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King Street Backpackers

197-199 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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King Street Backpackers
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Ranked #73 of 111 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this definitely isn't the place for clean freaks, especially for the price you pay. The girls bathroom was horrible, stank of urine and didn't seem to be cleaned at all. Showering there wasn't that pleasant either and I wouldn't call Myself a snob. Bathrooms in South East Asia were far nicer. The beds are comfy to be fair, no plug... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even with all my backpacking in the cheapest places around Europe, I've never before in my life checked in to a place, payed, and within the hour left to check in to another hotel. I had a private room. The floor had not been vacuumed in god knows how long, all the shelves in the room were dirty. There's no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I stayed 5 nights there, in a female dorm with 6 beds, it was ok, no pb with the room. The linen was clean and bathrooms ok too. The kitchen is a bit small for all the people but there is a free breakfast as well as pasta night on wednesdays and pancakes on sundays. The staff is really nice.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Relatively clean, two female showers per floor, beds were clean and pretty comfortable, lockers in room. I only stayed for the night but it was fine, staff and other guests were friendly. Always someone at reception so checking out at an early hour for a bus is easy, and its in a good location close to southern cross bus and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Good location but seemed like it hadnt been cleaned in a long time. Sheets and bedding smelt awful. On arrival was told the wi-fi wasn't working AT ALL and even after it was meant to be fixed it barely worked. The hot water broke a few days into my stay and they seemed in no hurry to get it fixed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

King St Backpackers is in CBD and therefore everything is in walking distance, which was great. The people at the front desk were nice. But the hostel was sooo dirty. The bathroom looked like it had not been cleaned for at least a week, there was long hair in the shower and at the sinks and I did not really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I stayed for few nights in King St Backpackers and that was the first backpack in Melbourne. At the front desk, the guys were awesome, really welcoming & not a Welcome (give me the money) Welcome... Rooms were really clean, backpack well situated, really near to trams, train station and even the city. Worth the price mates!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights in a 6 bed dorm. Clearly the room hadn't been cleaned in a while and there was a dirt and dust all around the floor. Beds were uncomfortable and I hardly slept at all. Positives were the free breakfast and wifi, though this was only available in the downstairs area. Also a good central location

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great hostel, one of the more expensive ones I've stayed in but was worth it. Clean rooms and social areas. Staff were lovely and very helpful, particularly enjoyed the wake up announcements except when hungover! Free breakfast every day and pasta on Wednesdays.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Internet is rubbish but free. Really noisy and watch out for the creepy Male worker who's in his 40s and acts like he's In his 20s-he's a bully to guys he doesn't like. The other staff were really nice and helpful and the location is excellent. Near cbd and the trams and everything run well.

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