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“Average Hostel” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of City Backpackers

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City Backpackers
Ranked #110 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Average Hostel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

I stayed in this hostel 3 nights, the rooms were clean there was good atmosphere, but the reception staff are terrible especially at evening, its as if they just ask random people of the street to work as nobody seems to know what they are doing and the guy that works evenings is rude and obvious has better things to be doing than his job

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

good ambiance but only because backpackers are nice. Managers are rude with you, they treat you like crap. Be careful with your money as well, they will find any excuse to take your money. It s the first time I am very angry because of a hostel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Marion1008
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very good hostel. Well located in the city centre, near the train station. There is a store of Coles Supermarket just 300 m far from the hostel. There is a very good pub with a vivid nightlife. Rooms are clean and the housekeeping is fine. The only flaw in my opinion is the Wi-Fi internet, very poor quality, although it's provided for free.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

I stayed with my bf and friends for 3 nights in the hostel. The check-inn was confusing and unorganized. The rooms are quite small, we had a 6 dorm, not enough space for everyone's things. Really noisy and busy hostel. Showers and toilets were clean but too small. The kitchen was so packed and dirty. Besides the wifi didn't work properly.
But the bar downstairs had some really good offers and backpacker prices and delicious nachos :)

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

Here is the worst hostel I've ever been. I slept into a 30 beds room (smelly).... Ok it's more a monkey cage than a human room. Expect to get wake up by people who snore or arrive drunk at 4am.
Then the owner wrote everywhere free wifi.... YEAH... it's free but it doesn't work at all and even if it works, it's just for a little while, slow connection and you can get it only inside the kitchen.
If you wanna cook your own dish and eat as a civilised person you have to rent flatware (plate, fork,knife, spoon, cup and bawl) from the reception for 10$
Be aware against stolen things.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank georgyy404
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights in a girls 6 bed dorm. On arrival I checked in fine and was given my key, but just given brief directions to where my room was...not shown. As soon as I opened the dorm door I was hit by a horrible smell, it smelled like my dad's gym bag! It was as if there was damp in the room. The shower room was clean and okay, but when I got back to my room all clean from showering I was hit by this disgusting smell again. Luckily I wasn't in my room (or the hostel) too much during my stay. The kitchen, bar and pool area seemed nice enough, it was quite quiet when i was there though.

Stayed April 2014
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Thank Dale M
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Property: City Backpackers
Address: 380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
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Ranked #110 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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Hotel Class:4 star — City Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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