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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere and perfect stay! Highly recommend! Friendly staff and great service. Always happy to help with a smile on their face. Located close to crown, exhibition centre and a 24hour maccas right accross the road. Not that you need it with free breakfast and pasta. Yum!

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

Thank you for your amazing review! We also think that our staff are amazing! They are at your beckon call and able to assist with any questions you may have. We also think that our location is great! 5 mins from the convention centre and the CBD is just a 15 minute stroll away. We are looking forward to welcoming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only stayed here a couple of nights but wish it could have been more. The rooms are clean, you get free breakfast and pasta/rice, the bar is excellent, and you can also get a cheap feed in the evening (burgers at $2 or something like that). Highly recommended if you want to meet people and have a good time. It's... More 

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

Thank you for your review, Cleanliness is one of our main priorities our staff do their utmost to maintain our high standards. We love being able to offer free things and as breakfast is the most important meal of the day we want to ensure that our guests start their day of exploring full and with lots of energy. We... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been in Melbourne for the last two weeks and have been to Barr334 most nights! It is a great place to socialise and meet new people. The drinks are also a great price too and each night there is a different discount which the staff are happy to tell you about. All the staff are really friendly and... More 

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

Thank you for your review, We are so happy with our newly refurbished and revamp bar! It has created an easier way for guests to socialise in this new atmosphere. Though it also helps that our bar staff are pretty awesome too! We are looking forward to having your stay with us again! Kind regards, The team at urban central More 

Bayreuth, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to be in Melbourne Southbank!!! Close to CBD 10 to 15 minutes walk or tram just next door. Really nice bar with lots of specials - free drink voucher in your welcome information thing. Close to lot of supermarkets and few things like crown casino or trams to St Kilda.

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

Thank you for your review! Offering drink specials and creating a fun and social atmosphere is what our bar does best! We think it is a great opportunity for our guests socialise and meet fellow travelers. Our location is extremely convenient and a wonderful walk into the CBD. Or a short tram ride. We look forward to welcoming you again.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been staying here 7 days now great staff great location and clean and located in an awesome part of Melbourne close to shops markets and 15 minuites from the airport! Amazing bar which sells a range of local and imported beers and spirits. Also must try a bar 334 tube :)

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We also think we are in a great part of Melbourne and love being around the corner from crown and 2mins from the fantastic South Melbourne market. The bar loves being unique and we think our tubes are an example of this and a great accompaniment with a $1 hotdog or $2 burger also... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was brilliant. Probably one of the best hostels I have stayed in over my whole trip in Australia. It was clean and liveable. The rooms had huge lockers with plugs in so you could lock your stuff away while it charged. The kitchen was not as manic as others, and there was even a guy making sure that... More 

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

Thank you for the ‘Brilliant’ review, We are beaming with pride! We have found that having someone just assist with the flow of dishes while cooking helps to keep our kitchen clean and ready for other guests to use. It is a necessity to have a safe place where your devices can charge and you don’t have to look after... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never stayed in a hostel before so was really unsure of what this would be like. I booked four days and stayed 9- so says it all really. The staff are really friendly and helpful, plenty of kitchen,fridge and cupboard space for all. Great location in south bank and tram stop close by to get you into and out of... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled you decided to extend your stay. The crew work hard to provide an environment that is inviting, fun and friendly and where guests feel comfortable making new friends. Dave and Eugene make the bar so much fun! We cannot wait to have you stay with us again! Kind regards, The team... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did meet some excellent people here so it has to be said that the social part of the hostel is great, but I didn't like that the prices kept varying wildly and that long term guests were constantly kicked out of their rooms because there was a big party coming in for the weekend. They did not seem very... More 

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

Thank you for your review, Our aim is to prove an environment were our guests are interacting and socialising, meeting fellow travellers and making friends. We allocate certain levels for our long term guests these levels are very rarely used for group bookings. We apologise for the inconvenience of moving rooms and try to make the transition as easy for... More 

Holland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. Bathrooms are great. Free breakfast, very helpful staff, and excellent location. Connected to a bar with extremely cheap dinner, this was very convenient. I would 100% stay here again. I have stayed in many hostels and this would have to be one of my favorites.

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

We loved having you stay here! Our staff enjoyed helping you make the most out of your time here in Melbourne. We are so excited and beaming at being one of your favourite hostels! It is our pleasure to offer a cheap yet delicious BBQ dinner $1 hot dogs and $2 burgers (veggie or meat). Looking forward to seeing you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel was a good surprise! One of the cheapest I found in Hostel World. I wasn't expecting much, but when I arrived, I found a friendly staff and cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen. The room is well equipped with lockers, plugs and individual lamps. The breakfast is ok and the bar is cheap and cool!

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

Thank you for your fabulous review! Our housekeepers beamed with pride when we showed them your review. Cleanliness is one of our top priorities and we work hard maintaining all areas for our guests. We also think that our bar is cool! Cannot wait to welcome you again! Kind regards, The team at urban cental. More 

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