We stayed in the Grey Corrie Lodge bunkhouse for one night at £11.25 per person. Two of us had exclusive use of a 4 bunk room. Compact room (no. 7) with small sink in the corner and wardrobe, this accommodation was comfortable and the linen was clean.
The worst bits:- There was a damp wee-like smell when we arrived but a squirt around of deodorant and wide opened window helped a lot. The carpet was quite stained and there was graffiti under the bunks, which you can read if you sleep in the lower bunks. Thin walls mean you can hear people fidgeting in bed next door because their bunks were squeaky. We stayed on a very quiet night - but as you have no control over who books in on the same night as you - be prepared for noise and being woken by footsteps up and down the corridor as people go to wee, doors banging etc.
The good bits - there is a communal kitchen which is well equipped with cookers, microwaves, toasters, kettles, cups pans and cutlery. There is also washing up liquid, washing powder, washing machines and drying rooms, showers with toiletries, loos with soft loo paper, a wood burner that you can stoke up with logs - you really do get a lot for your money.
No plug sockets in the rooms but there is a heater, a main light and individual reading lights for each bunk (only 1 out of 4 working in our room, but I'm sure they would sort that out if asked)
Plug sockets in hallway and plenty in kitchen
Wifi - they will give you the code if you buy a drink- is available in the pub - and more plug sockets. Breakfast is available in the hotel at £7.50 - I didn't try this.
This accommodation (the bunk house) is not hotel or bed n breakfast standard - it is somewhere you can sleep and dry off - it's 'roughing it' but better than camping in the rain. It is a bit gross, damp and grotty and you feel that sort of 'festival-grubby' - but what do you expect for this price?
I think I would rather sleep in the lodge for £11.50 than in the hotel for £35, as it didn't look much better there, and the bar was noisier than the lodge when we stayed.
It was ok for one night but I wouldn't want to stay longer personally as I wanted to feel 'clean' again.
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