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380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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City Backpackers
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Ranked #98 of 113 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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Sydney
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Bielefeld, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

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
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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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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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