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Bowen Terrace International Accommodation

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#75 of 157 Hotels in Brisbane
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This isn't your average hostel. The family room is great when travelling with kids. It's clean, well looked after, other guests quiet and the whole place grand. Just a ten-minute bus drive from the CBD. And when little ones go to bed, you can enjoy a cool drink on the terrace.

Thank DadaZL
BowenTerrace, Owner at Bowen Terrace International Accommodation, responded to this review

Hello Danielle Thank you for those great comments. Very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Maybe we will see you another time. Warm regards Ann

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Do not stay here. Save yourself some money and trouble and stay elsewhere. My room was clean and overall the space was clean but not the kind of place to meet people. Pretty poor location, the staff weren't very pleasant or helpful. I had a 4 bed mixed dorm and only one other roommate at first, and he was an...

Thank KatieFromCanadia
BowenTerrace, Owner at Bowen Terrace International Accommodation, responded to this review

Hello Katie, To say I am horrified to read your comments on a website such as Trip Advisor is an understatement as I have absolutely no record of your having stayed at Bowen Terrace Accommodation. Additionally as the Manager/Owner here (reception) I do not have any memory of a conversation such as you mentioned nor would it have been the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The room was basic but did the trick. It had a unique cute style that matched the feel of the building. Clearly you're encouraged to mingle with the other occupants which I really liked, as the social areas were great.

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BowenTerrace, Owner at Bowen Terrace International Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to review Bowen Terrace Accommodation. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay as we try very hard to make our guests feel comfortable and 'at home' with people to chat to - not just sitting in a motel room talking to yourself as can happen when away. We do hope...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We stayed in the queen suite with our own bathroom for three nights. It was great for us as it has the social aspect of a hostel with a room like a hotel. Great pool. Great decks. Awesome location for people that don't want to be downtown. 15 minute walk to china town or 5 minute walk to plenty of...

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BowenTerrace, Owner at Bowen Terrace International Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. We always appreciate our guests taking the time to write on Trip Advisor. Was great having you stay with us and hope to see you again another time when you're in Aussie !!! Cheers for now Ann

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I booked a bed in a 4 bed mixed dormitory. I have been welcomed by the employee Dee whom gave me a tour of the place and directed me to my room where 1 man was in ( only that man in the dormitory). On the evening the same man got completely over drunk and I start to see a...

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BowenTerrace, Owner at Bowen Terrace International Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear Sandrine, As previously discussed, I am extremely sorry this situation occurred during your stay at Bowen Terrace, as well very disappointed that the phone did not answer when you endeavoured to called. This is definitely most unusual as we have the phone diverted to our mobiles at all times. You are correct in saying I don't live onsite, however,...

Bielefeld, Germany
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I had a great stay here in Brisbane, its little less central situated but still a great area with supermarkets, bars and restaurants near by. The center is easily reachable with a short ferry ride, which is for free and by bus of course as well. Especially if you want to have a less busy accomodation/hostel this accomodation is a...

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BowenTerrace, Owner at Bowen Terrace International Accommodation, responded to this review

Hello Michael, Thanks so much for leaving feedback. We survive off keeping a good profile on websites such as Trip Advisor. Hope to see you another time perhaps. Ann

Reviewed 18 January 2017

First of all, I would like to highlight the professionalism of the staff, who was really friendly and highly accommodating. This is the best part of this guest house. This is a proper guesthouse - not a hotel. And you will definitely feel the difference... There was no A/C in my room and I could not open the window, which...

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BowenTerrace, Owner at Bowen Terrace International Accommodation, responded to this review

Hello Franck, Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on TripAdvisor. I will endeavour to address the issues you have raised. Not sure about why you couldn't open the window as they are all in working order. I wish I'd known about this problem while you were here, as I could have rectified it for you. With...

Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very neat & clean room. Good location, short walk to shops & restaurants. Staff were very friendly & polite. Other guests were quiet & friendly when I stayed there. Good amenities including a pool. Would stay there again.

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BowenTerrace, Owner at Bowen Terrace International Accommodation, responded to this review

Hello Rodney, We appreciate you writing a great review for us. Thanks so much and hope to see you another time. Warm regards Ann

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I really liked my experience at Bowen Terrace Accommodation. I was in a dorm for a few days before leaving Brisbane. On the plus side, there is a nice pool, a quiet terrace, large common area with TV and DVDs made available, a fully equipped kitchen with enough space, a large fridge that will accommodate everyone's food, squeaky clean bathroom...

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BowenTerrace, Owner at Bowen Terrace International Accommodation, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you so much for taking the time to give such great feedback to others looking to stay here at Bowen Terrace Accommodation. We try so hard to make everything right for our guests so it's good to know we are on track. Not sure why the Wifi wouldn't work however, so sorry about that because it should....

Southern Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Good clean facilities and excellent location, friendly helpful staff, easy access but with good security. Handy to public transport and countless places to eat. Only problem has ever been noise from other rooms. In some rooms the thin walls means sleep can be interrupted by next door's talk, phone calls, activities or TV.

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BowenTerrace, Owner at Bowen Terrace International Accommodation, responded to this review

Hello there, Firstly, thank you for spending time with us at Bowen Terrace Accommodation. We really appreciate your booking. We agree that our Guest House is perfectly positioned with all the things a traveller requires such as good transport and lots of entertainment close by. Unfortunately, being an old Queenslander home, it does sometimes carry sounds. Please come back anytime....

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Bowen Terrace International Accommodation

Address: 365 Bowen Tce | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: RM103 - RM382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bowen Terrace International Accommodation 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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