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Yellow Submarine Backpackers Reviews

66 Quay Street, Brisbane, Australia

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104 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 59%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 65%Staff
  • 51%Atmosphere
  • 45%Cleanliness
  • 49%Facilities

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The distribution is terrible and every room is very smelly. All the taps in the bathrooms where leaking and it gave the impression of very old. The recepcionist ignored every request and wasn't very friendly.

  • 12th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Uruguay
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff were very friendly but the hostel lacked atmosphere. A lot of guests stay long term and the rooms are very messy. The kitchen was clean but could do with more cutlery and cups. The eating areas, outside and inside feel dirty and are not very well maintained. If you are looking for a place to sleep only it is good value for money but I wouldn't recommend this hostel if you want a nice atmosphere to chill in.

  • 28th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Free wifi, that alone is awesome in australia, nice kitchen and very helpful staff.


For the price, you get what you pay for... Room was ultra dirty and smelly, I'm glad my bed was next to the window otherwise I would die. Had a roommate who set up his home cinema and watch movie while you rest... Toilet are really old and dirty. There is only 1 tiny sink in the corner. My room was downstair, looked like a cave full of rubbish, clothes and dirty stuffs. The fella from the staff was nice but the girl was snobbish. Tips: learn how to speak and pronounce in English that will help u


Really cheap and basic. Not terrible but not nice. Not ideal if you need an early night for a flight as the social area is open 'til 11pm and you can hear everything.


we arrived from NZ early morning and the staff allowed us into our room. We did not eat in the hostel because we did not think that it was clean. couldn't wait to leave. Very disappointing.

  • 13th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Hello, thank you for your kindly complaint. I feel sorry that you didnt enjoy your stay too much. We will try our best to imporove the claenliness and services. Thank you.


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...

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