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City Backpackers

380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have only been in Australia 2 weeks so needed somewhere to get into the swing of things. Money is tight as I spent alot of it in Asia. The hostel have found me various jobs, they have a job club weekly. The prices arent unreasonable. Im in a 4 bed room with AC. Beds are comfy, the guests seem cool,... More 

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The people staying at the hostel were amazing and the staff were so helpfull!! Really friendly and trying to help you as much as possible! Just don't go into room 40 (with the 30 beds). I changed rooms (to the all-female room) and that was real good. The hostel is clean, big, open, happy and relaxt.

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Thank Hilde v
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only stayed 2 nights, therefore haven't really had a chance to explore the good sides this place has to offer e.g. bar, pools and cinema room. However, the rooms had horrible partitions which made me feel almost claustrophobic. They were lucking light and honestly - SPACE. No space for luggage without stepping on it when getting off the bed. Also,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights in October 2015 with two friends and it was probably one of the worst hostels we stayed at in Australia. The location is good, only a five minute walk from the bus station and near a big supermarket with a few other hostels on the same street. It was fairly reasonably priced for Australia but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel packed 8 beds into a tiny room, realistically 8 people and 8 backpacks/suitcases are not going to fit. Naturally being in such a small confined with 7 strangers, stepping on each other's toes, more or less fighting for some space to breath isn't a remedy for the great travel story. They packed many people into rooms that some... More 

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Thank 89ram
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a good experience staying at City Backpackers. The rooms were nice and clean. My room had AC which was perfect, but I did go into a non-AC room which was way too hot. I would not recommend one of those. The pool was really nice and I found the atmosphere very good at the hostel. It really felt... More 

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Kronach, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Upon my arrival the guileful guy working at the reception tried to rip me off by trying to charge me $5 more per night than stated on hostelworld (I did not book via hostelworld but made a reservation via mail). When I confronted him, he came up with the nonsense explanation "hostelworld attracts a broader audience, thats why", with does... More 

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scotland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Arrived late at night after flying in from Darwin and immediately felt sick to my stomach when I walked towards the hostel. English guy on reception was lovely but the place is awful! (Wish I'd read reviews before booking). Filthy toilets/showers, room was like a jail cell and absolutely freezing! There's a nice Irish pub within the complex which is... More 

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Thank wee_tracy
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

The hostel, service and staff were fantastic but it was full of long term building site residents who were very clickish and dominated the place. You can't blame the hostel as they're not going to turn away business like that but I found it too much. The bar was rowdy and aggressive and extremely noisy until midnight when everyone would... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Good place to stay with great views looking over Brisbane from the rooftop. Lots of facilities - rooftop swimming pool, movie room, bar with pool table, darts, large kitchen and fridges. Wifi was OK on rooftop only.

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