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The Exford Hotel
Ranked #139 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Stay there - nuff' said.”
Reviewed 27 March 2011

Good location, bathroom and communal areas are adequate and clean, and, the staff are amazing (especially the cute Canadian/American guy who had just started).

The only down-side are the bouncers who work at nights for both the Pub and the Bottle'O - then again, it's a given.

Will be back in June and will definitely be recommending to mates.

CHEERS!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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English first
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2011

I stayed in a 10 bed dorm which was spacious compared to 10 bed dorms at most other hostels. The bathrooms were cleaned every day (thoroughly unlike a lot of other places I have stayed!) The common room has plenty of seating and a widescreen TV with a hard drive full of movies and TV series. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious.
The location couldn't be better, right in the city centre and near to a big Woolworths. One of the best things about the Exford is the staff. A friend I was travelling with had problems with her bank and was waiting to receive a new credit card from overseas. The staff were very understanding about this. They were friendly and even went into the street to hail a taxi for me when I nearly missed my plane!
The pub downstairs is a good night and the free breakfast is good. We met some really nice people at this hostel.
Only downside is the pub can be noisy at night so remember to take earplugs.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 September 2009

Booked in for 4 nights, left after 1. Good location, great price but that's where the positives end. Bad facilites, noisy and the worst door staff i have ever come across in my time travelling. Rude, pushy and would not give me directions, told me to buy a [--] map.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 May 2009

we stayed at exford for 1 night (thank goodness, it was just 1 night..) and were woken up so many times at night by noises from the corridor and the rooms next door.
the hotel is old, musty and furniture creaky...
terrible place to stay in...

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2008

Disorganised booking through VIP backpackers, exhaustive climb to rooms on the top floor, views of the chinese restaurant kitchens (?) across the road and only 4 shared toilets/showers on each floor.
Added to which there was the smell of stale backpacker body odour in the corridors and some females with bad personal hygiene, it was not a great stay.
The location is ok, right in the heart of Chinatown, and the bar downstairs offering discounted beers to residents and included cereals/toast each morning is fine. If you have no expectations then book this place.
All ablutions can be done in the very modern and pristine bathrooms of the nearby QV centre!!

Stayed December 2007
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Property: The Exford Hotel
Address: 199 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
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Ranked #139 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
Price range (per night): $24 - $73
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Exford Hotel Melbourne
The Exford Hotel Melbourne, Victoria

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