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Accommodation review: Base Brisbane Embassy

base-brisbane-palace-embassy-brisbane_070420100528000874Located on Elizabeth Street just metres from the centre and all the amenities you could ever need, Base Backpacker Embassy Brisbane is the perfect stop for a weary traveller needing somewhere to stay whilst they see the bright lights of Brisbane.

Want Brisbane’s most central hostel? Head to the Embassy. Base Brisbane Embassy that is. They’re located right behind the Queen Street Mall with the Brisbane River 5 minutes walk away – and only short walks to the City Botanic Gardens (they are the closest budget accommodation to the Riverstage), South Bank Parklands and Kangaroo Point! The hostel is also a short walk across to the Central Station and the Roma Street Transit Centre.

And if you fancy doing something in the day they have some great deals combining accommodation, breakfasts and entry to Brisbane’s major sites, like the XXX Brewery, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Moreton Island tours and Australia Zoo. They also have regular daily activities for all guests to take advantage of from walking tours, movie nights and BBQ’s on their rooftop balcony.

The facilities are good: with an outdoor balcony, guest kitchen, wifi access in all the rooms and their very own cinema room to watch the latest chick flicks! The kitchen has a lot of appliances and is well equipped but it was quite dreary and didn’t welcome you in. However I made dinner in there happily and then went on to the balcony to take in the view.

base brisbaneStaying at Base Brisbane Embassy also gives you access to facilities at their sister hostel just up the road at Base Brisbane Central, including the Job Club for those looking to earn some $$$; the Travel Desk to book those tours in and around Australia and beyond; and of course the world-famous Down Under Bar! Even though the hostel is quite central, noise isn’t really a problem, and you are still a extremely close walk to different bars/restaurants and clubs dotted around the main streets.

The staff were very welcoming from the start, especially as I was checking in a little early but they let me leave my bag and use the kitchen to make lunch while I waited for my room to be ready. Luckily within ten minutes my room was available and they let me check in so this was great!

My room was a four bed female sanctuary dorm room and it was clean and quiet at night. There was also a female only bathroom on my floor which was good, and I assume it is cleaner than some of the others on the other floors.

The only annoyance was that you needed a key for everything, the front door, the door to your floor, to the bathroom, and finally to your own room. A real pain if you wake up in the night completely dozed and forget your key….

base brisbane#Oh and they decided to clean the toilets and shower room at 9am which seems silly as everyone checking out at 10am has to shower either just as they are checking out or before 8.30 am. This was odd.

Overall though a really good stay! Not the best hostel I’ve stayed in but it ticked all the boxes and in a city as big as Brisbane you get what you pay for. I would definitely recommend this hostel to a friend and would choose this one over the others.


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  • Hank Klinger
    March 3, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Great post! Looks like a pretty clean place to stay. Thanks for sharing the knowledge, I can’t wait to make it down to Brisbane.

    • sophiehannahxo
      March 3, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Yeh it’s great! Hope you enjoy!