The Elephant Hotel
The Elephant Hotel has shut down the backpacker hostel and evolved into a slick offering in Fortitude Valley, comprising four bars over two levels, with a rear courtyard worthy of summertime sun downers, and a cosy British lounge bar upstairs where the backpacker hostel once stood. The Elephant Hotel has maintained its live music bent, with gigs held throughout the week and regular Elephant Unplugged sessions inviting local talent to take the stage. If you’re in the mood for a tipple, head upstairs to The Master Room where an 11-metre bar and snug leather couches await. Around the corner you’ll find a breezy deck overlooking the renovated courtyard, or get amongst the action on the ground level where street artist Sofles has worked his spray paint magic.