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King Street Backpackers

197-199 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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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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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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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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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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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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Newry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm, the sheets were stained, broken blinds, dust everywhere and rooms were not cleaned at all and we were there for 3 nights! Showers were also very dirty. On the other hand, the staff were helpful and friendly and the hostel is in a good location.

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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I stayed one month in a 16 beds dorm. It was very quiet, free breakfast every morning, big breackfast and thuesday with fruits bacon and beens, and free pasta on wensday. Free wifi working everywhere in the hostel. Very good location in the heart of the CBD. Sometimes a little bit dirty and bathroom a little bit small. A good... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed at backpackers all through Europe and Australia, and this one doesn't even compare. It is dirty, noisy and full of ferrells. The next night we stayed in a backpackers at port Campbell, it was the same price, but we had our own bathroom and tv IN our room, was clean and tidy, and a pleasure. King street backpackers... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I stayed at King Street backpackers for 2 weeks in a 16 bed dorm. I was flat hunting at the time and wasnt sure how long I needed to stay there and they said they could extend me if I needed which was pretty fabulous and took a huge weight off my shoulders. The staff were good for the most... More

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King Street Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
King Street Backpackers Hotel
Address: 197-199 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
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Ranked #56 of 101 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
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