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United Backpackers Melbourne

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Come and find out why travellers voted United Backpackers Australia's best hostel at the Adventure Travel Awards in 2014! It's no secret we have the best location in town right opposite Flinders Street Station and only opening in 2013 we offer you brand new facilities, heaps of sweet spaces including our funky basement bar and most importantly great value for money. Our hostel is full of personality with Melbourne's laneway culture, funky decor and quirky art throughout. All this is served up with a great atmosphere, amazing staff, cool events, top notch security and the best pillows in town! Us in a nutshell: • Accommodation for 290 travellers over 3 levels • FREE Wi-Fi in common areas • Every bed has its own power-point, reading light and locker • Sparking clean bathrooms cleaned around the clock • Designer kitchen & dining room overlooking Flinders Station with ovens and heaps of equipment, hot plates and storage • Underground Chill Lounge open 24 hours • Lost & Found our cool as, Melbourne style basement bar open 7 days • Funky TV Lounge filled with beanbags & free DVD hire • 24 Reception manned with a rock star reception team of Melbourne locals • Top class security with swipe card access, lockers in all rooms & CCTV • Cool free events to show you the real Melbourne experience • Guest laundry open 24/7 • Free luggage storage We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from so whether you are looking to share a dorm from 4 to 12 beds filled with your newest friends, or to splash out on one of our private ensuite rooms, you will find it at United Backpackers! All rooms have: • Lockers • Bedside light and power point for your charging pleasure • Lots of space • High quality, comfy beds and linen • Choose between shared or ensuite bathrooms • Swipe card access • Heating & fans (private ensuite rooms have AC) • Cleaning servicing the rooms daily
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Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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The hostel is in a great location right next to the train station, several tram stops and all the shopping streets and laneways! I stayed in a 4 bed female dorm with an ensuite and it was perfect..everything was clean, the room had aircon and everyone had their own light and
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Stayed in a 12-bed dorm and it was great. Kitchen and bathroom were a good size. I liked having a light and plug right by my bed. It got a little hot in the room, and noisy with the window open but it's right downtown. Very convenient location.
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Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks so much for leaving us a review! We hope that you enjoy your travels!
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You can't beat the location, right opposite Flinders Street Station and next to Degraves St, Melbourne at your finger tips. The place is vibrant, clean and budget friendly. Stayed with a few friends and had a great time shopping and having a stay-cation.
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Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks so much for leaving us a review :)
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We stayed in a 10 bed dorm and had a good stay in Melbourne. The hostel is located very centrally and is easy to get around the city. Reception staff are friendly and the facilities are good - bathrooms and showers mostly kept tidy and good kitchen space. There is also a bar
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Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much for leaving us a review, it really means a lot to us!
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Really enjoyed my stay here! The beds were so comfy, I stayed in a 12 bed dorm and it was nice and clean and tidy and really spacious as well which was good. Events on every night down in the hostel bar, would recommend boozy bingo on the Monday! Bathrooms were clean, showers
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Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it really means a lot to us!
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Kamar 4 bed female dormitory dorm
Pemandangan Flinders Station dimalam hari dari jendela kamar sangat bagus.
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The Private Queen Ensuite at the United Backpackers Melbourne
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The 10 Share Dorm at the United Backpackers Melbourne
Kamar mandi yang kecil, namun bersih
Yes, in elevators as well. Mostly for construction when I was there in Jan/Feb 20@8
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They're pretty big but honestly most of the ladies in my dorm (ladies only dorm) used them for valuables and left our clothes in our bags by the side of beds it was much easier access. Admittedly less secure and 1 or 2 items of clothing for some ladies went missing but I didn't have a problem. you can always keep ur bag locked too if it won't all fit in the locker.
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does air conditioning provided in mixed dorm-4bed (private ensuite) type?
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how far is this place from the airport? thanks
Take the skybus to the southern cross station, than its a pretty straightforward 20min walk to the hostel !
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There is a locker Under your bed. Bring your own lock to lock it. The bedding is provided :)
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"Private rooms on 3rd floor were great."
"Private rooms are stunning"
"just take hostel other than United Backpacker hostel(Budget Hotel)"
"12 share dorm if you want to meet people"
"4 bed dorm is convenient and quite with a bathroom in it. Bed choice is on first cum first serve basis."
US$22 - US$166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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