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Acknowledgement of country
AHL acknowledges the Turrbal and Yuggera people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate the hostel. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.
Hostel details
About this hostel

28 resident bedrooms (1 single bed per room) serviced by 2 shared boys' bathrooms and 2 shared girls' bathrooms.

Unemployed residents
Single rate - shared room
$36 per night
Single rate - sole occupancy
$52 per night
Partnered rate - both partners in-room
$32 per night, per person
Employed residents
Employed rate
$65 per night
Children and young people
Children - 2 to 20 years of age
$10 per night, per child
Infant - under 2 years of age
No charge
Tertiary students
Tertiary education student
$30 per night
AHL tariff includes all meals. AHL has a No Pay, No Stay policy and all room tariffs must be paid in advance.
Mater Hospital Brisbane
4.0km away Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service
4.2km away 55 Annerley road, Woolloongabba QLD 4101
IGA Marketplace
170m away 572 Brunswick St, new farm QLD 4005
Howard Smith Wharves ferry terminal
500m away Ferry Wharf , Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Hostel amenities
  • Laundry
  • Dining Room
  • TV Room
  • Computer Lab
  • Common Room
Hostel story

Elliott (Elley) Bennett, a talented Aboriginal boxer, was born in south-east Queensland in 1924. `Elley’ was raised at Barambah (later Cherbourg) Aboriginal Settlement, near Murgon and at Maryborough, where he attended primary school.

Bennett’s 8-year career as a professional boxer, mostly as a bantamweight, spanned 59 fights for 44 wins (40 by knockout), one draw, 13 losses and one no-contest.

Mr Bennett retired from boxing in 1954, however he continued to teach and encourage young First Nations youth to participate in the sport and was a founding member of the National Aboriginal Sports Foundation.

Mr Bennett passed away in Bundaberg in 1981. In 1982 the name of the hostel, previously known as the Apia Hostel, was changed to honour the memory of Elley Bennett.

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