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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seriously think twice before booking this hostel, for your own safety. Where do I begin with how terrible this place is. Firstly the windows have been glued shut in a home DIY style, making it a fire death trap. Secondly there were three fans with wires and plugs going everywhere, making it an electrical hazard, and if there was a...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived we were told that our third guest didn't have a room and had to purchase another room for them. The receptionist on duty was quite rude in explaining how we had to book another room and implied we were stupid when we didn't understand the number of beds to the room ratios. Once we got to the...

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2Thank Fletcher H
Reviewed 2 October 2016

So we stayed for a week and wished I hadn't. We checked in and got to our room - the mattress was covered with brown stains - god only knows what they were and the pillow was the same. The wall on the bunk below me had a mysterious yellow substance smeared over the wall also. The toilets were discusting...

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2Thank Carol A
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Staying in this hostel was a very unpleasant experience. To begin with the atmosphere was horrible. There were aggressive signs EVERYWHERE including the reception, not making for a warm welcome. The signs said in a very rude way things like no noise/eating/laptops at the table etc. Reception were unwelcoming and unfriendly, and they lost our deposit for our key and...

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5Thank Harriet R
Buxton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This is the worst hostel we've been to in Australia and in fact in the world. Fair is fair though it is also by far the cheapest hostel we've found in Australia. Main problems were cleanliness and hygiene. No sinks in bathrooms and in the upstairs there is actually no indoor sink. If you want to wash your hands you...

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3Thank rubia_rache
Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2016

wow this is great and for a budget backpackers this ROCKS good wifi free breakfast cleaned continuously awesome times and close to brisbanes only beach plus city good friends i love it overall it was superb

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Thank bean0n
Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night when I picked up my friend from the airport. Looked pretty clean, big kitchen and nice bathrooms. Two separate houses to accommodate people. My friend and I weren't put in the same room which was a bit annoying as we booked for the same room. Self-serve laundry, bbq area and outside areas provided.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

This is hostel is ok for short stays but not long stays. There's not much to do here so I was pretty bored. Wasn't very clean neither! And having to share the toilets with everybody else on our floor was a nightmare.

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Thank Lisa W
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Positives-clean sheets, free toast breakfast, near south bank area with good food. Negatives- needs deep clean, kitchen is hit and miss for cups etc. For the price it is good. We would stay again. Better than the alcohol infested one in town.

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Thank Marina S
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This is one of the most unfriendly place I have ever been. I booked there for 3 nights went there stayed 5 mn at the reception waiting for the lady to finally leave her eyes from her facebook and do her job. She was almost rude if your partner doesn't have his passport with him well you can't stay even...

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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Gonow Family Backpacker

Address: 145 - 147 Vulture St | West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: $16 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gonow Family Backpacker 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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