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Banana Bender Backpackers

118 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Carrara, Italy
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for a week in June, we were on a budget so booked in to a 4 share dorm at $170 per person for a week! Good price! Reception staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and beds were made up for when we arrived, all areas of hotel were clean. Hostel is... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This hostel was really special, the owner was friendly and gave us an upgrade from a 9 bed mixed dorm to a 4 bed female dorm as he thought we would be more comfortable. Very clean and small, and good value at $24/night! We felt very safe and secure here but also that we could party as much as we... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I stayed at Banana Benders for two months out of the year I spent backpacking through Australia, and it was by far and away the best hostel experience I've had. Everyone, from the staff to the people, was incredibly friendly, and if some reviewers were turned off by the staff (assuming they're referring to Ben or Chris, the owners), it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I was only going to stay for 2 nights but have extended. This place is really well set out and deceptively big. There's a well equipped, clean kitchen, dining area with views over Brisbane, a movie room with large flat screen TV and sofas, pool table etc. The rooms are quite small but you don't feel packed in. It has... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I spent about 4 months at Banana Benders. If you are looking for a quiet place to stay, close to the city center, there you are ! Located at 10 min by walk from Roma Street Station or 5 min by walk from Normanby Station. There is a Coles supermarket at 200m down the street, which is very convenient, cinema,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I stayed here for over 2 months and would gladly have stayed longer. The hostel is quiet, friendly, affordable and a great place to meet people. The owners are also really nice and since I was traveling alone, they made me feel very welcome. The hostel is very clean and the bathrooms and kitchen are cleaned every day.They were very... More

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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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