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Swansea, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here in a single room for 4 nights. Firstly, after checking in (by the receptionist who was more interested about talking to his mate about how hard he'd partied the night before) I discovered that the lift was out of service and that I had to carry my 24kg bag up 4 flights of stairs, okay, can't be helped... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a rowdy night at Base Backpackers a few weeks back, you really have to know what you are getting into when you book places like these. About 11 years ago on our first trip around Australia, we spent 4 nights here and were here to party and be obnoxious, it was Palace at that time now Base. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've used this hostel as my base to come back to a few times, kitchen is equipped and never too mucky .. Always someone in there keeping it clean, showers are decent and beds are comfortable. It's an old building so of course it's not in the best condition and means the place is dusty and by no means pristine... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hannah is helpful, hannah is handy, hannah is harmonious, hannah is honourable, hannah is hilarious, hannah is heroic. Kaitlin is kind, kaitlin is kool, kaitlin is kaleidoscopic, kaitlin is killer. cheers for the free brekkies, the boss needs to give them cookies 2 scots

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Checked into here as part of a working starter package and I walked out within an hour. I paid 60 dollars to 'upgrade' to a single room and it was disgusting. Stains all over the bedsheets and even a nice what looked like vomit crust embedded into the sheet. In addition the bathrooms and showers were fairly unclean although not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled a lot of places and stayed in many hostels and this ranks as one of the worst. Rooms are small and damp smelling, the few bathrooms are usually busy and are poorly maintained. The travel desk downstairs was also of little help if you didn't want to do the few things they seemed to know about (in essence if... More 

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BaseBrisbaneCentral, Manager at Base Brisbane Central, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback, we take all of our guest’s feedback negative or positive on board so that we can make any necessary improvements and improve our service for our guests. The bathrooms are going through a major refurbishment. Our room sizes all vary, our 24 hour reception are more than... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brisbane is a lovely sunny city that is certainly worth visiting if you like the sunshine and warm weather, even in the middle of winter! Base Brisbane Central was a lively hostel to stay in with heaps going on in a beautiful old Queenslander building. You also couldn't get closer to the heart of the city centre if you tried,... More 

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BaseBrisbaneCentral, Manager at Base Brisbane Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your stay at Base Central and Brisbane. It's great to read you had a great experience I will pass on your positive comments to our whole team. Safe travels from the Base Central Crew. More 

Byron Bay, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed here before(2014/5)because it was central, cleanish and OK(ish) for the single room price. BUT NEVER AGAIN.. No lift to 4th floor. The banging house tunes and club anthems from the club downstairs was literary shaking my water bottle(on the forth floor!) till the last roar at 5am!!! On a weds? But that's ok cause I awake any away... More 

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BaseBrisbaneCentral, Manager at Base Brisbane Central, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback, we take all of our guest’s feedback negative or positive on board so that we can make any necessary improvements and improve our service for our guests. Base Central is a party hostel and at times can be overly noisy, we have a 24 hour reception team... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lift wasn't working, checked in, walked up to fourth floor, my key worked in my room but not the bathrooms. walked back down. up again, key worked in the bathroom but not my room. DID IT AGAIN! And on the third trek my key worked on both all important doors. Ultimately I didn't care about any of this cause I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location was brilliant. However the night club downstairs plays cheesy dance music until 4am most nights which is so loud the bed and windows shake. the lift seems permanently out of order and there is no privacy in private rooms as the screens above doors are open fretwork. It was a struggle to make myself stay the 4 nights I... More 

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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Base Brisbane Central

Address: 308 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: $22 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Brisbane Central 2*
Number of rooms: 136
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