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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

HORRIBLE. HORRIBLE. HORRIBLE. Worst experience of our lives. Dirty and un hygienic. Room was dirty and smelly, blinds were broken so let all the street light in which results in no sleep. The room has obviously not been vacuumed as floor was disgusting. The beds had dust piled up in corners and beds were taped together as were broken. The... More 

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Wangaratta, Australia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the very first moment you step foot in this hostel, you can feel the love. The staff just overly friendly and want to help. Check in was smooth and rather amusing with the young fella at the check in desk. We had a private room, which consisted of just bunk beds. But towels in the room. Beds comfy. No... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your looking at using public transport while in Melbourne this is the Hostel for you !! seconds away from trams, trains and buses also rite next to the Southern Cross station were the airport buses are so it makes it so handy for travel

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Average stay, located just 10 minutes walk from the train station which is quite convenient. And may take the tram that just located one street away from the hostel. The room and bed is clean, but the shared toilet located outside the room looks like nobody cleaning it. It provides free self service breakfast, bread with spread, flakes with milk,... More 

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New York City, New York
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81 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Booked King St Backpackers because of its vicinity to Southern Cross Station, where the Skybus drops off, and was not disappointed. I was actually checked in early and could start sightseeing in Australia right away. Also, the night I arrived was pasta night so, dinner was taken care of. My room was incredibly comfortable, save one negative: there was no... More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I found this hostel pretty average. My friend and I stayed in a female 6 person room. The beds were a bit wobbly and one of the powerpoints didnt work. The bathrooms were dirty and if a toilet was flushed on any floor it instantly changed the shower temperature. They did what they could with the lounge, however it was... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Squalor, absolute squalor.!!!! The only time I've ever felt dirtier after a shower than before This hostel would rank as one of the filthiest ive ever stayed in. The only good thing I can say about it is the location is handy to most things.

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

I spent several weeks considering which hostel to stay at in Melbourne and in the end i chose to book a room for two at King Street Backpackers. I was rather concerned as there were quite a few negative reviews about this place and being an older couple who have been backpacking for 4 decades did not want to be... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Upon reading some reviews I think this hostel has a bad wrap for things that are just part of hostel life. As a backpacker hostel, it's basic but cheap and friendly. Staff are top notch! 24hr reception which isn't massively common with independent hostels. Had a nice homie feel to it. I will admit I was a bit on edge... More 

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is the worst hostel I've ever stayed in my life . Simply terrible . dirty bathroom and smelly 24 hours a day. infernal and noisy ventilation inside the room. Dirt everywhere . The assessment on Booking is misleading. Terrible. Requested reimbursement to change hostel and the answer was: no refund . Do not stay in this place. There are... More 

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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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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Additional Information about King Street Backpackers

Address: 197-199 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $30 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — King Street Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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“Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles travelchic148, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for a 6 bed dorm. Mine was perfect”
 of 5 bubbles karendaly88, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“4 Mix Sharing (you need to be lucky to get one)”
 of 5 bubbles 104prasadk, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“dont take any room”
 of 5 bubbles 88allisond, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“do not check in best room is the ibis across the road”
 of 5 bubbles teddybunnygirl, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
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