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United Backpackers Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Safe and Friendly Place to Stay”
Reviewed 22 January 2017

So i'm a Melbourne local and I stayed here with 5 of my friends once as we were visiting crown casino. They staff are very great with accommodating me and my friends. So first off check out is at 10am. There is a bar downstairs which ive heard is very popular. The rooms are really spacious and there's luggage storage underneath the beds. They also offer to store any luggage. We found the room to be a little uncleaned as there was a few used tissues about. But we had a bathroom for ourselves to share which I wasn't expecting. You might need to bring your own towel here, This is situated right across from Flinder Street Station, and there is always people walking around so you never feel unsafe. Also there's also a large police present at the station. We did have air con which was great, there's powerpoints in every bunk. And yes this is Melbourne, everything from this Hostel is walking distance e.g. Casino, cafes, chinese food, pizza, tram stops, trains, MCG, ATM, and many Taxis. This was the first time i had stayed in a hostel, and I would recommend anyone to stay here

Room Tip: Not next to the alley way, you will be woken up at around 6.30 by cafe workers throwing beer bottles...
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  • Stayed January 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Samantha F
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review, 9 February 2017
Hello Samantha,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hostel and such a great review at that.

Hopefully you will come and stay again soon.

Cheers,

The United Crew
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This hostel has amazingly helpful and friendly staffs, great bar, and i met bunch of awesome people in this hostel. The room and the kitchen were clean, although they could improve their cleanliness in the shared bathroom. Because my flight was canceled, I have stayed in two different room. First one was 12-bed mixed dormitory with shared bathroom without air con and the second was 4-bed mixed dormitory with private bathroom. Both rooms were clean and comfy. Bar of this hostel usually threw an event every night like beer pong and bingo, which was a good way to met bunch of amazing people. Another great thing this hostel has a perfect location! It was about 3 minutes walk to hosier lane and located inside free tram zone area and just across flinder train station. Another plus side is you can book your trip to great ocean road or any other activities like skydiving from this hostel. Overall, it was a wonderful experience staying in this hostel!

  • Stayed December 2016, travelled solo
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Thank AndraJunitha
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review, 20 January 2017
Hey there!
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! And such a good one at that!
Really stoked that you had such a great stay with us and were able to experience everything that the hostel has to offer.
Haha yeh the bar has been responsible for a few sore heads the next day, glad you got involved.
Come back and see us again anytime.

Happy Travels,
United Crew
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I had a great stay out here! Most of the people staying are a bit young (19-22) but fun to talk to. Location is perfect! Staff is great! Rooms are brilliant - ensuite bathrooms - oh yes! They have a bar as well with fun activities - great stay!

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled solo
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review, 20 January 2017
Hey hey,
Thanks for the great review. Really happy that you had such an enjoyable stay with us at United. Hope that we can see you again if you swing back by Melbourne.
All the best,
United Crew
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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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Thank Julia v
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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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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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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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