Hostel in Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney
Replies: 20 - Last Post: Jul 28, 2013 8:44 AM Last Post By: poppageorge
Jul 25, 2013 5:39 AM
Hostel in Brisbane, Cairns, SydneyHello people! need your comments and help one more time! (hope I don't create such long post as my last one...)
Trying to find a decent and not expensive hostels in Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns. The thing is that I do the usual thing: type "brisbane hostels" (or sydney or cairns, and so and so) and search for ratings, reviews, prices. The problem comes wiht REVIEWS, (prices tend to be more or less similar) because a place that for me looks interesting for reviewers is awful. just spotted a "perfect" place for me in Brissie and on the last review it turns out to be total crap!!! There are as many tastes as humans in the world, so I was thinking that if I explain what I'd like to find maybe someone over here could suggest the right spot. So what I'd like to find is a relatively small hostel (certainly not the 100 beds place), a quite place and not the "all below 23yo", I'm on my 30s so might find out of place, nor the party-party hostel. I'm on my own, so I'll be sharing room, and I'd like to sleep!
So, well, hope you guys here can guide me!
Jul 25, 2013 6:31 AM
1YHA. They have own rooms, for not much $, if you don't mind sharing loos and bathrooms.
If I wasn't and old cat, and did not have an Aust passport (which I do hold), I would give it a go.
The bees knees! Very close to Central Station..., saw it from the street.
Also close to Chinatown, and has a lot of eateries on ground level.
Jul 25, 2013 6:40 AM
2Some can call it discrimination for Aust passport holders aged 18 to 30, but it seems that a lot of Aust backpacker hostels DO NOT accept Australian passport holders to make bookings to stay with them.
Threadjack No wonder those Australian Schoolies go nuts on the Gold Coast when they book true 4 star apartments and then 10 turn up for the 2 weeks stay, when the room is meant for 3 people.
Hopefully you have an overseas passport, OP.
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Jul 25, 2013 3:41 PM
8checking reviews is great but you do need to read and think about the whole thing.
10 say great place 1 person recommends not going there. Why didn't they like it - room not the size they assumed it would be, soap too small. Some of the reasons given are laughable.
With Trip Advisor, I am more inclined to check out the graph thing they have - Excellent 50, VG 55. G. 40 Poor 2 - that would say to me, the place is to my liking. I then read the reviews of the complainers and most times they are silly things that are more to do with the person they are than the hotel.
Jul 25, 2013 8:36 PM
9wotif.com.au for cheap prices.
Trip adviser for reviews. Yes, some reviews are dodgy, but when they get dozens it's hard to rort and generally works. Like Poppy i look at the table - but I clock on the negatives. If they are just people whinging, ignore them. I also look at how the place responds to criticism. I've never gone wrong with it.
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