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Brisbane City Backpackers Reviews

380 Upper Roma Street, Qld 4000, Brisbane, Australia

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76%

Rating
1428 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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69%

No hooks or anywhere dry to store you stuff in the showers. The view from the rooftop pool and viewing tower were great. Wifi is only on the second floor with the kitchen and pool and not in the rooms.


89%

Receptionist was lovely and so helpful. Room was air conditioned and the pool/ bar was busy and fun in the evening. Dead during the day though. Great view over Brisbane, space to hang and store clothes in the room but no lockers. Would come here again, but Brisbane itself seemed a bit quiet and not loads to do on a backpacker budget. We were there on Australia Day though so think everyone must have gone to the beach.


46%

The room in was in was very dirty. Rubbish and old food leftovers were left on the bed and I had to throw it away. It seemed that you guys don't check if the room/bed is looking acceptable for another person.


57%

There is no hanger what so ever in the shower; not enough power plug in the room, everyone has to share just two; a pub just around the rooms, so loud at night


94%

Great hostel with the most amazing views of Brisbane from the pool/bar/viewing tower. Very secure room entry - not sure about lockers as we had a private room. Bit of a walk to town but there was a little street two minutes away with an amazing Indian and some wicked bars. Rooms away from the facilities so not as easy to socialise but means it's quieter. Bar was cheap and staff were super helpful!!


83%

Only stayed for one night, but the staff was really friendly and helpful. The place was clean and I felt comfortable.

  • 16th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Staff were very friendly and welcoming, our room was upgraded to an ensuite as we were only staying one night. Facilities like kitchen area were very clean, great views from the roof and good atmosphere at the hostel.

  • 15th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

One of the cleanest hostels I've been in. The vibe is great and the location isn't too bad either


94%

Amazing hostel , very clean , staff were amazing there ! They have a pub built into this hostel with the cheapest alcohol available in Queensland and it's no joke! The bar is more like an Irish pub with a great atmosphere and loads of games and stuff to win, rooms were pretty standard nothing amazing but definitely nothing to complain about , location isn't the best but again nothing that would stop me from booking again, loved this place. Look out for the big Irish dude at front desk! Hilarious


89%

You need better faucets. The kitchen should open earlier because some People work early. The Rest was awesome:)

  • 31st Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Nice staff, nice view from the bar/balcony, nice room (we stayed in a private double). We stayed over New Years and it's close enough to all the South bank festivities.

  • 31st Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

I would recommend Brisbane City Hostel as one of the better hostels i have stayed in during my world travels. My only complaint which has already been brought to the management's attention is there were no hooks or anywhere in the shower cubicles to hang items including clothes to keep them up out of the water.

  • 28th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

It was one of the best hostel experience.. Staff was amazing and helpful. Highly recommended

  • 28th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Stayed only one night but this hostel was good. Room was very basic but clean. Swipe card lock on door so security was good. Showers and toilets were clean. There was a pub and pool however we didn't use it, kitchen also looked big and clean however we also didn't use it. Good experience


86%

We stayed in a private double room for surprisingly little! Great value for money and everything was clean and functional. Walking distance from public transport.

  • 26th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

great place.. must be one of the best possible views of the city and embankment, nice pool and cool bar. great place! recomended


83%

Very happy. We booked into a 8 bed dorm just for a one night stay. Got there later on in the evening and staff put in in a private double room for the night for the same price which was a really nice gesture. In the sort amount of time we were there the atmosphere seemed really good.


69%

20 dollars to rent plates and cutlery it's ridiculous

Owner Comment (Hide)
We dont rent plates. You pay a $10 deposit for a full set which includes a cup, plate, bowl, knife, spoon and a fork. You get your deposit back when you return the set clean. The reason for this is so you guys dont have to wash other guest dirty dishes.

71%

Great common areas, but the most unfriendly stuff ever (and I have traveled for more than one month around Australia).


80%

Wifi not as good as promoted, everything very clean, big rooms, Supermarkt close, Swimmingpool area nice, good view, big kitchen. More like a worker hostel though. Had Had a good stay anyways!


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