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“Great value for money” 3 of 5 stars
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30 Costin Street | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia   |  
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Ranked #97 of 110 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
Newcastle
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“Great value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

I stayed here while in Brisbane working at the hospital. The apartment is budget but the price was great for the positioning and the manager was lovely, being a girl travelling alone I always felt safe and he would drive me into supermarket if I needed anything. My apartment was clean and there were NO cockroaches. It is backpacker accommodation and is great for budget conscious travellers. Close walk to everything and the valley is great, plus loving music the Tivolli is two doors up so it worked well for me. I would stay there again happily.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Harnosand, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

I just cant believe some peoples comments about Balhouse!

To put it plain!

If, finding a couple of cockroaches in a budget hotel in a sub-tropical metropolitan like Brisbane, makes you check out and go hysterical, maybe You should either consider staying put in a more temperate climate or just put up with a 300% fee (or more) for a totally airconditioned hotel that makes any cockroach put their ugg boots on and run to the next (warm) building!

Youre living in la-la-land if you expect everything to be perfect, for such a bargain price that Balhouse really is.
Tough choice for you...IF a hotel is fairly cheap...you CAN NOT expect the same standard as at a 5 star resort, if you cant live with that... just stop being such a scrooge, open your wallet and be prepared to pay up, and make reservations at Hilton.
Ive stayed at Balhouse for quite a while and FOR THAT PRICE,
I have no complaints at all!
Its a bargain!

For you complainers...
of course, the staff is showing their worst side to you!
You pop in there with a reservation, take one look at their room, and its just AWFUL!

I wouldnt be in my best behaviour either, if such a snob had walked in to my fairly budget priced hotel!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

Moved with my partner from New Zealand with one week accomodation booked at Balhouse apartments, have ended up staying a year.
Great value for money, with full cooking facilities and ensuite bathroom, so close to the train station, and a 15 minute walk to the city. making getting around brisbane very easy.
Manager was very helpful with places to go and things around Brisbane, which made moving to a new country and not knowing the area very helpful.
Would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charleville, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

stayed at ballhouse apartments and the apartments where just so close to everything 5 mins to trains restaurants clubs hotels and shopping.the managemnet was very helpful and made our stay very pleasant.best value in brisbane for the position.rooms have ensuite and kitchens.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

I moved to Brisbane from interstate at the beginning of 2010 and was looking for some reasonably priced short term accomodation. I decided to check out the Balhouse and am still there 11 months later. The site is minutes from the city , it is clean and i have found the people that stay there and the management both friendly and helpful. Graeme the manager goes out of his way to make your stay a pleasant one. For overseas or interstate travellers i can absolutely recommend the place.

  • Stayed January 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

I moved from Melbourne to Brisbane for work and moved in to the Balhouse Apartments for a month and stayed for a couple of years. The friendliness of management, and the ease of living there made moving on difficult. The accomodation is close to the train station (5 mins), close to the city (20 mins walk), close to an Olympic size swimming pool, cinemas and excellent shopping and restaurants. The management were always kind and helpful - toilet paper at 9pm, locked yourself out at 7am, parcels dropped off when you're not home -- no problem, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are well appointed and have all the necessary equipment.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2010

I am a frequent interstate traveller an have stayed at Balhouse apartments on many occasions over the last seven years -staying at times up to three weeks per trip to Brisbane.
During my stays at Balhouse Apartments I've found the rooms to be clean functional well priced an the management helpful and friendly. It is a great location with easy access to all facilities: train,airport,bus, shopping centres an numerous rental car agencies nearby.

I look forward to my next trip to Brisbane an will defenitely be staying at these apartments again & would also recommend them to any other travellers looking for well priced budget accommodation.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 30 Costin Street | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
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Ranked #97 of 110 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
Number of rooms: 13

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