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Minto Colonial Hostel

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Reviewed 24 October 2014 via mobile

Pretty building inside and out, quiet, clean kitchen with a huge oven, good location about 20 minutes walk to South bank. Tv lounge with dining table is good to chill in the evenings. Showers clean. Would stay here again!

Thank RobynHelen
The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We chose the Minto Colonial for its appearance. Indeed the place is attractive ith wooden floors. Traditional bath tubs, in AUgust sometimes a bit chilly. Quiet, but small rooms. There were not many guests I must admit. Easy to walk to the Southbank and city centre, and sufficient parking space

Thank Paulvanman
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I stayed here for just over a week in June and was very pleased with everything during my stay. The hostel is reasonably priced, quiet and very clean. The manager was very friendly and helped with any problems I might have had. It's situated just outside the city centre but it is still within walking distance or you can get...

Thank Alexandra P
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 June 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at Minto for three nights. We arrived late but this was not a problem at all. The room was small but well equipped with a small fridge and tv. Only disadvantage was that the window couldn't be opened. Moreover, my girlfriend woke up at night because of the traffic noise from the busy road in...

1Thank Odette M
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I stayed here alone for only the weekend. It was definitely a place I'd go back to. I arrived late but was greeted without any fuss by Jen, one of the managers. She was friendly and very welcoming. There was no barrier of customer-staff member that you might find at other hotels or hostels. My room was clean, with a...

1Thank Mick O
Maroochydore, Australia
Reviewed 25 March 2014

The good, nice and easy to find easy check in friendly staff willing to help. It was clean and tidy. The bad was the room had a mattress that was at the very low end of the market it was hard as hell.. No fans in the rooms at all no air conditioning . The wall were that thin you...

2Thank SunshineCoastView
Reviewed 15 March 2014

I stayed here for three days on a recent trip to Brisbane. Great management - unobtrusive but helpful when needed. Quiet and relaxed. Big kitchen for cooking. Great views of the city and close to transport to get into the city and Southbank. Bruno an exceptiionally cute dog also occassionally makes a visit. Would recommend to anyone looking for reasonable...

1Thank Meghandares
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Very clean and a very good wifi connection! Only stayed one night but would stay again. The location is a little out of town but not too far if you hire a bike. The kitchen was really big for cooking your own meals and everyone seemed to hang out together on the terrace.

1Thank amybeesting
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Minto was our first hostel stop at the start of our travelling trip around australia. After talking to other people who we're staying there, the agreement was it's one of the best. I'd say we picked a good first start as it's quiet and fairly relaxing. You don't often see people around but when you do everyone's friendly. Upon arrival...

1Thank ElliotlC
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2014

we just arrived to the Brisbane and from train station was very easy to find it. people very helpful. the manager-maybe owner was helpful guy, u can get all information needed. the room was really like we expected with colonial style. I love it ! very clean.

Thank Elutka

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Minto is a delight to the senses. Enjoy the colonial charm, feel the breezes on the veranda or chill out in front of the TV in the common room. We at Minto are committed to providing clean, comfortable accommodation approaching guest house quality. Other features include a fully equipped huge Chef's kitchen & fast wireless Internet (a small fee applies). A stay at Minto will ensure a pleasant, harmonious place to stay and study in peace. 14 mins walk from the excitement of some of Brisbane's best nightlife, 10 mins walk to South Bank rail station. A short walk to the Convention centre and CBD, 50 meters to the bus & 100 m to convenience stores and restaurants and take-aways are close by. The on-site caretaker is available to facilitate pleasant day to day operations. Please note: Bathroom facilities are shared; 3 bathrooms between 12 rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Minto Colonial Hostel

Address: 61 Gladstone Rd | Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: RM182 - RM286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Minto Colonial Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Ask for a downstairs room - quiet”
W3444ISamandah, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back of the house are quieter...room 7 probably the pick.”
Kathee2206, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Not next to a bathroom”
90julianb, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the front rooms if you don't like traffic noise.”
38sally, 5 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Room 4 has french doors onto the balcony, which lets in the evening breeze.”
clarelove, 21 Mar 2015 | Read review
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