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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

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

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


Summer House Backpackers Brisbane

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  • Nice Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Summer House Backpackers offer FREE unlimited & super fast WiFi, air conditioning in all rooms, personal power points by your beds & personal in room lockers!

Super comfortable beds, friendly and helpful staff, and you can also take advantage of the amazing view from our rooftop terrace. Perfectly located just a 5 minute walk from the Brisbane Transit Centre. With easy access to the Brisbane CBD, South Bank, & Suncorp Stadium. We look forward to welcoming you to the Summer House family!

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At Summer House Backpackers Brisbane, we're proud of our reputation as one of Australia's best budget hostels. With our funky décor and fun events, we like to make you feel at home. Take a beer from our bar – up to our rooftop terrace. Bask on a lounger surrounded by views over the city and river, and stick around for our evening socials. We'll keep you well fed, with our free pancake Sundays, cheese and cracker nights and Italian nights – and well entertained (don't miss our free boat cruises along the Brisbane River). Grab a continental breakfast every morning – that's free too – naturally!


We're a block away from the Brisbane River waterfront and 7 minutes' walk from the Roma Street Station. This is where the train from the airport, the BDVL, will drop you off – the journey takes about 45 minutes, door to door. There are plenty of cool places to grab a drink just 5 minutes' walk away, with bars like Lefty's Old Time Music Hall, Brewski Bar and Libertine Restaurant a short stroll from the hostel.

Rooms and Dorms

Whether you prefer to keep it cosy or bunk up with new friends, we have mixed dorms of all shapes and sizes. All of our rooms have fresh linen, air con – a must during our hot Aussie summers – and there are power points beside every bed. Bring along a padlock to use your locker, or pick one up from reception.

Extras and activities

Our super fast Wi-Fi is free, so you can stay on top of the shows you're hooked on (help yourself to free and tea and coffee). If you have time for TV, that is – we have heaps of free events to keep you busy. Head to the rooftop for our legendary barbecue dinners, and down to street level for our free walking tours if you need a newbie's introduction to our amazing city.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.1

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 6.9

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 5.7

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    13 Mar 2020
    Good hostel not far from downtown, close to a supermarket and host some activities ( there was free bbq on Friday while we stayed there). The rooms have AC and lockers. Only thing is the hostel lacks a welcoming and spacious common area and the kitchen is a bit small.
    France, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 Feb 2020
    Great place overall with the only downfalls being that the kitchen has no circulation so it gets very hot very fast while in there. Had to lose my shirt before starting to make my meal a couple times. It can also get extremely dirty in there which isn’t on the hostel itself or its staff, but backpackers themselves. Every night you almost needed a fire hose to spray everything down - I actually helped a staff member clean one night it was so bad. Definitely recommend tho as it’s very social!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Jul 2020
    The girl at the reception with beautiful orange hair was really kind and she gave me a lot of advice for my next trip!
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    26 Mar 2020
    Ended up staying here for about week. The kitchen is the weakest area as it's small and no ventilation, so imagine when it's dinner time and everyone's there. There's a Netflix room which I enjoyed. The hostel is always generally clean. Rooms are messy. Quite small and basic. You get locker to put your valuables and location is reasonable. You're a 10min walk from greyhound stop/railway and 20mins walk from CBD. Would happily stay again though
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    10 Mar 2020
    Stayed here for a month last time I was in Brisbane and enjoyed my time there, of course I went back and had a near enough similar experience. Great value for money in an excellent location. Staff were always pleasant to speak to.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    30 Jan 2020
    The rooms are so hot it's almost suffocating. Friendly staff and great location. Not the best atmosphere and the restrooms were always broken.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    31 Dec 2020
    Nice sized dorms, well priced for an inexpensive stay.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    09 Feb 2020
    Ok hostel with nice dining area but a small kitchen. Dorms busy and crowded with peoples stuff... hardly anyone bothered using lockers so its a mess. Good location within Brisbane. Rooftop terrace was closed whilst we were staying.. Staff alright. Good for a single nights stay but lacking in atmosphere.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.6


    13 Feb 2020
    False advertising, I’d say. The dorms are more like an emergency war field hospital than a nice place to stay. Uncomfortable, packed tightly, and inevitably messy, as there isn’t any space to store anything. The kitchen/eating areas are tiny, and the breakfast was pathetic. I actually left early to go stay at another hostel after just one night here.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    27 Dec 2020
    Honestly the worst hostel I’ve ever been to. The 8+ rating is an absolute lie. 100% fake reviews. If it were possible to rate this a 0/10 I would but 2 is the lowest. Whole place was dirty and stank of p*** and sweat. As soon as I got to my room and after checking out the place I went back to reception to get a refund for my key deposit and left. What a dive with what seemed like some homeless people knocking about too. Only positive thing is that the kiwi bloke at the reception was alright.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi