Be transported into the magical world of Funlab’s Hijinx Hotel, newly opened at Westfield Chermside in March 2023! Fun-seekers can now book to experience this wondrous venue, which features ten immersive game rooms, a quirky New York hotel themed bar serving eclectic cocktails, and a gourmet kitchen with mouth-watering eats.

Located alongside Funlab’s putt-tastic Holey Moley Chermside, which features 18 mini-golf holes and the iconic Caddyshack bar, the 350-occupancy precinct elevates the city’s competitive socialising offerings.

Following the launch of the popular Surfers Paradise venue in 2022, Westfield Chermside’s Hijinx Hotel is Queensland’s second venue, bringing the game room extravaganza to the heart of Brisbane.

Hijinx Hotel Chermside: What to expect

Hijinx Hotel Chermside giant code challenge in dark room.

From the moment guests walk through the door, they will be transported to a frenzied, fantastical, Instagrammable experience. A world where Wes Anderson and Willy Wonka combine with a New York-style hotel to create an explosion of wonder, excitement and fun.

No ordinary ‘hotel’, instead of staying the night, guests will jump into immersive, quick-play game rooms; from a life-sized piano to ball pits and giant scrabble.

Hijinx Hotel Chermside will also play host to two never-before-seen game rooms: Battleship, a submarine-themed room where guests try to sink ships for points, and Cute as a Button, a re-inspired adaptation of Hijinx Hotel’s popular Who Meme game, where guests solve cartoon puzzles featuring their favourite childhood characters to get the highest score.

Hijinx Hotel Chermside’s interactive game experience

A concierge desk for checking in customers to the Hijinx Hotel.

Is it a hotel? Is it a bar? Is it a game?

Hijinx Hotel is made up of 10 challenge rooms. The rooms are magical, immersive, and a WHOLE lot of FUN!

Each challenge room at Hijinx Hotel Chermside draws from nostalgia and is uniquely designed for between two and six players to work together to complete challenges in a four-minute window to score points on a leaderboard. 

Unlike an escape room, a challenge room has a single objective (such as remembering song patterns on a giant piano, solving word scrambles, or throwing a basketball through a hoop) that gradually becomes more difficult as your time ticks down. Your team will score a point every time you complete the objective before moving on to the next challenge. 

The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible in a set time period and you can leave at any time you please (you just won’t score as many points!). Points scored in each room will be combined to create your total score. 

At the end of your 5 room challenge, your total score will be displayed on the leaderboard and the group with the highest score wins!

Food and drink

Hijinx Hotel Chermside food and drink on table.

Fire up those tastebuds because Hijinx Hotel is slinging delicious old-school sandwiches and pizzas. Their mouth-watering menu includes ingredients from Australian producers, served in sustainable packaging. 

Are you on a parents-only night out and need something to quench your thirst? In between games, you can head to the bar and enjoy a range of cocktails (including the Instagram-worthy ‘Bubble and Pop’ cocktail and the ‘Penthouse Party’ cocktail, made to be shared with friends) or savour all the classics with a selection of non-alcoholic options and food items.

Parties for all ages at Hijinx Hotel Chermside!

Hijinx Hotel Chermside glow in the dark challenge in dark room with colourful glowing spots.

Celebrate in style at the best place to play not stay! There’s nothing like a Hijinx Hotel party for the best birthdays and special celebrations! From corporate functions to kids’ birthday packages, they’re sure to delight!

If you’re looking for something different for your child’s birthday party this year, there’s no place like Hijinx Hotel Chermside! With super fun challenge rooms, amazing food and drink, a party host to take care of all the action, and a completely immersive experience, your little darlings will be raving about their Hijinx Hotel experience for years to come! 

Priced from $38 per person, kids’ parties at Hijinx Hotel Chermside include:

  • Play one set of Hijinx Challenger Rooms (5 rooms in total)
  • Party host for the duration of your visit
  • Reserved area for meal service (40 minutes)
  • Choice of main and side per person
  • A soft drink, juice and water

Hijinx Hotel parties are great for grown-ups too! With inclusive packages starting from $55 per person and a huge range of add-ons available, including Hijinx Hotel merchandise, your whole is guaranteed a great time celebrating your special event!

Getting to Hijinx Hotel Chermside

Hijinx Hotel is set in Westfield Chermside’s Entertainment and Leisure Precinct and located next door to Holey Moley Chermside in the level 2 dining area.

Hijinx Hotel guests can make the most of parking directly adjacent (in the North Shore Car Park, located corner of Gympie Rd and Banfield St).

Find out more and book your next challenge on the Hijinx Hotel Chermside website