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Free WiFi for all our guests. Portland Bunkhouse offers free WiFi to all guests.

Welcome To The Portland Bunkhouse

Bunk style accommodation with spectacular views from the top of Portland Bill.

Free WiFi (dependant on BT) Fully equipped kitchen BBQ area Private parking Communal room with DVDs / 42" screen
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History of The Portland Bunkhouse, (formally: The Royal Navy Transmitter Station).

In April 1904 the Marconi Transmitter Station as it was known was moved from the grounds near the lighthouse to the current location of the Portland Bunkhouse. The Transmitter Station's call sign was known as TWQ.

By the 1960's the Transmitter Station was known as the RN Portland Bill W/T Station. At this point there were 8 High Frequency Transmitters (believed to be Marconi) on site and one massive high power transmitter which was rarely used. The Royal Navy had a permanent watch of 3 men and also technicians would come up from the Osprey between 09:00-16:00 Monday-Friday. There are some photos in the Gallery showing how it used to look.

In 2008 the building was taken over by a local dive operator for storage and occasional overnight accommodation for divers.
In 2012 the current owner took it on and now runs it as The Portland Bunkhouse.

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