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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were greeted by a very nice and helpful man when we checked in. He went above and beyond to make sure we knew how to get around the city and things to do and see. Room was clean and spacious, with AC which was wonderful. We were in a girls corridor and it had a large mirror and hair...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming into a extremely hot country from a long flight all we wanted was a comfy room with air conditioning great service but didn't get either. 40 degree heat with no air conditioning was painful and being cramped in a shoe box of a room. We booked in for 3 nights and could only make, 1 stay if we could...

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2Thank Roschelle O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival we got upgraded to a 4 man dorm when there was 3 of us so was handy. Big clean room nice a/c. Shared showers could have done with a bit of a scrub but still ok. What can you expect from a shared facility. No BYO alcohol but cheap enough in the bar on site.

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1Thank Scott B
Kildare, Ireland
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights. On arrival got upgraded to private room so a great start. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Place was clean and the bar was good fun. Very centrally located and a c in the rooms. The view from the lookout point was amazing. Would stay again

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1Thank Flynnm2
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The was my first night stay in Australia and boy, what a shocker! The rooms are dirty, the staff were rude and really unhelpful, the shower facilities are old, reasonable friendly atmosphere with the guests but compared to the other hostels I stayed at, their is no comparison. I would suggest you try some of the hostels closer into town...

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2Thank Andy W
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

First the good news: nice rooftop with picknicktables and a little swimmingpool, great view of Brisbane. Easy walk to Southbank. Not very happy with the smelly dorm we stayed in. 30 beds in 1 dorm, in the basement with bad ventilation. Showers and toilet were old and a few were dirty. Some doorlocks were broken. This dorm was cheaper than...

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1Thank Hanneke v
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself is ok. Room was spacious for 14 with two toilets and two showers. The bathrooms definitely were not cleaned twice a day as stated on the welcome leaflet shower had a mouldy curtain and the floor in the corner was grim. Its cheap here so can't expect to much. There's annoying fire exit sign in the room...

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1Thank Terri1990
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Stayed here for a couple of weeks. It's definately got it's fair share of drunken drama, but apart from that there was a good atmosphere with not a huge number of long termers when I was there. And there's a decent pool and amazing view of the city. Rooms were absolutely fine. Staff were friendly. Looked 10x better than the...

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1Thank Matt987610
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights, with two others. We were in a mixed room, that didn't smell very good at all however was relatively clean. There were only two showers between a lot of people but never had to que again they were relatively clean. Great showers until the last morning where the shower was cold. A big bar that...

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1Thank poppyr21
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a big hostel, not much of a personality, a place for lots of drunk and horny 18-22 yr olds to spend a week. The staff weren't particularly friendly for the most part, one woman was quite rude when I asked for change for the washing machine, it said "5 x $1 coins only" above it. She gave me...

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Additional Information about City Backpackers

Address: 380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: RM80 - RM267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — City Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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