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City Backpackers

380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed in City Backpackers 3 times now and I just love it!! Its excellent location means its about a 10 min walk from the Roma street transit centre and opposite the road from a supermarket, a couple of restaurants/bars and a few takeaways. The first time i stayed i was meeting a friend there and stayed in the 12... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Don't expect anything amazing from City Backpackers, however its not as bad as some reviews make it out to be. I stayed in the 30 bed dorm and considering the amount of people in there it was actually fairly quiet when you wanted to sleep. The only downside to it is that there isn't really anywhere to keep your bags... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I would only recommend you stay here if you're going to be spending most of your time out and about and just need somewhere to sleep. We stayed in the double private room. It's just a room with a bunk bed and a shower (that didn't work very well). If you're just going to sleep it's fine, if you're planning... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The hostel itself isn't that fantastic for the money, dated rooms/showers with a smell. Beds reminded me of a hospital. However the food is great and cheap,as is the drinks. It may be worth a visit purely for these, but there's better hostels in the area for a cheaper price!!

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Taichung, Taiwan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Dirty kitchen, rooms, toilets and terrible smell in the building. I saw roaches crawling in the room I stay. Free wifi but it's slow. No wifi under the ground floor, so if you stay in the rooms under, no internet in the room. Staff aren't friendly. Very noisy at night. We stayed here for five days and our food was... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Stayed here for one night in 4 dorm room. The rooms are clean and has very spacious kitchen. The views from the roof top really good, The hostel has good entertainment at the night $8 jugs of beer over all nice hostel.

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had a horrible time here! The hallway of the C building was smelled horrible. The room was dirty and smelly. The locks of the shower and toiletdoor were broken. Toilets were dirty. Staff was also rude!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I stayed here in March 2014 for one night and it was pretty descent. Pros: swimming pool bar/pub washers&dryers movie room rooftop deck lots of seating and benches helpful staff descent food spacious kitchen pool table/games Cons: internet only works on rooftop and not in the rooms the movie room smelled really bad rooms were not that clean but we... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Stayed only one night in city backpackers but really enjoyed it. Staff were nice also hostel overall is nice and cozy. We had studio with own bathroom which was definetly worth it. Location is good near the city. Railway tracks go nearby but they didn't bother us.

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Cork, County Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Not much to say really i stayed here for 2 months, it was a grand hostel for the price fairly central on Roma street , Some staff were unhelpful and arrogant , but to be fair you get that everywhere , good facilities , nice guests mainly Europeans . I would recommend if you are just landing in Australia .

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