After grey and cloudy Byron Bay, Brisbane was quite literally a ray of sunshine. We arrived at the city’s main Transit Centre one late afternoon. The information desk there helped us book in at a good hostel which was only a short walk away so off we headed. City Backpackers in Brisbane was a very well-run and friendly hostel. It was also very clean. The kitchen was well equipped, but unfortunately as the hostel was so busy, so too was the kitchen. We didn’t get chance to really cook in there other than to use the microwave, toaster and kettle!