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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

We booked three nights in advance by phone. When I asked the guy if it's a bitof a relaxed place to stay, because we're a bit older and notthe party kinda types. The guy answered:" yeah, we have a nice mix of people here, it's quite after ten, yeah no problem..." The first night was saturday night, and it appeared... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2013

Well, there is a lot to complain about this hostel, but first, I want to point out a few good things. First of all it's pretty good placed, very close to the Southern Cross Station, to a supermarket, and a nice park. Now the serious things, since I was there (for about two weeks), I rarely, not to say never,... More 

Thank Mathieu B

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2013

This is by far the worst hostel I have stayed in, and I have stayed in a lot of very cheap ones. The price varies depending if the staff think its getting full or not(ridiculous). You get given sheets on arrival if lucky, or have to find someone who works there and then make your own beds. No fan or... More 

Thank Nancy D
London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2012

i'm arrived at this hostel on the 26th of september 2012 and i'm here since 3 days, the room is smelling like someone smoked a bong in it despite the signal that the smoking is prohibited. I think the room is never been clean for months as on the floor you could find everything from paper, bottle of soda, pizza's... More 

1 Thank 71LND25
Port Orchard, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2012

The stay at the MC was a nice and relaxing experience. It was near my destinations and very good restaurants. Met a lot of nice people during my stay but above all the staff were very helpful. They were informative and patient with my questions and even helped out heaps when I was having difficulties with my bank. If I... More 

Thank Kevin S
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2012

This Hostel was one of the worst Hostels I've been to in Australia! A doorm with way to many people. Some of them started drinking after they stood up. They did drugs in the doorm (while i was in there). The kitchen wasn't clean. I didn't feel save at all. I looked my walled while I was awake cause I... More 

Thank Elena W
Traralgon, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

This is the worst hostel we have stayed in, I had a broken leg and was given a top bunk without a ladder, we were told there were no alternative beds and put in separate rooms, the beds were filthy and the rooms stunk. We were over charged and despite numerous emails and a phone call speaking with the manager... More 

Thank Dean S
Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

As the hostel was a bit cheaper than standard Melbourne hostels I wasn't expecting it to be amazing but nor was I expecting it to be this bad. It was filthy; from the bedroom to the kitchen everything was gross. Stained matresses, wobbly bed frames... you opened the bedroom door and within two paces you were in the kitchen so... More 

Thank Sunseeker2626
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

Hi Guys, Myself and my partner have been travelling for over two years and I ran a backpackers in WA last year. We booked into to stay at Melbourne Connection Backpackers back in April 2012, we booked in for four nights. When we arrived we were shown to our room, is was disgusting, the room was a mess and the... More 

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Tempe AZ
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

This was the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. The bathrooms were disgusting, the kitchen was a mess. The bed still had sheets on it from the last person who slept there. The other guests were drunk & loud until 4:00am. We surprised a couple of people sniffing paint in the stairway. The neighborhood is full of strip clubs. The... More 

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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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Melbourne Connection is a small, friendly hostel. Minutes walk from Southern Cross Station. Perfectly based for your stay in Melbourne. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Melbourne Connection

Address: 205 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: ₹ 1,371 - ₹ 5,141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Melbourne Connection 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Honestly... nothing!”
 of 5 bubbles eloisav215, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I don't think there is a good one.”
 of 5 bubbles 82gabrielat, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Just don't book any room at all”
 of 5 bubbles laauraame, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“better choose a bunk bed located upstair as the kitchen and eating area gets noisy even after 11pm”
 of 5 bubbles FrhAtq, 16 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Ask to stay away from the nightclub”
 of 5 bubbles hempster, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
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