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Reviews of Yellow Submarine Backpackers

Hostel | 66 Quay St, Brisbane, Australia 4000

72.7% Overall Rating

11 out of 16 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/04/2014)

Cecilia Gelinder thinks…

"The athmosphere was really nice, everyone was super friendly and it had a very "homey" feeling about it. It was very clean which was a big plus. The hostel itself was also quiet big so there was…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 41.85

What's Included

  • Linen

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72.7%

Overall Rating

11 out of 16 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Yellow Submarine Backpackers'

Atmosphere
71.3%
Location
83.8%
Facilities
65.0%
Cleanliness
66.3%
Staff
83.8%
Value
67.5%
Safety
71.3%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Cecilia Gelinder

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 April 2014 Cecilia would recommend this property

Liked: The athmosphere was really nice, everyone was super friendly and it had a very "homey" feeling about it. It was very clean which was a big plus. The hostel itself was also quiet big so there was plenty of space to move around so it doesn't feel that crowded.

Disliked: That there were no faucettes in the bathrooms, but there's nothing they can do about that so you'll just have to get used to it. No lockers in the rooms, so you'll just have to trust your bunk buddies.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2014

Liked: it was very cheap and close to the city centre

Disliked: It was dirty and loud, a very bad smell everywhere. I didn't feel safe because everyone could come into the hostel during the night (although the front door was closed, backdoor is always open). Some really strange people living here since years (because they are not legal in the country....). Some of the stuff (Chinese) can't speak and understand English (but they try to help). All in all I was very disappointed and cancelled the other nights because I didn't feel very comfortable (others definitely do and stay there for a long time).

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

Andrew Moore

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

08 October 2013 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Staff made me feel really at home. The hostel puts free dinner on every Sunday, which is great!

Disliked: No wi-fi!

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

Agustin Claret

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2013 Agustin would recommend this property

Liked: The yellow submarine has something that others hostel cannot buy, no matter how many swimming pools, wet t-shirt contests they put, etc, Yellow submarine has personality. It has a soul.

Disliked: The job board could be better.

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

Victoria Cook

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 July 2013 Victoria would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, location, surroundings

Disliked: Would benefit from wifi

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

alastair breen

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2013 alastair would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: Overpriced for what it was and no internet

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

Katie O'Brien

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 February 2013 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, friendly staff. Clean. Very cheap internet. Would recommend this hostel to anyone!

Disliked: Katie left no negative feedback.

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

Carol Douglas

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 January 2013 Carol would recommend this property

Liked: The uniqueness of the place and large dorms, set up as a submarine, plus fairly close to Transit center and museums.

Disliked: Lack of air conditioning

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Lori Beth Wohlgemuth

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

04 January 2012

Liked: Location and they provided a Christmas meal, which was awesome!

Disliked: I think this place is only for certain types of travelers.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly athmosphere, meet new people while sitting/cooking together, small rooms (with few beds)

Disliked: could have been a bit cleaner

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, walking distance to cbd kitchen facilities

Disliked: quite noisy (trains passing by); very basic, small rooms that were too expensive. we had a twin room and paid a considerable amount extra for this privacy but didn't find it worth the extra expense.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly atmosphere and very clean.

Disliked: Facility is old but i liked that.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

19 August 2011

Liked: Friendly staff, good location.

Disliked: very old and run down, very limited bathrooms, with no changing area. Hostel seems to be a long term stay kind of place for several travellers.