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Sydney
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very clean and beds are comfortable. Bathrooms were kind of far away from the bedroom and not always as clean as I would like but acceptable for being a hostel, also very big. Checking in time is kind of late and it's not fair that you have to pay for saving our luggage if you're checking in or out... kind...

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Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in a 4 bed female only dorm. Was good for price, however window wouldn't shut properly so sometimes got cold or could hear lots of outside noise. Bathroom was adequate, wouldn't pay the price for a single room to use the shared bathroom however. Key card system kept playing up on my stay.

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Canberra
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is strategic location to CBD, Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central Located within the free tram zone area Apart from location, the comfort of bed and room was good enough, not noisy or any disturbance during my stay. Except, there was not enough power charger in the bedroom available. Staff was friendly. It's good they provided with complimentary towel...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheapest backpacker in Melbourne and for sure one of the most comfortable I have ever been to so far. I will definitely come back there and would recommend anyone to do so as well. The matresses are soooo thick 😍

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is filthy, corridores stank, toilets/showers dirty and toiletpaper was always finished. Kitchen really dirty, too little and run down. No good atmosphere between travellers at all. Chose another hostel is my recommendation!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the heart of Melbourne, friendly staff, great value for money ! Would definitely come again .... tour desk was really helpful and gave me great advice for free events and galleries .... highly recommend coming here

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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome hostel right in the middle of the city. Close to the vic market and the free tram lines. I had a awesome time partying there and met some truly awesome people from all over the world. Will def stay there next time im back in melb.

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Thank Dan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first nights were a real shock to me, i wa trapped in a small, sticky room in which you could't even turn around. it is a huge hostel, you get to know many people, the beer jugs and the food are cheap. but it's also dirty and filthy... don't know if i would go there again...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a cool hostel, perfect spot in the heart of the city. Super friendly staff and really clean. Their beds were amazing. The Bar is just awesome with really cheap drink and staff are great!. I would recommend any backpacker to stay here.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall the quality of the rooms in hostel is fine, and is what you would expect if you have stayed in a hostel before. There are some issues with it though, such as few places to store valuable goods - essentially a room in the back where you can leave your bag, but then anyone can walk in and claim...

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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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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discovery Melbourne is a large city backpackers conveniently located right in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Enjoy a free breakfast each day between 7am - 9am, newly installed Global Gossips Wifi throughout the Entire Buidling, and if your stay with us for 14 or more consecutive nights, a FREE airport pick up from Tullamarine. (*Conditions apply.) Features include a basement bar, cafe, cinema, job & travel agencies, rooftop with BBQ's and 24 hour reception with great local staff.For travellers looking to share accommodation we have 4, 6 & 8 share dorms and also 10 - 16 share dorms for those looking for an even cheaper option. For those wanting some privacy we also have basic private double, twin & family rooms. All rooms have shared bathroom facilities, heating and linen.Our Events Program offers guests many opportunities to explore and make friends! Discover amazing street art & hidden secrets on our free walking tours & head out of the city on our free markets & beach bus tours! Our bar The New Disco Bar has cheap drink specials including Happy Hour until 8pm from Wednesday - Saturday! Great DJ's get the dance floor pumping and a huge range of events, such as Poker nights, Minute to Win it and Ladies night on a friday. If it's great coffee & food you're after, the chefs at our licensed cafe serve up delicious food 7 days a week including all day breakfast and some of the best pizzas in town! Our fantastic Melbournian staff will make you feel right at home 24/7 Our overnight security, CCTV, lockers and swipe card access will ensure you and your belongings are safe! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Discovery Melbourne

Address: 167 - 175 Franklin St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: ₹ 1,417 - ₹ 9,159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Discovery Melbourne 2*
Number of rooms: 117
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“Bottom bunk it ”
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“Small rooms are generally quiet”
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“Rooms good, choose size of room”
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“Shower rooms on lever 2 and 4 are better than lever 3. But rooms' conditions are better than lever 2 and 4.”
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“If you get put in a room with messy long-term guests, ask them to switch you to a clean one ”
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