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King Street Backpackers

197-199 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Ranked #70 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This hostel is in a fantastic location, only a couple of minutes walk from the southern cross station and really central to the cbd. Staff were great, really helpful and friendly. Dorms were a bit cramped with not enough powerpoints, but pretty reasonable. The bathroom was the low point - easily one of the most disgusting bathrooms I've ever come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This hostel is really near to Southern Cross station, just about 5 mins walk. It is VERY convenient if you are coming from the airport late at night or you need to go to the airport early in the morning. The Skybus is operating at this station. About the room-It is clean, bathroom is also clean and the staff are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

King street backpackers has a good location in Melbourne, close to everything. Although we arrived a couple of hours before check-in time, we could still check in to a room and drop our stuff there before we headed out. The rooms were not very clean, there was lots of dust and sand on the floor. Also the toilets, showers and... More 

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