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United Backpackers Melbourne

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Certificate of Excellence
Overview
250 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Breakfast included
2 Star accommodation
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All reviews free pancakes common areas basement bar free wifi bed female dorm chill room big kitchen opposite flinders street station great location top bunk common room every morning rooms are clean great facilities central location air conditioning free tram zone
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hostel was absolutely perfect for what I needed it for. Receptionists were very friendly and helped out with any queries regarding anything from transport to where to go out for dinner. Free pancakes at breakfast were amazing and a very welcome addition. Hostel had a...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank callumrk1998
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed here for 10 nights during my backpacking stay in Melbourne. My first impressions here was good, it was clean, they have good facilities and a cool vibe. But as my stay got longer, it just went downhill. As the sunny days came my room...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank jmcnamara10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I lived in the hostel for 2 months and woud reccomend it to anyone looking to meet people and get started in Melbourne. It has such great social atmosphere. Joe who hosted most of the bar events made me and everyone else feel super welcome...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Charlotte F
Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 6 days ago

G'Day - thanks so much for leaving us this lovely review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first experience of living the "hostel life" the girl on reception was very helpful, the rooms were sociable and we were lucky that we found friends very quickly! This was made easier by the evening entertainment that was put on, it was...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank CharVirley
Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 2 weeks ago

G'Day - thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We do get quiet around midnight however most guests are happy with this as they can get their beauty sleep ;)...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hostel. Perfect location! OK rooms and sanitary facilities. And really nice staff. Tour operator in the hostel to answer all your questions and book trips. Free pancakes every morning are also a great extra. Would definitely reccommend this place.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank TamaraV465
Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 2 weeks ago

G'Day - thanks so much for leaving us a review, we really appreciate it and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us

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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 More 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 Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Internet
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
240
Price range
US$23 - US$202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Elephant Backpackers
Also Known As
Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
Location
Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
240
Price range
US$23 - US$202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Elephant Backpackers
Also Known As
Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
Location
Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
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Dining (14)
Amenities (13)
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Central Business District
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
...More
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Questions & Answers
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Shelby W
6 June 2018|
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Response from hillary068 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in elevators as well. Mostly for construction when I was there in Jan/Feb 20@8
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Happiness602205
18 April 2017|
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Response from leah-barlow | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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yanuaranggara
10 January 2017|
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Absolutely!
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Room Tips
"Private rooms are stunning"
Scottishontour
9 Dec 2018
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"just take hostel other than United Backpacker hostel(Budget Hotel)"
cheechungl2013
6 Sep 2018
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"12 share dorm if you want to meet people"
andysG480AU
2 Sep 2018
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"4 bed dorm is convenient and quite with a bathroom in it. Bed choice is on first cum first serve basis."
AG250800
1 May 2018
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