February 13th, 2007
Bunk Brisbane is a backpackers’ lodge in Brisbane’s nightlife area of Fortitude Valley. It’s on the corner of Ann St and Gipps St in the Valley, and as you can see from the picture above, there is a bus stop (citybound buses only) right outside.
Read more to see larger pictures and more info about the neighbourhood.
If you’re coming to Brisbane for the 2007 Australian Blogging Conference in August, you might be wondering where to stay. So I’ll write some articles letting you know exactly where some of the better-known cheap hotels, hostels, backpacker lodges and other places to stay in Brisbane are.
These will all be unpaid, unsponsored posts. I’ll never write a post for money, and I’ll let you know if I get any freebies out of any article here on Brisbane is Home. (If you want to advertise on Brisbane is Home, send me an email via the contact form and I’ll let you know our prices.)
Keep reading to see more pictures of the Tinbilly. You can click on the pictures of the Tinbilly to go to where they are stored on flickr, where you can see different sizes, download photos for your own use or see them on a map.
The Tinbilly is directly across from the Transit Centre. If you go to the food court on the first level above ground at the Transit Centre, and walk to the end AWAY from the KFC and the carpark, you’ll come out to a balcony and a pub. Keep walking to the end of the balcony and you’ll come to an overbridge that ends in the escalator that you can see in the photo – go down, cross the road, and there you’ll be.
Fans of the British Lions Rugby League team at the Tinbilly last November for the Kangaroos v British Lions Test match, which Australia won 33-10.
Anyway, the Tinbilly Travellers’ Lodge is in a very convenient location (click here for the exact location), directly opposite the Roma St Transit Centre (click here to see location of Transit Centre). Roma St is where all the long-distance intercity buses and trains end their journeys, and it also has a suburban railway station where all the Airtrains from Brisbane and Gold Coast (Coolangatta) airports stop.
However, if you’re feeling timid, it might not be the sort of neighbourhood you want to stay in. The Transcontinental Hotel (a pub) is next door, and Brisbane City can sometimes get rough.
To get this in perspective, the police media unit reports 5 assaults or robberies in the last 60 days (Dec ’06 and Jan ’07) in all of the Brisbane City area – none were directly next to the Tinbilly, and the closest was about 600 metres down the road – and 99 people were arrested on New Year’s Eve in the CBD, but mostly for public nusisance or public drunkeness. Inspector Ben Hainbridge said that the NYE arrests were ‘comparable’ to other nights in the CBD.
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