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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Southbank)
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Ranked #25 of 110 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great value for money. Clean and spacious family room, bed was very comfy. Friendly and cheerful reception staff. Good location, very close to tram lines and crown casino. Would definitely stay at this backpackers again. Would recommend.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. I'm pleased to hear you had a great time enjoyed your stay in our rooms. I also think we have super friendly and cheerful staff. We look forward to welcoming you back next time. More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I was booked here for a week after a recommendation from a friend. The room itself (4 bed dorm) was very clean and had quite a lot of space. Have stayed in many hostels and this one was one of the larger rooms. Loved how on my floor you had a chill out area so everyone can watch dvds and... More

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We think our large four share dorm rooms and chill out areas are pretty unique to Melbourne backpackers, and you can't go wrong with free brekkie. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More

Dublin, Ireland
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19 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Ok had quite possibly the worst day of our trip before we checked in so wasn't in the best of mind frames when checking in. Got to our private room to find signs on the walls (as of we were kids.) you're limited to a 12 minute shower. It bleeps every minute and then a few at the end of... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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

Dear pandacake2, Thank you for taking the time and consideration to review us here at Urban Central. It is pleasing to read that you came here on a friends recommendation, and that you also enjoyed your stay here. It is a great luxury we have with regards to the spacious bar and our fantastic location beside the city centre. We... More

Ettalong Beach
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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

Dear Parkway_Dave, It is great to read that you had a fantastic stay with us here at Urban Central. We take pride in our appearance and presentation for guest, and the fact that you felt you were walking into a luxurious and spacious hotel at a budget rate is fantastic All the best for the future, and we hope to... More

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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

Dear Sarah D, Thank you for taking the time to review us here at Urban Central. It is great to read that you had a fantastic stay, and our hostel and staff were able to enhance your travelling experience. I'm sure Sonya will be thrilled to be thought of so highly and I will be sure to pass your appreciation... More

Ayr, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

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

Dear Cara_Mc27, Thank you for your lovely review with regards to your short stay with us here at Urban Central. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our fantastic location. We hope the rest of your trip to Melbourne was successful, and would love to see you again should you return. More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Jason-GM, General Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Dear Thomas M, We are pleased you had a fantastic stay with us during the tennis. We take a lot of pride with regards to cleanliness and it is great to read that guests like yourself, as well as numerous others, pick up on this. All the best and we would love to welcome you back again in the near... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Jason-GM, General Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Dear Steff M, Thank you for taking the time to review us here at Urban Central. It is great to hear that you hold our hostel in such high regards, and it is even more pleasing to read that our staff members were able to enhance your East Coast trip. We hope the rest of your trip was as successful... 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

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Address: 334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Urban Central 3*
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