On arriving in Australia in the late evening, me and my friend, both of us being first time travellers got to the hostel at about half ten at night. When we were told that we were to stay on the roof that night, we thought it was a joke and were mostly just relieved to be at the hostel. The lobby seemed clean and the staff were friendly, it wasn't too bad. However when we got through the door to the rooms the air began to smell a bit mouldy, we got into an elevator and were taken up to the roof, apparently it wasn't a joke. In our dorm, we appeared to be the only ones awake at half ten at night so despite being desperate to wash off our 30 hour flight we just went straight to bed to avoid annoying our new room mates. The next morning we looked around the marquee which masqueraded as our room for the next four nights and we were disappointed at our room mates complete disregard for personal space, their belongings were left all over the floor despite the free lockers underneath our beds. Our room mates were unfriendly, unhygienic and frankly didn't seem too bothered about ever leaving the room. Breakfast was free and very basic but there was plenty to eat, however the kitchen area, again due to the guests, was absolutely foul. There were cockroaches, there was a funny smell and people just didn't bother washing up after themselves. However the overall safety of the hostel for example the large free lockers, was very good.
- Also Known As:
- Discovery Melbourne Victoria
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discovery Melbourne is a large city backpackers conveniently located right in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Enjoy a free breakfast each day between 7am - 9am, newly installed Global Gossips Wifi throughout the Entire Buidling, and if your stay with us for 3 or more consecutive nights, a FREE airport pick up from Tullamarine. (*Conditions apply.) Features include a basement bar, café, cinema, job & travel agencies, rooftop with BBQ’s and 24 hour reception with great local staff.For travellers looking to share accommodation we have 4, 6 & 8 share dorms and also 10 - 16 share dorms for those looking for an even cheaper option. For those wanting some privacy we also have basic private double, twin & family rooms. All rooms have shared bathroom facilities, heating and linen.Our Events Program offers guests many opportunities to explore and make friends! Discover amazing street art & hidden secrets on our free walking tours & head out of the city on our free markets & beach bus tours! Our bar The Velvet Underground has cheap drink specials including Happy Hour until 8pm from Wednesday - Saturday! Great DJ’s get the dance floor pumping and a huge range of events, such as Poker nights, Minute to Win it and Ladies night on a friday. If it’s great coffee & food you’re after, the chefs at our licensed café serve up delicious food 7 days a week including all day breakfast and some of the best pizzas in town! Our fantastic Melbournian staff will make you feel right at home 24/7 Our overnight security, CCTV, lockers and swipe card access will ensure you and your belongings are safe! ... more less
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