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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 18 March 2018 via mobile

There was a great vibe in this hostel. I stayed 2 nights and left with lots of new mates! It’s a lot more social than other hostels I’ve stayed at in Melbourne and it’s really modern and clean. The Peter Pans staff are great too...More

Thank JammyExplorer
Response from UnitedMel, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks so much for the awesome review! We really appreciate it!

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

The hostel was good, has a great kitchen and a good bar (closes a lot bit early). The bathrooms are not too clean. The staff was good and helpfully at all times. The location is really great, it's opposite to Flinders station (Melbourne's biggest station)...More

Thank Nicolás B
Response from UnitedMel, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks so much for leaving us a review! We will pass your comments onto the housekeeping team. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 13 March 2018

loved this hostel, super cute and comfy! My first solo trip to melbourne was one for myself- i wanted to get away being in an exchange program keeps you a bit confined so why not branch out and go out of your comfort zone. united...More

Thank Christina N
Response from UnitedMel, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks so much for leaving us a review! We really appreciate it and we hope that you get the chance to stay with us again!

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner have stayed in lots of hostels across Australia and this by far was the worst one we stayed at. We stayed in a room with 12 beds which is fine as we enjoy meeting new people. Our room had two fans...More

1  Thank Amber H
Response from UnitedMel, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 5 April 2018

G'Day! Thanks so much for leaving us a review, we really do appreciate all feedback whether it be negative or positive. We have recently been taken over by new management who will be working on all of the points made in your review.

Reviewed 9 March 2018

Greatly located right opposite flinders station. I stayed here for around 4 days. The rooms were pretty compact but the lockers under the bed had plenty of room for my case. Each bed had its own private light and plug socket. The bathrooms were private...More

Thank geeml
Response from UnitedMel, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks so much for the lovely review - we really appreciate that you have taken the time to write it! Hopefully you get the chance to stay with us again soon.

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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
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Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Pool
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Free Parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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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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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
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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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