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Freedom to travel on my own schedule with Bunk Campers

Bunk Campers make traveling across Ireland super convenient
Bunk Campers make traveling across Ireland super convenient
by Doug Bardwell |

Bunk Campers are the way to travel in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. With six different types and sizes of campervans and motorhomes, there’s bound to be a size just right for your next holiday.

Starting with 2 passenger models, this is a low cost way to take the comforts of home and to have a place to sleep, wash up, keep your food cold and cook as you tour the countryside. In the four and six person models, you’ll also have the comfort and convenience of your own toilet, shower, oven, closets, tables and more storage space.

I rented the Vista model for myself (four-passenger) and had an absolutely marvelous time driving all over southwestern Ireland. Being able to park where the tour buses couldn’t fit and being able to be totally independent, I could stay at each destination exactly as long as I liked. Doing some of my own cooking and having a fridge full of beverages saved me a ton of money. I ate exactly how I liked and when I liked. The total freedom of your own house-on-wheels was extremely liberating. No wonder so many people love the RV lifestyle.

Since I had flown into Dublin, I certainly couldn’t bring much of my camping gear. Luckily Bunk Campers anticipates the needs and offers a number of essentials as part of the package. You’ll find kitchen utensils and crockery, basic brooms and dust pans, all needed hookup cables as well as a fire extinguisher and first aid kit. Optional sleeping package with sheets and towels can be rented if desired. Also available in Dublin are exterior chairs, tables, GPS, and portable DVD players.

Camping guides are provided so you’ll know where all the government sanctioned campgrounds are located. In addition, and as a great service to renters, Bunk Campers belongs to a group known as Safe Nights Ireland. For about half or one-third the cost of a campground, provides the names and addresses of businesses that will allow overnight parking of campers on their property, and provide a 240v hookup for power. There are literally dozens of these locations all over Ireland, and the listing is provided for you to find them all.

I know I saw three times as much of the “real” Ireland as my friends did, who took the tour bus and stopped at all the tourist traps. This is the way I’ll travel from now on, whenever the opportunity presents itself. The staff was super friendly and accommodating, even picking me up at the airport and driving me back. Can’t say enough nice things about Bunk Campers.

From Dublin’s airport, Bunk Camper’s depot is only about 7 minutes away in the Airside Retail Park. They also rent cars if you want to do a split camping/driving stay in Ireland.

For more photos of the campervan I rented, see my Bunk Campers photo gallery.


Bunk Campers Dublin Depot
Michael Barrable Motor Complex (Fiat Dealership)
Airside Motor Park
Swords County

GPS Coordinates: 53.444034,-6.219168

+44 (0) 2890 813057

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