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Bunk House
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“Not bad at all!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The hostel is exactly what you'd expect - the rooms are jam-packed with bunk beds, with lockers under the bed and communal showers and toilets down the corridor. Four of us stayed here for a weekend in a room for 7. The room was a bit small really, especially if more than 4 of us were in it at the same time - but to be fair, this didn't happen often. Showers / toilets / beds etc all very clean. We had a nice guy called Schteffan stay in our room and he made the trip hilarious. The ONE THING i would complain about is that the bar downstairs, which, is all very nicely decorated and a bit cool, wouldn't allow us to buy drinks because we wore "matching t-shirts" the first night and fancy dress the second night. They said that neither fancy dress nor "matching tshirts" were allowed. So, don't bother wearing your fancy dress down to the bar because this is not allowed. Wear boring clothes instead. (IT IS VERY COMMON FOR LARGE GROUPS OF GIRLS / BOYS TO GO AWAY FOR WEEKENDS AND WANT TO DRESS UP IN FANCY DRESS. AND GUESS WHERE THEY'RE MOST LIKELY TO STAY?! HOSTELS!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

A group of 12 stayed here for a football tour weekend. The location is perfect, it's right in the centre of the main street for bars and food. The reception/bar area is very well presented. The rooms are basic but plenty of room and the beds weren't too bad. We had to share the bathrooms but this was manageable for a weekend.

Breakfast is served between 7-9 consisting of toast, cereal and hot drinks so is basic but enough to tie you over until lunch!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

It was dirty, there were too many beds in a room (I was in the higest one and I had no space at all), windows were broken and the staff was very rude (expecially the manager). If you add that it was pricy you have the complete portrait.

The only positive thing was the central position, but Cardiff city centre is really small to consider this a proper pro (even if other hostel are farer from the centre they are still near I mean!).

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Way to many beds in the room. This is a fire Hazard its crazy how they get away with it. With 16 beds in a room brings sweat and other bad odours. The toilets and showers were not cleaned once over the weekend .Ive stayed in Hostels everywhere but this is the worst ever. The only reason they get bookings is the location which is excellent but not enough for me to go back. The staff very rude. Stay away

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

I think everyone that has written on here were expecting some lavish hotel... its a hostel you get what you pay for and I personally thought the staff were helpful... the drinks were very cheap and it was cosy and the rooms were clean and even cleaned while we were out.... and beds... what do you expect for 20 a night?! come on! would deffo come back here again as perfect central location, Expect a bed for the night and a cup of tea and slice of toast in the morning...

Room Tip: Rooms are very large we stayed in the girls dorm VERY nice.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

The beds are squeaky metal bunkbeds a bit crowded but i slept fine (shouldnt be a big surprise based on their name). If you book early by far the cheapest in the area. The commons are super cozy, fine place to meet fellow travellers or the occasional local. Right in the center of town.

Oh and it may not always be the case but the music playing on the PA in the commons was always amazing, like really surprising how often I said "this is my favorite song" or I had to ask who the artist was to look them up.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Ive just got a job in Cardiff City Center and have to work late on Saturday and Sunday, as I haven't got a car and rely on public transport I thought it would be a good idea to book into a hostel. I been to bunkhouse a few times for pre-drinks and thought it wouldnt be such a bad idea.

Upon arrival I was asked by the man checking me in if I was dancing next door (next door is a strip club) After realizing his mistake and social retardedness, he offered to change to me an all girls room ( which I did appreciate).

The shower door were broken and hanging off and the water only ran for 15 seconds before you had to press the button again. Girls were then coming in at 4/5/6 in the morning drunk and being sick ( which is to be expected) but I wish they had a room for people who weren't on a night out.

Overall it was fine, except for the inappropriate observations and girls being sick in the early hours.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Bunk House
Address: 93-94 St. Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1DX, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
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Ranked #26 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Cardiff
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Hotel Class:3 star — Bunk House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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