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Banana Bender Backpackers

118 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Ranked #26 of 109 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed due to location to Sun Corp and Four Nations Tourney Service was great, friendly helpful staff and cleaning lady was hardcase Room was small and noisy as it was close to the main room but common areas were tidy and the deck had a great view. Room was well air conditioned and had a fan which was great but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If your searching for a small, clean, payable hostel in the citycentre of Brisbane take this one! Near the rome street and on the opposite of the Coles. Only a small walk to the citycentre and west bank. Rooms and toilet shouwer are clean and the common area has a pritty view over the suburbs. It also has a tv... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Pros: Close to the city Clean rooms, showers and toilets Nice and friendly owner (?) Things to improve Talk to the staff about to be clear of how much the rooms really cost, I made a booking for a double room on the phone and asked for the price, the person I talked to told me it was 72 $... More

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Lovere, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Close to Roma street station, in Brisbane city, and not far from Caxton street, it provides a cheap and nice accomodation for everyone. The staff is friendly and usually rooms are clean. The hostel is very quite, sometimes even too much and the only negative aspect is the kitchen closing at 10pm. I spent 8 weeks there and, overall, it... More

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Carrara, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I stayed in this hostel for more than 20 nights, after a big trip around Australia, and I totally enjoyed my stay. This is a little and cozy hostel where you can find new friends and you can feel like you are in a big family, even if you are a reserved person. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Located a 10-minute walk from Roma St station away, we were warmly welcomed. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was small and quite clean but smelly. The mattress seemed quite old, therefore it wasn't that comfortable. The shower was annoying as you could only set hot or cold but nothing in between but was clean. You can reach... More

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed as a couple here for two nights and enjoyed the atmosphere and relaxed vibe of the hostel. Here are the quick Pros and Cons of the place: Pros: *Friendly and helpful staff (Ben and Jeremy especially wonderful) *Large private room with shelving storage *Nice outdoor patio area with a great view over the city *Convenient location walking distance... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I stayed at Banana Benders for a few months a few years back while backpacking around Australia and it was a cool place to stay. A great hostel to make friends and get work if you're planning on hanging around for a bit. Just avoid Nick, the English dude who works there...a complete and utter creep!

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Address: 118 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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