We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Flinders Station Backpackers

35 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Flinders Station Backpackers
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Flinders Station Backpackers
Write a Review

120 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (22)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for Flinders Station Backpackers
See the most recent reviews
Wales, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I stayed here for nearly 2 months whilst I was working in Melbourne in a bar. I met some really good friends, people are nice and kitchen is open plan but can get very busy in the evenings, rooms are small but equipped well, cleaners come daily and always smell of BO, some people smoke weed in rooms that can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

ROOM 401 Window cord was broken so window wouldn't shut and so the cold night air dropped down onto the pillow and ME of course. The door knobs on the wardrobe all need tightening. ROOM 901 Bathbasin leaks onto floor

Review collected in partnership with BudgetPlaces

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is what a real cheap hostel is about. Big, kind of clean rooms without a/c or fan and the lacking of charging stations. More annoying was that there were no toilets on my floor and you hade to go by lift 1 floor down just to use it. There were only two lifts to complicate it more. The facilities... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This hostel is in a great location although it does need a major clean and modernising. The ginger male I believe his name is jang is unbelievable rude and confrontational, he seriously need to change his attitude and more to the point his job. I was also very shocked to see the behaviour of another staff member a guy by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Really well priced, I saved 50% on the second person we booked for so ended up being about $27/night. The showers were spacious, bathrooms always clean. Location was prime and the beds pretty comfortable. Bring your own padlocks though, the lockers didn't have them which was kinda annoying.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

I arrived and the two girls at the reception were talking about their business and they didn't pay attention at me and when they were doing the check in the girl seemed really annoyed. I arrived in my room that was the messiest room ever and I saw that my roommate had taken my pillow and it was dirty so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

First night of our arrival, we (4 muslim ladies) wanted to go out for dinner. Guess what? right after we entered the elevator, we've been "grouphugged" by a drunk man, which we found a very rude act and disrespectful. For god sake, it's not even 8pm!!! This hostel located next to the bar. Expect more drunk people surrounding the area.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This backpackers was a good place to stay. Everything was well organized and quite clean. It felt quite safe too. The only downside was that the common area was quite small compared to the number of rooms there. But if you wanted to hang out and socialize, the bar on the first floor had pretty good deals on drinks

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
79 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This hostel wins with it's great location in centre of Melbourne and close to Flinders station. Though some seem frustrated with the keycard system it ensures effective security (Though one to enter the bathrooms seemed a little OTT). The lifts are slow but use the stairs, the kitchen area is spacious and there is a good socialising space which is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
united kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
29 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

When I arrived at 11pm on Friday evening, I was greeted by a lift that was shaking due to loud music on the 1st floor if the building. Luckily you couldn't hear this music up in the rooms. I wasn't told where my room was, nor was it obvious without asking. All other hostels have been really friendly and showed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Flinders Station Backpackers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Flinders Station Backpackers

Address: 35 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 140
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Budget Places, HostelWorld and HostelBookers so you can book your Flinders Station Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Flinders Station Backpackers Hotel Melbourne

11 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (6)
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (6)
Room/suite (6)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay