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1. Posted by robin2011 (Budding Member, 7 posts) 1 Aug '11 13:45

Has anyone stayed at Base Brisbane Central?? I fly into Brisbane late at night (23.35), travelling from the UK so will have been travelling for some time. A friend of mine recommended staying here as she stayed there a couple of years ago however after reading some of the reviews I'm a little bit unsure now !

I just want somewhere to crash and maybe stay for 3/4 nights until I have got my bearings and sorted out my bank account and things. So just wondering if anyone has stayed here? Or if they can recommend anyother hostels to stay?

Also whats the best way to travel from the airport at this time? I understand the trains dont run at this time. Does anyone know how much a taxi would cost??

Lauren :)

2. Posted by Luuccyinthesky (Budding Member, 6 posts) 2 Aug '11 04:48

Hi Lauren,

I'm flying out to Brisbane on the 14th August from the UK so arrive on the 16th and was recommened base brisbane by a friend too, but i'm also unsure after reading the reviews. I've just been looking into a few hostels and YHA City Backpackers has some good reviews.

I get there in the morning so i'm going to get the train, but i think there is a bus shuttle service that runs from the airport for about the same price as the train, not sure what time it stops though.

If anyone else has any advice i'm in need too.

Lucy

3. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member, 314 posts) 2 Aug '11 05:44

I stayed at the Brisbane City YHA and it was very nice. Generally I found the YHA's to be of a much higher standard than the BASE hostels.

4. Posted by robin2011 (Budding Member, 7 posts) 2 Aug '11 06:43

Yeah I looked into the bus service which seems pretty good, $16 I think it is so pretty good really. They also do late pick ups which is good! I think I might choose the YHA it seems to have better reviews, and less noisey than the Base central.
How long are you in Brisbane for Lucy?

Lauren :)

5. Posted by Luuccyinthesky (Budding Member, 6 posts) 2 Aug '11 06:51

Thanks Steve, it wason my shortlist with Chill but think i'll go for YHA.

Hi Lauren,

I think the bus service drops you off wherever in the city your going to, so you won't have to walk the streets in the dark.

I don't really have a plan of how long i'm staying for, just going to see how it goes, hopefully find a job.

When are you going, how long you staying?

Lucy

6. Posted by jason kiwi (Budding Member, 5 posts) 4 Aug '11 13:37

Hi,

Just letting you know there is a public bar/nigyt club in the centre outdoor area of base, so it gets very noisy at the end of the week especially. I think it opens around early afternoon and in the weekend stays open till 5am. You may want to consider this if you want to sleep.

Jase