I visited Brisbane for a weekend recently, and trying to find budget accommodation wasn't easy. Minto Student House looked great, but not having stayed in backpacker-style accommodation for a while, I wasn't sure what to expect.
I was pleasantly surprised. My room was comfortable and the street noise I noticed on arrival died down at night, so even being at the front of the house wasn't a problem. The verandah out the front proved to be a great spot to sit in a morning when the sun's streaming in on it.
The location, a little out of the CBD, is great. A very short walk to the South Bank train station (ignore Google Maps; take Brook Street to walk between the house and the station).
This place is great for independent travellers. I had no idea who in the building was a guest and who was running the place, so if I'd needed any help I'd have found it difficult to find it. But with everything provided and with the place so well organised, it was great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Minto is a delight to the senses. live in the colonial charm, feel the breezes on the veranda or chill out by the fire in the common room. The property exudes a special ambiance. We at Minto are committed to providing clean, comfortable accommodation approaching guest house quality. Other features include a fully equipped huge Chefs kitchen & fast wireless Internet (at no extra cost). A stay at Minto will ensure a quiet, pleasant, harmonious place to stay and study in peace. 14 mins walk from the excitement of some of Brisbane's best nightlife, 6 mins walk to south bank rail station and you can walk to the convention centre and CBD also, 50 meters to the bus & 100 m to convenience stores. The on-site caretakers Don or Nathan Bass are available to facilitate pleasant day to day operations. FREE wireless Internet, unlimited use of our skype phone to call overseas at a small daily rental charge, everything you need in the kitchen, and bathrooms. ... more less
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