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The Brodick Bunkhouse

Alma Road, KA27 8BU Scotland
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#24 of 25 Speciality lodging in Isle of Arran
The Brodick Bunkhouse offers affordable accommodation right in the middle of the village of Brodick on the Isle of Arran. The Bunkhouse is located less than a 5 minute walk from the arrival ferry post in the Isle of Arran. Opened in January 2016, the bunkhouse is accessible, comfortable and welcoming – and provides a brilliant base from which to explore the Isle of Arran.
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James C wrote a review Mar 2020
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Great location, beautiful setting overlooking the ferry port. Unfortunately it ends here. Really cramped 6 bed bunkhouse rooms with plastic uncomfortable mattress. Shower/toilet wet rooms constantly flood and overflow. Very small space, tiny kitchen. Very overpriced at 25 pounds per person in an extremely cramped 6 person room. Not much cheaper than a nice BnB or a rented house. Stay away
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
CelticBlue57 wrote a review Sep 2019
Spain3 contributions
The clue is in the name as it's a place to sleep and nothing more. Even that it doesn't do terribly well as the bunks are not terribly comfortable with thin mattresses covered by plastic to protect them. I slept on the middle and bottom bunks during my stay and they were a pain to get in and out of. As for the size of the room, I think I may have stayed in one of the larger dorms, and even that was pretty small for 4 people never mind the maximum of 6, but fortunately we were never there all at the same time except when sleeping. Obviously there is nowhere to put your belongings. However the worst aspect is nowhere to sit other than a sofa in the small kitchen area. Describing it as a kitchen would be a travesty. Nothing other than a microwave to prepare food. The fridge was presumably one that was surplus to the Douglas Hotel's requirements (it owns the bunkhouse) as it's one of the half-size ones that are used in hotel rooms and was not in perfect condition. A mixed bag of crockery and cutlery and to start with their were only 3 spoons and no teaspoons although one of the other guests went and asked for some. Although someone came in to clean every day not once was the one dish towel ever taken away to be washed. There are 5 toilets and showers and at least the hot water was plentiful. However the builder had not put an incline to drain away the water which meant that the bathroom floors remain wet throughout the day. Finally, as for other facilities there was reasonable Wifi, but obviously there is no TV or anything else to offer distraction if it is raining. There is certainly no drying room which is pretty necessary when you get as much rain as you do in Scotland. All in all it may look stylish but it's not a place I could in any way recommend except for its location close to the terminal and the large Co-op although Brodick is so small that it would be difficult to be too far away. It's a pity that the idea of building a budget place to stay in Brodick was implemented in such an ill-thought out manner by someone who obviously who had no idea of what was needed.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Eatthebreed79 wrote a review Jun 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
To begin with a positive the location couldn’t really be any better. This place is close to the ferry and in the heart of Brodick. It is a budget option at £25 a night per person and the accommodation reflects this price. I was in a middle bunk and it is difficult to get in and out of it- as the owners say in other reviews it conforms to safety standards - but it is tricky to navigate so not an option unless you’re quite small and flexible. The mattress is plastic so a little uncomfortable and caused you to sweat. Everyone in our party had hoped for a more comfortable nights sleep. The room was very small for 6 people to get ready in in the morning and would have been awkward had we not been friends and getting ready in the bathroom wasn’t really an option because the floor was really wet from the shower. The showers are fine and reasonably clean. I was really glad to be in a dorm with friends and another female because there were a group of very unruly men staying who were playing music and drinking alcohol into the night even although the rules clearly state no alcohol. When I alerted the owners this did seem to be dealt with swiftly. It was very unfortunate that a large group had booked this accommodation to use it as a party pad despite sharing with other guests.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Sunshine290108 wrote a review Apr 2019
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No heating or hot water, plastic matresses, ladders to bunkbeds are a hazard as they are not fixed and it is very difficult to get into the bunks, lock on door did not work so low security, no luggage storage even at the hotel that own the place, very limited self-catering facilities and common room.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
Alex wrote a review Mar 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
Website crashed, when I tried to phone to book I was told I had to use the website. Staff wouldn’t or couldn’t pencil a booking in over the phone. Managed to get booked in online eventually. Sheets left on top of a pretty poor quality rubber coated mattress, so you get to enjoy making it yourself on arrival. It is what it is, but feels really bare bones for the money. If your paying £25 to use a bunk bed, you would at least expect to have it made for you getting in. For me, that takes it from ‘average’ to ‘poor’.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Brodick Bunkhouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Brodick Bunkhouse?
Nearby attractions include Auchrannie Leisure Centre (0.7 miles), The Playbarn (0.6 miles), and Arran Asia (0.02 miles).
Is parking available at The Brodick Bunkhouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Brodick Bunkhouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Rock, The Brodick Bar & Brasserie, and eighteen69.
Are there any historical sites close to The Brodick Bunkhouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Giants' Graves (7.1 miles), Kingscross Viking Fort (6.0 miles), and Kilpatrick Dun (9.3 miles).
Is The Brodick Bunkhouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.