Definition of bunkhouse in English:



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

    • ‘Our grandmother cooked large meals for the men, who slept in a bunkhouse on the farmstead.’
    • ‘The bunkhouses were log cabins, and the other buildings were of the same motif.’
    • ‘Soon 100 men lived and worked at the mill, sleeping in tents when beds in the bunkhouses ran out.’
    • ‘The restaurant in our bunkhouse even dishes up those old Swiss favourites raclette and fondue.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Pooled cabooses stayed with a train to final destination and the crew slept in a bunkhouse like the engine crews had always done.’
    • ‘The cabins can sleep up to four people, while the bunkhouse will be able to accommodate up to twelve campers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The town has a wide range of accommodation, from hotels to bunkhouses at the local dive club.’
    • ‘The 7 bunkhouses of the ranch sleep 12-18 each for a total of 106+ - perfect for camps, youth retreats or large group events.’
    • ‘Old houses, a bunkhouse and a mess hall, and even a recycled floating hospital were refurbished to provide tourist accommodation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’