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Urban Central

3.0 of 5 334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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    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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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

I love this place. For $25 a night, can you really complain?! The location is perfect - it's right near Crown and so close to the busy CBD. I stayed here on a Sunday night in late April. I was a pretty hungover solo traveller, so I decided to have a quiet/early night. I noticed that even though it was... More 

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

Dear Airolgalaviv, I am thrilled to read your outstanding review for us here at Urban Central. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the comfort of the rooms, along with the free towels we hand out to every guest upon arrival! We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your travels, and would warmly welcome your return in the future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

The value, $22/night is simply unbeatable!! It's a short walk to town so don't pay through the nose to stay in the CBD, it's not worth it!! Especially when there's free breakfasts, pasta and rice! The rooms are comfortable and potentially the most comfortable mattresses I've had on my travels! They're recently renovated as well and all rooms are fresh... More 

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

Hello, thanks for taking the time to review Urban Central. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially the price and all the free extras we throw in. I apologise for the issues you had with the kitchen. Due to the amount guests using our kitchen, we have staff in the kitchen to help guests with our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I always stay at Urban when in Melbourne, great staff and location. Really well priced, big rooms, tv's, great bar downstairs and free meals. What more can you ask for? Would recommend Urban for either a short stay or if you are a long-termer and are in the city for work.

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

Dear tom w, Thank you for taking the time and consideration to review us here at Urban Central with regards to your stay. It is great to read that you enjoyed your time here, and the fact you would happily recommend us to other potential guests is very pleasing to read. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I was in Melbourne for a conference and wanted cheap accommodation. Urban Central was the cheapest but more than I've spent on backpackers ever. It is very close to Melbourne Convention centre and then just over a bridge to the city. I felt safe walking from here to the city at night as a single, young woman. The facilities are... More 

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

Dear natasqi, Thank you for reviewing us here at Urban Central with regards to your short stay. Our hostel is ideally located for a short walk to the Conference Centre, as well as the city centre, which allows for a safe and scenic walk, which sounds as if you took full advantage of. It is regrettable that we were not... More 

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

the room and toilet is clean, excecllent! the beddings are neat and clean, very comfotable to sleep. the free breakfast which is not offer by other backpacker hotel is the unique one in this hotel considering they are the same price range. great location as it is walking distance from crown casino, malls and other night spots in the area.... More 

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

Dear Ariel1103, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions during your stay with us here at Urban Central. I am pleased to learn that you found that the accommodation was of an excellent standard and that you were able to have a fantastic time. Should you ever return to Melbourne, we would love to welcome you back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I stayed at Urban Central in June 2012. This hostel is among one of the better ones we've staid at during our visiting to melbourne. The location is not actually in the CBD, but it is closely. The checkin staff, especially dean and jame were the best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Okay to stay a night, though it is very close to the highway which is a bit noisy. The bunk beds are also very noisy. I couldn't figure out the heater/air conditioner.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012 via mobile

This backpacker style accomodation is clean with great amenities. Centrally located on City Road is only a short walk to the south bank convention centre and Crown Casino complex. In a city full of expensive places to stay this place is a welcome change, leaving some change in your pocket.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Great place. Great Location. Friendly Staff. We all had such a good time here and I highly recommend it as a backpackers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Efficient and friendly staff at the tour desk. Dormitory was clean daily and quite spacious. Quite noisy as bar below operates unitl early hours in the morning. Shower room and toilet quite acceptable. Will recommend to budget travellers.

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Address: 334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Urban Central 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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