YHA is set to open 372 budget beds in the heart of Brisbane in early June, offering budget travellers from around the globe the ultimate Australia experience. The state of the art hostel redevelopment project at Brisbane City YHA is currently the only accommodation building project of its kind taking place in Brisbane. This unique backpacker hostel will offer guests the full ‘Australia Experience’, with themed accommodation facilities promoting the iconic experiences of Australia; city, rainforest, outback, reef and beach – a truly inspiring place to rest your weary head.
YHA Queensland CEO, Ralph Kajet said “The Brisbane City YHA redevelopment project goes far beyond offering the high standards that YHA is renowned for. This hostel has been designed to enhance the guest experience and provide them with a real taste of Australia to encourage further travel throughout Queensland and the rest of the continent. We think our guests are going to appreciate this kind of experience and attention to detail”.
The purpose built facility has been designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century budget traveller. Located in Brisbane’s CBD with elevated views across the Brisbane River, Brisbane City YHA will feature top quality budget accommodation and living areas with roof-top pool, indoor and outdoor dining and entertainment areas, private and multi-share accommodation, tour desk, high-tech communications facilities, self-catering kitchen and a licensed bar / bistro. Groups and small businesses can also enjoy the hostel’s meeting facilities in an exceptional location just a short walk to the city’s shopping district, South Bank Parklands, Suncorp Stadium and within easy access to airport, coach and rail services.
Queensland recently took top gong as Australia’s backpacker destination of choice, fuelling a higher demand for quality, budget accommodation than ever before. Statistics published by Tourism Research Australia showed backpackers spent over 1,000,000 more overnights in Queensland compared to rival New South Wales for the 12 months to September 2008*. Queensland now claims an extraordinary 32% of all Australian backpacker overnights, highlighting the state’s ever increasing demand for quality, affordable accommodation. The new Brisbane City YHA will act as a powerful feeding mechanism to the rest of the YHA network.
This is the only major gateway hostel projects on the go at the moment. New hostels in, Melbourne and Sydney Harbour will also open in 2009.
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