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Base Brisbane Central

308 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I stayed here for 5 nights and all I can say is if you can afford to stay anywhere else, stay there!! I was in an all female room, which is on the first floor literally directly above the pub/club downstairs, which is licensed til 5am, and holds events 7 days a week. The base is so loud, do not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I was traveling in Australia for one year and this was by far the worst hostel I stayed in on my trip up the east coast. The staff were nothing special, the lift was terrifying and the rooms were disgusting! Worst of all the bathrooms, yuck, I don’t even know where to start!!! Put it this way, you have a... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Location was good as right in the centre and 10 mins walk from greyhound stop. Reception weren't great as they took forever to get us sorted even though we had a booking. They then put us in a 8 bed dorm when we had a voucher to stay in a 4 bed. After complaining, all they had for us was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We booked this hostel purely on the location-as it is across from the central station. We stayed there on the last night of our travel in Australia and I was disappointed to spend our last night there. All in all it is expensive for what you get-which is pretty much nothing. They are doing some refurbishments at the moment so... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is prime real estate, everything is in walking distance. My only grip was the foul smell of smoke and alcohol, it's not ideal if you have asthma. Staff know Brisbane well, so do ask them. I recommend this as a place to crash for a night or two.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

I stayed in Base Central for five weeks and I really enjoyed my stay. The hostel is in the heart of Brisbane's city center and everything including South bank, Queen street mall and The Valley are in walking distance. The staff are very helpful and are there for you if you need anything. Reception is open 24/7. The hostel is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

I stayed at base central in Brisbane while backpacking in Queensland. I was recommened this hostel by wicked travel specialist. The hostel is in a great location in the heart of the city centre. You are in walking distance of transit centre,shops,train station, many local sights such as river,south bank. If you need to go anywhere its right on your... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

If this place had been controled by Norwegian safety regulations, it had been shut down a long time ago. It is dirty and unproffesional. The bathrooms look like something out of a Siberian prison. Our room was also full of dirty sheets and clothes. Get your act together guys.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

I read the reviews on here but thought it was good for location and couldn't be that bad as Base at Magnetic was lovely! How wrong I was, the rooms stink and so do the sheets, there is a gap between the door so u can hear every footstep! No way is it good for couples! Avoid! The lifts don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Granted, I've only stayed here for one night, and was expecting it to be completely disgusting because of a prior experience staying at another Base. The rooms were so much cleaner than the other Base Hostel I have stayed at. The bathrooms were spotless as well, and the desk staff was so helpful. My two friends had booked together and... More 

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