Hunter's Dream

NPCs Bath Messengers, Stump Messengers, Plain Doll, Gehrman
Recommended Level
Weapon Upgrade
Any - Endgame 100
Any - Endgame +10
Bosses Spoiler
Multiplayer Co-op only (+Hostile Co-op)
Changes in NG+? No

Hunter's Dream is a location in Bloodborne. Also known as Dream Refuge, it is the place where the player goes after their first death and operates as a central hub, providing trade and upgrade services. The player can port from this location to any of the Lamps that they have activated.



Hunter's Dream


  • Upon your first death and visit the doors to the house will be locked. On the staircase the Messengers will offer you a Trick Weapon, a Firearm and a Notebook.
  • After you enter Central Yharnam and light the Lamp there the house will open on your next visit.
    • If you ignore the Wolf Beast in the clinic and instead run straight to the lamp without dying, the house will also be open on the first visit.
    • Inside you'll find Gehrman, the Workshop, your item Storage and the Memory Altar.
  • After you have entered your first Boss arena, or gained 1 Insight, the Plain Doll will be alive upon your next visit. You can then talk to her to level up your stats.
  • On the staircase the Messengers will now offer you your first multiplayer items: the Beckoning Bell and the Silencing Blank.
  • After you have gained 1 Insight, a second set of Bath Messengers will unlock, allowing you to trade Insight for items. If you fall below 1 Insight, the merchant will become unavailable again after you close the dialogue window.
  • Once the blood moon rises or having 50 Insight, the music in the Dream will change to another soundtrack, Moonlit Melody, focusing on the voice more than the instruments.
  • After defeating Mergo's Wet Nurse, the Hunter's Dream will change as morning is almost here. If you talk to Gehrman after the fire starts, you are at the point of no return. See New Game Plus page for information.
  • At seemingly random points during the story logging into the game while stationed in the Hunter's Dream will cause random voices or conversations to be heard by the Hunter.


NPCs in the Hunter's Dream

  1. Gehrman
  2. Plain Doll
  3. Messengers


Lore Notes

  • In a corner, next to the altar at the farthest end of the house, is a page, with information on the main goal of the Hunters during the night of the hunt: "To escape this dreadful Hunter's Dream, halt the source of the spreading scourge of beasts, lest the night carry on forever."
  • There are more than 360 headstones in the Hunter's Dream.
  • A book titled "How to Pick Up Fair Maidens" can be found in the book pile.
  • The Hunter's Dream originated from the Abandoned Old Workshop.


Services in the Hunter's Dream




Hunter's Dream Walkthrough

From the start, move forward to find an inanimate doll, and then interact with the Messenger sign ahead to find your first tutorial tip:
"The Messengers offer you a Trick Weapon. Choose one. Trick Weapons are wielded with the right hand, and employed in beast hunting."

Hunter's Dream Map



    • 24 Nov 2016 07:30  

      I had this crazy though.
      In hunter's dream you can see your house and it's very limited, just a small place, then this came to my head, what if, those pillars in the horizon are others hunter's dreams? And you're in your pillar.

      • Footsteps06 Jul 2016 20:47  

        So, I left my hunter in the Beg for Life pose in front of the doll for maybe 20 minutes while I was eating dinner.<br/>I'm now currently hearing footsteps walking around in somewhere but the doll is obviously standing in front of me, my character isn't moving and at this point in the game, Gerhman is gone.<br/><br/>Does anyone else hear footsteps?

        • The spires in the distance05 Jul 2016 08:56  

          I wonder if the spires have any significance in the lore. I'm beginning to think they are "abandoned"; left behind from hunters who no longer dream. My reason is mostly from Djura's and Eileen's dialogue. Gehrman also seems to mention something about this: "This will be your home, for now" <br/> <br/>That's my interpretation at least; I have not completed the game yet. I could be way off.

          • Wrong link05 Jul 2016 08:56  

            The link to the book "How to pick up fair maidens" sends me to the Rosmarinus page which is completely unrelated. <br/>Also I don't think it should be under lore notes since it is an Easter egg.

            • The White Flowers05 Jul 2016 08:56  

              Does anyone know what kind of flowers they are? I thought they were lilies or daisies but neither of them are a match, either not the right kind of leaves, not the right amount of petals, or both.

              • dying inside Hunter's dream area( not boss area)05 Jul 2016 08:56  

                How can anyone die within the workshop are. ( not the one with white flowers all over, cus that's the boss area), I'm talking about where the doll was or the bath messenger, I just don't understand, I seen red specters everywhere...

                • Why is the hunters dream set alight during after Mergo's wet nurse?05 Jul 2016 08:56  

                  We always see it after, but what significance does it hold? Does it hold one to the old hunters, after which the workshop was abandoned? Or is it based on the fact of the dream coming to an end? What really causes the fire? Or was it a Messenger playing with a ***** fire paper. >.> -Messengers looking at each other, before hiding from pissed off Gehrman.- <.<

                  • Unlocking the House05 Jul 2016 08:56  

                    Actually, even upon your first death its possible for the doors to be open, I think you just need to light the lamp before you get there. Its incredibly easy to V.attack Werewolves...

                    • Cannot return to hunter's dream05 Jul 2016 08:56  

                      Im on ng +1, doing the dlc missions, ive lost most of my progress get everything back and going, went to the nightmare frontier and now i cant leave it.

                      • Your Headstone in the Dream05 Jul 2016 08:56  

                        It turns out you can see your headstone in NG+ if you get the Yharnam Sunrise ending. I found out when I found the doll there (after mild panic of not seeing her). Just thought it was a cool extra detail in the game.

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