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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
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found this hostel okay, was only here for one night however I probs would stay here again if I was to go back to Brisbane. The rooms were big, a bit dated and squeaky beds tho. The air con was great! The staff were lovely on check in and were more than happy to help with the questions we asked.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are totally disgusted in this filthy place. Arrived in brisbane after having this accommodation booked in for a few weeks. We got to backpackers to be barely "greeted" by a staff member wearing a very stained wonder woman costume and didn't stop eating her icecream while talking to us. Told her we were checking in and she told us... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is, by far, my worse experience in Australia. At first, one of the worker showed us the all the backpacker and honestly it looks good. They say that they clean the place twice a day and that there is always someone to help you if needed. There is a bar, a swimming pool, a pool... it looked good!... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had pre book at week ahead on my day of arrival which was late in evening I was told to go into bar to book in though the night staff. I had been traveling all day from another country was so tired I was just looking forward to my bed. Found the night staff a podgy scruffy looking dude,... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I read the reviews of City Backpackers after I had booked it which was silly as I had extremely low expectations. In reality, the hostel didn't live up to the low expectations but several things were true. First the reception staff, not a smile, a 'hello, how are you' on checking in. Very cold and impersonal, more interested in taking... More

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Tuscola, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights, reception or bar staff is not very friendly, food is not great either, our room was clean and ok for a 6 bed dorm, questionable to have only 2 sockets though, room was on front of building, directly on the main road, that was ok, not too loud but like its australia...people build houses out... More

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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We booked our room here about four months in advance and had just one request, to have a double bed. I called up a week before to check that our room had a double bed and was told we definitely would. We were also told that parking was first come first serve, but assured that it shouldn't be a problem.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great kitchen , average staff, Nice rooms, 7/10 cleanliness, reception need education on Brisbane and what to do, pool is a little small. bit expensive for what it was. good bar $10 jugs! Result, good atmosphere

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Biel, Switzerland
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5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

the worst room i've ever seen/smelled! it was always hotter in there than it was outside :S avoid the 30 beds dorm, even though it's only $21 per night, you rather pay $5 more for a way better room! the hangout area is wonderful, nice terraces on different floors, cinema and pool.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We booked a week here and paid in advance. When we got there (late at night) they couldn't find our booking and then put us in any old room...which wasn't the twin room we booked. We were told there would be two single beds for us - but the bunk bed (double on the bottom and single on the top)... More

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City Backpackers Hotel
City Backpackers Hotel Brisbane
Address: 380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
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Ranked #75 of 97 Specialty lodging in Brisbane
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