I stayed twice at the kookaburra - in may 2009 for a week and now for a couple of weeks between june/july 2010.
Facilities: collective toilets and kitchens are always clean and are sufficient to support the number or guests. Bedrooms are not to big - they have a sink, a bed, a chair and a place to hang your clothes. It didn't bother me since I spent most of the time out exploring the city.
Location: if you are a good walker, it takes 15 minutes to the city centre. If not, there are buses nearby that take you there (check at the translink website). There is also a big supermarket 5 minutes away.
Environment: Quiet and friendly. Not a good place for backpackers willing to meet people and socialize but I really appreciate being able to sleep well without noise from other guests most nights. Wendy, the owner, is very nice. The staff helped me finding transport options and I was able to leave my big suitcase at the hostel while travelling to North Stradbroke Island and the Gold Coast.
Verdict: Its cheap, nice and friendly and suited me much better than the backpackers around within the same range of price.More
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