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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Very clean spacious room. Makes you feel like you are in the country side in a cottage, very relaxed atmosphere and close proximity to public transport. I enjoyed myself and would recommend it for anyone when in Brisbane.

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

After going between different hostels of varying grades of cleanliness, what a pleasant and refreshing break to be here! My friend and I were so happy to have our own room after being in dorms for a number of weeks, and staying here is just like renting a lovely cottage or house. Very homely, it was so nice to relax... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Have been staying at Minto regularly over the last 12 months. Great place to stay, rooms including kitchen and bathrooms clean and tidy. Staff always obliging and nothing is a problem. Minto is situated close to public transport, ( bus outside the door) and train not far away. Self check in system is very appealing to me, i know which... More 

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2 Thank peter w
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Easy check in, went straight to my room, lovely queenslander. All guest were friendly and polite, felt like home. Staff were friendly and helpful, thank you for all little extra. Thank you for home away from home. Tim Darek Lisa

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Paris
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Lovely place, tidy and quiet, well located, within walking distance from West End cafés and restaurants, and 10 mn bus from CBD. Very welcoming and helpful staff. Free WIFI available. I will definitely recommend it.

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Thank Schriss
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We stayed at Minto for 3 nights as a group of 9. The house is beautiful and has been converted in a very sympathetic manner. I would change the colour scheme though, as it makes every room feel very dark (you need the lights on during the day in some rooms). The facilities were good. The kitchen has everything you... More 

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2 Thank natleamy
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

The place has a ton of character but not much atmosphere. We did enjoy eating breakfast on the front porch but the bathrooms seemed to always be occupied as there is only 2 for all the guests.The location is ok, not really walking distance to much. No one is there to greet you or answer your questions, but a bulletin... More 

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Nathan B, Manager at Minto Colonial Hostel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay at Minto, for future reference there is a third shared bathroom downstairs. More 

Innisfail, Australia
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

We missed out on staying at a nearby hotel and to be honest Minto was not our first choice. We had to attend an evening function after flying down from Cairns so our stay was simply an overnighter. I sent an email asking if it was possible to leave our bags there prior to our room being available and received... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2013

Like other reviewers say, its quiet, clean and location is convenient...but the internet connection is quite bad. I stayed in room 6A facing the back of the house and it got really hot in the late afternoon/evening. Front rooms are nice since the breeze tends to be coming in the front of the house. Staff is friendly, beds are clean,... More 

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3 Thank zoe-0222
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

A good and excellent guest house with all the facilities. I stayed in this guest house and found lot of fun in it. The owner of this guest house is really polite and he always takes care of his guests. He is available for the assistance round the clock. I felt like at home when I stayed in this guest... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Minto is a delight to the senses. Enjoy the colonial charm, feel the breezes on the veranda or chill out in front of the TV in the common room. We at Minto are committed to providing clean, comfortable accommodation approaching guest house quality. Other features include a fully equipped huge Chef's kitchen & fast wireless Internet (a small fee applies). A stay at Minto will ensure a pleasant, harmonious place to stay and study in peace. 14 mins walk from the excitement of some of Brisbane's best nightlife, 10 mins walk to South Bank rail station. A short walk to the Convention centre and CBD, 50 meters to the bus & 100 m to convenience stores and restaurants and take-aways are close by. The on-site caretaker is available to facilitate pleasant day to day operations. Please note: Bathroom facilities are shared; 3 bathrooms between 12 rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Minto Colonial Hostel

Address: 61 Gladstone Rd | Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: $57 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Minto Colonial Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms at the back of the house are quieter...room 7 probably the pick.”
 of 5 bubbles Kathee2206, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Not next to a bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles 90julianb, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the front rooms if you don't like traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 38sally, 5 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Room 4 has french doors onto the balcony, which lets in the evening breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles clarelove, 21 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Dont stay here”
 of 5 bubbles SunshineCoastView, 25 Mar 2014 | Read review
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