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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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!

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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...

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Punta Arenas, Chile
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stay in this hostel for three nights and I found it amazing, the mattress and pillow are really comfortable, they have a big locker under the bed, you can have your own light and plug to charge your stuff, the bathroom it's just for one person (very uncommon in hostel but awesome). If you like to party there's a...

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1Thank Monadadb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location! Right opposite Flinders Street Station, a couple mins walk to Fed square, EVERYTHING you need/want is just around the corner! The hostel was very clean and they have a bedside wall light and plug for each bed. The room I stayed in (6 bed) even had an A/C! The staffs were very friendly and informative. There're always something...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel is right at the Flinders Station which is the main railway station and tram station. The rooms are generally clean and it is comfortable that you have a plug at your bed. The kitchen is well equipped with big eating are and the staff tries to keep it clean as good as possible. The chill-out room is quite...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for one night over NYE 2016. Overall this is a good backpacker with alot of positives. Located directly across from Flinders Street station, with trams, trains, shops, cafes & restaurants at your doorstep. Tablets make checking in easy. Big communal kitchen, rooms bright and clean, each bed in my 4 person mixed dorm had power points, and...

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Kingussie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I originally booked this hostel for 28 days... I am now looking at booking for longer. The whole hostel is one of the cleanest places I have stated in, bathrooms, corridors, rooms and kitchen. Their staff are continually cleaning communal areas constantly, as well as being very friendly and accommodating - even if off duty. My friend and I were...

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Fort William, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Checked in here for a month - still here, friendly roommates and staff. Great facilities in the kitchen to cook your own food, kept clean. The bathrooms are shared among a floor however they are also kept clean and there are enough showers that you never have to wait. I would highly recommend staying here - the location is perfect...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was probably one of the BEST hostels that I have stayed at. The location was perfect to center of Melbourne, close to the tram, & across from the station. From Skybus location, I was driven to the hostel for free. The staff members were kind & extremely helpful. The place was clean too! I stayed in room 106. The...

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

Hey Ashley, Thanks so much for the great review. Really glad you enjoyed your stay here with us! We are looking in to the slamming doors as I type this and will get it all fixed up. Hope we can see you again soon. Best Regards, United Crew

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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: ₹ 1,842 - ₹ 12,006 (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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“The 12 dorm does not have airconditioning, so if you can not stand the heat I would defenitely not choose those rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles juliavC409WZ, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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