We stayed here as the location is perfect, just a minute from Roma Street station, in the middle of areas with bars etc. The bar underneath the hostel is cool, reasonably priced. The rooms are basic, we had a private twin with en-suite and it was fine. I thought it was quite clean for a hostel.
I would have rated 5 out of 5, but we had a really bad experience at breakfast just before checking out. There is a poster in the elevator advertising a cooked breakfast for $8 (normally $12) to guests of the hostel. It says 'just show your room key'. On checking out I asked the reception guy if I should keep the room key for now, to show at breakfast and get the discount. He said that it wasn't necessary and the bar staff would know we had stayed. We went up and ordered the discounted breakfast and was told in a very rude manner by a very snooty barmaid that we should have the room key card to qualify. I explained what we had been told at reception and she basically looked at me as if I was lying and said 'No that is not right' in a really snooty tone. I told her I'd go back through and get a key card and she said that she would let us off this time!! As if she was doing us a favour. I nearly told her to keep the breakfast....but I was really hungry. The breakfast came and it was fine, good value.
All the other staff in the hostel and the bar were great, it was just her horrible attitude that spoiled the end of our stay. If that was my business I wouldn't let her anywhere near customers!! For info this was 10am on 13/04/14 and the girl was in her 20s with blonde hair.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Choose from a great range of dorms or private rooms, all fully ensuited, air-conditioned and sound proofed! We will help you go out and explore wonderful Brisbane or if you prefer catch up on some emails enjoy our common area with Foxtel TV, cook in the kitchen or pop downstairs to the Tin Bar & Grill, make friends, go for a drink and see where the mood takes you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tinbilly Travellers Hotel Brisbane