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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

The old mansion house is the best hostel we've stayed in in Melbourne. Everyone's really friendly and the kitchen area is really clean. There's an area to watch tv and a separate area to play on the PlayStation. It's a good location, close to Brunswick street where there are lots of good restaurants and bars. Also the hostel is the...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 March 2016

With all of the great reviews of this place, I was hoping for an amazing experience. I was sorely disappointed. First the positives: clean bathrooms, private shower rooms, good luggage storage, convenient location off free tram stop. And the negatives: slow wifi, minimal/small common areas, rooms get quite hot in the summer. Additionally, the building has seen better days. Overall...

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this place for a week and it is awesome! Very accommodating considering I've got medication that needs to be stored in a specific way, nothing was too much hassle. Met some great people and the best thing is it is SPOTLESS! Will be going back very soon!

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Plus - On arrival staff were friendly. I quite liked the showers which are one single room each so good privacy and the water flow is nice. There is a free city loop tram that stops around the corner which is very handy. Negatives - My room was between the recepton and kitchen and the radio is left blaring all...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This hostel is one of it's kind, I spent one month there and still nostalgic about how great it was. The building itself is quite old, but cosy and clean, facilities are good, the staff is really friendly. The most important for me was a great traveller's atmosphere. It's not a party hostel, but it has a bar (so no...

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Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Very unfriendly backpackers here and the double room was very small. The location isn't great but is accessible to the CBD via tram. The staff were quite friendly. The wifi isn't very good but the computers can be used next to reception. The building looks very large from the front elevation but in reality it stretches length ways and not...

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Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

We had a double room which was good with a TV and fan. There were plenty of bathrooms on each floor which were always clean. The kitchen / dining area was ok - good utensils / facilities, but it's quite small considering the number of guests staying at the hostel. There were lots of large laundry rooms which were empty,...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I stayed here for 5 nights in October/November. 1 night solo, 4 with a friend. We had a great time here. Very welcoming, friendly, helpful staff. I felt very comfortable here, it's very homely and we always felt safe, clean and comfortable. Good walking distance to the main shops/bars/attractions etc. Free tea and coffee is great. We arranged a great...

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Port Douglas, Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Stayed here for a long time while digging under the skin in Melbourne and this hostel turned out to be a great base to do it all from. Close to CBD and a trainstation, this place works great to get around. They've got a great bar and free activities which means you can get as social as you like, but...

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

This place was pretty cool. I found it reasonably priced for a backpackers in Melbourne CBD. Near enough to all the public transport needs and attractions. It was a great place to base ourselves for exploring the winding lanes and alleys of the CBD. On arrival we received a voucher for a free coffee at the cafe outside the backpackers....

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**NOW FREE WI-FI** Voted Most Popular Hostel in Melbourne - 2012, 2013, 2014 & nominated for Best Medium Size Hostel in the world! 'Located within a grand, heritage building, this is one of Melbourne's few hostels with genuine character” says the Lonely Planet. Situated right next to Brunswick St, the free city circle tram-line, Carlton Gardens and just minutes from China Town, Federation Square and the MCG you won't find a better spot! We pride ourselves on being Melbourne's friendliest hostel and with just 16 rooms and 94 beds we offer a more personal experience. If you are a lone traveller our brand new cafe bar Victoria's Secret is the perfect place to meet fellow travellers. This is not a normal hostel, this is The Mansion Here’s what we’ve got... -free Wi-Fi in all rooms and communal areas -free tea & coffee -amazing outdoor cafe/bar with happy hour at all times for guests -free sausage tuesdays -free wine and cheese Wednesdays -killer darts mondays (the world’s lowest standard of darts) -pristine bathrooms (mostly individual) cleaned 3 times a day! -alfresco themed communal kitchen & dining area all equipment provided! -playstation chill-out area with games -dvd area with over 100 dvds available -large sunny courtyard -guest laundry -free luggage storage -free book exchange -24 hour reception -jobs board for those looking for work most importantly…..the BEST staff in melbourne!!!!!! The rooms….. 16 spacious rooms, with high ceilings, stain glass windows and loads of natural light. We have 12, 7, 6, 5, 4 bed dorms and also 2 Double Private rooms. Each room features: • security lockers for every guest • flatscreen television • spotlessly cleaned twice daily • thick comfy mattresses with all linen provided • heaters and fans Please note that we strictly do not accept guests under the age of 18 unless agreed with hostel management in advance. All guests must provide photo ID upon check in. Management reserves the right to refuse entry upon arrival. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Home at The Mansion

Address: 80 Victoria Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range: ₹ 1,843 - ₹ 4,915 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“The last floor is the best for me as it is the most quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 381romains, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a room at the back of the building if possible to avoid bar noise.”
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“Try to avoid room 1, 2 and 3. They are right next to the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles MatsNL, 13 Aug 2015 | Read review
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