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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 #63 of 116 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been staying Here on and off for a few years now and my friend who visited on night fall asleep in the lounge and they judged me because of that and thought we were junkies I got kicked out and my friend doesn't even stay here! Its only one receptionist Matt who made this decision and I feel... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No linen on the beds when we arrived. They couldn't find spares, but just gave us a better room for the night. Don't expect to get any sleep on a Friday or Saturday night, the pubs & clubs on King Street are very loud. Great location by day - close to transport and things to do.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was very pleased with my stay here. The location is just so fantastic, only a couple of minutes from Southern Cross Station, and right next door to several cafes, bars, restaurants and a 7 Eleven store. This is a great location to walk around the city and visit the attractions. I had a private double room, which had plenty... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were warmly welcomed and were told that we (3 people) would get a room for 4, so we really had a large room for us. The room was very cold as the window didn't close completely (it got better after putting plastic bags in the gap;)), it was not very clean, but okay for living in there. The shared... More

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Adelaide, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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Address: 197-199 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — King Street Backpackers 2.5*
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