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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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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clean rooms, clean kitchen, free brekky, good showers, ideal location, heaters and air con in the rooms, washing machines that actually work and multiple tv lounges to watch the box. All round a decent place to stay for $160 week. Definitely no need to move on anytime soon.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review, Cleanliness is one of our main priorities. All staff members do their utmost to maintain this during the day. We also think that our hostel is great value for money as we offer free breakfast, tea, coffee, rice and pasta, as well as a BBQ from $1. Looking forward to seeing you in our... More 

Dresden, Germany
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Southbank with two supermarkets around the corner and just 10min to the city/free tram, Urban is a good accomodation with a perfect value for money. A sufficiently breaktfast is included and feed you as well as the cheap bbq dinner every night if u are lazy to cook. The kitchen has enough fridges but is too small for... More 

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

Thank you for your review, We also think that our location is great. We are minutes from a tram stop, supermarkets, South Melbourne market and a short walk into the CBD. A free breakfast is a great way to start your day of exploring. Our Kitchen does get busy at times however we try to alleviate this by having a... More 

Carrum Downs
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Urban Central because of its close proximity to our destination for the night, the Tramcar Restaurant so we only wanted a bed to sleep basically. It was less than a five minute walk from the Tramcar departure point and a further couple of minutes to the Crown Casino complex. Trams ran right past the door. For the price... More 

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

Thank you for this lovely review! If fills us with immense pride to hear how wonderful your experience was as the team works hard to ensure all of our guests have a pleasurable stay. We hope that you had a fabulous time on the Tramcar Restaurant. Our staff are always available with a smile and friendly demeanour to help with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hostel, location is legendary. Hotties everywhere and the neighboring bros always have your back. Next door to Maccas with free WiFi. Their parking is always full. $2 burgers all day. Lots of people to bum cigarettes from. I would recommend this hostel to my mother, but probably not my younger brother. - G

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

Thank you for the awesome review! We are located across the road from McDonald’s where you can access their free WIFI. Our $10 parking can be full especially on weekends however there is another place next door that guests are also able to use for about $18. Our daily BBQ which starts at 6.30pm is a great deal with hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall I think it is a very good place to stay. The rooms are spacious and clean and there is a cheap option for dinner. It is close enough to the city to walk which is also a big plus. The only downside is that WiFi is a little bit extra, but I would definitely stay here again.

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

Thank you for your review, We love being able to offer our guests value for money which is why we have a cheap BBQ every night with $1 hot dogs and $2 burgers. The walk into the city via south bank is lovely as there are many restaurants, cafes and ice cream stalls as well as the beautiful Yarra river... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here a couple of times and really happy with everything. The rooms are really spacious the bathrooms are clean there's even a freezer and dishwashers in the kitchen which is a good extra for a hostel. Good location right by everything. Bar downstairs never kept me awake when i needed an early night. Would definitely stay again its probably... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review, We think it is pretty important to be able to cook your own meal and store your food in a clean environment. Our location in South bank is very convenient, with a market up the road, tram stop virtually next door, lots of restaurants, banks and supermarkets close by. We would love to have... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit here twice. Starting my trip in here and when I return to Melbourne I choose this hostel again. Why? Simple. Kind-24hour staff, clean room, good atmosphere. Location is far from station but tram can bring you there.

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

What an outstanding review! Our staff are always available for your every whim. Whether you need information, assistance or just a laugh they are at your beckoning call to make your stay in Melbourne unforgettable. Hope to have you stay with us in the near future. Kind regards, The team at urban central More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had a good time staying at the urban central hostel. Room 125 smelled strongly of hamburgers which was my only complaint. The staff were really nice. The place was clean and kitchen facilities were good. It's located in a great location, was able to see alll of Melbourne in a couple days

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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 that you enjoyed your stay at urban central. Thank you for letting us know about the BBQ smell. We are looking at an alternative place for the BBQ that will have a reduced impact on the rooms above. Located 5 minutes from the south Melbourne market, around the corner from crown... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

People and rooms were quite good. I enjoyed the stay. Saw alot of the city from the location. The room we stayed in, room 215 smelled of hamburgers. Kitchen was clean and stocked with pasta. Free breakfast including toast, orange juice and others was nice. Overall was a good experience.

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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 that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for letting us know about the BBQ we have been looking at an alternative position for it where its impact on our rooms will be reduced. Offering a free breakfast as well as, tea, coffee, rice and pasta enables our guests to get a... More 

Mississauga
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The room was very clean except it smelled like hamburgers because it was right beside the grill. The free pasta and rice was amazing and we ate the $2 veggie burgers twice which were so yummy. The kitchen was also really clean except there was no oven. One down side is that a lot of people here are staying long... More 

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

Thank you for your review, It is our pleasure to offer free tea, coffee, rice and pasta. We understand that our guests are after value for money and providing a cheap BBQ for our guests to enjoy every night is our way of helping with strict travel budgets. There are many events on in our bar that encourage guests to... More 

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