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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved everything about Minto! The place was quaint, the facilities were clean, and the people-- both staff and other people staying there the same time I was-- were friendly. I even got to meet the owner's dog, Bruno. There's a bus station just around the corner, a 10 minute walk to Southbank train station and a 15 minute...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for around 3 weeks in June/July whilst we were looking for work in Brisbane. We enjoyed our stay at Minto for this time. The hostel is cleaned everyday which is great, in particular for the bathrooms and kitchen. The kitchen is the best kitchen I've seen in a hostel, with everything you need, including...

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Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

My friends and I stayed here last month. The staff were friendly and helpful giving us a couple of different room options as there were 3 of us. We had a lovely room which opens onto the varanda and the building is beautiful. The price was fair. What let's it down a little is the walls are thin and you...

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Sweden
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I had a great stay at Minto, made an early booking and everything worked out perfectly. Smooth arrival from commuter station close by, a bit of a hike with the backpack but not too bad, good room (bunk beds) on ground floor. Noticed other reviews complaining about noice from bathroom, had the room straight across and there were no issues...

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Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

I didn't end up staying at this hotel as there was a mix-up with the bookings that was at least partly my fault but Clarry was an absolute legend finding alternative accommodation for us at a nearby similar colonial house - and this was on a very busy weekend for Brisbane due to the cricket. Thanks Clarry!

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Rennes, Bretagne
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Be aware that Minto Colonial is a hostel not a hotel, and walls are made of paper (even with ear plugs you won't be able to sleep). We had a TV in our room, the volume was so low that we had to put subtitles, however, the next day we had a letter of complain waiting for us from the...

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Jen S, Manager at Minto Colonial Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Megali, We're very sorry you took that letter so personally, especially when we took great pains in the writing of that letter to let people know that we weren't "singling anyone out" and that we wanted to remind "everyone" who uses a device that they needed to keep it down after 9:30pm. Did you notice that it wasn't addressed...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Minto was a pleasure to stay at. It is a traditional Queenslander home renovated to a guest house. The communal kitchen is fabulous, very spacious and everything you need to cook any meal. The shared bathrooms are adequate and well maintained. The bedrooms are of usual guest house size, bed and wardrobe plus bar fridge in room. the whole house...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I'm writing this review at 4.45am as sleep is now a forlorn hope. If the walls were made of paper from the era the place was built, at least you wouldn't have unrealistic expectations. We are next to the bathroom, and we can hear every minute ablution. At 3am someone brushing his teeth who I believe may have three fillings....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2015

The rooms are tiny, facilities spotless, and there's a big well-equipped communal kitchen. Surprisingly it works, perhaps because of the very efficient management. It provided us a good base for a few days in Brisbane. It's in easy walking distance of the lively South Bank area, and there are reasonable transport links and shops round about. A good basic choice...

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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Probably the noisiest place I've stayed outside Central America. Don't expect to sleep much unless you have earplugs or are heavily sedated. Ultra basic facilities, zero service staff, uncomfortable and a little grubby, it's saved by the charm of the big old Queenslander building.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Minto is a delight to the senses. Enjoy the colonial charm, feel the breezes on the veranda or chill out in front of the TV in the common room. We at Minto are committed to providing clean, comfortable accommodation approaching guest house quality. Other features include a fully equipped huge Chef's kitchen & fast wireless Internet (a small fee applies). A stay at Minto will ensure a pleasant, harmonious place to stay and study in peace. 14 mins walk from the excitement of some of Brisbane's best nightlife, 10 mins walk to South Bank rail station. A short walk to the Convention centre and CBD, 50 meters to the bus & 100 m to convenience stores and restaurants and take-aways are close by. The on-site caretaker is available to facilitate pleasant day to day operations. Please note: Bathroom facilities are shared; 3 bathrooms between 12 rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Minto Colonial Hostel

Address: 61 Gladstone Rd | Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: $61 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Minto Colonial Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Rooms at the back of the house are quieter...room 7 probably the pick.”
 of 5 bubbles Kathee2206, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Not next to a bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles 90julianb, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the front rooms if you don't like traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 38sally, 5 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Room 4 has french doors onto the balcony, which lets in the evening breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles clarelove, 21 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Dont stay here”
 of 5 bubbles SunshineCoastView, 25 Mar 2014 | Read review
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