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Reviews of Brisbane City Backpackers

Hostel | 380 Upper Roma Street, Brisbane, Australia 4000

76.2% Overall Rating

587 out of 735 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/07/2014)

"The pub at the hostel and the view from the roof top and the accessibility and cleanliness"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 14.10
  • Breakfast USD 4.70
  • Towel USD 9.40

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

CANCELLATION POLICY 48 hrs notice from the date of arrival is required to cancel a booking. CHECK-IN POLICY All guests are required to produce goverment 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.

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76.2%

Overall Rating

587 out of 735 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Brisbane City Backpackers'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
69.6%
Value
71.2%
Safety
80.8%
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Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The pub at the hostel and the view from the roof top and the accessibility and cleanliness

Disliked: Room was too small.. The room opened without the card and so we felt extremely insecure about the stuffs.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway

05 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location near transit center and in walking distance to the city. Rooms and bathrooms very clean and staff were very friendly. Nice bar and a good atmosphere all round.

Disliked: No complaints very happy with my stay would definitely stay again.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere seemed fun, the building is quirky and had a bar, pool, movie theatre and other great features which we unfortunately didn't have time to sample!

Disliked: Could have used more helpful, friendly staff when trying to get to airport! Couldn't get wifi working.

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

Mari Valkeinen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 April 2014 Mari would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, big terrace, pool, Wi-Fi (which unfortunately works poorly and it is impossible to load pictures to blogs or FB).

Disliked: Wi-Fi not working. Also no place to sit and read a book and chill after sunset (rooms too dark, terrace too dark with no lights, kitchen area too busy). Kitchen tables too high for sitting comfortably.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 March 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: No lockers, unfriendly staff

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

16 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clear

Disliked: No personal cabinet in the room

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, nice bar and food, fun activities every night

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

24 February 2014

Liked: Location is pretty good. Very close to Train station and shops

Disliked: - Staff at times were rude and not interested. - Inconsiderate guests - Uncomfortable bed

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

michael mcnally

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

24 February 2014 michael would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap rooms, comfy beds, cheap food, huge kitchen, friendly staff. Prime location right near Coles. Highly recommend to anyone travelling on a budget

Disliked: Nothing

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I felt there was a sociable atmosphere which has definitely lacked in some other hostels I have stayed at whilst travelling. Even though the hostel was a little way out of the city, they did provide an hourly bus service which was definitely beneficial. The staff were always helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Wifi was overpriced and very slow, the crowd did get rather rowdy so noise was sometimes an issue when trying to sleep. The room was reasonably clean but really smelt bad and the bed matresses pretty much resembled a duvet, very thin.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Kevin Way

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

07 January 2014

Liked: Really close to the transit centre

Disliked: It was extremely hot everywhere and the "free" internet did not work. Also there was no cold water which is shit!

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 November 2013

Liked: Compared to other hostels in Australia the people dish wash surprisingly well.

Disliked: No answering of emails before arrival. No real 24h reception, however unfriendly night portier who was not available by the telephone number given at the closed reception.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The nice people, the great facilities and the great and friendly staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location

Disliked: Fairly noisy until about 2am, but to be expected from such a central backpackers.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 August 2013

Liked: nice view of the city skyline from the terrace, location

Disliked: dish issued on bail, no help from the ladies from reception, internet in the evening not working, live there working people, very small dorms

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

david shuttleworth

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2013 david would recommend this property

Liked: Well equipped kitchen, has its own bar, wi fi ok though not quite good enough for skype, close to bus and train station and big supermarket

Disliked: quite far from everything else though South bank not too bad at 15-20 minute walk. the on-site bar can be noisy and annoying if you are not in the mood or don't like watching endless sports very loud on the big TV. The 'pool' is a bit of a joke but it's nice to have a sunbathing area in a hostel.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

25 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were clean, warm and quiet and I got a really good nights sleep. I got upgraded from a 14 bed dorm to a 6 bed dorm which was pretty ace :) The pub area was fun with a lot of character and the staff were really friendly and helpful. It's a great location with a beautiful view and I would totally recommend this hostel.

Disliked: None.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fun atmosphere, good location.

Disliked: "Free Wi-fi" was awful. When it worked it was incredibly slow. Staff were not very friendly or helpful, seemed to just want to have a good time and party.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Tien Shawn, Wei Chong

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

20 July 2013

Liked: Being near Roma St Station, the location was top class. The CBD was only a short walk away. The card access system made me feel safe.

Disliked: As with all hostels around the world, drunkenness of the guests can be a huge problem. In my case, a drunken Irishman managed to cause such a ruckus outside my room such that my roommate opened the room door. The Irishman then proceeded to pee inside the room (J) on the carpet, and slept on a random bed (despite him not even being from the room). What irked me was that when the staff came shoo the Irishman away and also to clear up the room, all they did was just to pour some detergent on the floor, and place some towels on the pee. At no point of time did the staff apologise for the Irishman's behaviour or ask how the other people staying in the room felt. You can only imagine how grotesque it is sleeping in a room with fresh pee on the carpet.

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

Sam Lewis

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2013 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: Deck was a nice place to eat during day and night with views over the river and city

Disliked: Some staff members treated guests as an inconvenience to their own enjoyment of their 'party lifestyles' and were very rude. The rules regarding cutlery and plates were silly ( you could only rent a pre-determined set) and the kitchen was filthy - nobody cleaned up after themselves. Dirty pans everywhere.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

13 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice staff, very safe (you need a card for every door), nice bar and roof top

Disliked: a little walk to the city centre, very small showers (and not very clean)

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Brendan O'Neill

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 July 2013 Brendan would recommend this property

Liked: does what it says on the tin, its big and there is a lot of people here. we got upgraded to a smaller dorm when we arrived. the staff were always helpful

Disliked: the wifi was awful, i checked and all i was getting was 1mbps an 0.1% connectivity!!! terrible. the dorms were a bit grubby and the window was sealed but that was probs due to the air con. the gubby kitchen was down to the people staying there rather than the hostel itself, but it was cleaned thoroughly twice a day.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good size kitchen and rooftop terrace.

Disliked: Weird plastic pillows and the room smelt a bit damp.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bar has a really good atmosphere and we got upgraded to a private room when we arrived which was really nice with a fridge, ensuite bathroom and tv.

Disliked: The food wasn't great. But it was very cheap.

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

Paul Fennelly

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 June 2013 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: v. Good location. Staff v. V. Nice

Disliked: Paul left no negative feedback.