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2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Southbank)
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Urban Central

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 4 nights in August 2013, after it was recommended by a friend. The hostel itself is based in an old office block building. Large bar and kitchen on the ground floor with rooms on the many floors above. The only downside of my 4 bed mixed dorm was it had no windows, meaning you have no... More

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Ettalong Beach
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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Urban Central is a bit different to most hostels. It's quite big in comparison to many of the other smaller ones I've stayed in. Feels more like a hotel when you first enter. But there are the awesome benefits of a hostel - communal areas and lots of socialising. There's a bar downstairs which is pretty good too. The rooms... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 3 friends and I stayed at Urban Central for almost 3 months. We loved everything about the hostel including: the staff, location and facilities. In particular, Sonya from reception, who went out of her way to be extremely helpful, kind and personable. The hostel encourages working for free accomodation, whether it's cooking meals or organizing events. There are bar... More

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Ayr, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Urban Central for 2 nights when I was in Melbourne, it was a great Hostel to stay in, as it was very close to the trams, city and Southbank! The hostel was very clean, as was the room. The staff on. Reception were very friendly and helpful! I would definitely stay here again when I go back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Stayed in this place during the tennis. Great location, nice clean rooms, they ccome in and clean the rooms everyday which i thought was impressive for the price you pay! good bar downstairs and great price!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stayed here for 1 month during our East Coast trip and it was without a doubt the best hostel I've stayed in in Australia. Very clean, excellent staff, cool bar area with great deals and games on a night! Bar and reception staff are very friendly and helpful - especially Colin and Lindsay who made our experience the best it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Been traveling for 3 years and this is easily the best backpackers I have stayed in. It's the whole package, rooms are very clean and spacious, staff are very friendly and helpful, facilities are second to none, the bar is great and always has very good drinks promos and bar games and above all friendly staff and to top it... More

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Jason-GM, Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for your great review of Urban Central. I'm so pleased to hear you liked our rooms, facilities, location, bar and awesome staff. Our staff work hard to ensure everyone has a great stay with us and they will be very happy to read your feedback. Thank you for choosing to stay with Urban Central and we hope... More

Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Urban Central is a good place to stay, is not so close of the city center but if you like to walk you will enjoy. Great room, free breakfast, friendly environment, helpfull staff. They have a bar and happy hour every day. You can have breakfast in MacDonald's (24 hours) right infront of the hostel.

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Jason-GM, Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. As we are located on the south side of the city, the nearest landmarks to us are Southern Cross Station, Etihad Stadium, Exhibition Centre and Crown Entertainment Complex. To get to other parts of the city you... More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Stayed at Urban Central in dec 2009 for the first time and had a great time and no complaints. Fast forward four years later and: hello disappointment. I booked online in advance but when my travelplans changed I contacted them via e-mail that they claimed they never recieved. I've heard this excuse in Australia many times and I begin to... More

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Jason-GM, Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay with us. I'm glad to hear that you found our reception staff helpful. I'm disappointed to hear that your private room had bugs in it. Unfortunately, try as we may, it is extremely difficult to control what our guests bring with them when travelling from place to... More

Plympton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Fab location, discounts offered for places within the area such as mcdonalds, great for backpackers. Stuff going on every night, like the bar quiz which was fun. The kitchen is great cause there's free food and also always clean. It has a good atmosphere in the place and the place is generally neat and tidy. Helpful and happy staff. Only... More

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Jason-GM, Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Urban Central. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere and the different events going on in our bar. I've passed on your comments to our staff as they work hard to ensure our guests have a fantastic stay in a happy and clean environment. The heat wave in Melbourne kept most of... More

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Also Known As:
Urban Central Hotel
Urban Central Hotel Melbourne
Address: 334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
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Ranked #17 of 101 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Urban Central 2.5*
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