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There were no blankets and since it was a cold night, I barely slept because of the cold. They might as well not even advertise wifi because it was so slow that nobody I spoke with could even get a single webpage to load. Other than that, it was pretty clean and decent facilities. The lookout over the city and the bar are nice features. But spending a night unable to sleep because of the cold ruined the stay for me.
For the people that are working and staying there I feel sorry for. People and shouting at night going in and out the bar and then when it shuts they just hang round outside doing the same. We stayed in a private double and the amount your paying you'd expect a room bigger than a cell.
BEST HOSTEL IN BRISBANE (BEEN TO 7 SO FAR). ROOMS ARE REALLY GOOD, KITCHEN IS MASSIVE, HAS A POOL, HANG OUT AREA IS ENORMOUS, CHEAPEST BAR IN TOWN, EVERYONE HANGS OUT. GREAT FOR PARTYING OR WORKING. COLES NEARBY. TRAIN STATION RIGHT BESIDE IT.
A good party hostel if your into it (they have their own bar) and helpful staff. They have a job club which is the biggest plus to me. Clean, although the guests didn't wash the pots/pans after using, but clean hostel over all. Good value.
Filthy kitchen- guests dont clean uo after themselves as they do at other hostels. Worth a short stay but wouldnt stay long- not a good nights sleep! Big hostel lots to do :)
Amazing view from the rooftop lookout over the skyline of Brisbane!!! :-) Free movies throughout the day, free Wifi, really cheap bar and meals for just $7! Convenient location, not far from the Brisbane Transit Centre (Greyhound and Premier Motor Bus Stop). Would definitely recommend this hostel and stay there again.
REALLY smelly 14 bed dorm with just one window; music all day/night until 12 am sometimes...the window couldn't stay open when they started the grill/ fire or maybe it is the charcoal of the burger station in front what is to blame for the dunst in the room. But fresh air is definitely not available in this room. The big room had no lockers, no sheds, nothing where you could place things. Looks simply like a big big mess. The beds were incredible hard: Metallic duckboards &thinnest matr
Hostel with a great bar and atmosphere - good for meeting people. Had our own bathroom for the room which was great and very close to the bus station with short walk into centre
Probably the best hostel you will stay in! Amazing atmosphere, cheap bar, cheap food, very clean and very helpful staff. Also there is a job club which is a major help if you are looking for work in Brisbane. Get yourself here!
- location is good - upgraded from 8 bed -6 bed dorm - kitchen could be cleaner and shuts middle Of the day. - wifi doesn't work In your room.
The Hostel was really nice! Best was the view and the cheap beer;)
please find a way to make people clean the kitchen!!!
Loved that this hostel had everything, was big, amazing atmosphere...kitchen was great but annoying you have to rent dishes/cutlery...the pool, bar and restaurant were great and the Canadian guy helping me out was real nice as well! I was leaving super early and they made sure to help me out with that.
Dirty, dirty, dirty. Thankfully only stayed on night. Got no sleep due to very noisy people, rude guests who had basically trashed the dorm room. Cockroaches in showers. Keycard never worked, rude reception were angry to have to fix card.
Staff were very friendly ad helpfull. Room was ok but the hosel smelled toluets and showers not too clean and are unisex. Not good value for money wouldn't recommend
Positive points: views over the city. Big kitchen. Negative: really unsafe. Everyone could walk I and take your backpack (if you leave it there). Doors don't lock properly. Wifi doesn't not work at all in any level. Really frustrating. No point to have for free when it doesn't work. No BYO alcohol. They force you to buy from their bar. Really smelly. I don't recommended.
It was not a good stay! I booked a 6 female dorm for 2 people. We had to sleep in different rooms. It was cold, but they did'nt had enough blankets. There where people living in the room, all thete clothes where everywhere. No space for my backpack! We had to park somewhere else, there was no space! Showers ar very small. Lots of noises the whole night. My bed was'nt good. Continue problems with the keycards, was'nt good working!