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Yellow Submarine Backpackers

66 Quay St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 , Australia
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Ranked #70 of 104 Specialty lodging in Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Stuttgart, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small hostel that is run by nice Chinese guys. Situated 20 mins away from City Hall, 30 mins to the Botanic Gardens. Good when you are on a tight budget, especially if you are a couple and want some privacy. The kitchen was a little bit messy at times, however, the showers were always clean. I think it will depend... More

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Noosa, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew this hostel was cheap so not to expect anything amazing but it was really dingy. The staff were lovely but our room looked similar to a basement in fact I think it was the basement. I didn't trust leaving my bag out so left that locked as well as on the top bunk. Walked by the kitchen and... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Myself and my girlfriend are travelling around Australia and we went for this place in Brisbane due to its location and price, when we checked in the receptionist spoke very bad English so I struggled to understand him and vice versa so not the greatest start! We were shown to our room which was 'below ground' the room was big... More

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Perth, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We are travelling and working around Australia and needed somewhere cheap to stay when we first arrived so decided on the yellow submarine. First impressions were 'what have we come to' as there are a few hostels in that area that are a lot newer & look nicer... But we went inside and the staff were very welcoming and friendly.... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Stayed there for 3 nights and was very happy with the Yellow Submarine Hostel. It's quiet big so there's plenty of room so it doesn't get crowded. The rooms are clean and the beds are made for you when you arrive, which I loved! It's close to Roma street Train station and takes about 10 - 15minutes to walk into... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The staff is kind and friendly and it's cheap. But this backpacker is very disgusting, it smell very bad (sewers and moldy)in the rooms and bathrooms, guy's are cooking without shirts (big hairy boys, very awful) and the nearest train station is very noisy.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A friend and I stayed st yellow Submarine for a night to attend a music festival. They advised free parking only no spaces so we had to park quite a way down the road. We got back to the room post festival and settled in to bed...then the train came...every 30 minutes for most of the night, it squeeled as... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The yellow is a small hostel and too close to the train station. And a week ago in a room it was bugs bed and few persons did have spots because that, and they only clean one room of the hostel so i think for make sure its all gone they should clean all the mattresses of the hostel !!!... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The Hostel is clean and the Staff is very helpfull. Its a cozy place far away from Home! You never feel lonely in this Place. Every new customer get a warm welcome and a Orientation Walk during the Hostel with a friendly Staff Member. Its always quiet at Nigthtime .

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The yellow is a small and very lovely hostel. Most of the people stay for more than 4 weeks. It´s like a big family. Also it is clean, cheap and has a lot of activities (pool, pooltable, free dinner on sunday, free books...) If I ever go back to Brisbane I would definitely choose the Yellow Submarine :)

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Address: 66 Quay St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 , Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
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