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Kildare, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for three nights. On arrival got upgraded to private room so a great start. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Place was clean and the bar was good fun. Very centrally located and a c in the rooms. The view from the lookout point was amazing. Would stay again

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The was my first night stay in Australia and boy, what a shocker! The rooms are dirty, the staff were rude and really unhelpful, the shower facilities are old, reasonable friendly atmosphere with the guests but compared to the other hostels I stayed at, their is no comparison. I would suggest you try some of the hostels closer into town...

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Thank Andy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First the good news: nice rooftop with picknicktables and a little swimmingpool, great view of Brisbane. Easy walk to Southbank. Not very happy with the smelly dorm we stayed in. 30 beds in 1 dorm, in the basement with bad ventilation. Showers and toilet were old and a few were dirty. Some doorlocks were broken. This dorm was cheaper than...

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Thank Hanneke v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel itself is ok. Room was spacious for 14 with two toilets and two showers. The bathrooms definitely were not cleaned twice a day as stated on the welcome leaflet shower had a mouldy curtain and the floor in the corner was grim. Its cheap here so can't expect to much. There's annoying fire exit sign in the room...

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Thank Terri1990
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for a couple of weeks. It's definately got it's fair share of drunken drama, but apart from that there was a good atmosphere with not a huge number of long termers when I was there. And there's a decent pool and amazing view of the city. Rooms were absolutely fine. Staff were friendly. Looked 10x better than the...

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Thank Matt987610
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights, with two others. We were in a mixed room, that didn't smell very good at all however was relatively clean. There were only two showers between a lot of people but never had to que again they were relatively clean. Great showers until the last morning where the shower was cold. A big bar that...

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Thank poppyr21
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a big hostel, not much of a personality, a place for lots of drunk and horny 18-22 yr olds to spend a week. The staff weren't particularly friendly for the most part, one woman was quite rude when I asked for change for the washing machine, it said "5 x $1 coins only" above it. She gave me...

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Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I went there because they write they have a transportation to the airport but they dont! You have to call/book online by yourself with the agency who do it. They pick you up at the hostel for 15$. But it's not the hostel, like they pretend. We have to pay a deposit for the cutlery and plate because there are...

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Thank Valllll
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I've stayed in many hostels in Brisbane in the past 8 months but this one is definitely the worst. The staff is really uninterested and not helpfull. The hostel is run down, old and needs a renovation. The rooms are noisy. We slept near the entrance and when someone came in the walls were shaking. The music is really loud,...

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Me and 2 friends stayed here for our first few nights in Australia. The staff are really friendly, they have some good facilities, the only thing that we had any problems with were the people staying in the 20 bed dorm we were in. People were pretty loud at night when you were having a night in and people would...

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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about City Backpackers

Address: 380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: ₹ 1,228 - ₹ 3,002 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 62
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