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United Backpackers Melbourne
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1 review
“One of the best hostels in Australia!”
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Really clean hostel, with a good kitchen, nice dorms and a great atmosphere! The staff was nice aswell, They helped me when I needed help with something when I was sick. Especially Merel was a great support!

Room Tip: The 12 dorm does not have airconditioning, so if you can not stand the heat I would defenitely not c...
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  • Stayed January 2017, travelled solo
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review, 20 January 2017
Hey Julia,
Thanks for the great review!
Awesome that you had such an enjoyable and comfortable stay at United.
I'm so happy that Merel was able to help you out when you were crook. I;ll be sure to pass on the thank you.

Stay safe out there,

United Crew
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246 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Price: -/+
Location: ++
Service: +
Dorms: +

Fantastic location to discover Melbourne. Dorms are big and clean, so are the showers. At your bed you have an outlet and personal lamp. Wifi is only available in common areas, if you want wifi in your room you need to pay. Common areas are big and good. There's a bar. A really big minus is doing the laundry over here. It's a expensive ($9) and it doesn't wash great.

Stayed January 2017
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Thank soraia a
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review, 20 January 2017
Hey there,
Thank so much for the great review!
Stoked that you had such a good stay with us.
Yeh Laundry is an expensive thing all around town, we have made sure we are the cheapest though for all laundry places around here.

Happy travels out there!
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Punta Arenas, Chile
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I stay in this hostel for three nights and I found it amazing, the mattress and pillow are really comfortable, they have a big locker under the bed, you can have your own light and plug to charge your stuff, the bathroom it's just for one person (very uncommon in hostel but awesome). If you like to party there's a bar in the ground floor with several activities every night, you will found mainly young people staying here.

Stayed January 2017, travelled solo
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review, 20 January 2017
Hey!
Thanks so much for the wonderful review!
Super happy that you had such an enjoyable stay with us here.
Yeh them pillows are the best in town!
Please come back and see us again if you ever wing through Melbourne again!
Safe travels,

United Crew
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Great location! Right opposite Flinders Street Station, a couple mins walk to Fed square, EVERYTHING you need/want is just around the corner!

The hostel was very clean and they have a bedside wall light and plug for each bed. The room I stayed in (6 bed) even had an A/C!

The staffs were very friendly and informative.

There're always something going on down in the basement at the bar where helped me make a lot of friends during my 7 days stay.

However in this hostel you CAN'T BYO and free wifi is not accessible in the rooms.

Overall, United is my favorite hostel among 4 hostels I've stayed at.

Highly recommend of course!

Stayed January 2017, travelled solo
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review, 20 January 2017
Hey hey,
Thanks so much for the great review!
It's awesome to see someone enjoy the place as much as we do. Sounds like you really made the most of your time here and that's great!
Spread the word and please come back and stay again if you ever swing by Melbourne again.

Cheers!
United Crew
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The hostel is right at the Flinders Station which is the main railway station and tram station. The rooms are generally clean and it is comfortable that you have a plug at your bed. The kitchen is well equipped with big eating are and the staff tries to keep it clean as good as possible. The chill-out room is quite small and placed right next to the disco/bar so as soon as music starts it is not really a chill-out area. Bathrooms are ok and number of bathrooms sufficient. All in all a good stay.

Stayed January 2017, travelled solo
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review, 20 January 2017
Hey,
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. And for such a nice one too!!
It's great to see someone enjoying their stay and we're stoked we were able to make it enjoyable for you!
Please come back and see us again if you're ever in Melbourne!

Stay safe out there!!
United Crew
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Additional Information about United Backpackers Melbourne

Property: 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 142 Speciality Lodging in Melbourne
Price range (per night): $29 - $155
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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