I originally booked a double room for two nights as I was unsure of how long I would be staying in Brisbane. On arrival we were met by the owener who was very friendly and even offered to carry our bags. The double and twin rooms are situated away from the main building where the dorms are and the buildings are seperated by a pool. Each of the buildings had a lounge with TV and a kitchen. We made good use of these facilities and it was nice to sit back and relax after a day of sightseeing and not have to sit in your room. The room itself was a good size with a very comfortable bed. Each room also has a fridge which is excellent for storing food and water.
The rooms, communal areas and outdoor areas were always very clean and I saw the cleaner everyday. The staff are very helpful and friendly as well as most of the other guests. However there are a high amount of German guests here who are not so friendly. If you are looking for a lively party hostel this is not the place. This is more of a chilled out place which is what we were looking for.
The internet access is only available in the outdoor area by reception at the cost of $5 a day, this was a little confusing as the password for the internet never changed and as an honest person I paid each day but I do think that other people would take advantage as there was no way of monitoring the internet access. There were sometimes also a lack of sockets to be able to use your laptop.
The washing facilities here are also excellent and I always felt that my belongings were safe.
I had to extend my stay in Brisbane and was so happy with the hostel that we stayed for another two nights. On my last night whilst sat outside I heard a rustling and a possom appeared. The owner then told me that one lives near by, this was great to see.
Overall a very good stay
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- This heritage-listed, colonial home was built circa 1872 and offers a charming and quiet place for backpackers and travellers to stay away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to be convenient. ... more less
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