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41 Phillips Street Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland Australia
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#6 of 218 Speciality lodging in Brisbane
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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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Paid public parking nearby
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Tim C wrote a review Mar 2021
Bellingen, Australia158 contributions78 helpful votes
I have been coming to Kookaburra Inn since 2012, and seen three owners. Everything is still the same: neat, clean, and a thoughtful and helpful managers (Sean is very nice). It is not The Ritz. There are shared bathrooms, but there is a washstand in the rooms, air conditioning, a fridge, and very nice cooking facilities. And VERY reasonably priced. A very satisfied customer!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Pay the extra dollars and book a double room; still only AUD $82!
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thechadtemp wrote a review Dec 2020
Canberra, Australia4 contributions5 helpful votes
I stayed in Brisbane for the first week of December 2020, and chose the kookaburra inn on Phillips street. This is a great central location, close to the city and public transport, and close enough to walk a reasonable number of places without being inconvenient. With the extended daylight in December, I was generally out and about by 6am, returning after 7pm. The room I stayed in was clean, had a sink and great air conditioning, and the shared bathrooms were never an issue. The other guests were quiet out of hours, and although I didn’t use them, the kitchen facilities looked more than suitable. I’d stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Alexander M wrote a review Aug 2020
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Proprietors Sean and John were extremely friendly. My bed was comfortable and the aircon was welcome on a hot night. Kookaburra Inn is located in a great spot in Brisbane - it was easy to walk to cafes as well as appointments I had.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Rachel P wrote a review May 2020
London, United Kingdom42 contributions56 helpful votes
I had a great four night stay here at the end of my Australia trip. The owner, Sean, was very friendly and there to welcome me and give me a tour of the accommodation on my arrival. He also gave me a map and lots of useful information and tips for my stay in Brisbane. The location was great - easy walk to Story Bridge and the ferry terminal to take you to Southbank etc. Also a Woolworths just down the hill which was very handy. My room was clean, quiet and comfortable with good air con and a mini fridge which was useful. There was free tea/coffee to make in the kitchen. The shared bathroom was also clean and just down from my room so I didn't have to walk outside or anything to use it. I never had to wait to use the toilet or shower as my floor was very quiet and can't have had many guests at the time I was there. It was really good having the laundry facilities so I could do some washing and drying before I packed to go home. I did it in the evening and it was rather dark at this point. To access the laundry area I had to walk past some rooms and there was one male guest there hanging out by his door and when I walked back up the steps to go back to my room he stood under the staircase and stared at me, which unnerved me a bit and made me feel a bit apprehensive about walking back out to collect my clothes (the actual laundry area was lit up, however). I guess in future I would ensure to do my laundry in daylight to feel safer. Overall though I felt very safe and secure and my bedroom had a lock and chain etc. I would definitely consider staying here again next time I'm in Brisbane.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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LightNabr wrote a review May 2020
Tucson, Arizona1 contribution
Overall the Inn was not perfectly maintained or cleaned and the finishings for sure needed to be replaced and repaired say as in the showers and toilet areas. I noticed lots of problems with cracking stairs and broken things in the bath areas. The cost is a bit high as compared to other places and the kitchen area in the lower area was a tad rough. Microwave looked to be rusted and leaking so really I'd not be feeling good about being safe at this Inn. Manager Sean seems to be aware of this as his reviews as I've read admit over the last few years, but I don't see that much has been improved despite him saying so and his working hard all the time.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Best to look at other places.
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USD 48 - USD 54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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), Psychic Twin Featherz (0.2 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.
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 Jak & Hill.
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), Brisbane Arcade (1.0 km), and Newstead House (1.8 km).