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Urban Central

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334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is just awesome! You can find everything you need: clean toilets, tea and coffee for free, cheap dinner available etc. Very clean and a lot of facilities. They really understand what a traveller needs. :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best hostel I done in Melbourne. Good price, room big enough for 4 people, pretty clean and friendly staff. Some good activities and barbecue every night! Bad point? Not possible to drink his own alcohol.. Hey les Frenchies, je vous recommande cet hotel. Vraiment calme, en face du macdo, tout pret d'un tram stop, 2 min des... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel was clean and tidy, rooms were well set up for groups etc. Bar downstairs was a bonus for those wanted some night life as well. Recommend for an affordable place to stay in Melbourne central - close to transport, shops etc.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for the ICC Roma v Madrid game and it was a nice quiet location. Bar prices were great and rooms quite clean and comfortable. Would recommend staying for a short period to explore Melbourne

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

Thank you for your review, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here and that you were able to witness such a great game! We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the venue and the value for money guests are privileged to. We hope to have you stay with us again in the near future. Kind regards, The team... More 

Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to spend a few nights in Melbourne. * Excellent friendly staff- who you could tell were really making an effort to be friendly, helpful, welcoming and smiling. * You get FREE breakfast here I think. * Rooms were clean and had enough power points to charge mobile phones * There were places to relax and... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review, We are glad your stay was pleasant! Our staff are very friendly and enthusiastic. They love helping guests out ensuring that they get the most out of their stay in Melbourne. Our levels have different activities where guests can watch TV, borrow a book from our book shelf, study/plan and relax. We are looking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Urban central is just 10 minutes from central station, with a nice urban food market, other grocery stores and the famous Crown Casino just near by. The Hostel itself is a clean, quite place, with studying sections and breakfast included. You can only book 4-bed dorms, but the rooms itself are very comfortable. They also have a bar in the... More 

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

Thank you for your review, Your comfort is one of our top priorities that we feel is achieved by providing only 4 dorm share rooms, share rooms with ensuites and private rooms for those wanting a night with alone, with their partner or family, that are clean and well presented. Our bar staff are exceptionally friendly and love involving everyone... More 

Olomouc, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hostel is located not far away from the centre, close to shops, Albert park. We stayd in a room for four. It was quite cold inside, small heater was not enough. Showers and kitchen were clean, breakfast was good. Staff is very friendly and helpful. This is a good value for money.

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

Thank you for your review, We are glad you have enjoyed your stay. The heaters in the rooms have all been serviced and are keeping our rooms lovely and warm! Offering free breakfast, tea, coffee and rice and pasta as well as a BBQ from $1,we also think that our venue is very good value for money. Looking forward to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is located close to everything, city center, aldi, Woolworth, casinò, gym bank! clean, cozy and quiet. The stuff is quite polite and available. The beds are wonderful. Free coffee, pasta, tea, rice. I traveled around Australia for months, I can definitely say this hostel is one of the best. If you visit Melbourne I suggest you to stay... More 

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

Thank you for such a kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here with us. Our location is defiantly a strong point. We are only a short stroll into the CBD or a quick tram ride. There is also the wonderful South Melbourne Market that is only 5 minutes away as well as the famous St Ali... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, my name is Ricky and I have come into the city from the far out south eastern suburbs. Was walking past the Urban Central one day and decided by chance ( a lucky one!) that I should stay here until I could find some more permanent accommodation in the City, ( where I came to study at University!). I'm... More 

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

Thank you very much for your incredibly kind review Ricky! It was lovely having you stay with us at urban. We are glad that our meticulous attitude towards cleanliness has added to your enjoyment of our venue. All of the wonderful staff enjoy making our guests feel welcome and assist with anything our guests may need in order to improve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come for the decent hostel. Stay for the bar. Shout out to Dave, Eugene Sam and lindy. Tip top stuff! Happy hours and games and antics are promised. Dorms are sweet only 4 in a room. Free brekkie is a bit naff but its free so take it. Free tea and coffees a must. Although some jack is pinching food... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review, Our Bar staff are pretty amazing! They are very friendly and fun individuals who enjoy meeting and chatting to all of our guests. Although a rare occurrence it is very annoying when food goes missing even though we take measures such as food tags and adequate storage space to help any confusion between guest’s... More 

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