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King Street Backpackers

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   197-199 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #59 of 110 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you to the friendly staff at this hostel for making our stay enjoyable even if it was for one night. Staying for one night in Melbourne, we didn't want to pay top dollar and luckily Kings St backpackers had a room suitable for our short stay. For a minimum price per night, centrally located, close to Skybus station, china... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Stayed here during my stay, found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Free wifi was a bonus, free breakfast was included and the bathrooms were clean but a bit small. Close to the transit centre for on going trips.

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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The staff made this hostel, they were friendly, informative, helpful and made the effort. The whole building is a bit tired but its well thought out. Each bed had a reading light and a locker, the bedding was clean and the beds were comfortable. The bathrooms were kept clean but again were a bit run down. The kitchen was small... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I'm a get the bad news out of the way person, so let's start. - It's rundown. The bathrooms are dirty and need to be refurbished. That's about it (the rooms are quite fine). - No lifts, so be prepared if you've got a heavy suitcase, as you've got to haul it down one flight to the reception, then another... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I are currently staying in a single room together on level 2... No lift The so called airconditioning is VERY NOISY, It masks the usual sound of traffic! The running of thier aircon is throughout and no remote control this is old style! If you are looking for a modern backpacker this isn't for you! On the... More

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Bergen, Norway
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

It is a big hostel, but it isn't very loud and noisy. Our room was a 16 bed dorm, but it was divided into sections so it didn't feel all that bad. There isn't free wifi, but you have two computers with Internet that is free of charge. Getting a spot was usually ok. The cleanliness of this hostel was... More

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Netherlands
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

After staying here four years ago before I decided to stay here again on my shorter Australia trip this year. Most of the place is the same as it was before, and although there are different people, the same good ambiance was there again. The main room is an open place with reception and kitchen in it. Somehow this makes... More

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Griffith, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Ive stayed here on a couple of occasions when ive been in melbourne for just a couple of days, as the location is ideal if you need to get to the airport or need regional trains. Other bonuses are free internet (slow when there are a lot of people using it, but its free), free breakfast (toast and cereal, but... More

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Warrnambool, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I checked in quite late and the man at the front desk was friendly and helpful. I went out and returned around one hour and a half later. Unfortunately the staff member I encountered then was rude and obnoxious. I stayed on a saturday night and was looking forward to a pancake breakfast. Sadly, pancakes are not offered until 11am.... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is located at King street which is just five minutes walk from Spencer Street Station (Southern Cross train station). It is in the CBD and everything you need is just a few meters away. The place can get crowded. I have stayed in this backpacker a few times and it is generally clean and safe. Staff especially Murray is... More

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Address: 197-199 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — King Street Backpackers 2.5*
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