What to consider when booking a hostel in Brisbane
The majority of the best hostels in Brisbane were reviewed highly already, which made the job of choosing them much easier.
However, there were a few other factors that were taken into consideration when compiling this list. These factors not only apply to Brisbane hostels but any hostel you stay at!
Check out time – The standard time for check out in hostels is 10:00 am. This is almost universally true in Australia. Sometimes, you can negotiate with the hostel if you would like to check out later, but it’s best to check before you book.
Free breakfast – This is always a factor when I book a hostel. Getting a free breakfast makes a massive difference, especially if you’re a penny-pinching backpacker. Staying at hostels that offer a free breakfast will save you a lot of money during your time in Australia. It’s always worth checking if the hostel offers this before you book.
Free wifi – A lot of hostels in Australia charge you to use their wifi. Finding a hostel that offers free wifi can be tricky, but it will also save you a lot of money! Double-check what the deal with wifi is before you book, otherwise, you could be lumped with a large bill just to get online!
Laundry services – It’s rare to find a hostel that offers free laundry, I’ve not come across one yet. However, going to a hostel that does have laundry facilities is a huge plus and will save you trekking around town trying to find a launderette!
Kitchen – A kitchen is simply a must when you are staying at a hostel. Without one, you will be paying a shedload of money to feed yourself. Virtually every hostel in Australia has a kitchen, but some are better than others.
If you want to stay in the heart of Brisbane, Nomads is a good option.
It’s located opposite Brisbane Central Station, and is close to the main bars and action in the centre of the city.
Nomads Brisbane has some great facilities, over it’s five floors, including a rooftop terrace and BBQ area. The rooms are spacious and clean, with a range of dorm sizes to suit every traveller’s needs!
If you’re looking for a party hostel in Brisbane, Nomads isn’t a bad shout. The Down Under Bar is open 7 days a week and is always lively, while there are plenty of bars close by!
Nomads Brisbane is a great place to stay if you’re travelling alone and looking to make friends during your stay!
City Backpackers HQ is another hostel located on Roma Street near the transit centre and the Southbank.
The hostel has some great facilities which include a rooftop area with a pool and fantastic views of the Brisbane skyline. There is an in house bar, The Fatt Wombat, if you want to relax and socialise!
There are a range of rooms from private to dorms, all of which are comfortable and spacious. The hostel also offers free wifi, which is a bonus, as you normally have to pay for it in most Australian hostels.
If you’re looking for budget accommodation in Brisbane, City Backpackers HQ, is a great place to consider!
If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Brisbane, Somewhere to Stay is a good place to consider.
Rooms start as cheap as $19, which is one of the cheapest rates you will find in the city. There is a slight catch, as the hostel is located away from the centre of the city.
However, it’s only a 10 minute walk to get to the action.
Most of the rooms come with en suite bathrooms and are spacious and comfortables place to sleep. The hostel organises a number of events throughout the week, including a free BBQ night on Mondays, and a pizza night on Tuesdays.
The hostel has an outdoor pool, which comes with outdoor games and is a nice place to relax during the day.
It may be away from the main centre of the city, but Somewhere to Stay is still one of the top hostels in Brisbane regardless!
The hostel is located away from the city centre, but it’s still a good place to stay. One thing to note is that the hostel only has 12 rooms. If you want to stay in a lively hostel, this is not the place for you!
The smaller nature of the hostel means it will be quieter, and it will be a more intimate place to stay. Each room comes contains lockers, a fridge and you can access the wifi in them too!
The facilities are bit basic at Some Rooms Backpacker, so it will not be to everyone’s tastes. But if you want to stay away from the partiers and revellers, it’s one of the best places to stay in Brisbane!
So there you have it, that was my guide to the best hostels in Brisbane. As you can see there are plenty of places to stay in the city, and a wide range of hostels to meet different travellers needs!
Have you stayed in any of the hostels listed above? Have you stayed in one that isn’t on this list? Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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