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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I booked this place as I had enough of hostels after 5 weeks of travelling. Staff were extremely friendly and couldn't do anymore for me. Place was nice and clean, quiet, close to the shops. River walk is about a 10 mins walk away and is definitely worth a walk into the city or you can get the free ferry... More 

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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This is an old building that's not in perfect condition and the rooms are very basic, but in a funny way, that's the charm of the place. Makes you feel like your staying at a friends place and that's the way the staff treat you. It's located perfectly with bars, restaurants and supermarket all within 100 metres plus bus stop... More 

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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Had a friend recommend me Ellie's Guesthouse in the heart of New Farm for friends and family members coming to stay from NZ when we were at capacity. Rooms varied from court yard, self contained, self serve type arrangements. All were clean and tidy and rates varied too pending on the length of stay. Host Jacque and Nala were friendly... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I had a few nights good rest at Ellie's, this is a pretty place with welcoming staff. They could tell me what i should see and do, and gave good advice. they were also flexible and could prolong or shorten my stay, and they answered both on sms and e-mail. I did not meet with many other of the guests,... More 

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Elliesguesthouse4005, Manager at Ellie's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. It is always our pleasure to assist guests and we hope to welcome you back one day. More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We arrived very late at night and they let the lights and the fan on for us, made us immediately feeling 'Home'. The staff is justgreat, helpful, knowledgable, the location close to bus, ferry and supermarkets, what else does a traveller need?

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Elliesguesthouse4005, Manager at Ellie's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, we think the location is fantastic and convenient to everyone. Enjoy your travels around Australia and if you end up back in Brisbane would love to hear about your stories from your adventures. :-) More 

Beerfelden, Germany
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2016

The location, the Queenslander style-building, the facilities in my room as well as in public areas, the green space and terrace, the free Wifi system, the surrounding area, the comfortably firm mattress, the ladies running the guesthouse....to name but the things on top of my head and not to forget the affordable price it is all offered for, it was... More 

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Elliesguesthouse4005, Manager at Ellie's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Your comments are lovely, thank you and look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Ballarat, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 March 2016

An unpretentious pleasant relaxing place to stay with friendly hosts. The room was clean with all basic necessities. Set back from the road in attractive garden surrounds Ellie's Guesthouse is in an excellent location - just short bus ride into town, or a stroll to the delightful New Farm Park & Brisbane Powerhouse.

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Elliesguesthouse4005, Manager at Ellie's Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, the area is brilliant area (like a hidden secret and so close to everything) You are always welcome to stay when you in Brisbane. More 

Noosaville, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Overall a comfortable place to stay, near to the city, clean & tidy and close to all amenities. Was only there for 3 nights and had to go into the city on those days, so really appreciated the convenience

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Elliesguesthouse4005, Manager at Ellie's Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are pleased you found you stay so convenient to the City. We think it is perfect spot and allows you so many options to get to the City. Your not short of choices between walking, City Cat or the free City Hopper, bus at the front door or and easy cycle. Suitable for everyone. More 

Toowoomba, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Tiny room, No Air Cond, No Soap, No Shampoo or conditioner, very Poor Customer service, Rang 3 times no answer and rather calling back sent a text message, No power for the whole night, Rooms and Building overall are in very poor condition, may collapse anytime, I am not even sure it meets legislative requirements, Windowns are workplace helath and... More 

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Elliesguesthouse4005, Manager at Ellie's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments, whilst we do welcome feedback. We do feel the need to respond and clarify your inaccuracy. Interesting that you claim you had no power when the light was left on in your room when we entered the following morning. Also one would question, if you had no power all night why you wouldn't advise us?... More 

Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Nala and Jacque are super great. Jacque was sooo helpful with helping me to figure out what to do in and around Brisbane, and the easiest most affordable way to do it. It's like staying with your personal travel agent. The bedroom was very quaint and provided exactly what I needed. Internet connection was totally fine. My unit had the... More 

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Elliesguesthouse4005, Manager at Ellie's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We loved having you stay with us and love sharing tips on Brisbane. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you again. More 

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Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the beautiful suburb of New Farm, just 2.5 km from Brisbane city centre, the family-run Ellie's Guest House offers quiet and peaceful accommodation in a large 2-storey heritage house. Ellie's Guest House is a 10-minute drive from Roma Street train station. It is a 20-minute drive from Brisbane Domestic Airport. Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo and the Gold Coast beaches are both a 1-hour drive away. All rooms have a wardrobe, bedside table and desk. Each room has a kitchenette with microwave, mini refrigerator, sink, toaster, kettle, cutlery and crockery. Bed linen is supplied. Facilities include a shared veranda, self-contained communal kitchen and coin-operated laundry. New Farm shopping centre, with great shops, cafes and restaurants, and the renowned New Farm Park and Brisbane River are all within a 5-minute walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ellie's Guesthouse

Address: 124 Merthyr Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
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Price Range: $42 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ellie's Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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“i would recommend the double room”
 of 5 bubbles A9ta_1, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Warmer heaters in Winter - I say this having come from 40 degrees straight into the Australian windy winter.”
 of 5 bubbles daviddcd, 25 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The nicer rooms are off the front balcony near the manager's office. Some sporadic Wi-Fi reception available in these rooms also.”
 of 5 bubbles Aussie_in_Europe_9, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“Best shower downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles jarnol879, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Just let them know what you want - no one is a mind reader!”
 of 5 bubbles royalmarine, 31 Dec 2014 | Read review
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