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Minto Colonial Hostel

61 Gladstone Rd | Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland 4051, Australia
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Noosa, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed at Minto for three nights. We arrived late but this was not a problem at all. The room was small but well equipped with a small fridge and tv. Only disadvantage was that the window couldn't be opened. Moreover, my girlfriend woke up at night because of the traffic noise from the busy road in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed here alone for only the weekend. It was definitely a place I'd go back to. I arrived late but was greeted without any fuss by Jen, one of the managers. She was friendly and very welcoming. There was no barrier of customer-staff member that you might find at other hotels or hostels. My room was clean, with a... More

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Maroochydore, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The good, nice and easy to find easy check in friendly staff willing to help. It was clean and tidy. The bad was the room had a mattress that was at the very low end of the market it was hard as hell.. No fans in the rooms at all no air conditioning . The wall were that thin you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I stayed here for three days on a recent trip to Brisbane. Great management - unobtrusive but helpful when needed. Quiet and relaxed. Big kitchen for cooking. Great views of the city and close to transport to get into the city and Southbank. Bruno an exceptiionally cute dog also occassionally makes a visit. Would recommend to anyone looking for reasonable... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Very clean and a very good wifi connection! Only stayed one night but would stay again. The location is a little out of town but not too far if you hire a bike. The kitchen was really big for cooking your own meals and everyone seemed to hang out together on the terrace.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Minto was our first hostel stop at the start of our travelling trip around australia. After talking to other people who we're staying there, the agreement was it's one of the best. I'd say we picked a good first start as it's quiet and fairly relaxing. You don't often see people around but when you do everyone's friendly. Upon arrival... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

we just arrived to the Brisbane and from train station was very easy to find it. people very helpful. the manager-maybe owner was helpful guy, u can get all information needed. the room was really like we expected with colonial style. I love it ! very clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This is the best hostel I have stayed in so far. The house is just beautiful, the beds are comfy, and sitting on the front patio in the evening with a drink chatting with the other guests is one of the highlights of the day. The hostel seems to attract guests of the considerate type, which is a very welcome... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Absolutely loved this place...set in the lovey area of Highgate. The accommodation is an old colonial property....with all original features, which I loved. The room was great, very light and airy and quiet at night. Ideally situated for the Southbank area...roughly 10-15 min walk. Transport links are good, there's Southbank Station on Vulture St...10 min walk or the bus stop... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Very clean spacious room. Makes you feel like you are in the country side in a cottage, very relaxed atmosphere and close proximity to public transport. I enjoyed myself and would recommend it for anyone when in Brisbane.

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Address: 61 Gladstone Rd | Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland 4051, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
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Minto is a delight to the senses. live in the colonial charm, feel the breezes on the veranda or chill out by the fire in the common room. The property exudes a special ambiance. We at Minto are committed to providing clean, comfortable accommodation approaching guest house quality. Other features include a fully equipped huge Chefs kitchen & fast wireless Internet (at no extra cost). A stay at Minto will ensure a quiet, pleasant, harmonious place to stay and study in peace. 14 mins walk from the excitement of some of Brisbane's best nightlife, 6 mins walk to south bank rail station and you can walk to the convention centre and CBD also, 50 meters to the bus & 100 m to convenience stores. The on-site caretakers Don or Nathan Bass are available to facilitate pleasant day to day operations. FREE wireless Internet, unlimited use of our skype phone to call overseas at a small daily rental charge, everything you need in the kitchen, and bathrooms. ... more   less 
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