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Flic En Flac
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I liked it. At first glance looks not to appealing (messy), but guys are REALLY friendly and this beats the other stuff. Good kitchen equipment, WIFI, films and free smokes if you want to join in (or joint in)

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is a lovely place, clean and friendly owners. Free internet access as well as heaps of choice of movies to watch, only 10mins walk to the city cat, or 20min from the station. I went for a walk round the area and 15min down the road there is a street named oxford street full of shops and cafe as... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

So we were tying at bunk in fortitude valley but it was so expensive. As travellers who have spent 3 months in Asia and in desperate need of a job we needed a cheap hostel. We found riverside on hostel world and booked in purely due to the price. We arrived and greeted by Harry who was so friendly and... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Heaps of freebies, the Internet was super quick access to 1000s of movies, and free walking tour of Brisbane was great, not to mention the barbecues the guys put on, so much food. A must stay whilst in Brisbane.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Stayed there for two nights in March. Mark was really friendly. The whole experience was more like staying in someones house rather than a hostel. We were also offered a lift to the aiport apon leaving at a reasonable price of £30 dollars for the two of us which was brilliant. We booked to stay in a twin room, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Me and my friend both female aged 21 & 23 stayed and riverside for two nights. When we arrived we booked to stay In a 6 dorm but was upgraded to a private room which was brilliant and very kind of the owner. This didnt feel like a hostel which was a bonus and had free WIFI which was great!... More 

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Thank CrystalPink
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

A friend and I came from Canada and only planned on staying here for 5 nights. The first day that we got here we instantly felt comfortable and at home! Mark and nick are amazing. Very friendly and full of information, if you need anything they will go out of their way to help you especially Mark! We stayed in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Stayed here in June for 6 weeks while we were looking for our own place. The owner Nick picked us up from the airport for a fraction of the cost of a taxi at 10pm at night and took us to the hostel. When we got there we met mark who managers the place he checked us in and we... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

What can i say, we were picked up from the Airport at a terrible 2am in the morning for a fraction of the price of a taxi and given a bed for the night since we were not due to check in till the next morning. Mark is the Manager and goes to any length to make your stay as... More 

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Thank 351maverick50
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46 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

The staff were lovely, Mark even went out of his way and helped us look for work! Free wifi (which is a bonus to find in Australia) free computer and Internet use on them! Clean rooms! Foxtel with all the channels! 5-10mins from the nearest supermarket/ pubs/restaurants in a pretty area! Close to the river so you can get to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
EXPERIENCE THE AUSSIE LIFESTYLEYOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOMEAt riverside backpackers we pride ourselves on the Aussie style way of living, With a comfortable environment of a house rather than a prison style hostel. We are close to Brisbane's hottest Clubs and Restaurants, and just a stones throw over the river to Brisbane CBD. We have FREE WIRELESS internet and Cable Television, FREE laundry and bbq facilities, Airport pickups are available upon request. We hope to see you soon. :)CHECK INS ARE AT 1pm, CHECK OUTS AT 11amMATT: 0438 821 028NICK: 0411 565 586 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside Backpackers

Address: 327 Hawthorne Road, Brisbane, Queensland 4141, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: $18 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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