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Banana Bender Backpackers

118 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Ranked #34 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us stayed in a 4 bed share. Whilst the room was large the noise from the main road outside and the inefficeient curtains made sleep an interesting challenge... A nice walk into Brisbane but not the closest. Wifi is a rip off! Close to shops and some bars and the suncorp stadium. The staff however like to nitpick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stayed at this hostel twice as was so good! Little bit of a walk out the main town but not too far and has a map, the owner was very helpful and drew all the places to visit on the map and sent me down to the travel agent where booked my whole trip for my stay. I arrived at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stayed there for 3 days, nice hostel. You have everything what you need, nice rooms. It takes approx. 15-20 mins to the central (walking). Clean Rooms/ Friendly Staff/ you can buy beer at reception. Bathrooms were quite small but clean..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice, mostly clean hostel, only 500 meters from the central station and in walking distance to the cbd. Coles is less than five minutes away. Nice service, the only thing that really annoyed me was their two hour lunch break, so I had to wait more than ninety minutes until I could check in after getting there at 2:30. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I stayed there for a week in february first week and at the end of it , i felt like it was the best backpackers hostel i have stayed in brisbane. i have stayed in 3 others , and compared to them this one had the best reception and really helpful people in terms of asking for something you dont... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I was 2 times there and it was everytime really good! Everything clean, stuft was friendly and the people wäre really nice! Would go back anytime! Its just no partyhostel at all and there are almost only Hermans.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Located close to Caxton street and a cute but expensive little mall, this hostel is the option for those who don't want to party but want to be close to the action. It's clean, it's well maintained, the rooms are always almost partially empty . . . . which can leave it a little dead during the week. Most of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The hostel was only a 10 minute walk from the greyhound station so was easy to get to to with directions on hostel website. Up a bit of a hill which is a bit tiring but it's in a nice quiet location close to the Coles supermarket and a short walk to everything central, Staff were friendly and helpful, good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Located about a 10 minute walk from the city centre, the location was perfect for us. The staff were really friendly and the hostel has a great atmosphere. the rooms were clean and had a tv and a fan, and the bathrooms were clean for the most part. Good cooking facilities. Would recommend

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I stayed here for approximately 5-6 weeks from July to August 2014. It is a fairly nice hostel, in a good location. It is only a short walk in to the city centre, Coles supermarket is very close, Caxton Street (good for nice bars) is very close, as is the Suncorp Stadium. There is a nice social area/deck and the... More 

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