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Somewhere to Stay

3.0 of 5
Cnr Brighton Rd & Franklin St | West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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Ranked #67 of 114 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Seattle, Washington
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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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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Ive found the atmosphere at somewhere to stay incomparable to any other. If you want a laid back chilled atmosphere in a great location where everything is provided you should stay here. the people are friendly and the staff are excellent and looking fresh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Great hostel 15 mins walk from Brisbane CBD, staff very friendly and helpful, free pickup service (from station) and free bus into City. Stayed at the hostel many times over 2 years and would do again. Facility's could do with upgrading. Large socialising areas so if your up for a party this is your place !!!

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