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United Backpackers Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 November 2016

right in the middle of the city across the road from flinders street train station with everything you need right at your door step .
ask for a room towards the back of the hostel as its a bit quieter.

Room Tip: higher floors to avoid the loudness from the basement bar
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank bexxodoodles
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Hey!
Thanks for the great review.
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
See you next time!

United Crew

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Wouw! This hostel is amazing! You're in the middle of the city and everything is so close! They have nice rooms, good beds and showers. The chill lounge is a room where you can sit and rest. The bar is next to it and has good prices for beers. In the kitchen they have a free food shelve with cookies at the coffee!
The staff is really good and nice!

Stayed: November 2016
Thank Rick S
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Hey Rick,
Thanks so much for the great review. Really good to see you enjoyed your stay here and got to use all our fantastic facilities.
Hope we can see you again sometime soon!

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

I would dare say that this hostel could be the best place to stay in Melbourne central! Clean, specious rooms. big kitchen, awesome underground bar and very helpfull staff. Located just across the street from Flinders station it's super easy accessible from where ever you're going, just a minute walk away from shopping or a short tram drive from the beach. Met the best people there! life time memories!

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled solo
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saskiamodler, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Hey,
Thanks so much for the great review!!
Glad you had such a good stay with us and got to enjoy all Melbourne has to offer on our doorstep!
We hope we can see you again.

Safe Travels,
Glenn

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

A really cool hostel! Clean and comfy as well. Staff is very helpful and the location couldn't be better. Finally a hostel with big lockers^^ is good for short and long term stay. Kitchen is well equipped and clean as well

Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
Thank Sayajin Y
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saskiamodler, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Hey there!!
Thanks so much for the kind words.
Yeh how about them lockers!
Hope that we can see you again sometime soon!

All the best

Glenn

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

What I like most of the place is the location which is just next to the Flinders Street Station and about 15-20 minutes walking to South Cross Station which is the airport bus terminal. I stayed in 4-bed female dorm and it was ok. My roommates were incredible. My comment would be that the place is a bit old.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled solo
Thank Jittima P
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2016

Hey Jittima,
thank you so much for your review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us at United! Yes you're right, our location directly in the heart of Melbourne is amazing! Our hostel is the right place to make new friends, appreciate that you had a good time with your roomies!
Hope to see you soon again!
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Additional Information about United Backpackers Melbourne

Address: 250 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Elephant Backpackers)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 144 Speciality Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range: $35 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — United Backpackers Melbourne 2*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 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 ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
United Backpackers Melbourne Victoria

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