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Cairns, Australia
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Me and my cousin stayed at Woodducks for one night before catching a tour. I can say without a doubt that this is NOT a hostel I would revisit. To start, when checking in the hostel messed up our booking. Rather then having it marked down as two people for one night, they had one person for two nights and... More 

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Thank emwilz
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

being thw cheapest of what u can find around, not much to complain about. noisy beds. Friendly staff in general, but when it comes to happen that half of the people are long term stayers, its a little bit complicated to socialize. the price made it,anyway

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Chinteche, Malawi
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183 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

After reading the reviews i was leery about staying here, but it was cheaper than the hostels on either side, neither of which had better reviews. Check in was quick and easy, the receptionist was nice and helpful. The tour of the place was easy enough. The common area and kitchen were tidy, if not really clean. I did see... More 

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Thank whereswhitlow
South West England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

When you book a private room and pay triple the price of a dorm room, you expect it to be private. We stopped here for 2 nights, when we were shown our room I just wanted to turn around and leave. To get to our "private" room we had 2 keys. One to let ourselves into the 8 bed mixed... More 

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Thank AlexandraM241
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

I have been staying here a couple of days and it was an awsom time! First the staff is so nice and helpfull they printed me maps for nearly everything. Also they helped me planing my trips and getting discounts even if I have not booked through them. The kitchen has most things that you need but wasn't the cleanest... More 

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Thank Ela M
Guernsey
1 review
Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here in what was a "private twin room" and didn't get much change from $200. Our private room was accessed via a dorm and meant that we might as well have been in the dorm, everything from either room could be heard! When we arrived it was a friendly greeting from the guy at the front... More 

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Thank Jess098
Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

I didn't stay here very long, but I loved it! It was basic but the girl at the front desk was so lovely & welcoming, the bed was comfy & it was clean & fairly priced! I would recommend! I've stayed in a few of the Brisbane hostels & Woodduck was probably my favourite! Thanks for having me guys!

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Thank Jamaqius
Scotland
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113 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2014

I was staying here for 2 nights, adidn't have a great start with Woodduck after stating in my booking that I would be arriving after 8pm, only to get there and have no one answer the phone number on the locked door. I was waiting about 40 minutes before they managed to find the night manager and let me in.... More 

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Thank DMon13
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

I had not read all good things about this hostel but as the area appeared to be full when I booked last minute I decided to go for it anyway - how bad could it be? Well, the bathrooms were generally unclean, the place is like a party-house and very loud with minimal soundproofing. The saving grace of my stay... More 

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1 Thank RichardJohnPearson
1 review
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

This is a small hostel and it is very easy to make friends there, but the facilities are bad. There is a hole in the corner of the common area which lets a cold wind blow through; the roof drips when it rains; there are only two showers in the mens toilet, one of which has no pressure and the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Brisbane's Woodduck Backpackers is a small, quiet & friendly hostel located just 600m from the Brisbane transit centre & Greyhound drop off. This is the newest hostel in the Woodduck chain, so expect refurbished rooms and new mattresses!!! The hostel has everything on offer you need from shared & female only dorms, to private rooms with en-suite. There is a large TV with FOXTEL in our common room and a great outdoor terrace overlooking the Brisbane River and City. For those looking for a prefect base to explore Brisbane & the surrounding areas at a very reasonable price, this is the hostel for you. Brisbane is not only the first place where you can actually hold a koala if you are heading north from Sydney, but it is also the perfect place to explore the Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Noosa, Mt Tambourine, Moreton Island, Fraser, Whitsundays and of course Queensland's premier tourist attraction, Australia Zoo!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Woodduck Backpackers

Address: 390 Upper Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Price Range: $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“try upstairs it might be quieter...”
 of 5 bubbles whereswhitlow, 10 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Do not stay here if you are a couple.”
 of 5 bubbles AlexandraM241, 20 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I had one by reception, super quiet & WAY spacious”
 of 5 bubbles Jamaqius, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Can be loud on the bottom floor - try to get a room on the top floor where it's relatively quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles DMon13, 28 Nov 2014 | Read review
“I was in the female dorm which is of a big size and very nice and bright (as long as the curtains are opened:))”
 of 5 bubbles Ozzz14, 2 Apr 2014 | Read review
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