Somewhere to Stay is a hostel located in Brisbane's West End. It offers a free shuttle into the central business district of Brisbane, as well as having a pool, internet room, and several lounge areas.
The hostel is located about two or three blocks from Boundary Road, which is the main road of the West End. There are a multitude of cafes, restaurants, bars, boutiques, and other shops in this area. There is also a Cole's supermarket about a five-minute walk away. There are many bus routes that pass through this area, but the closest train station is the South Brisbane or South Bank train station, which are both about a ten-minute walk away. The CBD is about a thirty-minute walk.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The hostel offers dorms of several different sizes. The dorms are clean and comfortable, although there are no luggage storage areas inside the rooms themselves. The dorms are spread out over two buildings, and there are private rooms as well. The bathrooms and showers are clean, and there are enough that there doesn't seem to ever be a line for the facilities. The girls bathroom has a full length mirror as well.
The kitchen is very large and has several hobs and microwaves. You can rent bowls, plates, and cutlery from the reception by leaving a small deposit, which you get back when you return them. The kitchen is also complete with many large industrial fridges so that there is enough room for everyone's stuff. There are also vending machines with drinks and snacks in the kitchen area as well.
Just outside the kitchen, there is an area with several picnic benches to relax on. Inside the main building there is a television area and computer area where you can use the internet. And there is also a small pool for use by guests.
This hostel is good value for money, and is a great place for guests who want to stay in the quirky West End region of Brisbane. Since it is a little further out from the CBD, there is less street noise, making it great for those who want to get a little further away from the hustle and bustle of CBD Brisbane.