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Hostel | 392 Upper Roma ST, Brisbane, Australia 4000

86.4% Overall Rating

144 out of 153 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/12/2013)

Victoria Mullings thinks…

"Lovely pool, clean rooms & facilities, nice easy atmosphere, even for older traveller. One of the better hostels I've stayed at, (& I've been to a few!)"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • ATM / cash machine
  • 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 14.92
  • Towel USD 1.86

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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86.4%

Overall Rating

144 out of 153 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Brisbane City YHA'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
82.4%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
90.4%
Value
83.2%
Safety
92.0%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

100.0%
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Matija Pestotnik

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2014 Matija would recommend this property

Liked: It is a nice place, close to the center and near transit center

Disliked: Matija left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Matija Pestotnik

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2014 Matija would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the city center, near transit center

Disliked: Matija left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's clean and modern, big lockers in each room.

Disliked: They could change the towels in the kitchen more often, where a bit disgusting. It's very expensive and then you have to pay for wifi :(

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

01 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was perfect, clean and near the city center

Disliked: Nothing

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

Ashley Young

Alone

Business / conference

29 January 2014 Ashley would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness and friendliness

Disliked: Extra costs for wifi, parking, lockers, printing, etc

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

Giampiera Seddaiu

Alone

City break

21 December 2013 Giampiera would recommend this property

Liked: Facilities and confortable mattress.

Disliked: I don't like carpets in bed rooms.

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

Victoria Mullings

Alone

City break

19 December 2013 Victoria would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely pool, clean rooms & facilities, nice easy atmosphere, even for older traveller. One of the better hostels I've stayed at, (& I've been to a few!)

Disliked: Nothing, really.

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

John Gray

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 John would recommend this property

Liked: It was close enough to walk to South Bank or the train stations.

Disliked: The location is a little out of the way and tricky to find at first.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's near a supermarket (Coles) and the bus station.

Disliked: It more a hotel than a hostel.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staffs are really nice and give good suggestions. very clean

Disliked: No free wifi, no breakfast

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

08 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean big hostel. Nice frontyard for hanging out.

Disliked: Asked about a recommendation for restaurant and was sent to a fancy tapas place. Good food, but a backpackers receptionist should be aware that most backpackers won't pay $40-50 on dinner.

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

geoffroy lesage

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 September 2013 geoffroy would recommend this property

Liked: It's very clean for a Hostel as cheap as this one, and everybody is nice and honest. Your food doesn't get stolen in the fridges. Well basically i wasn't expecting such quality for this rate

Disliked: geoffroy left no negative feedback.

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

Marco Fletcher

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 August 2013 Marco would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is well laid-out, spacious, modern, clean and a nice place to be. The facility is genuinely clean - there's no lack of maintenance on the exterior and inside always looks and smells great. The greenery and decor around the place is really nice too, adds a lot of atmosphere. The hostel hosts weekly games and movies, as well as deals on food and drink, and maintains a fun, mingling atmosphere. The location is aces - central to either the city centre or Roma St station - Brisbane's transport hub - with easy access to nightlife, Gold Coast and the airport. The staff basically have the attitude of fellow hostel guests - friendly, upbeat, extra-mile level of helpful and great to talk to. Cafe/pub right by the front door - food and booze are never far away. YHA Brisbane is *the* place to stay in Brisbane. I can afford nice hotels easy, but bother that noise - YHA kicks ass.

Disliked: It has the misfortune of being not only right next to a metro railway line, but also happens to be on a turn on final approach into Brisbane's main station, so the squeal of the breaks of the trains makes one unable to have their windows open at night. I didn't lose any sleep, but forget getting fresh air at night. Nothing the hostel can do about it, o'course, but it's there.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable. Big lockers in dorm. Good location, supermarket close by. Friendly reception staff.

Disliked: Window did not close properly, so outside traffic noise was loud.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Toilets were not very clean, specially the female/male toilets.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, spacious and had great hot showers after 2 weeks of cold ones!

Disliked: No free wifi

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: not having to pay deposit for cuttlery/ pots and pans

Disliked: no breakfast. charge for lockers

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

ThijsWillem Emmerik

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 June 2013 ThijsWillem would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely nice staff working at reception! Loads of activities, great big and clean kitchen, very clean bathroom.

Disliked: There is littarly a train track trought the hostel. So every 5 minutes even in the night you will hear a train. Room was quite dirty, especially under the beds and just the carpet in general. Waterpower in the showers is probably on of the worst I ever had. Just a shame that you have to pay for everything, while the room prices are already quite high compared to the other hostels. But that is in every YHA hostel.

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

MINAKO TSUCHIYA

Alone

Work / volunteering

23 May 2013 MINAKO would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and kind staff

Disliked: MINAKO left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

04 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the cafe is excellent quality and value for money, the facilities are clean and the staff and very friendly. The nightly activities are excellent if youre looking for something to do.

Disliked: My only issue was that the mattress was really uncomfortable.

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

Christine Llull

Alone

Work / volunteering

04 May 2013 Christine would recommend this property

Liked: The front entrance was really lovely and inviting...the roof top was amazing!

Disliked: I could hear the train passing from my room window

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved pool and outdoor area at roof top. Amazing view over Brisbane. 4-bed dorm was good! Slept very well :-)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lockers in room and clean room.

Disliked: No elevators to room. Had to drag up my luggage. Also, the headboard of the plastic bed was installed backwards or in a weird position.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

17 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There were a lot of activities offered by the front desk and at the bar/restaurant; I went to a Trivia night, a couple "rainy day" movies, and an AFL match, all of which were really fun. This makes up a little bit for the lack of atmosphere. I was upgraded to an ensuite room because I forgot to book my first night (free of charge - woo!), and the 4-bed ensuite was really nice.

Disliked: The doors are really loud, so if you can get an ensuite room, I'd advise it - you have to deal with fewer lock-snapping sounds during morning and nighttime hours, which made quality sleep difficult for me (I had one stay in a 6-bed with shared bathroom in the hall, and one stay in an ensuite). Bathrooms weren't sparkling, but pretty clean and well stocked.