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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kitchens like a school cooking class burnt pans washing up left everywhere nowhere near enough kitchen space for the amount of people staying there. Bathrooms are far too small. saw one guy trying to dry him self with the hand dryer not a clue why that's the type of people your living with here. Clothes will be hung on your...

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Jason-GM, Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. I’m sorry to hear your stay with us did not go as well as expected. The kitchen can get very busy at peak times, we do have staff working during this time assisting our guests with tidying up, and we also encourage our guests to clean up after themselves. At...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a hostel where you can stay for an extended period of time, Urban Central is a good option. My boyfriend and I just spent the last 7 weeks living there and it was mostly alright. The dorms are small, which is nice. The location is also really good because you're really close to the CBD but still...

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Jason-GM, Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Urban Central. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Our four share dorm rooms have individual power points in each locker and I’ll make the suggestion of additional outlets to our maintenance team. Our Southbank location is a great area in Melbourne, it’s very easy to get around...

Poitiers, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't get much information when I arrived, and it took me a while to figure out the transports in Melbourne. The girl at the reception didn't tell me much. Nothing about the fact that you have to buy a card to get Wi-Fi, for example. The breakfast is nice, but quite early. The beds are really comfy and the...

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Jason-GM, Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. I’m glad you found our beds comfy and enjoyed the showers. We now provide free wifi daily on our ground floor alternatively you can purchase, super fast access with unlimited downloads, for $3 per 24 hours. Our lounge/bar offers daily events for our guests to mingle including pool comps, beer...

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here only for a couple of nights as it was hard to mix with people, the rooms are good and spacious with clean bathrooms but the kitchen is absolute chaos and very uncomfortable to cook in so a lot of people decide to eat out, many long term backpackers here who don't want to do much outside of work...

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Jason-GM, General Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. Great to hear you like our spacious rooms and clean bathrooms. The kitchen does get busy during peak times, and for those wanting to skip cooking we have now added a nightly dinner deal from $5 at 5pm. We have added an extra pool table in our Bar334 and changed...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

It was a year ago now that I stayed at urban, but it is one hostel that I would always go back to and tell people to go to. It's a close walk to southbank. Walk a block or two and you get to the free tram zones. The staff were always very lovely. Made some great friends there and...

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Jason-GM, General Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. I’m delighted to hear you always enjoy your stay with us and have recommend us to others also. Great friends and awesome memories is exactly what we’d love our guests to experience. We have added free wifi to our list of freebies, including rice, pasta, tea and coffee. We look...

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice property at the Southbanks. This is good for both bagpackers (primarily) and also for hotel guests (5th floor). It is very close to the South Banks and one can get access to the Free Tram Ride within walking distance.

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Jason-GM, General Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and glad you liked the location as it really is a great spot for exploring Melbourne! Hope to see you again soon!

Penang, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Book a bed in 4 ppl mixed dorm. Checked in around 12midnight. Walking distance around 10mins from Southern Cross station. There is Woolworths nearby the hostel. If you are hungry go for MCD just opposite the hostel or cook pasta by your own. There is free pasta in the kitchen. Oh ya. When you check out pls bring along the...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards, The team from Urban Central

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Location - central and convenient, but the road noise is excessive. From my room I could see the people inside their cars on the Westgate Bridge, and hear the cars all night. It is easy to get trams from this location, which is a bonus, but many locations are also an easy walk. McDonalds is directly across the road and...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Great vibes with the bar and the hostel as one. A fantastic place to meet people and just chill. Location is perfect, walking distance to everything you could want in Melbs. If I ever went back to Melbourne I would stay at Urban Central for sure!

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, We are glad that you enjoyed our venue and the atmosphere that we provide. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the near future. Kind regards, The Team at Urban Central

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

A friend and I stayed at Urban Central while exploring and received fantastic service from all of the staff. The rooms were spacious and clean. The bar had many good deals, lots of TVs and the food was excellent. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I have congratulated our staff members on your behalf. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards, The team at Urban Central

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Urban Central is ideally located in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank adjacent to the famous Crown Casino. The city is a 10 minute walk and with public transport on our doorstep, St Kilda is only a 10 minute tram ride away. Shopping around Urban Central is located close to local cafes, shops and the famous South Melbourne Market. If you enjoy good coffee and eateries Southbank restaurants overlooking The Yarra River are 5 min stroll from Urban Central. On the way to visit Port Melbourne beach you could pick up a bargain at Direct Factory Outlet about a 10 minute from our accommodation venue. Stay, Play at Urban Central! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Urban Central

Address: 334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Price Range: $64 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Urban Central 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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Urban Central Melbourne, Victoria
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“Don't book the 2nd floor if you want quiet, ask for a room with wall air cond. Corner rooms are bigger by far.”
Redbeck06, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room away from City Rd and the freeway if road noise bothers you.”
Ozbob101, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“maybe ask for a room not facing the busy motorway outside as sometimes the motorbikes were a little loud.”
P1743DSisabelleg, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I'm sure all rooms are comfortable”
nelsonjacobo11, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you are three people or more make sure to get a family room, it's cheaper and has it's own TV and bathroom.”
LinaM1997, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
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