WHAT IS A SMART BUNK?
The new sleeping solution for backpackers
The team at Smart Bunks recognised the need to replace the old metal bunk beds still used in hostel dorms with modern, powered, digital-ready sleeping spaces ready for a new 21st-century generation of backpackers and young travellers (with high expectations).
That's why Smart Bunks contain advanced and contemporary feature-set such as a control panel containing phone charger connectivity, headphone socket, power point, plus switches for reading lights, ceiling lights, and wall-mounted fan. There's also dual privacy blinds, side-pocket storage, suitcase-sized lockers, small integrated security safe, and a modular panel section capable of retrofitting future digital devices.
THIS WILL CHANGE THE INDUSTRY
Backpackers will be asking for Smart Bunks!
We expect Smart Bunks will quickly become the defacto standard. After checking out of a Smart Bunk in the morning, it will be a real anti-climax to arrive at the next hostel and have to endure an old style rickety bunk bed.
You'll be getting the question:
Are you a Smart Bunks Hostel?
Smart Bunks is a great revenue-generating opportunity for hostel owners, in so many ways.
NOW IS THE TIME.
You know it's time to reform the dorm.
Smart Bunks can help you increase occupancy rates and secure a premium price, while giving your visitors a night they'll remember - and share with the world online.
Damian Pallett (SmartBunks Co-Founder and CEO) spent many years travelling the world as a backpacker. He soon learnt that backpacker accommodation was far removed from the comforts of home, as he endured many sleepless and uncomfortable nights moving from bed to bed, hostel to hostel. Today's youth generation demand better!
It's time to reform the dorm.
Yet it's incredible how many hostels around the world still mostly use the decades' old rickety bunk bed. However, change is afoot. Many operators have attempted to design a more modern sleeping environment. Some using their own bespoke, expensive, and singular solution, while the great majority are searching for an existing modern, feature-rich bunk bed designed for the 21-century.
Hello Smart Bunks.
With this in mind, we set about discovering what the sector wants. Considerable time has been spent researching the industry, speaking to numerous operators, and backpackers, to deliver a compelling sleeping solution for today's modern hostel environment.
We designed Smart Bunks from a blank piece of paper to deliver a compelling solution that we believe meets today's hostel needs in an exacting way. Furthermore, the modular design of Smart Bunks enables us to continually evolve the product design and functionality.
In time, this includes an integrated digital platform designed to connect backpackers with your hostel and community, such as social media initiatives, advertising revenue opportunities, and a flow of commission from backpacker tour and activity bookings.
OUR VISION IS TO ESTABLISH SMART BUNKS AS THE NEW STANDARD FOR A RAPIDLY EVOLVING HOSTEL INDUSTRY.
BACKPACKER LIFE TODAY
We've been there and done that, And while your hostel may not provide quite this experience, many do. See what you think.
Rickety metal bunk beds that keep people awake when anyone moves about or climbs up and down the ladder
Arguments about who draws the short straw for the upper bunk
Lack of privacy resulting in sheets being draped to act as a make-shift privacy curtain over the lower bunks
Lack of security within the bunk for their personal items
Disturbed sleep when the main light goes on and off as people arrive home late or leave early for work
Heads bowed on the bottom bunk to avoid injury due to the minimal internal height of the old bunks
Potential slippage on the metal ladder
Uncomfortable seating position with the infamous metal bar pressing uncomfortably into your back
Potential conflict about shared facilities such as power points, phone charging cables, fans, reading lights, and storage.
SMART BUNKS ARE GOOD FOR BUSINESS
As an authorised Smart Bunks hostel, you can reap a number of business benefits:
Increased occupancy rates
Higher premiums per night
Improved balance sheet and cash flow using our leasing arrangement
Gain a competitive advantage against other hostels in your area
Co-operative marketing with Smart Bunks global campaigns
Revenue stream from advertising
Revenue sharing from tour and activity bookings.
Ergonomic, high-tech, open-sided sleeping environment using injection-moulded design
Responsible manufacturing using a proportion of recycled plastic
Modular design construct capable of retrofitting future product enhancements
Clever design facilitates both a social environment and personal privacy
Privacy blinds on each side creates an important sense of personal space
Unique airing system in the bed base to reduce condensation
Highly durable injection moulded plastic minimises structural movement and creaking
Control Panel comprising 2 x USB ports, headphone, power point, and switches for fan, internal lights and personal reading light
Integrated personal fan
Tough plastic construct prevents bed bug infestation
Dual lockable suitcase-sized storage
Future versions will support an integrated digital platform.
Improve your brand and reputation by being known as a Smart Bunk hostel.
Smart Bunks are modular by design so they are feature-rich now, easy to assemble, and future proof.
Smart Bunks are available with leasing finance so you avoid any large capital outlays.
Smart Bunks contain a proportion of recycled plastic to help keep our planet healthy.
We design custom Smart Bunks with your preferred artwork concept.
You may have a theme or location-based concept that you prefer to use to differentiate yourself from the crowd. All good! Smart Bunks is ready to help by designing bunk artwork to your specification. The outcome is a punchy feel and total environment that fits perfectly with your brand strategy.
You've read our story. Our mission is to become recognised as the new global standard in backpacker accommodation. Let's share our vision and transform your business into a 21st-century hostel.