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Reviews of Bluetongue Backpackers & Tours

Hostel | 515 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia 4006

74.4% Overall Rating

39 out of 71 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/02/2014)

Leigh Henderson thinks…

"Great place to spend the night. Very relaxed atmosphere, owners very friendly. If your not into the full on backpackers scene and are looking for somewhere more chilled out, this is the place. Will…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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74.4%

Overall Rating

39 out of 71 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bluetongue Backpackers & Tours'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
61.6%
Cleanliness
69.6%
Staff
84.0%
Value
76.0%
Safety
68.0%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

03 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, clean facilities, cheap

Disliked: N/A

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

23 March 2014

Liked: proximity to stores, bars, etc

Disliked: no AC, no wifi, construction taking place during our stay so they made us move rooms halfway through

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was quiet

Disliked: Perhaps too quiet

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Leigh Henderson

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

23 February 2014 Leigh would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to spend the night. Very relaxed atmosphere, owners very friendly. If your not into the full on backpackers scene and are looking for somewhere more chilled out, this is the place. Will stay here again for sure.

Disliked: Nothing. Loved it!

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

29 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly staff and people, the location is right near the Valley which has loads going on, and it's cheap which is always good

Disliked: For the price it's great, but if I have to be super-critical then it can be a little cramped in the kitchen, and possums might rob your food

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

SU-MAN CHENG

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 November 2013 SU-MAN would recommend this property

Liked: it's cheap for bcakpackers

Disliked: SU-MAN left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Lily Souryaphanh

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference

14 September 2013 Lily would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were great and very helpful. The place felt like a share house rather than a hostel. There was even a kitchen to cook food. The toilet and bathroom were surprisingly clean and well maintained. There's a common room with games and DVDs, and an outdoor area with a tropical feel. For an old place they've done well in making the vibe chilled and homely. They even let us store our bags after checking out so we could explore Fortitude Valley before our afternoon flight.

Disliked: Lily left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cozy

Disliked: Managers don't seem to have much pride in the place. Minimal cleaning done, minimal consideration the the guests. The house can be noisy and full if animals

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alex Crivellaro

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

04 February 2013 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location as its placed in fortitude valley, best place to go out in the city, close to train station(5 min walk) and with a bus stop near the entrance. Outside there s a small house with trees tables where you can chill or have a drink! The owners are helpful and cleaning couple of times per day the toilets,shower! Very happy, good deal for money ideal for both backpackers or tourist!

Disliked: Alex left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, helpful, nice new bathrooms, smaller sized hostel creates a better atmosphere with the other travelers, easy to find, great book and dvd library

Disliked: Could do with a lick of paint, better sign outside, no lockers in rooms, kitchen is a little small if lots of people cooking at same time, mozzie nets on the windows would help in summer, front dorm a little noisy, shower downstairs has poor pressure

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

26 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly, place was suprisingly clean.

Disliked: It was next to the main street, so a little bit noisy.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

08 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Easy access good location.

Disliked: Limited Parking spaces

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

29 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to town

Disliked: Older building

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Marta Jeske-Choinska

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

25 October 2012 Marta would recommend this property

Liked: It was perfectly located, close to the city, nice places in Fortitude Valley. On the top of the street you will met amazing view of Story Bridge! Great value for money.

Disliked: On the website was clearly stated that car parking is available, in reality the space will hold just 3 cars.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

16 July 2012

Liked: Staff are very kind and helpful, cleaning is daily and thorough. If it weren't in such disrepair it would be a wicked hostel, charm character and there were loads of awesome people there, staff and travellers

Disliked: The place is falling down, some doors do not lock, felt like I was going to break my neck going up and down the narrow slippery stairs to get in and out, when people were smoking outside I could smell it in my bedroom as I don't think there was an outside door at the back garden, needs a huge revamp urgently

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Victoria Wilkinson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 February 2012

Liked: Location was good, within walking distance of city and nearby valley markets and bars. Showers/toilets were clean. Staff were aproachable and helpful. Fresh linen was provided.

Disliked: Unfortunatley shower/toilet facilities outside our room were under refurb during our stay, which envolved jackhammers and demolision of walls starting at 7am without warning! No activities, no atmosphere. Front door, could not be opened from the inside, and steep steps from front door to reception/ dorms were not maintained and hazardous (however exit through back gate to side street was possible). Not value for money!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

06 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the personal feel of the property. It's not too large and the staff and guests all relax out in the shed or the lounge.

Disliked: The cleanliness, size of the rooms and stuffiness in the rooms. It looked like the staff were struggling to keep the place tidy and clean (perhaps not enough staff?) and the rooms felt very small with nowhere to put your bags out of the way, not good if you have a suitcase instead of a backpack. The fan in the room was a tower fan which didn't circulate the air well so it got hot and stuffy.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Jacquelyn Valladares

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife

04 August 2011 Jacquelyn would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and very friendly and helpful staff. Good place to make friends and meet other solo travelers. Cute cat! ^..^ ~

Disliked: Rooms need mirrors, also there's no wifi but you can use the free wifi at the coffee shop across the street which was convenient.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's very authentic, and classic.Nice and friendly staff.

Disliked: Insecure facilities.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

29 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very helpful and friendly staff. good atmosphere. hostel small enogh to meet everyone

Disliked: little bit run down but this is reflected in the price

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Thomas Evans

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 November 2010 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly helpful staff.Kitchen appeared to be kept in good condition- residents appear to respect facilities.

Disliked: Some of the fittings are bit old although i understand refurbishment is due.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The people and atmosphere

Disliked: General appearance, it needs a good renovation. The sofas in the TV room are in dire need of replacing as they are covered in sheets to hide their true state. The female dorm was also tiny and would be a real squash if fully occupied.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Jørgen Leon Knudsen

02 March 2010 Jørgen Leon would recommend this property

Liked: xxx

Disliked: Jørgen Leon left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Conor Coyle

19 October 2009 Conor would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel with low key atmosphere & good location.Owner very nice & helpful & very quiet at night.

Disliked: Conor left no negative feedback.