LyLo officially debuts in Australia – Brisbane’s newest way to stay opens


Australia, say hello to LyLo, a new way to stay! Officially opening today in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, LyLo is a game-changing social travel experience for those on a budget or seeking a more connected experience. 

After successfully launching in New Zealand in 2022 by EVT (Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown), LyLo continues to break the mould in the budget travel market thanks to its style-led, social and value mind-set.

With a focus on helping savvy, cost-conscious travellers experience the joy of travel in affordable style, LyLo Brisbane offers multi-purpose spaces to play, eat, work and sleep within a light-hearted and relaxed vibe. The property features a mix of private, premium sleeping pods from $69 per night (in 6 and 4 pod rooms, including female-only rooms), private ensuite rooms, and family / group rooms (queen bed, 2 beds and ensuite), catering to every travel style. 

Redefining the pod sleeping experience, LyLo premium pods focus on both comfort and space, carefully designed to be self-contained and featuring everything you need:

  • King single bed for spacious and comfortable rest time
  • Individual lighting, fan, and mirror
  • Multiple power and USB charging ports
  • Fast Wi-Fi
  • Acoustic privacy screens
  • Secure luggage storage locker located adjacent to each pod

Taking over what was once Brisbane’s Limes Hotel, the property has been completely transformed inside and out. Known for celebrating local artists within each property, with IndigeDesignLabs, local Meanjin (Brisbane) artist Jordache Gage, crafting a tribute to the local environment that is featured across the property's exterior. Symbolising the Brisbane River and its surrounding flora and fauna, LyLo Brisbane stands loud and proud in one of Brisbane’s busiest precincts. 

Inside, a comprehensive interior renovation has introduced multiple areas to create a sense of community, for relaxation and for play. The property features:

  • Flexible coworking space with free unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Wellness corner, complete with spin bikes
  • Transformed rooftop hang out with a communal kitchen, self-pouring beer, wine and cocktails on tap

Tim Alpe, Managing Director, LyLo said: "LyLo Brisbane has arrived in Australia and we couldn’t be more excited. This opening marks a significant milestone for LyLo as we begin our expansion throughout Australia.

“We do things differently at LyLo. From our innovative communal spaces to our commitment to guest comfort in unique sleeping formats, LyLo Brisbane sets a new standard for travellers seeking affordability without compromising on quality. Opening our doors in Brissie is just the beginning of our journey, and we've already got our next LyLo properties in the pipeline to continue expanding our presence across Australia." 

“We are stoked to be welcoming adventurers, digital nomads, families and more as they embark on a new way to stay, enjoying our innovative pod rooms and immersing themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of LyLo.”

LyLo is part of EVT’s growing travel portfolio, which covers luxury to budget accommodation experiences. The brand’s success in New Zealand reflects EVT’s expertise across its Entertainment and Travel businesses, setting a new benchmark for lifestyle budget accommodation experiences. To build on this strategic expansion, LyLo has plans to open additional sites, including a flagship development on the Gold Coast and a location in Fremantle, with opening dates to be announced.

Located at 142 Constance Street in the heart of Fortitude Valley, LyLo Brisbane is a 10-minute walk from the Brisbane River and Chinatown. To make a reservation at LyLo, visit the hotel’s website or contact via phone (07 3852 9000). Standard pod rates start at $69.