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47 Brighton Road (cnr of Franklin Street), Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Australia

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327 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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Dirty rom and bathroom. Very messy kitchen. Friendly staff. Bus to town


Just a great bloody hostel! Great people, great location, always good movies and stuff playing if you want to relax, always nice people around if you want a chat or a drink. West End is a really great area too, so many great bars and cafes.

  • 21st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Facilities were being upgraded at the time but nice portaloos were in place. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful. Only thing that was bad was a bunch of French students slamming every door and shouting to each other no matter the hour but a great location.


Way to much WEED is being smoked there


it is good for money.


We only stayed one night at this hostel and that was more than enough. The room was a complete mess and had long term guest staying in there. The toilet door didn't close properly and the window had a big piece of wood over it where it had been smashed. The shower looked as though it hadn't been cleaned for weeks. The 'quiet after 10pm' rule was ignored by pretty much 80% of the people in the hostel. Had no sleep here and was glad to leave. Avoid this hostel if you can.


Best in Brisbane so far. Very nice atmosphere and people.


Nice friendly staff. I have to give them that. Not so great with cleanliness. Stayed in room 31 which is a 6 dorm. The mattress and carpets had stains and the carpet looked very old and had a strange smell. All the windows were open due to this condition there is no air conditioning which is fine by me. But that meant every time someone was walking by or a plane flew by, it was loud. -kitchen has not enough pans. And the ones which were there. Were in an appalling condition.


Excellent staff, they all have genuin smiles on their faces and eager to help you out if needed. The rooms however weren't the best. People who stay here seems to stay for the long run, so therefore the rooms arn't clean, at all. The whole place is quite run down, but we did appreciate the big and many fridges, together with a lot of cookers in the kitchen, even if the kitchen it self is small you're still able to cook. The location is ok if you like walking, otherwise they do have a shuttle bus


Great place, nice surroundings and very sociable


Big Love, thanks!

  • 19th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Hi there! It was a very nice time in the hostel! The People are very nice! cheers Markus


they put free Wi-Fi, it isn't. they put breakfast, it isn't. for all the other stuff...it's ok for 19$ x night.

Owner Comment (Hide)
HI Enrico. Can you please show me where it says we put free wifi and free breakfast on? I think you have made a mistake as we have never done this or had a complaint about this.


Staff was unfriednly, hostel was filthy,blitchen really gross on the evening, no real possibility to park your car (only on the street where you have to change places every 2 hours)


I stayed here for a week in the basic dorm. Really nice hostel, close to everything in the west end, only a short walk to southbank, however the hostel offer a shuttle service every hour to and from southbank. Everyone in the hostel staff and guests are really friendly an helpful. After traveling Aus for a year this is one of my fave hostels I've stayed in.

  • 9th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Really nice place! Cool staff, good value, perfect for meeting people and hanging out. No complaints :)

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