A group of us stayed at this backpackers for 2 nights - prior to the booking phoned and confirmed that I could book a female only dorm for our group to be together, no worries note it in the comments section ect, so followed directions and booked on line. Arrived at 11pm Friday Night, drunks out on the steps, door locked, reception eventually let us in - wish I could of backed out right there and then.. No chance of us getting our request of same room for group (booked 3 weeks earlier) group scattered throughout maze of dorm rooms, anyway found a bed (fend for yourself) common area was disgusting, plates with food, cups, bras, shoes, old magazines, hair driers and straightners all over the floor in front of the mirror, no air con, all windows closed - stunk. Tired went to sleep - only one sheet on bed - damm - made do.
In the morning, picked up plates and cups, cleared couch of clothes, looked everywhere for a cloth to wipe bench (no luck). Then on the balcony - ciggy but tin sitting there, with about 30 butts scattered around it - WTF- This is a ladies area. Cleaned it up. Anyway started getting ready for the day, tip toed around cause everyone was still asleep at 9am, found the showers, closed for cleaning?? had to wait till she was finished (don't know what she did cause they were disgusting) first in after the clean. Went out for the day, came back to get ready for a night out, girls still asleep in room, had to tip toe around again. Did find another toilet and shower in the dorm, but shower base was filled with emply product bottles, counted 15, clothes in piles over the floor and vanity (clothes made a good bath mat as none in sight) Had a couple of drinks on the balcony, picked up the smoke butts again, chatted with a couple of the young back packers girls, working in the cityand living in this dump, they couldn't care less about the mess. Went out for the night had a great time, fell to sleep exhausted. Next morning sitting on the balcony - butts, emply booze tins, towels, rubbish, plate with half eaten weat bix, MAN - obviously the tennents couldn't care less. 9..30 am young british back packer (who hasn't spoken a word to us the whole time) come out to the balcony and asks us to keep our voices down and have some RESPECT as she is trying to sleep, has worked night shiit and can't sleep. We tried to explain we weren't being noisy, having a cuppa and chat, door was closed and she was in another room, (also another asleep on the couch in the common room) wouldn't listen to us, just complained louder, suggested she should seek alternative accomodation if she needs to sleep all day (as she had the day before) and we were here on holday and would continue to chat - in the end had to tell her to [--] and leave us alone. I could go on on, very dissapointed in every sense. I have stayed in many backpackers over the last 30 years and this one gets the prize of worst ever, maintenance, atmosphere, women travellers, disgusting spaces and zero care factor. Never Again, do your self a favour and just don't stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nomads Brisbane has everything a backpacker could want, with our five floors offering a wide variety of rooms to appeal to everyone from the newly-arrived to the newly-wed, including dormitory and private rooms. All rooms are secured via electronic keycards, while you can keep your valuables doubly secured with our supplied lockers. Linen is also provided so there's no need to bring your sleeping bag! But that's not all. Our rooftop terrace is the place in the Brisbane CBD to catch some sun, chill out, have a BBQ or just watch the world go by while you wait for your laundry in one of our three laundry rooms. If the sun's not your thing then we also have common areas to kick back, relax, and get some quality tv time; that or cook up a feast in our guest kitchen! If you're looking for work, why not let our Job Club give you a nudge in the right direction? Likewise, our friendly travel desk staff don't just know everything about the beautiful South-East Queensland - they can give you advice about anywhere in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific! Downstairs the Down Under Bar is where you can go full on, flat out! Come on down to Brisbane's most famous backpacker bar where you can win great prizes, dance the night away, or even meet Mr/Mrs Right (or Mr/Mrs Right Now!). If you're after something a little quieter then our Zi Bar does great food and coffee, with regular functions to keep you entertained. Dormitories are available to genuine backpackers only. Guests MUST be over 18 years old to stay at Nomads Brisbane Hostel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Base Brisbane Central Hotel Brisbane