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Flinders Backpackers

Hostelworld.comUSD 36*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Helsingborg, Sweden
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I stayed here for four nights. All I can tell you is - what an amazing place! I've been travelling around the world for a few years but I must say this hostel has a really cool athmosphere to it. Free meal nights, movie nights, goon punch as well as spacious rooms. A part from all this the staff provides...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I couldn't stand this hostel. They have kids that are living here so I moved into my 6 bed dorm and three girls had bicycles, they had constructed their own little apartment that I moved into which was really uncomfortable. The entire hostel just has really bad, clicky energy. The only plus was the comforter was super soft. The staff...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Flinders Backpackers in Melbourne Central CBD. 10 floors of hostels, Entry to Hostel Very Small. ( Should be Bigger). Rooms different sizes to accommodate various. Numbers Rooms very clean, ( housekeeping do a great job) and tidy, always fresh. 3th floor with reception, kitchen, TV room, lounge area. Housekeeping do very good job keeping this hostel very clean and tidy....

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Great location close to everything which has pros and cons- can walk, take tram, or rail but it is very loud at night- both out in the city and inside the hotel. Staff was AWESOME and answered all our questions as it was our first week in Australia. Free breakfast was nice- pancakes, cereal, toast, and coffee/tea. My girlfriend and...

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I stayed at Flinders Street Backpackers as a solo traveller and was in a 16 bed dorm for the duration of my stay. The hostel itself is pretty average and a bit tired, however it's a nice touch that there is a movie room with a huge screen and that breakfast is free every morning (pancakes/toast/cereal), if you're awake early...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Checked into the hostel a couple of weeks ago. Great atmosphere and effort put in by all that staff which make it such a special place. They have a free cinema room, free meals nights , free comedy and lots of other things going on. 10/10 to the staff member Alyson who has gone above and beyond everytime to help...

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Thank Brian O
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

3 weeks staying in flinder s backpacker s, staff always helpful, try the best to accommodate room changes, so many different things going on , themed night s for free dinner "mexican is delicious", cinema room, pool table, free WiFi, chill out areas, could get a better locations👍 would recommend to anyone traveling in a group or solo.... Great introduction...

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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

DON'T GO. Came back from a trip to the great ocean road, found my bed was took over and all my stuff around the room. Politely asked explanations to the reception, they couldn't figure out what happened and moved me in another room. I was obviously pretty upset about it and asked for at least a free night (stayed for...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Large kitchen, free breakfast (pancakes/cereals) and tea/coffee, decent cinema room with a massive selection. Staff were friendly and efficient until you asked (not me personally but witnessed a few times) for anything that deviates from their set procedure then they become petulant and resistant (the two I witnessed and the three occasions). Rooms were nice enough, cleaned well and the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Didn't know what to expect from Flinders Backpackers as I never really researched it, however I had two friends tell me to switch Hostels and try out Flinders (so obviously I did). Straight from the start the hostel was very welcoming, I met a lovely girl at the bottom of the lift and she was singing praises about the breakfast....

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Flinders Backpackers is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, which makes it the perfect location for every traveller! Every guest gets a FREE breakfast with make your own PANCAKES every morning to start his or her day off right. We have a HUGE common area for guest to enjoy with a NEW Movie room with a 70" TV and endless movie selection, FREE pool table and ping-pong table and a fully equipped kitchen with walk-in cool room. Staying with us will have you living amongst Melbourne's funky cafe and shopping district while only being a few minutes walk away from Flinders Station, South Bank and Federation Square. We offer great value accommodation across seven floors with 2, 3 and 4 bed dormitory rooms, twin and doubles private rooms all with shared bathroom facilities. After a day of exploring what Melbourne has to offer come home to some great events including bingo with great prizes, trivia, movie night with free popcorn and free meal nights. No free Wi-Fi but some of the cheapest Internet around. Our rooms: Every dorm room has individual security lockers, fan, secure card entry, linen, pillows and blankets provided. Towels are also available for hire. Please take note before booking: All guests must have international government issued photo ID in the form of a driver's license or passport and a credit card at time of check in All guests must be 18 years or older. Sorry no children. Flinders Backpackers is in the heart of the busy CBD. As such, guests may be disturbed by noise due to trams, traffic, and people on the busy streets surrounding the hostel. Friday and Saturday night's guests may also be disturbed by noise from the bar in the basement level ... more   less 

Additional Information about Flinders Backpackers

Address: 35 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $25 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 140
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Also Known As:
Flinders Station Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
Flinders Backpackers Melbourne, Victoria
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“Bar is on the 1st floor, reception on the 3rd so quieter rooms are probably higher up,”
Z557KSmarkd, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“it's central location means it's a little noisy, but it's very funky and we loved it”
mldnsnm, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“Best value for money hostel in Melbourne hands down.”
176shadia, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I would recommend the 3 bed room, they are very nice.”
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rgallardocordova, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Need ear plugs to sleep, to much noise out side on street.”
PeterJ905, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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