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Yellow Submarine Backpackers Reviews

66 Quay Street, Brisbane, Australia

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59 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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More bathroom and cutlery should be added. There are limited cups and plates in the kitchen.


The hostel is pretty clean, the guys clean the bathrooms maybe 3 times a day. The rooms are big enough for 4 beds, but the biggest dorms are too old and smelly. The kitchen is a corridor, the living room is outside and is like a camp. For 25$ you can find something better. For 18 it's alright.

  • 14th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The perfect hostel for backpackers who want to save some money and spend a good time close to the CBD. It's a relaxed and calm atmosphere...sometimes you can here some music at night but it's not too loud and there is the train that runs several times an hour close to the backpackers but you get used to it. A small shopping mall with a coles and cinema is only 5 minutes away by foot. I can only recommend it! The only thing I didn't like was that there was no detergent for the washing machines...

  • 2nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Location is very good. Some of the staff are very nice but some come to your room (private twin, not dorm) without any knocking or saying something for "cleaning" (=briefly vacuuming the floor by few strokes). Not very clean. One of the windows couldn't be locked which doesn't make you feel very safe. Comments above say there's no wifi but now there's one router and it works near the front desk and the owner said that whole hostel's going to be covered soon.


The whole place just smells of feet, not to mention our room. There's no air con, which makes this smell even worse and makes it even harder to sleep. The room is about 20m from the train line, which adds to the lack of sleep. The bathrooms are disgusting. The female showers were covered in ants. The 'breakfast' literally included 1 loaf of home-brand bread (nothing to go with this) and coffee. It may be cheap, but worth a couple more dollars to stay elsewhere.

  • 28th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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