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Gonow Family Backpacker West End

145 - 147 Vulture Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent two nights there and it was a totally disappointment. It doesn t worth the money. Dirty showers and rooms, disorganized staff, unconfortable beds. The only positive thing is the free internet and free jam and toast for breakfast..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Gonow is definitely a 'family', there's such a community sense that it's almost unreal. We stayed in the old house (the new one has a bit less character) and it was the best stay I've ever had (5 weeks). Really clean bathrooms and toilets and the staff keeps the kitchen well cleaned all the time. If I would have to... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Cons~ very dirty~ bad condition~ the room floor were dirty... dint mop b4... the aircond not functioning... the kitchen equipment old n dirty... the sink use to wash face n brush teeth very dirty n disgusting (kinda haven clean in century). bad maintenance.. first experience when u open the door... gosshh... damn dirty~ pro~ wifi working fine ~ once a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

IT was the best place in Brisbane I was at to meet interesting people, not only German and British drunk twens. Apart of that it is quiet filthy and cramped. Everything most basic. Disgusting showers that apparently never are cleaned. One guest was a mid 40 Australian alcoholic lady, who pooped in her bed. The room mates had to clean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Me and my friends made a reservation at "the yellow submarine backpackers" through "hostelworlds.com.au" but when we arrived are reservation was gone and the hostel full. The receptionists were very helpful and called "GoNow Family Backpacker" who organized a reservation for us for a cheaper price than we we're supposed to pay in the first place and also in rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Myself and my partner stayed here for 2 nights, we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived to a spacious, white fresh clean room with windows, white walls and a tiled floor. No smelly carpet or tired decor !! The manager was also very helpful, I wanted to stitch a broken top and he went and found me a needle and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I liked the location of this hostel, a few minutes walk from a handful of decent bars and restaurants. Unfortunately, the hostel itself was a bit dirty, our room and the toilets mainly, and the free breakfast was incredibly basic (toast and about two selections of spread). Contrary to a few other reviews, our wifi actually worked quite well, much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited Gonow Family Backpackers for 5 nights. Overall experience of the place was very good. All the facilities worked well and you could use fast WiFi from all rooms. Rooms: Stayed in room which had 2 bunk beds. Beds were in good contidition, linen were clean and overall cleanliness was good. Facilities: Kitchen was good, sometimes little bit crowded... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The only reason this place gets a couple stars is the location. Central west end location is close enough to the CBD and transit routes to be worth the stay. Everything else about this place falls short, considering the price. We gave this place a chance and stayed here a couple times over a couple weeks, but the cons win... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here one night and that was enough. The male at reception was very helpful but I couldn't say that for the others. We had a room next to the workers there and didn't get no sleep, even though it stated everywhere to be quiet, no loud noises and no music. Considering they made the rules, they didn't follow them... More 

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gonowfamily, Manager at Gonow Family Backpacker West End, responded to this review

Dear Sir I am so sorry to let you have bad experiences to stay in our hostel. We did have quite rules for every customers. We are so sorry no control it well. We hope can satisfy every customers need. For the kitchen and shower room. We really sorry about the cleaning mistakes. We have 4 people in charge cleaning.... More 

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