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Gonow Family Backpacker Reviews

145 vulture street westend, Brisbane, Australia

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191 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Staff were really friendly and the place was kept clean and very secure, atmosphere was friendly but the white walls could use some colour


We stayed here as a one day layover booking and I wish we could have stayed longer The staff were so freindly and everyone was so acomadating, we had to leave early on a 6 am flight so they made arrangements to check out early. The main kitchen area just feels like its a big family kitchen with everyone just sat around enjoying each others company. The beds were clean comfy and came with full bedspreads as standard, free lockers for valubles, clean hot showers and toilets. I loved this hostel!


Great hostel for people coming to Oz for work

  • 24th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We found this a good hostel, near West Side and the south bank.. Staff where friendly and bathrooms where clean. I have to say that it's not the quietest after 10 if you want an early night, but that's me being an old fuddy duddy..I would deffo stay here again. .


The 6bed dorm is really small for 6 people and their luggage


I was supposed to stay a couple of nights but stayed 10 days since the place felt so nice! The hostel is like home away from home (that's the first time I can write this!) with people working in Brisbane and living there. Free noodles on Wednesday, free fruits on Saturday and free rice whenever! Paul the manager is really friendly and I can only recommend this place!


locations isn't good but good facilities , and kind staffs i liked there are enough shower room and toilets which are clean also you can take a deep sleep :)


Absolutely fantastic


Staff very friendly, atmosphere was good too. Also free wifi and breakfast :)


Free breakfast (toast and jams) and rice everyday, free luggage storage and lockers outside of room, and helpful staff! Location was kind of far away from the main city (15 minutes to the river), but the bus stop isn't far away. Quiet hostel with not much of a common area (just dinner table) but there's plenty outside tables. Only complaints were thin walls, creaky bed, and looked a little dirty with white walls, floors, and sheets, but overall stay was nice!


It's a very good hostel. Staff is very friendly and helpful!! I had a great time. Just one thing: put mirrors in the room :) Besides that is this hostel the place to stay in Brisbane!!!!!!


Good Hostel in Brisbane, Free WIFI to every room. Free Breakfast very surprise me. Nice staff. Toilet, shower, public area and room very very clean. I Love it. I will come back very shortly.

  • 19th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Aruba
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I liked there☆ Friendly staff,Comfortable room,Clean Bathroom… Really I wanted stay there more!!!

  • 17th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I had a brilliant time staying here all the staff are so friendly, the only problem was you couldn't sit outside after10pm


Good location for west end and south bank which are the places I like best, bit if a walk to the city. Clean enough but never a clean fork or chop sticks. Not the best hang out area butt friendly atmosphere and staff. No drinking after 10 so can always get to sleep. Dorms don't lock automatically so often left open. Gate was broken so pretty unsecure but lockers out of rooms for valuables made it ok.


I am agree about the point that we must respect the check out time, but it was the first time since I travel where the staff came more time in our room to told us that at 10 am we have to leave... Cleanliness and facilities could be improved.


Nice Hostel! Keep it up .....


Nice!! Very nice!! If i should go back in brisbane i'll book here!!

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We had a great time! And a big thank you for all the good help we got from the staff. Very friendly and specialy lots of thanks for Paul!


Couldnt get any sleep at night, you can hear every word people were saying in the kitchen. Couldnt sleep in the morning, the hoover is on in the hall from 8am and the cleaner let herself into our room without knocking to empty the bins. Staff who let us in could barely speak english

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