Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Citybackpackers have a cancellation policy of no refund on monies paid in advanced for cancellation, no show or reduction in numbers.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Citybackpackers supplies all linen for beds, thou suggests each person supply his/her own sleeping bag(for cooler months) as stocks are limited.
Also it is our duty that we ask each person pay a standard key deposit of $10 on arrival which will be refunded on check-out when linen and key are returned to reception.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Any tours should be booked on arrival or at least 24hours prior to attendence.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

City Backpackers HQ, in the very heart of Brisbane. Want to be close to all the action? Then City Backpackers HQ is the place for you! Only minutes from all the best shopping, bars, restaurants and nightlife, with options to suit all our travellers, those on a shoe string budget or those who want to splash the cash.

Take to the streets of all that Brisbane and South East Queensland have to offer, or kick back in “The Fatt Wombat”, our in-house bar, pool with spectacular river city views, movie lounge with a wide range of movies to choose from or stay connected with friends and family around the world with our free Wi-Fi.

Our Location:
Situated in the city centre with extensive views of the river and the city, City Backpackers HQ is the place to be! In walking distance from the best shops, bars and restaurants and new entertainment precincts; making it the perfect place to catch a movie, have a drink with friends or buy those much needed essentials.

Take a short stroll or ride along the river walking paths and bikeways. Not your thing? Then catch some rays at the famous South Bank beach and sample the delights of the many weekend markets Brisbane has to offer.

After an adventurous day exploring the area, quench your thirst at your local “The Fatt Wombat” then head to Caxton Street, laid back West End or the clubbing scene of ‘The Valley’ for some of Brisbane’s best nightlife.


City Backpackers HQ charges 1.8% surcharge on any debit or credit card transactions. Eftpos transactions incur a $0.25 surcharge


In the interests of security, all guests are required to produce government photo ID on check-in.

Persons wishing to stay in our backpacking dormitory accommodation are required to have with them, a full sized travellers backpack. A backpack is not required to stay in a single, twin or double room. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2019
    I am very grateful that I did not Luza ma life when playing in the pool comp during my stay. Best crowd and staff I have ever witnessed in accommodation services in Brisbane. Will definitely recommend and be back again soon!! P.L.U.R. Thank you. S.Oliver
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    22 Oct 2019
    Great location, rooms were clean and the hostel was relatively quiet after 10-11pm. Staff members were great and accommodating. Large kitchen, bathrooms were decently clean. Spacious rooms. AC was super cold at night though. Was relatively affordable! Overall good place. I’d stay again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Sep 2019
    Great location to explore Brisbane from
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    11 Sep 2019
    Great rooftop bar. Dorms were standard and nice. Views and cheap bar are the real winners here.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    21 Jul 2019
    The location of this hostel is good and only a 10 minute walk away from south bank (fake beach). It’s got a great view from the rooftop but what makes this hostel good is the people working there are all friendly as well as happy to have a laugh and make sure that you are enjoying your stay. Toilets and showers were good too!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 Jul 2019
    Bar was always smelling old drinks probably it needs a very deep cleaning. But the atmosphere was nice on the terrace.
    Turkey, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Oct 2019
    The hostel is about 15-20 minutes walk from Queen Street Mall & Brisbane’s Southbank. It was easy to get to. The hostel is lively, especially at night, with music & activities in the rooftop bar. A good atmosphere among the guests, most in their early 20’s. The room was a good size for an 8-bed mixed dorm although it was fairly hot. Air conditioning unit was faulty & frequently broke down, leaking water. The curtains were badly stained but bathroom was clean & attended to regularly.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Aug 2019
    Nice enough hostel, just didn't get the best vibe from it. Struggled to make friends, as a solo traveller. Location isn't the best either, but it was alright for a couple of nights
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Oct 2019
    Nice staff and social area. The room smelt terrible though! Honestly the whole place was let down by the rooms, probably the worst I've been in world wide.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    13 Aug 2019
    6 bed female dorm- Only power outlets at bottom bunks, little space for all bags. WiFi -meh, ok. Fridge was disgusting with old and moldy food and only cleaned once during my stay (after one month) Pigeons not afraid to come into eating area and kitchen. Outdoor area nice and spacious. Pool and pool area nice (best I’ve seen at a hostel so far) If you’re not British or French I’d say the vibe is a bit so so. Would stay again for a short time.
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table