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Cnr Brighton Rd & Franklin St | West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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Ranked #65 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I arrived at Brisbane Airport I called the hostel and they sent out a free shuttle bus to pick me up. That was great; no walking around with my heavy luggage to find my way there. I stayed at the hostel for two nights. At the check-in I got fresh sheets and the key to my dorm. Eventually I... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place really has everything. Great location, clean facilities, fun, friendly and helpful staff, lots of areas to socialise or to relax, shuttle bus, BBQ, table football:) Overall it is extremely well run, making it a pleasant place to stay for both long and short termers. Highly recommended.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Don't stay in room 102! Very bad smell like something rotten! It was supposed to be a better room with tv and balcon, than the original room I had before. After my claim they offered me to change it, but I had all my clothes out the bag and I was only staying 2 days more. They gave me an... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After a hellish first few days in Base central, Brisbane, I was somewhat apprehensive about my second stay in an Aus hostel. My fears turned out to be unfounded, what a gem this place is; set in a lovely looking traditional Queenslander, the friendly staff greeted us on arrival and very helpfully showed us where all the main areas and... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stayed in a double room which was very basic. Only had a single plug in fan. Staff were nice although the place does not really have that welcoming chilled out vibe. Kitchen was pretty grim and usually quite busy so we just for food out. Was quite a way from the city centre although they did offer free shuttle buses.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We stayed in SWTS for about four months unintentionally due to how captivating the environment was. There wasn't a moment we didn't feel welcomed. Staff were helpful in every respect possible and having the hostel bus to take you into town and the occasional supermarket run was also very useful. If you want to be surrounded by night life, necessities... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Four of us booked a four bed, en-suite, and once I'd made the initial booking I emailed them and asked if we could request a balcony room. When we showed up, I was super stoked because we did have one of the balconies that faces the Brisbane skyline. The room itself was pretty basic, but we appreciated having a fridge... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Let's get some context here first... I've traveled quite a bit staying in hostels, including many developing countries. This hostel, makes the ones in China, Cambodia, and even Mongolia look like 4 star hotels. The mattress was covered in mildew stains, the rooms stank, and everything was falling apart. There were signs of rot on the balconies, which is clear... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Excellent staff, they all have genuin smiles on their faces and eager to help you out if needed. The rooms however weren't the best. People who stay here seems to stay for the long run, so therefore the rooms arn't clean, at all. The whole place is quite run down, but we did appreciate the big and many fridges, together... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The whole place was riddled with security cameras which I suppose is meant to make guests feel safe but it just made us feel paranoid and a bit like criminals in a jail. The pool was very uninviting. When we checked in there was no one at reception, all the staff were huddled outside reception smoking cigarettes, not a good... More 

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