Elley Bennett Hostel

Multipurpose hostel in Brisbane with single rooms.


501 Brunswick Street

New Farm QLD 4006

 (07) 3151 8750 

BENNETT, ELLIOTT (1924-1981), boxer, was born probably on 3 April 1924 in south-east Queensland.  `Elley’ was raised at Barambah (later Cherbourg) Aboriginal Settlement, near Murgon and Maryborough.  At 13 he left school and became a rural labourer.  He played football at first, but his shortness pushed him into boxing. Showing promise, he trained with `Snowy’ Hill in Brisbane and fought there from September 1946.  An outstanding talent in the boxing ring, Elley (short for Elliot) Bennett held Australian bantam and featherweight titles and was also the star of the Snowy Hill’s boxing troupe.  Mr Bennett retired from boxing in 1954, however he continued to teach and encourage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to participate in the sport. 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.

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. 

Resident beds28
Accommodation28 resident bedrooms (1 single bed per room) serviced by 2 shared boys' bathrooms and 2 shared girls' bathrooms
Property amenities

Dining room

Resident laundry

TV lounge

Common rooms

Computer lab

Local facilities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (4.2km)

55 Annerley road, Woolloongabba QLD

(07) 3240 8900


Mater Hospital Brisbane (4.0km)

Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane QLD

(07) 3163 8111


IGA Marketplace (170m)

572 Brunswick St, new farm QLD 4005


Tariff Rates – Effective 01-09-2022


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 rate                                                                             $65 per night


Children – 2 to 20 years of age                                         $10 per night per child

Infant – under 2 years of age                                                      No charge


Tertiary Education Students                                                  $30 per night per student

AHL tariff includes all meals.

AHL has a No Pay, No Stay policy and all room tariffs must be paid in advance.