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380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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City Backpackers
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Ranked #93 of 111 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Annapolis, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at City Backpackers with my boyfriend for 3 nights while travelling down the coast of Australia. It's only the 2nd hostel I've ever stayed in, but it didn't really meet my expectations. We booked a private room that had working air conditioning, and the room was a nice size, but the beds were really uncomfortable. The supports are... More 

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a great place to stay, Central close to George street (15min walk). The place provide free movies, a pool, kitchen area, rooftop area, bar area, and free wifi ( very very slow wifi). The bathrooms were clean, I stayed in apartment C. I read that the dorm rooms smelt- YES the dorms smelt. It's the smell of... More 

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Bielefeld, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hostel for backpackers that love to go out and meet new friends. Room are very small and sometimes with windows to the stairs or not to open. Guys are nice and friendly. The reception is open 24 hours and you have lots of things to do there like a cinema, pool or bar.

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Helsinki, Finland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is located on the top of small hill. That view is amazing, especially in the evening and night. Otherwise this hostel is average. It is a really big hostel, and there is living so many people. Good thing is, that they have different sections for different kind a rooms. There was enough toilets and showers for everyone, even... More 

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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Stayed here one night in a 6 bed female dorm. The room was big and roomy but only had one plug socket which was a problem when we all needed to charge phones etc. The bar was reasonably priced and the staff were really nice. The manager was very helpful. Really good location for the nightlife and everywhere. Has a... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Spent 11 nights here. After 6 days without issues, we extended for another 5 nights in the same room (8 person, AC). After 2 of these additional nights we were told in the morning that the hostel had booked our entire room to another group for the weekend and we were being moved - the group had apparently been booked... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I could rant on about this place for ever! This was my first time in Australia and the first experience of travelling and using hostels! Right from the start it was a massive shock! Really unfriendly staff and the rooms and toilets are something else!! Please avoid and go somewhere else if you want to enjoy your time in Australia

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This hostel has the convenience of being in the hub of Brisbane, a miniscule walk away from the train station and offers all the basics you can expect from a hostel, but most importantly there is an Irish Bar inbuilt. Yes, you can do a Celtic jig and down a Guinness before collapsing into your campbed. City Backpackers has a... More 

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Liverpool
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I initially checked in here arriving in Brisbane for a job interview however I ended up staying for three months (couldn't afford elsewhere). If you want to pay for your cutlery, use dirty cooking tools, use a toilet that someone has thrown up all over, listen to fights in the hallway, live with cockroaches, waste money on a dryer that... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Disgusting!! we stayed here with some friends we had a concert at suncorp stadium so only needed a room close by. But yuck!! I our rooms smelt of piss badly. there were pee stains on the mattresses it was like a jail cell. I slept fully clothed the sheets had stains on them and smelt. the food at the bar... More 

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Address: 380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 62
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