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Bowen Terrace International Accommodation
Ranked #75 of 157 Hotels in Brisbane
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Münchenbuchsee
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28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We (family with 2 kids) stayed 2 nights in the family room. We enjoyed the pool and the friendly owner. Good location. Close to the ferry and downtown. You can use the kitchen for own cooking, what we did. The room we were in was bit old. Could need some new furniture. However, still a great value for the price.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

We have spent the last three days here and have to say that we have found it better than expected. The accommodation is basic but meets your needs. The rooms are clean and the one we had was a decent size. There are all the main facilities including washing, ironing etc. The bathrooms are shared but there is three showers available. It was a very communal spirit and everybody seemed friendly. We would.deffo stay here again and can recommend this place as a.no frills budget stay in Brisbane.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Bowen terrace was like a home from home for my partner and I, having travelled to asia beforehand for 3 months bowen terrace was a great break to relax for the 2.5 weeks we were there.

The kitchen, bathrooms and lounge area are always clean. theres a large commercial fridge with lots of space to put fresh food in and cupboards to store dry food. There are hairdryers in both bathrooms and the washing machine was always available and easy to use.

The owners are very friendly and helpful and helped us stay for another 2weeks as we liked it so much especially having lots of sofas/comefy seats to sit on and a big tv after a long day looking around the city.

We would highly recommend bowen, its great value for money and everything as everything was so easy and relaxed compared to large hostels.

  • Stayed November 2013
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1 Thank juze03
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Bargara, Australia
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180 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great location in hip and trendy New Farm, but the hostel itself could be better.
Characterful rambling old building, with the downside being a very stuffy room and high noise levels from both outside and corridor. Manned reception hours seem limited and although bedroom was clean & tidy, wash room area was very cramped and messy. Pleasant balcony area to the rear, but the above ground pool below didn’t look too inviting, even on a steamy Brisbane day. Overall, still represents good value due to proximity to CBD and bonus of free wi-fi, plus couple of bus routes stops very close by. Chouquette Patisserie over the road is awesomely Francais and it’s worth taking stroll down the hill to Bitter Suite on Welsby Street if you fancy a quality meal matched with some decent craft beer.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Auckland
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264 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2013

I stayed one night in a single room. The place is basically a backpackers in a Queenslander so you can't have high expectations, but the room was adequate. It was spacious enough and had a single bed, desk, fan, closet, fridge, TV and tea and coffee facilities. I didn't need the leftover take-out pizza from the last guest still in the fridge, but this wasn't a big deal - it's not the Ritz Carlton. And you get a fresh towel and a bar of hotel soap (the kind the doesn't foam). The bathroom was across the hall and was the sort of very basic facility you get in a fairly old house. The walls are thin, but the guests seemed quite considerate.

Downstairs there is a kitchen and pool and some dormitory accommodation which looked much less appealing than the accommodation upstairs.

The location is great - it is a stone's throw to Brunswick St with bars and cafes, a short walk to Merthyr Village with a supermarket, and the city is easily accessible (I walked quite comfortably).

If you just need a bed, I'd stay again. For the price it's very acceptable accommodation.

Room Tip: Upstairs seems preferable.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is pretty much a "no frills" situation, however it is comfortable and very clean. Yes, there are creaks in the old place, but it has character in spades. I sleep light, so previous reviews encouraged me to bring earplugs. Worked at treat. The house has been well maintained and is an inviting space to return to at the end of the day. But there is plenty of room to lounge around if that is what you want. Easy access to ferry and restaurants, shops, New Farm park. Big kitchen if you want to cook. Yes, I would return.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Malaysia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed my 2 nights stay here. Nice cosy and spotlessly clean, good facilities, free wifi, good location within walking distance to some nice cafes for brunch and friendly staff. This is literally home away from home and I would highly recommend this lovely guesthouse for travellers who prefer a homely feel:)

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank JacqieMalaysia
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BowenTerrace, Owner at Bowen Terrace International Accommodation, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Hi JacqieMalaysia
Thankyou for your great review, we loved having you here an hope to see you again.
Maria
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Property: Bowen Terrace International Accommodation
Address: 365 Bowen Tce | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bowen Terrace International Accommodation 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bowen Terrace Accommodation provides affordable and friendly accommodation for travellers and visitors from all over the world. Family owned and operated, Bowen Terrace Accommodation will provide you with that "home away from home" feel in a welcoming and hospitable atmosphere. The style of the house is known as a 'Queenslander' and reflects unique Australian heritage. It features elevated structure with comfortable bedrooms off the long hallway, front and back veranda's, and traditional architecture that allows to experience a part of the typical Queensland lifestyle. When you're relaxing out on the back deck on a warm summer's evening, listening to the mangos drop from the tree onto the roof, you'll see just how laid-back this city can be. Yet you are just minutes from the city lights that illuminate the beautiful Brisbane skyline as well the vibrant Fortitude Valley entertainment area and a host of some of Brisbane's best cafes are along nearby Brunswick Street. ... more   less 
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