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United Backpackers Melbourne
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

If you want a good experience in Melbourne, don't hesitate - just go on and book a room at this hostel. Really friendly and helpful staff (Hi Bec!) and atmosphere in general! There's just something extra you'll get here, and everything is just very organized and simple. Kitchen, the rooms, showers are all excellent, so what more can you ask for. And if you feel lonely there's always the bar downstairs with different theme every night. Big plus for the pool table!

See you there! ;)

Room Tip: If you stay in a dorm, I think you'll get better value for staying in a bigger (and cheaper) one...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Elaine M, Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Nice on Joel, NICE ONE! Great to hear your awesome review and some positive feedback from your stay! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us! :)

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

The location of this hostel was awesome, with Flinders street station, Federation Square and a tram stop all on your doorstep. The facilities were good, big kitchen with plenty of places to store your food. The t.v room and bar were great places to chill out and meet. the bathrooms were clean, big and I never had to wait to them.

Room Tip: Rooms towards the back of hostel are much quieter, as the hostel fronts on to busy Flinders Street.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Really nice hostel. Staff are super friendly and helpful. I was in a 4 bed female dorm with an ensuite bathroom. Room was quiet, airy and spacious and beds were clean and very comfy. The kitchen area was huge and I made my meals there. Hostel is centrally located smack bang in the middle of Melbourne's CBD. Go stay there - you won't regret it!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
Thank GB1981
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Well what can I say about this place.
Fantastic Hostel. Certainly the beat in Melbourne. I was lucky enough to meet Chuck the manager who is possibly the most handsome bald man you could ever lay eyes on. And such a doll. The bar downstairs is amazing and you can tell whoever designed it, really put a lot of love in to it. The staff are all great and the hostel is top shelf. Liam behind reception is a hunk and nearly made me vote Yes in the recent plebiscite.
Can't recommend enough. Do yourself a favor and stay there. Perfect location and perfect hostel.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

rooms very clean, toilets and kitchen okay, good place for meeting people, you can get help with your tour bookings, great location in the middle of Melbourne

rather loud because it's in the citycenter and there are many people around

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Elaine M, Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Awesome review! Thanks so much for feedback. Hope to see you in Melbourne again soon

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Additional Information about United Backpackers Melbourne

Address: 250 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Elephant Backpackers)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 147 Speciality Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range: RM110 - RM621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — United Backpackers Melbourne 2*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the 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 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 ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne

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