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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Take my advice do not stay in this hostel, it is a disgrace. The place is so dirty. The minute you enter the hostel it looks old and filthy. The rooms and bathrooms are worse. There was a smell of vomit in my room and a vomit stain. We booked a private room hoping they would be a bit nicer.... More 

Thank jzmunchon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got to the hostel and I couldn't even tell which bed was mine there was so much stuff everywhere. I think they were probably long term residents as there was stuff all over the floor and all over other beds, etc. I got up to my bed and there was a dark hair on my supposedly clean pillow. Looked up... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only have one good thing to say about this accomodation: That the staff was very helpfull and friendly. Except from that, we had a terrible visit. The sheet had stains on it when we got there, there was cockroaches in the shower and i got "stabbed" in the back by a broken spring when I lay on the bed.... More 

Thank Kasm123
BaseBrisbaneCentral, General Manager at Nomads Brisbane Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that our staff made you feel welcome. Our reception is open 24 hours, and we encourage guests to come and speak with us at any time if they have any issues. We are always happy to resolve situations that arise straight away, and would have ensured that you were moved... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked here for location. I'd seen it had mixed reviews over different websites so I thought I'd give it a go. I was on a 6 bed dorm whereby 3 are obviously long term stayers and have taken over the whole of the floor space with their clothes, food and general "stuff". The room is not cleaned throughly and... More 

Thank Melanie B
BaseBrisbaneCentral, Front Office Manager at Nomads Brisbane Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review Melanie. We are sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience. Our share dorms do have a few long-term stayers and the rooms tend to get “live in”. However, our reception is open 24 hours, and we encourage guests to come and speak with us at any time if they... More 

England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is really well located, opposite Central station and a 5 minute walk to the Queen St Mall. All the staff were really friendly and helpful. Especially Laura at the travel desk who booked my east coast trip for me! I was in a single room, it was basic but clean, as were the bathrooms. There was a bit... More 

Thank Charlotte W
BaseBrisbaneCentral, General Manager at Nomads Brisbane Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Charlotte. We are so please to hear that our awesome staff looked after you and Laura was most helpful with your East Coast trip! We look forward to welcoming you back again! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Will start with the good points: The BEST kitchen we've had while travelling down the East Coast. It is constantly kept clean by staff, lots of storage space, plenty of pots and pans, and a large seating area. Can't fault it. Comfortable beds, and we stayed in room 401 which was a really good size for six people (I think... More 

Thank Alice W
BaseBrisbaneCentral, General Manager at Nomads Brisbane Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review Alice. We are pleased to hear that you were happy with the clean kitchen and had a good sleep in the comfy beds! I am sorry to hear about your experience with the staff. Your feedback will be taken on board and we will continue to train staff to... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been travelling the east coast of Australia for about two months now and stayed in numerous hostels. Nomads Brisbane by far has been the absolute worst experience of my time in Australia thus far. The entire place is covered in filth, from my dirty bed sheets to the poo-covered toilets to the other guests. The rooms are dominated... More 

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Dungiven, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The hostel is very central and the staff are lovely, but it's situated right over a bar, with shouting and screaming going on until well after 2am every morning. Barely slept whilst there, ending up checking out early.

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Thank Annie M
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68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Booked here with a friend for two nights in a 12 bedroom female deluxe. Put in a 8 bed female dorm. Good points first - location great right outside central station, the building is so cute and has a lot of character, lots of help to book tours here and the staff on the desk are slow but friendly. Bad... More 

Thank Terri1990
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Currently traveling up the east coast and have stayed in numerous hostels but none as bad as this. The beds require a tonne of WD40, the slightest movement and the whole room will be awake. The kitchen is ridiculously small for the amount of people staying here. 3 cookers and only 4 rings working, deposit for cutlery and a mug... More 

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Nomads Brisbane has everything a backpacker could want, with our five floors offering a wide variety of rooms to appeal to everyone from the newly-arrived to the newly-wed, including dormitory and private rooms. All rooms are secured via electronic keycards, while you can keep your valuables doubly secured with our supplied lockers. Linen is also provided so there's no need to bring your sleeping bag! But that's not all. Our rooftop terrace is the place in the Brisbane CBD to catch some sun, chill out, have a BBQ or just watch the world go by while you wait for your laundry in one of our three laundry rooms. If the sun's not your thing then we also have common areas to kick back, relax, and get some quality tv time; that or cook up a feast in our guest kitchen! If you're looking for work, why not let our Job Club give you a nudge in the right direction? Likewise, our friendly travel desk staff don't just know everything about the beautiful South-East Queensland - they can give you advice about anywhere in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific! Downstairs the Down Under Bar is where you can go full on, flat out! Come on down to Brisbane's most famous backpacker bar where you can win great prizes, dance the night away, or even meet Mr/Mrs Right (or Mr/Mrs Right Now!). If you're after something a little quieter then our Zi Bar does great food and coffee, with regular functions to keep you entertained. Dormitories are available to genuine backpackers only. Guests MUST be over 18 years old to stay at Nomads Brisbane Hostel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nomads Brisbane Hostel

Address: 308 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia (Formerly Base Brisbane Central)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: $41 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nomads Brisbane Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 136
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“Lift didn't work so lower level floors and smaller dorms are better!”
 of 5 bubbles katiewC2913BN, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I you are looking for a good night sleep try the rooms on Level 4 with windows facing the streets.”
  • Twin room inc towel, shampoo, conditioner and body wash
 of 5 bubbles dazzaB484, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Would recommend the 8 bed dorms over the six.”
 of 5 bubbles barnabyo2016, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Sorry fairly generic rooms and dorms”
 of 5 bubbles NQFlyer, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We cannot recommend the 5th floor at all.”
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 of 5 bubbles Zarion, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
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