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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
    3 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I stayed in this hostel 3 nights, the rooms were clean there was good atmosphere, but the reception staff are terrible especially at evening, its as if they just ask random people of the street to work as nobody seems to know what they are doing and the guy that works evenings is rude and obvious has better things to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

good ambiance but only because backpackers are nice. Managers are rude with you, they treat you like crap. Be careful with your money as well, they will find any excuse to take your money. It s the first time I am very angry because of a hostel.

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Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It was a decent hostel. I stayed during the week so it wasn't to noisy but I did hear that the Friday/Saturday nights were loud. The women's bathroom was not very clean. There was always hair in the shower stalls and no paper towels to dry your hands after using the toilet. There were also ants crawling around the sinks.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very good hostel. Well located in the city centre, near the train station. There is a store of Coles Supermarket just 300 m far from the hostel. There is a very good pub with a vivid nightlife. Rooms are clean and the housekeeping is fine. The only flaw in my opinion is the Wi-Fi internet, very poor quality, although it's... 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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