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Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #54 of 143 Speciality Lodging in Brisbane
Reviewed 15 May 2013

The hostel was pleasant enough (although we have been in a lot better since) but the most annoying thing was all the rules the hostel enforced. It was like they were dealing with children.

Maybe it's because most of the backpacking clientele in Australia are young but after the freedom of Asian hostels it was a bit of a shock to the system. We did meet some nice travelers there though and thank god it was not one of the infamous party hostels.

Its a slight walk from the city centre.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Christina R, Manager at Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2013

Good to read that you found the hostel pleasant. Sorry about the signage but we are hostel in a residential street and the signs are to remind people the we must have a quiet hostel.

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

I am 60 yrs old male. I really had a wonderful time in my 1st stay at a backpackers! I met a lot of really nice young people. I had to use gents a lot more than anyone and I never had any trouble finding it vacant. Bill r

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Christina R, Manager at Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2013

Bill thank you for such a lovely report.

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Reviewed 12 April 2013

My partner and I stayed here in a double room for 3 nights. The location is great, just a 10 minute walk into the City and 10 minute walk to the stadium (we went to a Broncos game as well). We were in a house with just two other couples so it was nice and cozy and quiet. There is a Coles and cafe´s just a few minutes walk away. The staff was very friendly and everything nice and clean.

We had a car as well. There is street parking for 2 hours or you can ask the hostel about a parking pass for a $50 deposit (you get the money back when you return the pass). I am not sure how many parking passes they have, so if you have a car, you should contact them and ask.

I would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank katie W
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Christina R, Manager at Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2013

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights. It has a good location for the price and it's just 15 mins walk from the bus centre which has all main bus / rail routes and greyhound departures. I stayed in a double room which was clean and a good size. It has a vintage feel about it as it is quite old but has lots of character! The shared bathroom was clean and I always had a warm shower which was great! The kitchen is great for cooking and the tv channel options are also good for chilling. The only negative was the lack of wifi but i think it may have been more of a problem with picking it up on the iphone as people with laptops seemed to access it fine! Overall, this is cheap and cheerful!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Christina R, Manager at Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2013

It was so nice to read your report. Thank you verry much.

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Reviewed 28 March 2013 via mobile

Hostel Location: On a residential street so it's nice and quiet. A 5min walk from a shopping centre with a supermarket and cinema,a 10min walk to Roma Street Station and 20min from Brisbane CBD.

Positives of Aussie Way;
+ Building's character. A proper 'Aussie' house from the outside and well finished wooden furniture inside.
+ It's own pool.
+ Foxtel TV in communal lounge.
+ Fantastic character bathroom with powerful shower.
+ A kitchen with an oven and well stocked utensils.

Negatives of Aussie Way;
- A fan but no air-con in rooms, just poorly working 'humidifiers'.
- Staff. Girl working on reception seemed like it was the last job in the world she wanted to do with short, one word answers ans no hint of a smile.

Would I Recommend To Friends: I'd definitely recommend the double room we had in the back building.

***Australia Zoo; It might seem a complicated trek from Brisbane but don't be put off. Simply go to Roma Street Station and you can get a direct train to Beerwah and the free courtesy coach to zoo from there. Pricey entrance but worth it, allow a whole day.***

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Christina R, Manager at Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2013

Thank you for that you would recommend our double rooms. All rooms have an aircondition unit except one room and maybe this is the room you stayed in.We didn't aircon this room because we have a small amount of people who would prefer not to have aircon. We did put a water cooler and ceiling fan in the room. I am so sorry that you were given this room and not an airconed one.

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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Aussie Way Backpackers is a small, clean and friendly hostel. You can walk in the city and the next supermarkt is 5 minutes away. In my two month stay I had had a great time and it felt like a second home. Clean rooms with a locker and a fridge in every room. The kitchen is well-equipped and if its getting too hot you can jump in the pool to cool off. The staff is always helpful and friendly. I am looking forward to come back.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Kat R
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Management response:Responded 26 February 2013

It's been great having you as a guest here. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. You're always welcome back here. Safe travels!

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Reviewed 30 January 2013

I stayed long term in Aussie Way Backpackers, from November 2012 to January 2013, the staff were really friendly, a very homely hostel with a good friendly vibe where I had some amazing times.

The hostel is cleaned every morning.

Nice quiet hostel, to get some decent sleep.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Management response:Responded 19 February 2013

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and felt so at home. We were very happy to have you stay with us too.

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Additional Information about Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel

Address: 34 Cricket St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 143 Speciality Lodging in Brisbane
Price Range: £15 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brisbane’s inner city escape. This boutique hostel is in a heritage listed colonial style building constructed in 1872. It holds all the charms of its historic past blended with today necessities with its open verandas, classic design and wooden floors, with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, pool and BBQ area. Aussie Way prides itself as a clean, safe environment with a no alcohol policy that ensures, all get a good nights sleep. It does however promote Brisbane’s top entertainment and nightclub district, shops, restaurants and cinema only a few minutes walk away. Its close to Suncorp stadium and only a seven minute walk to the Brisbane city and transit centre. Limited parking available. Aussie Way Boutique Hostel operating for over 27 years, your “Inner City Escape”. ... more   less 
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