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Banana Bender Backpackers

118 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
MilsA1994 Taunton, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Udine, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I came here the 16th of September and I left the 13th of November... It was a really long period but I really enjoyed my stay here! I met so many beautiful people ( I called them my second family!). I was in a 4 bed dorm really clean and tidy! It is the only hostel in Australia where I... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Okay, so the facilities were clean and location isn't that bad (although most of the hostels are all pretty close to each other it seems). However, besides the basics, not much to talk about here. The staff really wasn't that helpful or friendly at all. We asked for help with the bus schedule and we got "don't you have internet?"... More

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BBenders, Front Office Manager at Banana Bender Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Melissa B. Banana Bender Backpackers tries it's very best for provide backpackers with all the essentials to make their stay a happy and pleasant time. Thanks for complimenting Banana Benders for being clean - CLEAN bedrooms and bathrooms- that is so rare in most hostel review. But we were surprised and sorry you didn't find the... More

San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

When I book hostels, I look for 4 things: good location, cheap rates, clean and safe. If those are your criteria as well, this place fits the mold. However, do not expect anything above and behind this... Pros: - good prices - nice covered, outdoor deck - very clean - felt safe - good location Cons: - unhelpful staff (a... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed here when we first arrived into Brisbane but we only stayed one night and moved down the road to Chill Backpackers. The facilities and the rooms were very basic although it was cheaper than other options in town. Still relatively close to the town centre, so location isn't bad. Would stay here again but only if other stuff... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

It's a bit off the city center (like 20 mins walking) but it's clean and close to coles and claxton st (bars and restaurant).. At the arriving the man at the desk was kind of unfriendly and i had to ask for sheets but then all the rest of the staff was really friendly and everything ended up going good.... More

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Address: 118 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
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Ranked #18 of 97 Specialty lodging in Brisbane
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