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Base Brisbane Central
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   308 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #89 of 110 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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“Horrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2006

Stayed in the palace for 1 week. it was horrible. the staff were totally unfriendly and very very unhelpful. They did not have have enough facilities for the amount of people staying there. The job club there was a total ripe off. The room next store to us had bed bugs and they cleaned the mattress right outside our door it was totally disgusting.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2005

Palace is the place to stay if you wanna be in a city central location and meet LOTS of new people. The majority of people that stay here are backpackers, so you pay for what you get really. The rooms aren't the best, but some are noticebly more homely than others, so ask reception if your worried about getting a bad one! Out of everywhere I travelled in Oz, I met the most people at Palace, so if you are out there to meet new friends don't be put off by bad reviews. I would recommend anyone travelling on a budget to stay here, it's a walk away from everything and has a great atmosphere - day and night!

  • Stayed August 2004
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2005

I stayed here and enjoyed it actually. The rate for a single room was really good, and the staff were funny as hell. Everyone kind of kept to themselves, and the place had a nice ambience. I'd recommend it, good rates, good staff, good experience.

  • Stayed November 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2004

This hostel is horrible. The staff are unfriendly and there were some very dodgy people that seemed to be staying there long term. I had to endure people having sex and taking drugs in my dorm all night and tried to compalin but couldn't find the security that's supposed to be on at night time. One of the other guys in the dorm peed in the corner of the room and on my bag. I left at 5.30 in the morning I was so desperate to get out of there. The job club is a rip off and a waste of money and the bar is dirty and sleazy.

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Additional Information about Base Brisbane Central

Address: 308 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #89 of 110 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Brisbane Central 2*
Number of rooms: 136
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