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28 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Air conditioning


Explore the area

Popular LocationBrisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre9 min walk
Popular LocationSouth Bank Parklands9 min walk
Popular LocationQueensland Performing Arts Centre18 min walk
AirportBrisbane, QLD (BNE)18 min drive

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  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only

    Room amenities

    • 193 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Twin Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsTwin Bed Mixed Dorm
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details4 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details6 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • 6 Bed Female Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details6 Bed Female Dorm
  • 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details8 Bed Mixed Dorm

About this area


Located in Brisbane, Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel is near the beach. Queen Street Mall and Portside Wharf are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit South Bank Parklands and Wheel of Brisbane. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at The Gabba or Suncorp Stadium.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre - 9 min walk
  • South Bank Parklands - 9 min walk
  • Wheel of Brisbane - 14 min walk
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre - 18 min walk
  • Treasury Casino - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • South Bank Station - 12 min walk
  • Brisbane, QLD (BNE) - 18 min drive


  • Eat Street Northshore - 14 min drive

About this property

Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel

Brisbane hostel in West End, walk to South Bank Parklands
This hostel features laundry facilities, a garden and barbecues. Free self-service breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a TV in a common area. All 22 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, ceiling fans and safes. Showers and free toiletries are also available to guests. Bathrooms are shared.
Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel offers 22 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Free self-service breakfast available daily 6:00 AM–10:00 AM

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Italian


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Safe



Check-in time starts at noon
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 7 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children 17 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 17 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 20.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property only accepts credit cards and cash for all on-site payments

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel West End
Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel?
As of 13 Aug 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel on 16 Aug 2020 start from £18, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in begins at noon.
What time is check-out at this hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in West End, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Brisbane Brewing Co., South Bank Parklands and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Wheel of Brisbane and Mater Private Hospital Brisbane are also within 1 mile (2 km). South Bank Station is 12 minutes by foot and South Brisbane Station is 18 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel

Guest rating
28 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition
2.0 out of 5 Poor
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Good place to stay! Nice staff and nice guests!! Will definitely come back!

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020
4.0 out of 5 Good
  • Liked: Staff & service

Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2020
1.0 out of 5 Terrible
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I booked this hostel due to the location and the recent reviews... IT WAS A MISTAKE. Upon check in the staff was rude and unfriendly, if I had realised I had not paid for it yet I would of went somewhere else. The way the hostel was upon entry was that bad. Upon checkin the guy was very pushy and the ‘rules’ are crazy. The wifi did not work while we were there. The sleeping: the mattresses are typical hostel and hard, however they are yellow. The pillows are stained and the blankets were so gross we did not use them. The room itself looked like it hadn’t been cleaned, ever. The bathrooms: RUN!! The mild that is around the floors, up the walls and on the wooden door to the bathroom makes you feel dirtier then when you went in. The entire time we were there, they were not cleaned once. It is a shame because they look like they have been redone but it is crazy. Besides the cleanliness, which is horrible and quite frankly gross and none existent, the noise is loud. With all the rules you’d expect them to enforce the quiet times which they don’t. Go across the street for cheaper and a MUCH BETTER experience. DO NOT GO HERE.

Stayed 3 nights in May 2019
4.0 out of 5 Good
    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019