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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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Mildura, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This place is really an upmarket backpackers, so if you're after a motel look somewhere else. The room was clean enough but its location on City Road, and next to the Freeway, plus all the backpackers traipsing past the room meant it was incredibly noisy. The price at $155 would have been ok if there were 4 of us (our... More 

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

Dear DeborahMildura, Thank you for taking the time to review us here at Urban Central. It is pleasing to read that you rate us higher than your average backpackers. Although our hostel is situated next to a freeway, we advise our guests to fully close the room windows and latches, which minimises the noise. We hope you enjoyed the rest... More 

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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here 3 nights with my pregnant wife in a double room with ensuite. $110 per night. It was comfortable and quiet, perfect for us. The kitchen wasn't the cleanest, (there were a couple of cockroaches), but they did have someone on duty at meal times to put dishes through a sterilizer and wipe down surfaces, which upped the... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Urban Central. I am pleased to hear read that you enjoyed your stay with us in one of our Double Rooms room at Urban Central was perfect. I am sorry that the kitchen cleanliness that you encountered did not meet your expectations. While we spend much time focusing... More 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I stayed for 3 nights over AFL Prelminiary Final weekend. I just used it as a bed to sleep, so didn't really use many of the other facilities much, although the kitchen seemed good and the bar was quite good and shows live sport (loved the old school hip hop that was playing on Saturday night!). In the rooms there... More 

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

Dear Ravi M, Thank you for your review regarding your stay with us here at Urban Central. I’m sure Pete, the barman, will be delighted to hear people also enjoy his taste of music, so the message shall be passed on! Once again, thank you for taking the time to write this review and we hope you will return in... More 

manila
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

As my title states, among 3 hostels I stayed in in Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney), I find this the best in terms of a lot of aspects (not to say that the others weren't good at all). Check-in process was very smooth and very much like a hotel's (rather than a hostel's) -- Urban Central asks for a credit... More 

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

Dear Candc222, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that your stay with us was a pleasurable and enjoyable one. We hope the rest of your adventures were as successful as your time here at Urban Central, and all the best for your future travels. More 

melbourne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

ive stayed here a few times whilst in town for the weekend and have loved it every time. the rooms are great and super clean, as is the rest of the hostel. the bar is good fun with different theme nights each day and the drink prices cant be beaten anywhere else in town. id definitely recommend it.

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

Dear Pete G, We appreciate you taking the time and effort to write this review regarding your stay with us here at Urban Central. It is very pleasing to hear you had a wonderful stay here. We take a lot of pride on the cleanliness in the hostel, so it is very rewarding to see this being noticed by yourself... More 

East Gippsland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I picked Urban Central because it was within walking distance to the Art Centre, it was comfortable, clean, and help was on hand if we had any questions. If you want central and cheap for what you get, this is the place to stay.

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

Dear Tinshed21, Thank you for this kind review, which is very much appreciated. The art culture around Urban Central, in fact Melbourne as a whole, is spectacular, so we hope we hope you enjoyed getting out and about sightseeing. All the best for the future, and we hope to see you again. More 

Alexandra Headland, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Urban central is a venue that has a variety of accommodation from multi-dorm backpacking to rooms with en-suite. The beauty of the venue is the location and the fantastic bar downstairs where all the various guests mingle and chat.

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

Dear Tinshed21, Thank you for this kind review, which is very much appreciated. The art culture around Urban Central, in fact Melbourne as a whole, is spectacular, so we hope we hope you enjoyed getting out and about sightseeing. All the best for the future, and we hope to see you again. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Good value hostel, 4 bed dorms with big lockers that can fit your entire bag and have a plug inside. Clean rooms, kitchen and bathrooms. Free breakfast, nice extra, but very basic (cereal, toast). Quite crowded most of the time, hard to get yourself a mug or glass and Always in line for the toasters. This hostel is very big... More 

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

Dear Lizaal, Thank you for taking the time and consideration to review us here at Urban Central. We take a lot of pride with regards to cleanliness and it is pleasing to see that yourself as well as numerous other guests notice this. We hope the rest of your journey was a success, and we would love to see you... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

the room was pretty nice except for the German girl and guy having sex every night!! the public areas were alright except for sunday mornings when it was full of drunk people from the nightclub downstairs!! Overall its better than the ones in the city centre but its not great...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. It's great to see you rated our location and rooms at a high standard. The weekends can get a bit noisier being in the city, and we hope you'll choose to stay with us again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Reasonably priced and good location. Right next to a tram stop that goes to the city centre or St Kilda! Or you can walk to the centre in about 15 mins! Nice clean rooms with private lockers that have plug sockets in. Spacious kitchen with great facilities! Really big hostel, so I felt it lacked some atmosphere. Right opposite Mcdonalds... More 

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

Dear KatieNelson_X, Thank you for taking the time to review us here at Urban Central. I am pleased to read that our reception staff provided you with excellent service during your stay. It’s the little things like having your own personal plug socket in a secure location that make the difference, so we are pleased that you appreciated it. All... More 

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