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United Backpackers Melbourne

Overview
250 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Breakfast included
2 Star accommodation
About
Description
Come and find out why travellers voted United Backpackers Australia's best hostel at the Adventure Travel Awards in 2014! It's no secret we have the best location in town right opposite Flinders Street More Station and only opening in 2013 we offer you brand new facilities, heaps of sweet spaces including our funky basement bar and most importantly great value for money. Our hostel is full of personality with Melbourne's laneway culture, funky decor and quirky art throughout. All this is served up with a great atmosphere, amazing staff, cool events, top notch security and the best pillows in town! Us in a nutshell: • Accommodation for 290 travellers over 3 levels • FREE Wi-Fi in common areas • Every bed has its own power-point, reading light and locker • Sparking clean bathrooms cleaned around the clock • Designer kitchen & dining room overlooking Flinders Station with ovens and heaps of equipment, hot plates and storage • Underground Chill Lounge open 24 hours • Lost & Found our cool as, Melbourne style basement bar open 7 days • Funky TV Lounge filled with beanbags & free DVD hire • 24 Reception manned with a rock star reception team of Melbourne locals • Top class security with swipe card access, lockers in all rooms & CCTV • Cool free events to show you the real Melbourne experience • Guest laundry open 24/7 • Free luggage storage We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from so whether you are looking to share a dorm from 4 to 12 beds filled with your newest friends, or to splash out on one of our private ensuite rooms, you will find it at United Backpackers! All rooms have: • Lockers • Bedside light and power point for your charging pleasure • Lots of space • High quality, comfy beds and linen • Choose between shared or ensuite bathrooms • Swipe card access • Heating & fans (private ensuite rooms have AC) • Cleaning servicing the rooms daily Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Internet
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
240
Price range
USD 26 - USD 350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Elephant Backpackers
Also Known As
Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
,
United Backpackers Melbourne Victoria
Location
Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Nearby
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
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How much of a bonus was it to have an oven?! Such a bonus, anyway rooms were nicely decorated and the bar downstairs is cute and great for me and my friends. Would totally recommend for travelling with others or travelling solo.
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Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne
Responded 5 days ago
G'Day - thanks so much for leaving us such a lovely review! It really means a lot to us. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels!
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Stayed at the hostel for five nights and had such a good time, people in the hostel were so friendly and the events every evening were great for socialising! Facilities are great, the kitchen did get messy at times like in all hostels but staff were instantly in there cleaning mo
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Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne
Responded 3 weeks ago
G'Day - thanks so much for leaving us such a positive review, it really means a lot to us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay for the second time and we really hope to see you again soon!
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We stayed here for 2 nights in Oct 2018. Its a hostel accommodation but does offer private rooms. We opted for the room with ensuite bathroom.The room is small but pleasantly decorated, clean and well maintain. Has essentials in place. The bathroom is super small but again they p
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Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne
Responded 3 weeks ago
G'Day - thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! It really means a lot to us that you enjoyed you stay whilst here in Melbourne. Apologies if you felt that our no food rule in the rooms was an inconvenience, this is purely to ensure that our rooms are kept as clean as possible. We do have an awesome kitchen area where most guests choose to eat.
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I stayed in a 6 beds dorm. It was a mess!! I asked to the cleaners to let a not to the other guests clean up the room, but they just didn’t care. 3 of them were there over a month already, so there is no way for them to clean it up! And it smells! I tried to keep the AC on most o
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Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne
Responded 7 Nov. 2018
G'Day - thanks so much for leaving us a review. We appreciate all feedback whether it be positive or negative. All of our rooms are cleaned every day and deep cleaning is done when we think it is necessary. We do try to encourage guests to wash their clothes and keep their room tidy to avoid any bad smells. The resident on the first floor that you are speaking off was asked to leave a few weeks ago and will not be staying with us again, sorry for any offence caused. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels!
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I have stayed here twice and both times have had a great experience! The first time I stayed I travelled down from Queensland solo and was welcomed immediately by the staff and other people staying there which made me return only a couple weeks later. I then stayed for over two
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Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne
Responded 7 Nov. 2018
G'Day - thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review about us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we really hope that you get to spend a third time here! If not, then we hope you enjoy the rest of your travels!
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Kamar 4 bed female dormitory dorm
Pemandangan Flinders Station dimalam hari dari jendela kamar sangat bagus.
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Hi there, is there a job board at this hostel?
Yes, in elevators as well. Mostly for construction when I was there in Jan/Feb 20@8
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Hey There, I understand that there's a locker storage provided below the dorm beds. Mind sharing the size/dimension of the locker? Or the size of luggage which might fit in?
They're pretty big but honestly most of the ladies in my dorm (ladies only dorm) used them for valuables and left our clothes in our bags by the side of beds it was much easier access. Admittedly less secure and 1 or 2 items of clothing for some ladies went missing but I didn't have a problem. you can always keep ur bag locked too if it won't all fit in the locker.
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does air conditioning provided in mixed dorm-4bed (private ensuite) type?
Absolutely!
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how far is this place from the airport? thanks
Take the skybus to the southern cross station, than its a pretty straightforward 20min walk to the hostel !
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1. Do they provide locker ? i will be having a trolly bag whc will need little space to keep.. 2.Do i need to bring my own bed spread?or provided ? 3.what are other necessry things I need to bring ?
There is a locker Under your bed. Bring your own lock to lock it. The bedding is provided :)
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"Private rooms are stunning"
"just take hostel other than United Backpacker hostel(Budget Hotel)"
"12 share dorm if you want to meet people"
"4 bed dorm is convenient and quite with a bathroom in it. Bed choice is on first cum first serve basis."
"They're all winners"
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