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City Backpackers

380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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  • Location
    3 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
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Taichung, Taiwan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

When checking in the receptionist told us the hostel prides itself on being clean - that is far from the truth its minging!! Myself and two friends booked into an 8 bed mixed dorm which was so small no space to move. Key card didnt work to get into the room. Worst of all two guys were SELLING DRUGS FROM... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stayed in this hostel for 7 nights over the Christmas/New year period and it was more festering than festive! We booked a private room with a double bed which was actually a bunk bed with a slightly larger lower bunk. The bed used to be used as a device for interrogation in the middle ages so at least you... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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