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Base Brisbane - Central Reviews

308 Edward Street, Brisbane, Australia

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848 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 57%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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Good central location, but just another old, load, worn out, overpriced hostel, in need of love and respect, it could be an absolutely amazing place.

  • 29th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I stayed in a private room, which are located on the 5th floor. The window was facing the a/c outlet of the building resulting in a constant noise comparable to those of jet engines in an aeroplane. The window did not close properly, which was part of the noise problem. Fix the window and/or make those rooms even cheaper. Staff didn't tell me that the 5th floor wasn't accessible by elevator nor where the bath facilities where on that floor. A hassle. More info doesn't cost much, right?


Air con was busted. Staff couldn't help because it's a central system, they said they'd bring a second fan for our 4 bed room (but didn't). The windows in the room were cruelly either sealed shut or had their cord cut. If you managed to prop up a window, crushing your luggage in the process, you would then find a sheet of thick perspex shutting off any chance at fresh air coming into the room. After a night in that hotbox it was easy to see why the room had such a horrendous smell.

  • 22nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Loved everything about it. Great staff, perfect location.


Great location but extremely small and basic single rooms and bathrooms pretty dated and grubby.

  • 15th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice and clean hostel, good location, but nothing special.


Dents in wall; knob missing from fan; loud vent outside open window meant sleep near impossible and couldn't shut the window to block it out. Inside appearance was of being unclean; entry to Base needs to be more easily accessible. Walls not the shiny painted walls as depicted in website; nor any pretty cushions on bed - only 1 flat pillow, not 2 as in website picture. Never again.

  • 1st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very convenient.


Good basic room. Clean, small. smelled of sweat a bit, but opened window so all ok. Good for overnight or very budget traveller.


Hostel that charge for wifi need to die. Hostels that charge for wifi that doesn't properly work need to die twice.


I stayed here (fortunately) only 2 nights. It's the worst hostel I've been to in Australia yet. It's a really old building and it just looks shabby. All rooms have an open window over the door so you can hear everything what's going on outside. The Down Under Bar is right below so the loud music/bass kept me awake all night. Only 2 power plugs for 4 people. A cockroach chased me in the kitchen. Would not recommend this place if you're looking for some sleep... It's a party hostel!


If never want to sleep is the perfect hostel. Room you can hear the music from the club, slaps windows with the vibrations of the music club. There are parties every night so impossible to sleep. staff is not pleasant. When I asked to change rooms, the receptionist was lost and did'nt find me other room. The cleanliness left to be desired in the bathrooms. The kitchen is dirty, I board not even dared to cook. a good thing it is the location of the hostel. The vacuum cleaner is a past 8 o'clock

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Pulito accogliente ed economico!

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Ciao Alessandro, grazie per aver aver lasciato il tuo commento. Siamo contenti che ti sia trovato bene in Brisbane Central. Buona continuazione per il tuo viaggio. Base Central Crew


I did not like the stay, though cleaners were about and they had an hour and half to clean kitchen, it felt dirty. The theft of food is out of control, the atmosphere is terrible, the price of Internet for 24hrs is good, and the gym pass is excellent. However I'm currently at base uptown and whilst it's slightly out, the atmosphere is much better as is the cleanliness and atmosphere. Pity about central


So dirty and disgusting! Couldn't wait to leave!

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