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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

I agreed to join some family members from NZ here whilst we were all visiting Brisbane. Advised it was a budget accommodation, but that's fine, I have stayed at many budget places in both Australia and New Zealand myself, being somewhat of a shoestring traveller. After three full days on the road from Melbourne to Brisbane, I finally arrived at... More 

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Nelson
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We are not fussy people and do budget motels all the time (although this place cost us $100 per night so was hardly budget) and up till now have never ranked any of our accommodation stays as "terrible" so this is a first. Balhouse is absolutely disgustingly filthy and you need to AVOID THIS PLACE LIKE THE PLAGUE!!. If you... More 

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4 Thank Cheril B
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We’ve been there for 3 and a half months. It’s been an amazing experience over there in Balhouse apartment. The studio apartment was fully equipped and enough for a couple like us, only a family of two persons. The proprietor Mr Barry Thomson has provided us quick response and support whenever we were in need of. He’s been a very... More 

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1 Thank Zakaria255068
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2013 via mobile

Lets be honest for $55 per night you can not expect to be staying at the Ritz, so be realistic. The manager Barry was very nice and welcoming and gives you maps and advice on the surrounding area. The apartment isn't the best, but it has everything u need, and we found it to be pretty quiet. Given how expensive... More 

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1 Thank Riddler4
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013

me & my husband lived there for 4 month. It is very nice, quiet place, close to city, just by walking 10-15 min u can reach city, close to bus & train station , china town, shopping centres&.... The important thing ,the manager ,Barry is really kind & nice man and he give u good information about city & most... More 

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3 Thank fatima586
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2013

This was the worst experience we have had at a hotel. The place was absolutely filthy and the manager was weird and had no idea what he was doing. We had to give our credit card details to him to secure the booking and when we arrived, he couldn't find the confirmation receipt and tried to give us another person's... More 

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3 Thank amry_kendall
Tullamore, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2012

i stayed here in the Balhouse Apartments when I came to live in Brisbane. The studio apartments are cheap and chereful. The manager is very friendly and helpful towards me and looked after me well as I was a Female travelling to Brisbane on my own.

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Thank HeavenHell_11
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Stayed at the Balhouse for 5 weeks, while looking for rental accommodation in Brisbane. As budget accommodation goes it would be one of the better places I have stayed. The guests and management were all very friendly. Location is great being in Fortitude Valley. Noted that some guests want 5-4 star accommodation at a budget prices, nice and quiet (it... More 

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Thank Phil E
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2012

Hello to all travelers I have stayed at alot places in brisbane including the Hub & the Deck Balhouse appartment is the best by far I am a Ex Police officer and Moved here from Canberra Before Christmas the place is clean Rooms are great for the price it is close to Fortitude Valley The Manager is Very nice and... More 

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1 Thank Matthew F
Armidale NSW
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2011

We don't mind basic, but filth is another matter. We booked and paid for two nights but only stayed for one - that was enough to make us wonder if we'd picked up some horrible disease. The shower was caked with mould, the shower curtain may never have been washed in its long sad life and every fitting was cracked.... More 

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Address: 30 Costin St | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Balhouse Apartments Brisbane, Queensland
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“Do not stay here. Look over your credit card receipt to check he gives you the right one.”
 of 5 bubbles amry_kendall, 31 Dec 2012 | Read review
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