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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a dorm room with a few other people, this place is great, the beds and room are clean and the downstairs lounge is awesome. I loved the bar and spent a little too much money there. The kitchen is huge, spacious and you could eat off the floor. I will be staying here again!

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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hey Jase! Thanks a lot for the great review mate. Stoked that you had such a great stay with us and got to experience it ALL. Hope that we can see you again soon. Safe Travels, United Crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inside of the hostel looks very nice and has a nice atmosphere. The dorm was clean and spacious. The bathrooms were very clean with a separate room for the shower. The shower was spacious and the water pressure was good. There is a bar downstairs which was pretty cool. I would say the only downside was that there was...

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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hey Ramiro! Thanks very much for the great review! So happy that you had a great time here at United! Hope that you enjoyed your trip to Melbourne. We will see you next time you come back. Cheers! United Crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at United Backpackers for 3 nights. I arrived in Melbourne at 12am and after quite a long walk (through the heart of the city at 12:30am on a Saturday night) I arrived at United Backpackers on Flinders Street. I was greeted with a warm smile and a friendly chat about my trip in Australia so far. The staff...

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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hey Tim! Thanks very much for the great review mate. Much appreciated! Really glad that you enjoyed your stay here and got to experience our home in Melbourne. Safe travels and see you again soon! United Crew

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After such good reviews I thought I was onto a winner... nope! Staff are very friendly and helpful and the location is great. The room is clean but that's where it ends. The room is ridiculously hot and stuffy. No air con and the ceiling fans do nothing. We resorted to proping the door open with a rubbish bin to...

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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hey Erskie, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It's unfortunate you didn't get the experience you were after here at United. Really glad the staff were helpful and you got to enjoy the amazing location. You must have been here on that crazy 38 Degree day out of now where!? We do have A/C rooms on level...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in 3 hostels during my time in Melbourne and this one takes the cake. I can't think of anything bad to say, so I'll get right to the good stuff. Hostel is very clean, bathrooms are big and individual, the kitchen is nicely stocked (sharp knives!), the bar has fun communal events, big TV room, outlets at every...

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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks so much for the awesome review, we really appreciate it. So happy that you had such a great experience here. That's what we want so it's great to see that you loved it. Hope that we can see you and your friends here again soon. Much Love, United Crew

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

right in the middle of the city across the road from flinders street train station with everything you need right at your door step . ask for a room towards the back of the hostel as its a bit quieter.

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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. See you next time! United Crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wouw! This hostel is amazing! You're in the middle of the city and everything is so close! They have nice rooms, good beds and showers. The chill lounge is a room where you can sit and rest. The bar is next to it and has good prices for beers. In the kitchen they have a free food shelve with cookies...

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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hey Rick, Thanks so much for the great review. Really good to see you enjoyed your stay here and got to use all our fantastic facilities. Hope we can see you again sometime soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would dare say that this hostel could be the best place to stay in Melbourne central! Clean, specious rooms. big kitchen, awesome underground bar and very helpfull staff. Located just across the street from Flinders station it's super easy accessible from where ever you're going, just a minute walk away from shopping or a short tram drive from the...

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saskiamodler, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hey, Thanks so much for the great review!! Glad you had such a good stay with us and got to enjoy all Melbourne has to offer on our doorstep! We hope we can see you again. Safe Travels, Glenn

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really cool hostel! Clean and comfy as well. Staff is very helpful and the location couldn't be better. Finally a hostel with big lockers^^ is good for short and long term stay. Kitchen is well equipped and clean as well

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Hey there!! Thanks so much for the kind words. Yeh how about them lockers! Hope that we can see you again sometime soon! All the best Glenn

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

What I like most of the place is the location which is just next to the Flinders Street Station and about 15-20 minutes walking to South Cross Station which is the airport bus terminal. I stayed in 4-bed female dorm and it was ok. My roommates were incredible. My comment would be that the place is a bit old.

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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hey Jittima, thank you so much for your review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us at United! Yes you're right, our location directly in the heart of Melbourne is amazing! Our hostel is the right place to make new friends, appreciate that you had a good time with your roomies! Hope to see you soon...

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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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 

Additional Information about United Backpackers Melbourne

Address: 250 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Elephant Backpackers)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: ₹ 1,770 - ₹ 14,089 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — United Backpackers Melbourne 2*
Number of rooms: 240
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Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
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“make sure to get in early as it books out fast!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Jaselorimer, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“higher floors to avoid the loudness from the basement bar”
 of 5 bubbles bexxodoodles, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“1st floor is noiser but closer to kitchen and tv room, higher floors are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles chelsealopes, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Well, it's a bit stiffy and if have the Chance, take another pillow with you. But These are really Little Things you can easily cope with´!”
 of 5 bubbles Elichschnabel, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“higher floors less noise, get close to a window”
 of 5 bubbles fional262, 16 May 2016 | Read review
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