Definition of bunkhouse in US English:

bunkhouse

noun

  • A building offering basic sleeping accommodations for workers, visitors, or campers.

    • ‘The 7 bunkhouses of the ranch sleep 12-18 each for a total of 106+ - perfect for camps, youth retreats or large group events.’
    • ‘The initiative is looking at the possibility of setting up bunkhouses, camping barns, guesthouses, and back-packer hostels through joint ventures with private, public and voluntary sector partners.’
    • ‘Our grandmother cooked large meals for the men, who slept in a bunkhouse on the farmstead.’
    • ‘Pooled cabooses stayed with a train to final destination and the crew slept in a bunkhouse like the engine crews had always done.’
    • ‘The bunkhouses were log cabins, and the other buildings were of the same motif.’
    • ‘At its complex in North Carolina, it has shooting ranges for high-powered weapons, buildings for simulating hostage rescue missions and a bunkhouse for trainees.’
    • ‘The cabins can sleep up to four people, while the bunkhouse will be able to accommodate up to twelve campers.’
    • ‘This is a rustic, remote location with a bunkhouse and small house trailer, both with a kitchen and bath.’
    • ‘You can search specifically for properties run on ‘green’ principles, bunkhouses, skiing chalets, houses with tennis courts and cottages grouped together.’
    • ‘The restaurant in our bunkhouse even dishes up those old Swiss favourites raclette and fondue.’
    • ‘Old houses, a bunkhouse and a mess hall, and even a recycled floating hospital were refurbished to provide tourist accommodation.’
    • ‘Buses serve both the start and the finish of the walk, there's a range of accommodation, including a bunkhouse, and the village forms a natural link between two contrasting landscapes.’
    • ‘Soon 100 men lived and worked at the mill, sleeping in tents when beds in the bunkhouses ran out.’
    • ‘In the latest evolution of youth hostels from the days of the draughty bunkhouse, England's biggest budget accommodation group is inviting farm B&Bs on to its books.’
    • ‘The scheme would involve the creation of new bunkhouses and camping barns aimed at young international travellers and funded by private, public and voluntary partners.’
    • ‘We stayed at Kinloch Castle, not in the castle itself (which was once run as a hotel by the National Trust for Scotland) but in a less salubrious part of the building - the old bunkhouse at the back.’
    • ‘They want to put a covenant on the chapel to ensure I don't make it into a bunkhouse, restaurant or any such thing that would attract a high number of visitors.’
    • ‘They renovated a 300-year-old farmhouse, now their home, a B&B, a small restaurant and the local post office and turned a barn into a bunkhouse.’
    • ‘The town has a wide range of accommodation, from hotels to bunkhouses at the local dive club.’
    • ‘Students travel from one activity to another, camping or staying in bunkhouses, hostels or huts in some of the most remote locations in the UK as well as overseas.’

Pronunciation

bunkhouse

/ˈbəŋkˌhaʊs//ˈbəNGkˌhous/