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    Discovery Melbourne

    167 - 175 Franklin St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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    1 - 5 of 437 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Was an awesome trip seems to be alot of homless people that stay there and alot of druggy people around the area during the day its awesome they all come out at night..!!! Reception Guys are cool the big guy Molloy always singing was funny...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I stayed with my girlfriend for 4 days in a share accommodation with 4 beds. The room was ok, nothing special. The toilets are terrible and the shower was never hot enough. The wifi is terrible and work only in common areas. Otherwise, you have...More

    1  Thank Luccas S
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    The best part about staying here was leaving. Booled and thought i paid online until i got to reception to check in.....half an hour before the problem was sorted. Rooms were literally a bed and a storage rack, i didnt expect much but c'mon. I...More

    1  Thank Arnie_69
    Response from DiscoveryMelbourne, General Manager at Discovery MelbourneResponded 3 weeks ago

    Good Morning and Thank you for your review - I appreciate your comments and feedback - I would like to understand exactly what you encountered while checking in - Was it that your booking wasn't with us?? If you can contact me directly to see...More

    Reviewed 5 July 2017

    The place is fine and provided value. I think a bit of common decency from Caitlin when we first got there could have made everything a lot better. She told me she had to do something, left me out the front for at least five...More

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    1  Thank jon_breeden
    Response from Discovery167, General Manager at Discovery MelbourneResponded 6 July 2017

    Good morning Jon, Many thanks for your review - I am very disappointed in the treatment you received from Caitlin and I will address this with her today - This is certainly not how my Reception team should welcome any customers - I do hope...More

    Reviewed 9 May 2017

    having booked a room with it's own shower 8 days prior to getting there,the staff stated that they "gave" the room to a group as there were lots of them and they said they would not stay if they could not have these rooms.When I...More

    3  Thank w m
    Response from Discovery167, Manager at Discovery MelbourneResponded 25 May 2017

    Thank you for the review. I need to follow up on why we gave your room away. How did you book it? We definitely could have handled this issue in a better way. I do apologize, we will be using this as a training exercise...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Price range
    • US$ 20 - US$ 75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 117
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    • Central Business District
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    throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
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    corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
    even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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    16 November 2016|
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    Response from CJR1993 | Reviewed this property |
    Towels yes, toiletries no
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    5 November 2016|
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    Response from Tufel B | Reviewed this property |
    Yes the do have hot shower. They r in the middle in the city. Close to everywhere very convinience
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    19 June 2016|
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    Response from DiscoveryMelbourne | Property representative |
    Good Morning Yes the Private Ensuite room has its own bathroom and is very comfortable these rooms were renovated 2 years ago
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