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Bobby's Bunkhouse

9 Merchant Street, Edinburgh EH1 2QD Scotland
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#233 of 314 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
Bobby's Bunkhouse is a newly established hostel which has 8 rooms. We have a 10 dorm, 6 dorm, 2 dorms, 3 dorms. All rooms have a TV/DVD player various sizes. Music in each room, lockers. Some rooms have a sink and we have 1 family room with a sink & shower. Lounge, kitchen, 4 toilets. Free wifi throughout the building.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Seating area
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Family rooms
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Tara J wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
We laughed at the bad reviews but went anyway because it was just £12 on NYEE. The alleyway leading to the hostel was littered with fag ends and rubbish but that crap on the street doesn’t stop at the entrance, the floors are dirty throughout. The hostel itself is brightly coloured, there is a communal area at the entrance that had someone’s kids playing around in. Our 2 bed dorm was perfect for us and great at the price, we had electronic keys to unlock our room with lockers inside to store securely, a tv a mirror and bunk beds, you couldn’t swing a cat but we didn’t need to do that. The shower rooms had fancy jet wash showers in which confused the hell out of me, the plug hole could do with a clean out as the shower tray drained very slowly, the door lock had bust so someone walked in on me naked which wasn’t ideal. There was a weird smell in the air that stung the back of my throat. I read another review saying they could smell drugs, if it’s drugs it’s definitely not weed but whatever it was I’m glad we only stayed one night. We didn’t use the kitchen so I’m unable to comment but I know there was a kitchen to use as well as a vending machine. ✔️ We were able to leave our bags in a locked cupboard as we arrived really early so could drop and explore the city. ✔️ Very cheap price. ✔️ Good location ✖️Dirty ✖️Dodgy ✖️Drug den feels
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
RedSwede wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Just awfull. They lost our booking and didn't do anything to fix it - leaving us stranded without a place to stay. Extremly nonchalant when getting shown our confirmation e-mail. Will never try to book here again. Worst ever.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Albin wrote a review Oct 2019
Gothenburg, Sweden2 contributions4 helpful votes
On arival denied our reservation. We had writen confermation but did not matter. Left us with no place to stay. Worst place ever! Bad attitude in front desk. I would never stay here if my life depended on it
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Anouk wrote a review Jun 2019
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom4 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a room with 4 beds, great to share with just your friends, no strangers! Not many bathrooms in the building tho. Great location in Edinburgh Old Town and the price is perfect!! Would recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Johnathan B wrote a review Sep 2018
17 contributions8 helpful votes
You'll get a single bed in a 10 man dorm for £12 close enough to all amenities. I stayed one night me and my partner doubled up on a single bed. The mattress aren't great for comfort but for a place just to stop over and get fresh for the next day it does the trick. Bring a padlock so you can lock your stuff away. I didn't as I didn't know but I was ok you can buy them for a fiver. It is right next to a bar so expect a loud night should you stop over on a weekend like I did. Overall if you are not fussed about sharing a room it's the cheapest way to see Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$14 - US$36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghCowgate / Old Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bobby's Bunkhouse
Which popular attractions are close to Bobby's Bunkhouse?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.1 km), Edinburgh Old Town (0.08 km), and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bobby's Bunkhouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at Bobby's Bunkhouse?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What are some restaurants close to Bobby's Bunkhouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, The Piper's Rest Public House, and Tupiniquim Brasil crepes.
Is Bobby's Bunkhouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are there any historical sites close to Bobby's Bunkhouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.3 km), The Real Mary King's Close (0.2 km), and Gilmerton Cove (5.9 km).