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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This hostel was the cheapest we could get in Brisbane so we weren't expecting much. We had a double room. Shared bathrooms weren't the cleanest. Our room was at the front of the hostel so the smokers would smoke right outside our door so the room smelt of smoke - this was also because the windows wouldn't close and there... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

By far the cheapest hostel in Brisbane and a fine example of the saying 'you get what you pay for'. For your money you get a tiny sweaty room with a fan and uncomfortable beds. Quite a few bugs around though the rooms are fairly clean. The kitchen and showers are gross, as is the pool and outdoor area. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

After traipsing about for an hour we finally found the hostel. Nice enough staff but the place is not the best. This was the cheapest hostel we found in Brisbane and it showed. Our double room was dirty, the fan hadn't been cleaned of dust ever and there was a strange musty odour. Shared bathroom was ok I suppose but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Stayed here for a night but room was dirty. Not enough showers and the only place to wash your hands is in the kitchen. The (Chinese) staff was friendly but didnt understood a word we said. I assume. We parked in front of the hostel after we checked weather it was free at reception, by the lack of any signalisation.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights and felt like we were locked up in jail. The staff were helpful and polite. The shower was awful due to no hot water, dirty, smelt of wee and occasionally had sick in the sink. The toilet upstairs didn't even had a light or lock so people won't even know it was engaged. The kitchen... More 

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