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Ellie's Guesthouse

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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Nice place with friendly staff, but quite far from Brisbane CBD if you plan to walk. I stayed in a single room with shared bathroom facilities, which was fairly pleasant throughout my stay, however, the room could be accessed from the front garden and did not feel particularly secure, so I felt a bit vulnerable at times. Overall, a comfortable...

Thank Robert B
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We thank you for feedback and hope to welcome you back one day.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is in a great location, very easy for transport, supermarket, food and Fortitude Valley. Upon arriving staff very friendly, even changed my room to somewhere more quiet as I was there to study. While the room was quiet, it was hot and stuffy and got very little internet, only in one corner of the room, if I went onto...

Thank KLS2602
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback and sorry to hear that your whole experience was not 100%. We certainly do our best to try and maintain high cleaning standards and will review this. With Brisbane reaching above average temperatures, it is sadly very hot and humid and would love to have cooler weather :-) We wish you all the best in...

Kingscliff, Australia
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Rooms were pretty average and have stayed in better backpacking hostels for half the price. Didn't even see any staff the whole time we were there so can't comment on them. Was conveniently located to the Powerhouse but think I'll spend a few extra dollars and stay somewhere else and walk the extra distance. Won't be back.

Thank Shimsladey
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the accommodation, possibly didn't help that this was not your place of choice. Sadly we didn't get to meet you on your overnight stay and you arrived and departured outside of office hours. We hope you enjoyed your time in Brisbane and wish you all...

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The Guest House it's close to CBD and well served by public transport (bus stop is on the fronthouse - ferry is 7 min by walk) . The rooms are small but clean and well furnished. The Kitchen is in a common area very clean and equipped, they have an amazing frontyard and a nice usefull backyard. Let me spend...

1Thank Southfremantle91
Management response:

Thank you for your kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are very lucky with the position and close proximity to City, Southbank whilst enjoying the beautiful New Farm area. We hope to welcome you back one day.

Reviewed 4 December 2016

It is hot this time of yr in Brisbane and no air conditioning in room (just cheap fan) & no TV. Paid a lot of $ for room. Mgr. wants u to take out your own trash which is ridiculous. Not recommended!!

Thank Sinbad G
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. Yes it is hot in Brisbane during the summer months, and the week you were here was extreme temperatures. It is a shame that you didn't utilise both doors in your room and open them up to also allow some afternoon breeze to come...

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I booked this place as I had enough of hostels after 5 weeks of travelling. Staff were extremely friendly and couldn't do anymore for me. Place was nice and clean, quiet, close to the shops. River walk is about a 10 mins walk away and is definitely worth a walk into the city or you can get the free ferry...

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Management response:

Thank you for your kind words. As management we are very lucky that we love our job and love the property. We wish you all the best in your travels.

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This is an old building that's not in perfect condition and the rooms are very basic, but in a funny way, that's the charm of the place. Makes you feel like your staying at a friends place and that's the way the staff treat you. It's located perfectly with bars, restaurants and supermarket all within 100 metres plus bus stop...

Thank Merde-man
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Had a friend recommend me Ellie's Guesthouse in the heart of New Farm for friends and family members coming to stay from NZ when we were at capacity. Rooms varied from court yard, self contained, self serve type arrangements. All were clean and tidy and rates varied too pending on the length of stay. Host Jacque and Nala were friendly...

Thank MichelleGrayOnTour
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I had a few nights good rest at Ellie's, this is a pretty place with welcoming staff. They could tell me what i should see and do, and gave good advice. they were also flexible and could prolong or shorten my stay, and they answered both on sms and e-mail. I did not meet with many other of the guests,...

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Elliesguesthouse4005, Manager at Ellie's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. It is always our pleasure to assist guests and we hope to welcome you back one day.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We arrived very late at night and they let the lights and the fan on for us, made us immediately feeling 'Home'. The staff is justgreat, helpful, knowledgable, the location close to bus, ferry and supermarkets, what else does a traveller need?

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Elliesguesthouse4005, Manager at Ellie's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, we think the location is fantastic and convenient to everyone. Enjoy your travels around Australia and if you end up back in Brisbane would love to hear about your stories from your adventures. :-)

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the beautiful suburb of New Farm, just 2.5 km from Brisbane city centre, the family-run Ellie's Guest House offers quiet and peaceful accommodation in a large 2-storey heritage house. Ellie's Guest House is a 10-minute drive from Roma Street train station. It is a 20-minute drive from Brisbane Domestic Airport. Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo and the Gold Coast beaches are both a 1-hour drive away. All rooms have a wardrobe, bedside table and desk. Each room has a kitchenette with microwave, mini refrigerator, sink, toaster, kettle, cutlery and crockery. Bed linen is supplied. Facilities include a shared veranda, self-contained communal kitchen and coin-operated laundry. New Farm shopping centre, with great shops, cafes and restaurants, and the renowned New Farm Park and Brisbane River are all within a 5-minute walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ellie's Guesthouse

Address: 124 Merthyr Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: €28 - €63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ellie's Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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“i would recommend the double room”
A9ta_1, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Warmer heaters in Winter - I say this having come from 40 degrees straight into the Australian windy winter.”
daviddcd, 25 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The nicer rooms are off the front balcony near the manager's office. Some sporadic Wi-Fi reception available in these rooms also.”
Aussie_in_Europe_9, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“Best shower downstairs”
jarnol879, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Just let them know what you want - no one is a mind reader!”
royalmarine, 31 Dec 2014 | Read review
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