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Yellow Submarine Backpackers

66 Quay 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
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Dilbeek, Belgium
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had booked a room with two beds. When I got there, there was a guy on my bed (friend of the guy occupying the second bed) and lots of empty bottles of booze in the bin and food leftovers around. Since the room is tiny, there was a strong stench of alcohol. It's the guest's fault, I suppose, but... More 

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Santa Sofia, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I've been here for a couple of nights! It's cheap, not too bad and the staff is very kind! It's also enough close to the centre! Is not the best, kitchen is small - near the smoking area. Toilets were clean but they are very small too. Nice hostel just for a few nights and not more.

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Cairns Region, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stayed there few nights when arrived in Brisbane. We chose this hostel because of the price, it was cheapest option. Wouldn't go there again. We had double room and it was small, noisy and very hot to sleep (as it was January). The kitchen was one big mess, didn't want to cook anything there as it was really dirty. Toilets... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was not too far of a walk from the Greyhound/Premier Bus Station at the Transit Center. It is tucked away on a back road behind most other hostels. The girls dorm room was fairly large with bunk beds. The beds weren't very comfortable but average for a hostel. The kitchen is very tiny but there are large common areas... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

i'm a boy, i'm not a fussy boy, not at all!!! this was the worse "hotel/backpachers" i ever been... dirty, stinky, I DIDN'T have a shower, it was dirty, the shower curtain was yellow (i suppose they were white)...small kitchen, few and shabby stuff....please pay bit more and choose another hotel...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

After a 6 hour coach journey you'd expect to arrive somewhere which is at least clean and tidy. THIS WAS NOT THE CASE!!! To get to the place you have to walk down a dodgy road, which felt really unsafe! You get to the hostel and are "welcomed" by miserable, rude and depressing people who just don't care as long... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Ill start off with.. When i was a kid i snuck out and stayed in abandoned squaters houses with teens that were more sanitary then this!! I needed one night in brisbane, payed $60 for a double room to myself and the disapointment is unbelievable (and ive backpacked around the world in some shockers) by far the worst experience of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I never write reviews about hostels but I really want to warn girls off this hostel. My friend and I who usually don't really care too much about cleanliness felt so unsafe here! It is placed in the backstreets of Brisbane, so many dodgy people around. Old men lurked outside the hostel constantly and the atmosphere was horrible. Got bitten... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We only paid $54 for a double room per night which is great but don't be expecting comfort! The room was swelteringly hot with a naf fan and the room had debris from the last occupants when we moved in. The bathroom was covered in mould and had no hot water. When I went downstairs to try the female showers... More 

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Kiiminki, Finland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Hmmh. Horrible. We visited Yellow Submarine back in the January 2015 and stayed there for one night. Hostel was located in the excellent distance to the citys CBD, but that was only good thing about the place. Room: The room was for 2 and had bunk beds. When we arrived to the room there was warm piss odor in the... More 

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