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Gonow Family Backpacker Reviews

145 vulture street westend, Brisbane, Australia

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263 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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The only down pointd were the atmosphere is a bit lacking and during the night air con is turned off, could be left on until the morning.


The room, bathrooms and the kitchen were dirty and untidy. I really wuold not recomment this hostel to anyone.


Friendly people around! Friendly staff! Very quiet hostel!! Not very clean...but could be worse!

  • 6th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I likely appreciated the free breakfast and the free rice. the cooling sistem inside the dorms is also useful


Clean, nice and friendly place. The kitchen is so well equipped it's amazing!


The staff is not friendly by incheck. Maybe clean up the rooms before we can use them because it was disgusting, also the kitchen was not clean at all. A really bad hostel, but for the money they think you don't deserve more maybe?


Free wifi and brekkie, clean rooms, friendly staff and the perfect location for exploring Brisbane - a stone's throw away from buzzy west end! Very basic hostel with not much atmosphere or decor, but a great base camp for someone who is just after the bed! It was clean and relatively quiet at night, so ticked all the boxes for me! Would be nice to have a bit of a common area, but I would still stay there again


This is a very busy place but for all the good reasons : well located, friendly staff, great weekly rates, lockers, free breakfast , free rice, good wifi, not too much noise .... I had a great time and will certainly go back


Good location (close to Southbank and city centre). Nice staff and free WIFI. I had a good stay

  • 24th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Excellent hostel with lots of nice people. Nice and quite and easy to meet friends there. Free WIFI is extra bonus. Cleanliness is good but not as perfect as the others aspects. Overall, would recommend it.



  • 23rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A nice hostel with a group of wonderful people. i would definitely recommend it!!


The driver for airport pick up was very late even if I told them when the plane lands. The hostel was dirty, the mattress was all yellow like somebody would pee on it. Room has only bed and one clothes hanger, no table or chair. Floors were dirty. Toilets have only one washbasin and that was near shower, so if somebody was taking a shower you couldn't wash your hand after using a toilet. Not worth $1 per night! Strongly not recommend staying at Gonow!!!

  • 13th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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