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Base Brisbane Uptown

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   466 George Street | Cnr Herschel & Roma Streets, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia (Formerly Tinbilly Travellers)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed in a few Base hostels during our travels and this one is the very best! Lovely clean rooms, we stayed in a double so can't comment on dorms. Great bar downstairs popular with travellers and locals alike and perfect if you're travelling to/from on a greyhound bus as it's across from the transit centre. Only negative is... More

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Alex O, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hi ross186356, Thanks for taking some time to leave your thoughts mate. I'm really glad you were satisfied with your room and that you enjoyed our bar (hopefully taking advantage of the 20% discount that hostel guests recieve). The location of the hostel is certainly always popular as well. Safe travels and all the best mate. Kind Regards, The Base... More

Bangkok, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great for greyhound bus passengers, the receptionist was extremely friendly and helpful, but sadly it all went downhill from there. Our first dorm room was disgusting, it stunk, no opening windows, was extremely messy and the bathroom was in a terrible state - you could tell straight away there were long term boys in there. I told... More

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Alex O, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hi welltravelledpenguin, Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts and detail your experience. First of all I'm glad you the location eas great and that your impression of reception staff was comes with such praise, we definitely pride ourselves on this. It's very unfortunate to hear that your experience went downhill from here so let's try and address... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I started my Australia trip by flying into Brisbane so this place was great for recovering from the jetlag and getting set up. It's pretty basic but has all the stuff you would expect from a hostel and its quite easy to get into the town hotspots from the location. Only downside I remember is the announcements being shouted into... More

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Alex O, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hi lookitskris, Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts mate. I'm glad we could provide a comfortable place for you to recharge and get set up. The location is certainly a great perk of staying here! Apologies if the announcement woke you up, there is generally only one or two of these per day and only intended to... More

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights. The rooms were nice enough with comfortable beds. The problem we found was the lack of facilities in the kitchen. Most the hobs didn't work and not many pots or pans available so when it came to cooking at a busy time it could take over an hour to cook your food! The bins... More

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Alex O, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hi gordonquinn, Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts mate, they are definitely welcome and respected. Due to the nature of hostelling, the kitchens are always prone to high pressure. Currently we have three cleaning shifts per day for the kitchen to try and mitigate these pressures, unfortunately it is in some peoples nature not to clean up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My stay at Base in Brisbane was excellent. Its in the perfect location, like 3 minute walk from the centre, so good value for money as well. The room was perfectly clean, everyone in the hostel was really nice and good fun and the staff were class as well.

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Alex O, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hi Jonathan G, Thankyou kindly for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad your stay in Brisbane was excellent and that the hostel helped ensure that. The location certainly is ideal and it's good to hear your interaction with staff was ideal as we pride ourselves on this aspect of the business. Travel safe and all the best... More

Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Reception staff really unhelpful, I asked what there was to do here and I was told its all there in front if you!!! Yip bits of paper with some info lying on the desk. No alcohol, day 2 someone cooked their dinner and placed a bottle of red wine on the table, staff did and said nothing. Smoking balcony on... More

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Alex O, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hi Kazmur169, Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts. It's unfortunate to read of your experience here. We actually pride ourselves on thoughtful and helpful staff so I'm sorry this didn't come through for you. The posters on the desk are only intended as a quick reference guide and not a substitute for our local knowledge and advice,... More

Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Although I only stayed at the hostel for a few hours to relax between a bus ride and a flight I really have to say I enjoyed it heaps and would have loved to stay on longer! Expecting a normal hostel I actually felt like staying at a hotel instead :) I found the stuff super friendly, felt very well... More

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Alex O, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hi Felix K, Thanks for your review my friend. It's great to read of your fantastic (albeit breif) experience here. We do aim to make our private rooms feel like somewhat of a mini hotel room so it's really pleasing to read that you felt so comfortable and relaxed in your surroundings. I do hope you get the chance to... More

Christchurch
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great location right across the street from the transit centre so it's easy to get to/from the airport and greyhound busses. Staff was friendly and knowledgable, helped suggest things to do and book activities. Things to do everyday in joint with the other 2 base hostels, the walking tour was phenomenal! Kitchen is very small and cramped, took a long... More

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Alex O, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hi Mcfarla, Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts mate. Obviously the location worked great for you so I'm really glad to hear that. It's even better to read of your experience with our staff as this is something we strive to perfect. The daily hostel activities have been getting more popular every week too so it's great... More

Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I didn't think that much of this hostel. We stayed here for one night, best thing about it is the location to the bus station if you are catching an early bus in the morning. Rooms are cleanish and basic but wouldn't like to have stayed more than one night. They also charge for WIFI (like most places in Oz).

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Alex O, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hi rosieIreland, Thanks for the quick review mate. I'm glad the location suited you and your room was cleanish. We acknowledge being charged for WiFi is never ideal but the reason you see this so much in Australia is that our data prices are really high over here and it's just something many places have to do, especially the bigger... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This hostel needs new beds the bed in room 42 is just like laying on springs my back has been sore for the last week because of this. The kitchen is putrid stove tops take so long to heat up you mays well just get take away. The upside was very friendly staff and great bathroom and TV was a... More

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Alex O, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hi Marcus S, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review mate. I must confess this is the first complaint I've recieved about our beds before so it is unfortunate to hear you had a bad sleep. I do take your complaint seriously though and will be checking the bed in question today to ensure it is of a... More

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Address: 466 George Street | Cnr Herschel & Roma Streets, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia (Formerly Tinbilly Travellers)
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
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Hotel Class:3 star — Base Brisbane Uptown 3*
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