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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here on my first few nights in Australia, was a great place to overcome my jet lag, quiet like rooms, little bit bland though could do with a few more cupboards and storage racks in the room. Wifi was free and easy to access. The outside deck had an amazing view of the Brisbane skyline. Toilets and showers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are currently staying at Brisbane CITY backpackers. The staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are good value for money - Providing there isn't a vent in the room. Me and my girlfriend have paid extra to stay in a double room for it only to be wasted as its impossible to sleep. The room has a huge vent trailing... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Stayed here in a small dorm, for a week. Had a great time, always something going on and offers on booze in the bar. Place was clean and tidy, everyone who worked there was friendly. After a week moved to a cheaper part of town, and a slightly quieter hostel, but I can't fault City Backpackers, they also put on... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here recently in a group of 3 for 4 days. On arrival we was told we had an upgrade meaning that we were in a smaller room for the 3 of us fab! Given bed linen and such and went to check out the room. Clean and tidy no issues. Come nighttime the air conditioning was that cold that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Stayed in a double room for a few nights, thought we were getting quite a good deal with the room. The room was right at the front on the hotel where the main alleyway that EVERYONE walked through morning, noon and night (yes even at 4am). Room was very hot even though it was meant to be air conditioned. When... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

While traveling with a few friends we decided to stop at City Backpackers for a few nights, and turned out loving the place so much that we booked a few more. The staff is wonderful. Very helpful, fun and friendly people. The atmosphere of the place can't be beat, the roof top pool allows for you to hang out and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

17 a night! 'Bargain' we thought! Central Brisbane, who cares what the beds are like; we're not fussy! Wrong! (We received vouchers from Indie travel to stay for $17 per night in a dorm room) As we went down the stairs to our room the smell of sweat and feet was overwhelming! The 31 degree heat had happily cooked the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Absolutely loved it. Very friendly staff whom were helpful and smiley and they even allowed me to check in earlier then the normal, check in time. The place had a good vibe and I met some great people whilst I stayed there. The location is great as it is just next to the city and opposite the Coles supermarket .... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

I'm a well travelled guy, I've stayed in 100's of hostel all around the world. The main thing i liked about this place is the amazing outside area's. The hostel is located on a bit of a hill that overlooks the Brisbane river. The views, both during the day and at night are awesome! On there website it says that... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my friend, we are in our mid twenties and stayed in an all female dorm. We read the reviews on here the night before arriving and were terrified!! But it was a lovely stay! Staff were all mostly from the UK like us and were super friendly. We were meant to be in an 8-bed dorm... More 

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Additional Information about City Backpackers

Address: 380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: $20 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 62
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