Somewhere To Stay

47 Brighton Road, corner of Franklin StreetBrisbane4101Australia
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About Somewhere To Stay

Friendly hostel Somewhere To Stay offers dorms and rooms in Brisbane’s cool West End. The laid-back lodgings come with free Wi-Fi, complimentary local-area shuttle and outdoor swimming pool.

This hostel offers mixed and female-only dorms, as well as basic, private rooms. Some rooms are en suite and many come with TVs and/or minifridge. Free linen is provided.

Offering a common room with games consoles, board games and TV with Netflix, this lively hostel also provides bicycle rental, free parking, laundry facilities, lockers and luggage storage.

A communal kitchen with cooker and fridge is available for guests, who can eat their culinary creations in the garden, also the setting for the hostel’s Aussie-style barbecue parties.

Somewhere To Stay is just one mile from South Bank train station, 1.2 miles from the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and 1.6 miles from Anzac Square.


47 Brighton Road, corner of Franklin Street, Brisbane, 4101, Australia
Telephone: +61(7)33332964 | Fax: +61(7)38336876 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

South Brisbane Sights

Located in Brisbane's cosmopolitan West End, this hostel offers a budget-friendly base to explore Queensland's capital from. Active guests enjoy the 20-minute walk to South Bank's sunny promenade; others prefer to take the hostel's free local-area shuttle, which runs at set times throughout the day.

Sociable Spot

This Brisbane hostel is popular with backpackers, who love the opportunity to meet like-minded travellers from around the world in the communal living space with TV and comfy couches. The shared kitchen with a large, clean fridge for storing snacks is an attractive feature for many.

Top Team

Guests find staff at this hostel accommodating and flexible. Management are praised for being super-responsive when problems arise, giving upgrades to inconvenienced guests. The housekeeping team are praised for keeping communal areas spotless. The hostel's jolly shuttle driver and night manager also leave a lasting impression.

Negative Reviews

No-Frills Accommodation

Spartan dorms at this budget hostel provide few home comforts. Reviewers mention a bad smell caused by lack of air-conditioning. Some who book private rooms are kept awake by noisy neighbours through thin walls. However, both dorms and private rooms are described as spacious and clean.

Skip the Shower

This welcoming hostel's shared bathrooms are reviewers' least favourite communal feature. During busy times, the over-subscribed space can get grubby, despite the constant cleaning. Some travellers find the small sinks in toilet cubicles awkward to use, others get annoyed about the lack of shelf in showers.

Free the Wi-Fi

The most common criticism of this friendly hostel relates to its lack of free Wi-Fi. Many travellers who connect to the property's hotspot find the price relatively high, and keep usage to a minimum. However, those who travel light appreciate the communal computers with internet access.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 841 reviews across the web
7.2 /10
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    7.5 /10
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    7.5 /10
7.2 out of 10 based on 841 reviews