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Kookaburra Inn

41 Phillips Street Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland Australia
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Nestled within the peaceful surrounds of inner Spring Hill, the Kookaburra Inn is a unique experience in the heart of beautiful Brisbane, Australia. Travellers alike have enjoyed the serene grounds of the Kookaburra Inn for many years, whether they are relaxing in one of the courtyards, enjoying the secluded privacy of the inn or simply enjoying the may ammenities that make the Inn a little more homely. The quiet leafy surrounds is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the rest of a guest house with the convenience of a local capital city. Alternatively, you’re located in the heart of the River City and you can explore the many attractions that Brisbane has to offer, all while calling the Kookaburra your home base! Come and enjoy this unique atmosphere as we provide that little something special for your home away from home…
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Clothes rack
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
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Languages Spoken
English
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Wesley L wrote a review Feb 2024
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The rooms are all very well cleaned and organised before each stay, and the shared areas are also well cleaned. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating, giving me maps on the area around me and where I could visit, which gave me a much more enjoyable experience during my stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Caspar S wrote a review Feb 2024
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The room was clean with a good aircondinioner and very good Wifi. The location is great and the staff was very kind, esspecailly Sean. The kitchen was also good, everthing you need was there. The other guests were a little loud and the bathrooms looked very old and somrtimes dirty. All in all a good place for a few nights.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Inspire39033827031 wrote a review Dec 2023
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My favourite place. Great service & hospitality. Reliable and reasonably priced. I have been staying there for more than 11 years .. and I will always stay at the Kookaburra Inn when visiting Brisbane.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Alessandro A wrote a review Dec 2023
Gaggiano, Italy19 contributions11 helpful votes
Stephen and Sean are absolutely welcoming, friendly and gave me much advice on how to move around during my stay. The rooms are comfortable and the price is very good for the area - the place is in a perfect spot for hitting the city. Recommended and i would surely be back in case i happened in Brisbane.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Kenn H wrote a review Dec 2023
San Diego, California101 contributions34 helpful votes
The staff was very pleasant and accommodating, even when I arrived unusually early for check in. The place is clean, my room was comfortable and quiet, and it was located in Spring Hill, close to the CBD, but not in it. I would stay here again as it was convenient and relaxing.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: I asked for, and got, a quieter room and that made my stay most relaxing and comfortable.
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Brandan P wrote a review Dec 2023
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I have travelled a lot and out of everywhere I've stayed this has been the friendliest and most welcoming place I've ever stayed. The beds are comfortable and the facilities are very clean. Location is convenient.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Earplugs as sound carries through corridor
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Freedom51560622051 wrote a review Nov 2023
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I loved the character of Kookaburra Inn. It was quiet and I had a restful stay. Thought was put into how homey the motel was. It was more like a hostel with an older charm to it. Hand made quilts were on the bed and the staff were very helpful with my bags and getting me settled. Would recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Sean Y, General Manager at Kookaburra Inn
Responded 26 Nov 2023
Dear Guest (Freedom) :) Thank you very much for the valuable review and comments! :) We are really delighted to hear that your stay here at our Kookaburra Inn was good and comfy :) We'll continue try hard to keep this place clean and provide the best service, so you will feel the same homey environment when you visit Us again :) Have a great day and hope to see U again! Thank you! Kind regards, Sean
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Sightsee02783267229 wrote a review Nov 2023
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I arrived on a morning flight and was nearly out of battery on my cellphone. Sean was very kind to lend me a charger and also let me check in early. The room and common shower area was very clean. Will come back to stay for sure.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Sean Y, General Manager at Kookaburra Inn
Responded 22 Nov 2023
Dear Guest :) Thank you very much for the valuable review and comments! :) Lending a charger and checking in early...were easy things we were able to do :) It's good to hear that we were able to help you :) We'll continue try hard to provide the best service to our lovely guests :) and also keep this place clean and tidy :) Hope to see you again! Thank you and have a great day! :) Kind regards, Sean and Stephen
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Jason wrote a review Nov 2023
Seminyak, Indonesia3 contributions
I thought the place was great my room was clean an tidy had its own fridge as i was there for a few days, good Aircon in room. Sean was easy to deal with in the office, he told me places to go around Brisbane which was really helpful Thanks
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Sean Y, General Manager at Kookaburra Inn
Responded 22 Nov 2023
Dear Guest :) Thank you very much for the valuable review and comments! :) It's good that I was able to assist you with what to do and where to go in Brisbane :) Hope you had a fantastic time in Brisbane :) Hope to see U again! Thank you and have a good day! :) Kind regards, Sean and Stephen
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Patricia R wrote a review Nov 2023
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Best hostel ever. The staff is very friendly, they take good care of the property, and it’s clean. They have a nice outdoor area to sit outside and relax The rooms, kitchen, bathroom and showers are clean! Very quiet, walkable for shopping, food, sightseeing, and good location Would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 22 Nov 2023
Dear Patricia :) Thank you very much for the valuable review and comments! :) We really liked your word "Best place to stay!"...we are really happy that you have enjoyed your stay at our Kookaburra Inn :) We'll continue try hard to provide the best service to our lovely guests, and keep this place clean and warm environment :) Hope to see U again and have a lovely day! Thank you! :) Kind regards, Sean and Stephen
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PRICE RANGE
AU$105 - AU$138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kookaburra Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Kookaburra Inn?
Nearby attractions include St. John's Anglican Cathedral (0.4 km), Anglican All Saints Church (0.4 km), and The Alliance Hotel (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kookaburra Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Kookaburra Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Kookaburra Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kookaburra Inn?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kookaburra Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kennigo Social House, La Cache a Vin, and The Alliance Hotel.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kookaburra Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Kookaburra Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) (3.8 km), Anzac Square & Memorial Galleries (0.7 km), and Brisbane Arcade (1.0 km).