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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right outside the door is a tram in the free tram zone. We are YHA members in our 50s and we found this YHA calm, clean and cosy. The staff are friendly. Bathrooms were modern with great showers. Rooms were quiet. Room 208 was a double room at the end of the corridor with 2 windows. Light, roomy and airy....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time to do and stay in a backpackers hotel. The experience changed my perception about this type of accomodation and YHA Central Melbourne does not belong to the stereotype. Reception was fast and and receptionists were very accomodating, friendly and nice. Rooms were modest and beds are provided with a drawer to keep important belongings. Shared bathrooms and...

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Melbourne Central YHA, responded to this review

Hi Daniel We're really happy you enjoyed your first stay in a YHA. Don't be a stranger - there are more than 80 other YHAs around Australia so we'd love to see you at another hostel soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Melbourne Central YHA is on Flinders Street and it is close to the Federation Square, St Patrick Cathedral, Swanston Street. Good ambiance at the hostel and there is a coin laundry next to it. Recommended.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location, near to Southern Cross station (for airport shuttle and trains around the city), the hostel is also within the free tram zone. Overall the hostel is fine but I have stayed in much nicer, cleaner and looked-after YHA hostels in Australia. It seemed dark and dingy inside, and not welcoming. I think the wifi should be free and...

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Leah K, Public Relations Manager at Melbourne Central YHA, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - we're sorry that you didn't have as good of a stay as possible. We actually do have free Wi-Fi - like at other YHA's, it's free in communal areas. For us, that's the ground floor, however if you're after Wi-Fi in your room, you'll have to pay for it. A dark and dingy building is...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I originally booked to stay for 2 nights, but ended up extending another night as I really enjoyed my stay at Melbourne central yha. The rooms and toilets/showers were very clean. Hostel is in a great location, 5-10 minute walk to southern cross station. Staff were super helpful and friendly. I'd say the only negatives are the price, as it's...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall a nice little hostel and I'd use it again when visiting Melbourne. I had a room on the first floor at the front of the hostel.....great as the free wifi still works there but very noisy with traffic, trams and trains in the night. If you are a light sleeper ask for a room at the back!! Room was...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

it was really dirty. the moment you enter the room theres a certain stench, like moldy or mildew. its carpeted but i doubt they even vacuum their floors(didnt see it during my stay). the same odor can be smelled in the common area. poor ventilation in the rooms. with no air-con, the electric fan is quite noisy that you need...

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Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for three nights. Good hostel, clean and close to the city centre. Staff helpful and friendly. Plenary of places to eat and drink nearby and tram stops right outside of hostel. Facilities are good within the hostel and security is good too- room keycards are used. Good price. Would recommend.

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Gdynia, Poland
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I was staying there for a week at the end of December and enjoyed the place very much. Location of the hostel is a great advantage. Walking distance to the city center and a tram ( for free) by the door. The staff very friendly and helpful, organises some entertainment in the evening. There is also nice place on a...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Melbourne Central YHA (former Markilles Hotel) at 562 Flinders Street. It has budget accommodation. It is on the Victorian Heritage Register. It is better located than the North Melbourne hostel It is part of the Youth Hostel Association and is a good pace to meet fellow travellers

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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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Stay in the centre of the action and explore vibrant Melbourne with Melbourne Central YHA. Located in the heart of the city our friendly hostel never closes with 24 hour reception and our staff are always ready to answer your questions and help you make the most of your trip. Now with a terrific ground floor communal area opened in late 2014, our YHA offers modern facilities as well as an amazing rooftop complete with BBQ for you to enjoy the city views and meet new friends. On the ground floor and decked out in Melbourne's urban cool style, you'll find our 24 hour reception, tour desk, lounge, brand new self catering kitchen, TV room and Free Hot Spot (Wifi Plus also available for purchase). Upstairs, choose from a range of rooms including 3, 4 and 6 multi-share, twin/double rooms with optional ensuite and exclusive rooftop private rooms. All rooms have lift access and heated with included bed linen and each bed has individual reading lights. There's always plenty to do in Australia's sport and events capital! Melbourne Central YHA is only a short walk to Melbourne's main attractions including Federation Square, ACMI, Yarra River, Bourke St Mall, Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Docklands, Crown Casino, Etihad Stadium, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Aquarium and so much more. The free City Circle Tram and the $5 Melbourne Tourist Shuttle stops directly out the front of the hostel and will take you to all the iconic Melbourne sites like the MCG, the Shrine of Remembrance and Rod Laver Arena. Book a room at Melbourne Central YHA and experience Melbourne for yourself! ... more   less 

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Address: 562 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $37 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Melbourne Central YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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