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“Clean rooms with very friendly staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel

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Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #38 of 133 Speciality Lodging in Brisbane
Plymouth
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Clean rooms with very friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

I originally booked a double room for two nights as I was unsure of how long I would be staying in Brisbane. On arrival we were met by the owener who was very friendly and even offered to carry our bags. The double and twin rooms are situated away from the main building where the dorms are and the buildings are seperated by a pool. Each of the buildings had a lounge with TV and a kitchen. We made good use of these facilities and it was nice to sit back and relax after a day of sightseeing and not have to sit in your room. The room itself was a good size with a very comfortable bed. Each room also has a fridge which is excellent for storing food and water.

The rooms, communal areas and outdoor areas were always very clean and I saw the cleaner everyday. The staff are very helpful and friendly as well as most of the other guests. However there are a high amount of German guests here who are not so friendly. If you are looking for a lively party hostel this is not the place. This is more of a chilled out place which is what we were looking for.

The internet access is only available in the outdoor area by reception at the cost of $5 a day, this was a little confusing as the password for the internet never changed and as an honest person I paid each day but I do think that other people would take advantage as there was no way of monitoring the internet access. There were sometimes also a lack of sockets to be able to use your laptop.

The washing facilities here are also excellent and I always felt that my belongings were safe.

I had to extend my stay in Brisbane and was so happy with the hostel that we stayed for another two nights. On my last night whilst sat outside I heard a rustling and a possom appeared. The owner then told me that one lives near by, this was great to see.

Overall a very good stay

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Helen D
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English first
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2011

The staff was helpfull and very friendly. Our room was clean and we had our own fridge in the room. The hostel is located close to the centre (walkingdistance). All in all we've had a pleasant stay and would recommend it,

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joyce G
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2011

After checking in to this place you could be forgiven for thinking that you had flown into the wrong city and instead ended up making a long haul flight to Dortmund or Munich. This place is run by Germans and as such a vast majority of the clientele are from the Teutonic part of the world. This isn't a problem if you don't mind the obvious manner differences between the English and Germans (the staff are unbelievably friendly this statement applies to who we were staying with at the time) we did feel a little overwhelmed by the german presence which we dealt with. The other people staying here were made up of Irish workers, they were very friendly but were always in bed by 9 making us feel guilty for staying up late. All in all this place felt like a kind if workers bunk house rather than a hostel but we still enjoyed it and if you can go as a couple it works out incredibly cheap. A lot cleaner than most hostels and with it's own cooking facilities I would definitely recommend it

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robanov
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Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

We stayed at Aussieway for 5 nights and instantly felt at home. Orla and Annie (2 of the staff) were great fun and really accommodating. We shared a twin room which was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was spotless and cleaned every day and everything you needed. The only downsides were the early curfew (residential area) and the very thin walls which meant being woken up by upstairs getting up for work at 5am. We would definitely stay here again, 5 days well spent.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JoandSallytravelAus
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Bellingen, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

O.K....So we're on the on the other side of 50, not party animals but active and sociable.One half of the partnership is fairly well travelled, the other one is fussy.(Don't tell him that!) We stayed in a double room with shared bathroom.They were spotless. Only older guests might appreciate this but there were all the quilts freshly laundered, hanging on the line. The pool was sparkling and 4 times as big as the one at an up market hotel where we were paying about 4 times as much!!!! Amenities all practical and both staff and travellers were friendly.(Often younger tavellers treat us older ones as if they'll catch old age if they get too close!)
Close (2 mins. walk) to an excellent selection of reasonable cafes/bars and restaurants, yet in such a quiet position compared to the many other hostels in the vicinity.We walked to all Brisbane's wonderful parks, museums and galleries with no problems. Thanks all for a lovely, (if too short) stay.
Cheers
Helen

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Helen B
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Additional Information about Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel

Property: Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel
Address: 34 Cricket St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 133 Speciality Lodging in Brisbane
Price range (per night): RM82 - RM468
Hotel Class:1 star — Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This heritage-listed, colonial home was built circa 1872 and offers a charming and quiet place for backpackers and travellers to stay away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to be convenient. ... more   less 
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