Packing list for staying in a bungalow

Packlist for staying in a Bungalow

I find that staying in a Bungalow ranks somewhere between sleeping in a tent and staying in an apartment—you have your own private space, cooking facilities, and often your own bathroom. But there are a few things you shouldn’t forget to bring to ensure a comfortable stay without having to pop to the store for things you’ve forgotten. Here is our list to help you get started:

1. Bedding and towels

Most campgrounds with bungalows charge extra for bedding, so make sure you read the fine print ahead of time and decide if you will rent bedding or bring your own.  On a recent trip, we decided that the 20 CHF fee per bed was not worth it for a 3 night stay and brought along our own towels, pillows, duvets, and fitted sheets. 

2. Kitchen supplies

Most bungalows have basic kitchen equipment which can be a big help when you want to eat a little healthier or try and keep costs down during your travels. But these kitchens often don’t come with more than pots, pans, and plates, so consider bringing the following along: 

  • Tea towel 

  • Washing cloth 

  • Washing up liquid, scrubbing brush, and sponge 

  • Swiss army knife or other paring knife

  • Ziplock bags or plastic containers for leftovers 

  • Paper towels 

  • Reusable shopping bag for trips to the store

  • Rubbish bags

  • Table cloth

3. Basic food supplies

While most campgrounds have a shop filled with basics, it is sometimes nice to bring basic supplies from home. Consider what meals you will eat in your bungalow and bring supplies which are already on your shelf at home: 

  • Jams/honey/peanut butter

  • Fruit

  • Cereal

  • Chocolate powder for hot chocolates 

  • Coffee capsules if you have a coffee machine included, or instant coffee powder and tea

  • Oil and vinegar, pepper and salt

  • Wine and corkscrew 

  • Snacks (nuts, dried fruits, chips, crackers)

We normally purchase cold items like butter and milk and fresh things like bread on site. Always check if you will need to pre-order your bread for your breakfast, especially if you plan on arriving late in the day.  If you need to, phone the campsite ahead to order for your first morning otherwise you might be disappointed. 

4. Bathroom supplies

Basics like shampoo and shower gel, toothpaste and toothbrush come with me wherever I go, thats a given. But bathrooms in bungalows are often kitted out with just one roll of toilet paper (or sometimes none at all) so considering bringing the following:

  • Towels 

  • A roll or two of toilet paper

  • A bar of soap for washing hands (I like collect bars of soap from hotel stays for this exact purpose) or a small container of liquid soap

  • A packet of pre-moistened disinfectant wipes to clean up the bathroom, if needed.

  • Washing powder just incase you need to wash some clothes in the basin 

5. Other things which are nice to have along

  • Mosquito spray and cream if you are bitten, especially if you are by water or warmer temperatures

  • Card games

  • Scooters and bikes

  • If you are traveling with a baby check what the campground offers regarding baby cots, high chairs etc and bring along anything you need.

Is there something you always bring with you thats missing from our list?

Packing list for staying in a Bungalow