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Balhouse Apartments

30 Costin Street | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I agreed to join some family members from NZ here whilst we were all visiting Brisbane. Advised it was a budget accommodation, but that's fine, I have stayed at many budget places in both Australia and New Zealand myself, being somewhat of a shoestring traveller. After three full days on the road from Melbourne to Brisbane, I finally arrived at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We didn't expect amazing service - but for $100 a night we did expect basic standards of cleanliness to be upheld. Piles of hair and toenails left in the apartment, towels and sheets of dubious cleanliness, a sink that leaked dirty water through the cupboards, and a tiny, one-room apartment filled with random furniture are all part of the complete... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We are not fussy people and do budget motels all the time (although this place cost us $100 per night so was hardly budget) and up till now have never ranked any of our accommodation stays as "terrible" so this is a first. Balhouse is absolutely disgustingly filthy and you need to AVOID THIS PLACE LIKE THE PLAGUE!!. If you... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We’ve been there for 3 and a half months. It’s been an amazing experience over there in Balhouse apartment. The studio apartment was fully equipped and enough for a couple like us, only a family of two persons. The proprietor Mr Barry Thomson has provided us quick response and support whenever we were in need of. He’s been a very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Lets be honest for $55 per night you can not expect to be staying at the Ritz, so be realistic. The manager Barry was very nice and welcoming and gives you maps and advice on the surrounding area. The apartment isn't the best, but it has everything u need, and we found it to be pretty quiet. Given how expensive... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

me & my husband lived there for 4 month. It is very nice, quiet place, close to city, just by walking 10-15 min u can reach city, close to bus & train station , china town, shopping centres&.... The important thing ,the manager ,Barry is really kind & nice man and he give u good information about city & most... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This was the worst experience we have had at a hotel. The place was absolutely filthy and the manager was weird and had no idea what he was doing. We had to give our credit card details to him to secure the booking and when we arrived, he couldn't find the confirmation receipt and tried to give us another person's... More 

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Tullamore, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

i stayed here in the Balhouse Apartments when I came to live in Brisbane. The studio apartments are cheap and chereful. The manager is very friendly and helpful towards me and looked after me well as I was a Female travelling to Brisbane on my own.

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Thank HeavenHell_11
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Stayed at the Balhouse for 5 weeks, while looking for rental accommodation in Brisbane. As budget accommodation goes it would be one of the better places I have stayed. The guests and management were all very friendly. Location is great being in Fortitude Valley. Noted that some guests want 5-4 star accommodation at a budget prices, nice and quiet (it... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Hello to all travelers I have stayed at alot places in brisbane including the Hub & the Deck Balhouse appartment is the best by far I am a Ex Police officer and Moved here from Canberra Before Christmas the place is clean Rooms are great for the price it is close to Fortitude Valley The Manager is Very nice and... More 

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