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Yellow Submarine Backpackers Reviews

66 Quay Street, Brisbane, Australia

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93 Total Reviews
  • 64%Value For Money
  • 56%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 66%Staff
  • 54%Atmosphere
  • 46%Cleanliness
  • 56%Facilities

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YSB is a cheap backpacker, and you shouldn't expect much from it. The rooms are in a rather poor conditions, and with Brisbane's train passing just outside the backpacker, don't have a light sleep. Don't be claustrophobic either, some rooms don't have windows, you may fell oppressed...


probably the most dirty hostel, nothing worked in the kitchen and the rooms smelt. staff were friendly and helpful


this hostel was basic, not the cleanest of places..that's what you get for the price.I enjoyed my stay, however I've never felt so intimidated by the night manager who lives there.He's abusive,& talks to people like they are dirt. I felt very on edge the whole time I was there as he starres at you with everything that you do,myself and others too felt the same way,& it really ruins the atmosphere.He is in the wrong line of work for sure & I hope something is done about this


Requires a lot of cleaning. Very messy and the owners need to invest more money into the place. Not enough fridges for every ones food to be stored in, poor wifi connection, good value for money, but i have stayed in cleaner and newer places in Australia for the same price. Cheap and basic.

  • 7th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Not clean. Didn't cook for 3 days because we thought it was to dirty. Shower didn't had a door, only a curtain. I would NOT recommend this place. One of the workers was very rude to us because we used the watercooker for a second at our table...

  • 22nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice enough for the short time I was there but if you were to stay longer I'd go for a different hostel. Staff were very nice and good location next to the bus station and close to town.


Good central location in Brisbane, by M3 & Roma st railway station . However train noise loud at night. Staff friendly & coped with my late arrival. Staff had not much local info tho, eg could not provide me with directions to airport. Beds ready as per booking & clean linen. General maintenance needed to fix a few taps, shower heads, toilet button, restock toilet paper, but overall adequate, Was able to have shower in nice warm water. Free Wi-Fi but took many attempts to successfully connect.


This hostel is a little run down but has character. It is good value for money. Friendly people and atmosphere, and an easy walk to the center of Brisbane.


Toilet door didn't have a lock or a light and swung open if you didn't have anyone to hold it for you. Wasn't the cleanest hostel and staff weren't the most helpful but it did the job -I have stayed in worse! Good location.


This hostel is great and so cheap! It's perfectly located for South bank and the city areas. The staff are really friendly and the facilities are decent for the money you pay for. I honestly can't see why this place gets so low reviews. I'd happily come back here!


The wifi worked like 10% of our two day stay and the staff where very rude

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