 hour convenience stores
For Glaswegians and locals the cosmopolitan West End of the city, recognised as the heart of young Glasgow, is definitely the best end of the city; it has its own festival in June every year. With Glasgow University right on the door step the area has its very own unique ambience yet it is only one mile from the noise and bustle of the city centre (and the best 'shopping' in the UK outside of London).
So, What are you waiting for? Come & Stay at BUNKUM!
We look forward to serving you!
The hostel is located in Hillhead Street in the West End of the city about 1 mile from the coach and rail stations.
By taxi the journey should cost £5 but it can be reached easily by bus from Buchanan Street Bus Station (along Great Western Road - look for The Belle bar on the left and get off at next stop - turn into Hillhead Street at the The Belle bar) or by Metro/Underground Railway (get off at Hillhead Station, exit right, take the first right into Great George Street and turn left at the top end into Hillhead Street).
Glasgow airport is 8 miles away (taxis from £18 - £20 depending on taxi driver and traffic congestion) and Prestwick airport is about 30 miles away (taxis around £50 - agree price with driver first). There are regular connecting coach and/or rail services to the city centre from both Glasgow International and Glasgow Prestwick airports. The train fare from Glasgow Prestwick is half price if you have a valid plane ticket!
Cancellation Policy is 48 Hours. Inability to cancel 48 Hours prior to arrival or No Show will be charged 1 night accommodation.
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We had a really nice time in Glasgow and part of that was our stay at Bunkum. The owners are nice and helpful at all times. Everything was clean and comfortable. I can recommend this Hostel for everyone.
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Very happy with Bunkum, both the facilities and the price were great.
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