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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here as the location is perfect, just a minute from Roma Street station, in the middle of areas with bars etc. The bar underneath the hostel is cool, reasonably priced. The rooms are basic, we had a private twin with en-suite and it was fine. I thought it was quite clean for a hostel. I would have rated... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good location, right across the road from the transit center and a 10 minute walk from the city center, shops and lagoon. The bar attached generally closes around midnight so no loud club noises until 4/5am. Kitchen is very clean and doesn't have dirty pots and pans hanging around. All dorm rooms are en-suite which is very handy.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I have been travelling through Australia for a while now, and have not stayed in such a bad and smelly hostel until I stayed here.. I stayed in a 13 bed dorm, it was TERRIBLE! the smell when entering the room, no windows that could be opened to actually ventilate the room, people living there for ages and thus... More

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Ixelles, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Is it possible to be worst than that? -you have to pay for WiFi (ok...) BUT no WiFi in the room! What tge heck is that? -no free locker.. Only very expensive one in the middle of the hallway (how dare they calling themselves a hostel chain) -we were 8 in a room which (compare to the 20+ other hostels... More

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Godmanchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Had a short 2 night stay here in early March. I was booked into a en-suite 4 bed dorm which was very spacious. I ended up being the only person in this room until late on my last night, so it was certainly nice to not be disturbed for most of my stay! The beds themselves are quite comfortable, and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights in a 6 bed dorm. The room was very well air conditioned, spacious and clean. Basic but comfortable! The cleaners came in each morning and cleaned the bathroom and hoovered the floor. The kitchen also seemed very clean and well stocked with cooking utensils for guests to use. Location was perfect for us, right... More

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Jennifer D, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hi Kelly2112, Thanks so much for leaving a constructive and practical review. I'm glad the dorm and kitchen were up to your standards, if you are going to engage in shared accomodation it needs to be clean and comfortable and it is our top priority to provide this. Your comment on the eating common area is definitely a fair one... More

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Sooooo close to bus centre! Perfect! The reception service is great, in particular the girl with American accent is fantastic. Our room on first night was clean however some inconsiderate people had decided to let their luggage literally explode throughout the 10 dorm room. It was a state therefore we thought we would upgrade to enjoy a day of luxury... More

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Jennifer D, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hello backpackingtree, Thanks so much for leaving a review, it's very important to us to recieve guest comments such that we can fine tune the hostel experience here. I'm so glad your transition to a twin room was hassle free and swift. It is always our intention to get people settled into their rooms ASAP so I'm glad that we... More

Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

An ideal place to stay if you're a party-goer, but not ideal if you're simply in transit. Its location is good enough, right next to the city's transit station, but aside from that, it's not really worth the stay. Rooms were too dark and rather messy. Bathrooms were okay. Staff were friendly enough.

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Jennifer D, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hi there alexb1990, Thanks for taking the time leave a review. As your review does not specifically highlight any issues it's hard to address your concern. Perhaps you had messy room mates? If so, I'm sorry about that. Our housekeepers ask guests to keep their stuff tidy but sometimes they ignore this request. As for rooms being dark, I'm not... More

Cairns, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel for two nights. The staff were not that friendly didn't really give you much info + $20 for key and another $10 to hire cutlery...really? The lift was broken so I had to carry my suitcase along with two other bags up four flights of stairs...no offer of help or apology for inconvenience. I stayed... More

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Jennifer D, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hi there 941Amz, Thanks very much for leaving a review, it allows us to continually address any problems/issues that may arise within our hostel. It's very concerning to hear about interaction with staff not being of a friendly nature. Furthermore, it's a shame to hear that we didn't give you much info. This has never been my experience of our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights, with a friend. The room was a little cramped for an 8 bed, but we wouldn't be spending much time in there anyway. The room air con was brilliant, kept the room nice and cool, brilliant when coming in from the 33 degrees outside, especially when we'd been for a run in the... More

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Jennifer D, Manager at Base Brisbane Uptown, responded to this review

Hi Sam H, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review on Tripadvisor, reviews are very important to us! First of all, I'm glad your room provided a cool oasis from the hot Queensland summer. Since your stay here the air con has been fixed in the common room/kitchen area, unfortunately it was out of order during your... More

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Additional Information about Base Brisbane Uptown

Also Known As:
Tinbilly Travellers Hotel
Tinbilly Travellers Hotel Brisbane
Address: 466 George Street | Cnr Herschel & Roma Streets, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia (Formerly Tinbilly Travellers)
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 97 Specialty lodging in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Base Brisbane Uptown 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Choose from a great range of dorms or private rooms, all fully ensuited, air-conditioned and sound proofed! We will help you go out and explore wonderful Brisbane or if you prefer catch up on some emails enjoy our common area with Foxtel TV, cook in the kitchen or pop downstairs to the Tin Bar & Grill, make friends, go for a drink and see where the mood takes you. ... more   less 
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