Brisbane City YHA


Brisbane City YHA

392 Upper Roma Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Bus 375, 377, 378, 470, 475, 476, N385 (stop: Upper Roma Street near Quay Street) Train Roma Street
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(07) 3236 1004
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Great place to stay in Brisbane
3 May 2012
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Friendly welcoming staff, excellent facilities, close to Brisbane, I particular was impressed with the security at the facility, enjoyed my time in a comfortable clean environment, would highly recommend a stay at YHA Brisbane, as everything is at your door step. It

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Undergoing renovation & it needs it
30 December 2006
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It is a building site
Pros
Bedrooms & bathrooms good quality in front building
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Undergoing renovations the hostel is OK for simply somewhere to sleep. Not a place I would relish spending any time in - communal area are drab and you never seem to escape from dull television programmes . Long way to kitchen from the front building. Information about local area and things to do is lacking.

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OK hostel a little out of the way
29 December 2006
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Stuffy rooms, not close to city centre
Pros
Clean and in decent condition, spacious dorms
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The dorms were spacious but the aircon clearly wasn't able to cope with the heat so I found it rather stuffy. Though it's not far to get to the station, it's about a 20 minute walk to get to the city centre. I probably wouldn't stay here again, but it was in the process of being refurbished when I was there so might be a better proposition once that's finished with.

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Stayed in much better, but also stayed in worse
5 October 2006
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A little tired, could do with updating.
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Location - close to the city but not too noisy.
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I only stayed here for one night, and the hostel was fine for that length of time, but I'm sure there are better options in Brisbane. It could do with a face lift, and a few more PCs. The staff were friendly, and the atmosphere in the lounge was good - got chatting to some people. I wouldn't recommend this place though.

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ina
Enjoyed the staff, cafe but kitchen bit out of control
24 August 2006
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lack of computers
Pros
Fantastic showers in rooms with ensuites
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Stayed here in July and had great exper with staff being so helpful sharing local knowledge made getting around a breeze. Yeah its a big place with lota people there sometime so kitchen needs more maintaince but not bad comparing with some of the other hostels where its like out on the farm. Would recomend as is handy to most things but without having to lose sleep due to local action. We are going back in Nov and will try to get a room (definitly prefer the top half) as think its good value.

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I have stayed in better
9 March 2006
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Not enough internet PC's and bathrooms not great
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This was one of the worst hostels I stayed in on my trip. But thats not to say it was terrible. I found the dorms were quite spacious and the staff friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were like a big warehouse. It did have quite a few showers so you weren't likely to ever have to wait for one. I stayed in the older building I think, it just wasn't that great. I probably would check out other hostel reviews in Brisbane and stay somewhere else if i ever go to brisbane again.

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stephane
Nice but very crowdy!
19 January 2006
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Reserve in advance this hostel his very popular,welll situated close to the train station,staff have good advice for tour...!

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Rachel
Really nice
25 June 2005
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We had a really nice double - desk, wardrobe that locked, comfy bed, air con, clean sheets and bathrooms, good facilities and close to town. Would recommend it...

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Anonymous
It's OK
28 April 2005
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Stayed for 2nts in March 05 and found it OK. Building is spilt and newer building where reception is better option. Stayed in 4bedded female dorm which was clean, but air con is freezing and passing trains can make it noisy. Agree the place is bit souless and staff not great. Ideal for stopover and better option than hostels nearby.

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marjorie
enjoy a quiet night
27 July 2004
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situated 10mn walk from the transit centre (airport shuttle and others buses for the rest of queensland arrive and depart from there) and about 25 mn walk from the city centre. rooms are clean, though a bit old fashion for some, often 4 beds-dorms which is a good size, showers and toilets are clean too and numerous enough, which is pretty rare for a YHA... kitchen at the ground floor is not really easy if you want to cook (the storage cupboards being right in the middle of it...) and there were not matches for the gas... but the dining part opens on the lounge and telly (and there is also another telly in a further corner for those who want to watch something else) and are clean!but if you don't want to cook, you can buy food from the small "bar". but didn't try it, so can't help you on this one! supermarkets are in the city centre (coles and safeway... but beware of the closing times! 6pm on sundays). there are also laundry facilities. staff at reception is really friendly and gives you tips and maps and whatever information you want to know... dorm bed is $21 for YHA members. you have to leave a $10 deposit for the key, and there is a door code at night for all the different buildings. was in Brisbane for the jazz and blues festival and the valley festival... go for both!Brisbane is a great place to hang around (don't forget to go to Southbank!) and a good start to explore the rest of Queensland!

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Anonymous
Fine for stopovers
25 February 2004
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I stay here when I have to overnight in Brisbane. It's a good price, centrally located, clean and the reception staff are always friendly and helpful. The newer section is far better than the old section at the back. The kitchen is adequate and the Cafe at the front sells some reasonable food but is only open a few hours each day. It's difficult to find cafes and restaurants that are open after about 6pm in this part of Brisbane, - something which I always find annoying. Even the Transit Centre up the road has hardly anything open after 6pm! The rooms are fine and have lockers for your stuff, (bring your own padlock or buy one from reception),but I agree with the comments about it being cold. Perhaps it's just me, but I always seem to end up sharing a room with people who have to have the air-conditioning and fan on full blast all through the night - and it's just too bloody cold! Especially if you are landed with the bed under the ceiling fan, or one infront of the air-con unit. Anyway, the hostel is quiet - which is basically why I choose to stay there....I just need a place to rest my head when I have to stay overnight in Brisbane before catching a flight or whatever. If you're looking for a party atmosphere - you need to look elsewhere.

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Anonymous
Cold temperatures and atmosphere
7 January 2004
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I stayed here while travelling round Oz a few years ago, and I agree with the previous review that said it was cold. I remember being distinctly chilly the whole time I stayed there - which is unusual enough, I think, for an Australian hostel. My experience of YHAs in Oz tended to be similar - they have the best facilities and are the most spacious, but they're completely soulless. The Brisbane YHA was large with a well-equipped kitchen, large clean bathrooms, working washing machines, a decent communal room - and a small library. But it was completely dead - and quite freezing cold. When you first start travelling, you want comfort, cleanliness and space, but after staying at a few YHAs, I happily swapped all these for messy, cosy, and friendly alternatives. Anyway, one of the main reasons we all go to Oz is for the year-round hot weather. There is no excuse to stay somewhere cold!

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Anonymous
Very Cold
21 November 2003
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I have to say that I was a bit disappointed with this hostel...I stayed there in July, and the room was REALLY cold at night and in the morning. Maybe they did not expect "cold Brisbane", but I got a sick after that. Kitchen was small, shower was OK, and room was not so clean. I strongly recommend you should bring a warm blanket with you if you go in winter.

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Anonymous
A bit of a let down
27 July 2003
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Having stayed in few hostels over past 7 months in Oz, have to say this one probably one of the worst. Not to say staff not helpful, just bit tired and run down, and kitchen below normal standards and whole place just lacking atmosphere really. However the little cafe on site does good budget meals if you get fed up of the state of the kitchen

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Amy Fong
Worth the extra money
4 July 2002
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At $60/night (non-member fee) for a double room, this place is pricier than the cheaper, sleazier hostels right next door. But it was worth the cost, because the YHA was clean, comfortable, and brightly coloured, with a friendly, helpful reception, and clean roomy bathrooms. I stayed in a room in the newer front building, which had a nice view of the railway bridge outside. The cafeteria is open to all and serves good cheap meals. Book ahead as this hostel tends to fill up quickly.

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