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Reviewed October 19, 2016

I stayed in a double room as a solo traveller and found it clean and comfortable. Staff were helpful and friendly at all times. The hostel is a bit shabby, but that's part of its charm. There is a bit of road noise, but in general it's not an overly noisy place. It is very easy to get to and...

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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Fairly quiet hostel close to Roma Street station and Suncorp Stadium. Quiet enough to get a great nights sleep but still an enjoyable social chilled atmosphere too. Friendly helpful staff, good cleaning standards and plenty of showers and bathrooms to use. They have a cool tv room with loads of DVDs and sofas, pool table and the deck area is...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed July 16, 2016

It was a little bit far away. But the environment was good and close to few cafes. So when you wake up and wanna find breakfast, it is absolutely convenient. Most stuffs are quite nice, friendly and helpful. However the shower wasn't too nice because of the water pressure. In general, it is a good hostel and with decent price.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed July 7, 2016

I stayed just for one night in July 2016. The hostel is a 15min walk from the Busstaion (premier/greyhound) and so from the centre aswell. There are shops just 5 min from the hostel, aswell as a cinema. The room was big enough, everything was clean. The kitchen is small, but I think aswell big enough (its a small hostel)....

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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I could've rated this hostel 1 star just for how awfully rude management is, but I decided to give it 2 because it's somewhat decent and the rest of the staff are all lovely people. Common areas are nice although too small, showers are an absolute joke, and don't even think about being able to cook properly as you can't...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Good hostel with decent prices. Fridge and kitchen area is generally a bit small but haven't really had any problems cooking here. There is a large area to chill with several charging points which can be a very nice atmosphere. Isn't a loud hostel at all so can get a decent nights sleep. Washing is 4$/per load, same with drying.

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Lyon, France
Reviewed May 26, 2016

The room was clean as well as the bathroom. Beds are comfortable and large. It really worth it. The accommodation is close to bars and pub. Very nice staff and helpful ! Kitchen was not really well equipped.

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Lekeryd, Sweden
Reviewed May 21, 2016

the worst in one year whw. well out of the cbd, small kitchen overcrowded at every time, small fridge full packed, little amount of tools. kitchen closes at 9.30 p.m. and reopen at 7 a.m., so if you want cook you cannot stay out till late. People shirtless should not be allowed in the kitchen! unsanitary! Rooms doesn't have security...

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Management response:

Hi Lorenzo, It always saddens us on the rare occasion that a guest doesn't enjoy their stay. Bananas takes feedback very seriously but we find your description of your experience a little petty. Laundry - Our laundry is open 9am - 8PM. Some days when we have lots of check-outs we may ask guests to wait until 12PM so we...

Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. It became my home whilst in Brisbane. I was in a 4 bed dorm which was spacious and had your own locker which is great for storing your passport etc. The WiFi even reached the rooms which was great! It has a nice kitchen, TV room, pool table and deck area which has a lovely view....

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Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and the guy at reception was so helpful as soon as we arrived! We had a private room with use of the communal bathrooms, it's actually a private shower room with a lock which is great for privacy! The hostel was very clean, tidy and quiet and ideally located for Roma Street. South Bank...

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Additional Information about Banana Bender Backpackers

Address: 118 Petrie Tce, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: $17 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“I was in room 19, near reception - comfy but road noise might bother some.”
 of 5 bubbles , Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 10, 11 and 12 have tiled floors instead of carpets - good for summer months to keep rooms cooler.”
 of 5 bubbles CAEGunn, Jan 22, 2016 | Read review
“The "mens" shower on the right when you enter the hostel is by far the best one in the hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles markjX4988LY, Aug 16, 2015 | Read review
“a 4 bed dorm , because thats where i stayed in!”
 of 5 bubbles 756tejasp, Mar 3, 2015 | Read review
“If you find yourself in one of the rooms facing the road, do switch, it will make all the difference!”
 of 5 bubbles B5073MLamandad, Feb 5, 2015 | Read review
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