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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Coming into a extremely hot country from a long flight all we wanted was a comfy room with air conditioning great service but didn't get either. 40 degree heat with no air conditioning was painful and being cramped in a shoe box of a room. We booked in for 3 nights and could only make, 1 stay if we could...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival we got upgraded to a 4 man dorm when there was 3 of us so was handy. Big clean room nice a/c. Shared showers could have done with a bit of a scrub but still ok. What can you expect from a shared facility. No BYO alcohol but cheap enough in the bar on site.

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1Thank Scott B
Kildare, Ireland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for three nights. On arrival got upgraded to private room so a great start. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Place was clean and the bar was good fun. Very centrally located and a c in the rooms. The view from the lookout point was amazing. Would stay again

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1Thank Flynnm2
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The was my first night stay in Australia and boy, what a shocker! The rooms are dirty, the staff were rude and really unhelpful, the shower facilities are old, reasonable friendly atmosphere with the guests but compared to the other hostels I stayed at, their is no comparison. I would suggest you try some of the hostels closer into town...

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2Thank Andy W
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

First the good news: nice rooftop with picknicktables and a little swimmingpool, great view of Brisbane. Easy walk to Southbank. Not very happy with the smelly dorm we stayed in. 30 beds in 1 dorm, in the basement with bad ventilation. Showers and toilet were old and a few were dirty. Some doorlocks were broken. This dorm was cheaper than...

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1Thank Hanneke v
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself is ok. Room was spacious for 14 with two toilets and two showers. The bathrooms definitely were not cleaned twice a day as stated on the welcome leaflet shower had a mouldy curtain and the floor in the corner was grim. Its cheap here so can't expect to much. There's annoying fire exit sign in the room...

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1Thank Terri1990
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Stayed here for a couple of weeks. It's definately got it's fair share of drunken drama, but apart from that there was a good atmosphere with not a huge number of long termers when I was there. And there's a decent pool and amazing view of the city. Rooms were absolutely fine. Staff were friendly. Looked 10x better than the...

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1Thank Matt987610
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights, with two others. We were in a mixed room, that didn't smell very good at all however was relatively clean. There were only two showers between a lot of people but never had to que again they were relatively clean. Great showers until the last morning where the shower was cold. A big bar that...

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1Thank poppyr21
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a big hostel, not much of a personality, a place for lots of drunk and horny 18-22 yr olds to spend a week. The staff weren't particularly friendly for the most part, one woman was quite rude when I asked for change for the washing machine, it said "5 x $1 coins only" above it. She gave me...

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1Thank mattyb1609
Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I went there because they write they have a transportation to the airport but they dont! You have to call/book online by yourself with the agency who do it. They pick you up at the hostel for 15$. But it's not the hostel, like they pretend. We have to pay a deposit for the cutlery and plate because there are...

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Address: 380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: $25 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — City Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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