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United Backpackers Melbourne
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I booked a 12 person room. With no aircon and no possibilities for opening up windows, it was unbearably hot and smelly. I could only stand one night in the room, before upgrading to a 8 person with aircon. If you have the money to be on third floor (where there's aircon), this is a really good hostel, very central, nice staff etc. However, I would not recommend a room without aircon. Several of the people I met there, ended up upgrading.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
Thank Silje B
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United_Melbourne, Front Office Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Hi Silje B,

Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review.

We are aware of the hotness and smell in most of our rooms in level 1 and 2. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do about the window. As we are right next to Degrave st, our window can only open up certain. We have provide extra fans in the room this summer. We know this is not a big help and we are seeking a better and economic solution. Also, during housekeeping hours, we do try to keep the doors open for more fresh air to the room.

Happy Travel,
United Crew

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The staff were friendly and fun, and the hostel was clean and spacious. The showers and bathrooms were modern and always clean. Its a great place to meet new people with the basement bar and close to many of Melbourne's hipster clubs. I stayed there for a week and met friends for a lifetime. Would definitely stay at United Backpackers again!

Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Thank you so much for leaving us a positive review, we are delighted that you had a great time here with us.

Enjoy the rest of your travels,

The United Crew

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Good location, easy to navigate around the city. Great backpackers to stay at! Don't worry if you've not booked a tour, there's a tour company in the backpackers that can sort it.
Rooms where clean and comfortable too.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Walkingh
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review.

We hope that you are still enjoying your travels.

The United Crew

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The location is perfect, next to Fed square. The hostel is really new and clean, with huge common areas (netflix cinema, bar, kitchen). Internet do not work and the hot water ends arround 10am. I recomene it.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
Thank Roy G
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed.

Hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels, come back and visit us soon.

The United Crew.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Central location of this hostel is what makes it so great, just seconds from tram stops and Federation Square. Kitchen facilities are great, one of the few hostels I've stayed in where ovens are provided and never had to wait to cook. Appeared to be quite cliquey though, although the staff where friendly on reception, many long termers seemed unwilling to talk to short term guests. Only disadvantage in the rooms was no shelf to store your belongs which resulted in a lot of things scattered on the floor.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled solo
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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Hello Sophie,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on us, especially one that is so awesome.

So many positive points highlighted. Really sorry that you found the long termers cliquey. I find it hard to comment on this one as they don't work for our company. But as always when traveling, we encourage people to chat and interact with one another that's why we have lots of chill out areas. Hopefully this was an isolated incident.

We hope that you are still enjoying your travels, and that you might pop back for a visit.

Cheers,

The United Crew

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