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United Backpackers Melbourne

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“common areas”(35 reviews)
“free pancakes”(23 reviews)
“bar downstairs”(33 reviews)
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What's included
Free Internet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
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2 Star Hotel
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...
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Location and contact
250 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
7.5 km to Avalon Airport
514 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
0.2 km from Flinders Street Station
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a 4 bedroom with bathroom for 2 weeks and overall it was just great! everything working, nice service, and free Pancakes! The location is perfect, looking right on flinders street. The staff was really helpful and professional.

Thank Riccardo R
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 that you have taken the time to do so! We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is really cool, clean, and people are nice ! It’s in the center, so it’s super easy to go everywhere. Free pancakes is a plus ❤️ I really enjoy my stay here, and I will definitely come back. Thanks

Thank Aurélie C
Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 2 weeks ago

G'Day! Thank you so much for leaving such a positive review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at United Backpackers. Staff is super friendly and helpfull, rooms are clean and big, bathrooms are clean and nice as well. They have free pancakes every morning, and the kitchen is nice and clean as well. Free Wifi whole day!

Thank lisaneumann2
Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for leaving us such a positive review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels in Australia!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, great location. Hostel is modern and clean. Beds are OK, not the comfiest, but you get a thick duvet, which is needed in the winter. Kitchen is OK sometimes. It's tiny so you have to pick your time wisely. Sometimes it would...More

Thank Lisa_Df89
Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 2 weeks ago

G'Day! It's a shame that even though you stayed with us for an entire month that you still didn't think we were anything more that just 'ok'. As you may know, United is probably one of the busiest hostels in Melbourne all throughout the year,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a couple and stayed in a double/twin room with shared bathroom at United Backpackers for a long weekend. The room was clean and totally adequate. There was a bunk bed with a double mattress below and a single above, and a small reading...More

Thank giddyin0z
Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 2 weeks ago

G'Day! Thanks so much for leaving us such a lovely and honest review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we really hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels!

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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
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Free Internet
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
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
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Nearby
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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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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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
"4 bed dorm is convenient and quite with a bathroom in it. Bed choice is on first cum first serve basis."
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"They're all winners"
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"floor 1, its really nice and i stayed in a 12 female unit"
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"12 Bed Dorm is too packed with beds."
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