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King Street Backpackers

197-199 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Location
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't go expecting too much of this place. That being said, it does what is says on the side of the box. You get a bed, and a bath. That's why you're paying such low prices right. The beds are comfortable and the room was clean and secure - albeit a little tired (as most hotels are). For location, it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here in May whilst visiting for a concert. It was my first time in Melbourne and I wanted to be as smooth as possible - and it was! Especially thanks to the staff here, they helped us as much as they could. The room was brilliant - my only qualm was the Justin Bieber doona I was stuck with... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Honestly Without Doubt This Backpacker is a Favourite. I Do alot of mining work and find myself staying in different backer packers all over Australia due to work. Had an injury at work so im on a few week holiday trying to rest my fractured neck. Dennis As well as Max Oh How could i forget John have gone out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I honestly was a bit disappointed with this hostel. I stayed for two weeks in June and found it to be dirty, particularly the bathrooms, and the wifi only worked maybe 50% of the time. The general state of the place made it seem pretty run down, including the sign inside the room itself stating that the lock on the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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 May 15, 2015 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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