The Guardian story: “Top 10 hotels, hostels and campsites in and around Brisbane”, September 2013

My first story for The Guardian — a round-up of budget and boutique accommodation options in and around Brisbane.

Excerpt below.

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Aussie Way Backpackers, Brisbane                                                                                        A superior backpacker experience, Aussie Way may be a touch removed from the city centre, but this Cricket Street property’s peacefulness is a fair trade for any inconvenience. Set in a rambling 19th-century, heritage-listed Queenslander (traditional timber with an ornate veranda), Aussie Way isn’t a destination for backpacker parties, tending to instead attract the quieter and perhaps slightly older traveller. A bunch of public transport options and the Barracks precinct (a classy shopping centre) are both around the corner, while a stroll to the city will take you through the beautiful Roma Street Parkland. Perhaps the best backpacking lodge in Brisbane. • 34 Cricket Street, Brisbane. +61 7 3369 0711, aussiewaybackpackers.com. Doubles A$68 (£40)

The Inchcolm Hotel, Brisbane                                                                                               This dapper, half heritage-listed property started life as medical chambers before being converted into a hotel in 1999. It retains its ornate brickwork, wood panelling and beautiful fittings, as well as a 1930’s cage lift. The standard Inchcolm Suites vary slightly in size and layout, but many have the added bonus of being in the heritage-listed part of the building. Alongside its character and well-regarded restaurant, the hotel has a prime location. It’s a short walk to Central railway station, Queen Street Mall and just two blocks away from Taro’s– the best ramen in town and as divey as it is delicious. • 73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, +61 7 3226 8888, inchcolm.com.au. Room rates from A$142 for suite.

For the full article, visit The Guardian. Photograph: Tourism and Events Queensland.

One Response to “The Guardian story: “Top 10 hotels, hostels and campsites in and around Brisbane”, September 2013”

  1. […] The second of twin travel stories for The Guardian – a round-up of budget and boutique accommodation options in and around Melbourne. Excerpt below. You can check out the first story — looking at Brisbane — here. […]

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