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Melbourne Central YHA

562 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff was cool, and the toilet- and shower-facilities were both clean and modern. The room however was pretty dark and very hot (no AC), and the bunk bed made a squeaky sound. Also the locker underneath the bed is pretty narrow, and will not fit a normal bag. Wifi only works in the common areas, and you have to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

One of the best hostels I have stayed in. Staff were friendly and helpful, hostel was well managed and clean.. Room was a little old but still clean so was happy enough..nice rooftop area to! Worth the money!

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

exceptionally excellent customer service. when I asked the staff of where can i have a bit of a privacy to make some skype calls, i got given a key to an empty room to use for 2 hours in the morning. I was not expecting anything like this and i was and I am still blown away.. thanks heaps, and... More

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Padua, Italy
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35 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Travelling alone , my hotel a couple of doors up could not accommodate me for the next night so rather than shift to another part of town I enquired at this simple hostel for a room for the night. I have not stayed in Hostels since I was a backpacker travelling in Europe a hundred years ago when I was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

If you have an early flight or something or are only spending one night in the city then this central hostel is great. However, if you happen to be here on one of Melbourne's hot spells prepare to be uncomfortable. There is no aircon in any of the rooms or the kitchens/communal space and because of the fire doors and... More

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Melbourne Central YHA, responded to this review

Hi Traviesa Thanks for your review and we are sorry that you had a less than great stay. Melbourne generally gets only a couple of very hot days a year but this summer was exceptional with a run of hot nights. The hostel is in a restored historic building that normally keeps cool and doesn't warrant running environmentally unfriendly Air... More

Milan, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The hostel is located in a very central area, close to airport shuttle, Federation Square and all buses. The staff was kind to me, the common area was clean, the bathroom and the room as well; if I have to make a note, I'd say it's a bit old - you can see it from the rooms, but beds are... More

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Randers, Arhus, Denmark
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Of course there are some good things about this hostel. For example, very helpful staff, clean bathrooms and toilets, rooftop, size of rooms and location. But that is kind of it. If you are travlling as a backpacker, it is nice to have a common room where you can meet other people, and a big spacious kitchen where there is... More

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Berlin, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

On the good side: + friendly staff + very central location + renovated bathrooms On the bad side: - no air con (and that at 42°C outside temperature - as if Melbourne didn't have a summer) - uncomfortable beds - super expensive baggage lockers after check-out - absolutely no atmosphere. Overall the place feels like a state pen rather than... More

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Melbourne Central YHA, responded to this review

Hi lazy2000 Thanks for your review, and YHA notes all comments on our hostels. Usually Melbourne only has a couple of days of real heat a year and so having air con is not only costly but also bad for the environment. This summer the city has had an exceptional run of warm days which was obviously when you visited.... More

Singapore, Singapore
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7 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Melbourne Central YHA is safe, secure, clean and is well located within the city centre with good transport options near it. Southern Corss Train and Bus terminal is a mere block away thus only needing 5- 10 minutes walk. Tram stops are right in front or next to the Hostel. It is located on the other end of Flinders street... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I stayed here for 5 nights when my parents were over visiting, although they stayed in a hotel! It was good value for money and mostly clean. My 4 bedded room was nice, and the bathrooms were probably the best i've seen in a hostel. I can't really comment on the common areas, as I didn't use them. Staff were... More

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Also Known As:
Melbourne Central Yha Hotel Melbourne
Melbourne Central Yha Hotel
Address: 562 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #19 of 101 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melbourne Central YHA backpackers hostel is in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, close to the city’s best events including the Spring Racing Carnival, Summer Music Festivals, Grand Prix and Australian Open Tennis. The hostel is walking distance to the Yarra River, Federation Square, ACMI and Melbourne Aquarium.Experience Victoria’s best locations, including Phillip Island, the Grampians National Park and of course the Great Ocean Road with affordable tours - available at reception! Facilities include high speed YHA Connect internet, Wi-Fi, Skype and recently renovated kitchen/guest lounges. Inside the combined kitchen/guest lounge areas are flat screen TV’s, and DVD’s can be borrowed from reception free of charge. There are electronic locks installed throughout the hostel, and all multishare rooms have lockers. We run free weekly activities including walking tours, BBQ’s and trivia nights. Bertha Brown Bar downstairs doubles as the YHA guest lounge, so feel free to drop in anytime! Our rooftop BBQ area and undercover balcony are always a good place to hang out. Room options include 3, 4 and 6 multi share, twin/doubles with optional ensuite, plus some very special private rooms with ornate balconies overlooking Flinders Street. We have recently added 2 exclusive and brightly coloured rooftop rooms!Getting around Melbourne is easy - we are only 900m from Southern Cross Station, and the free City Circle tram stops at the hostel doorstep! The closest Free Melbourne Visitor Shuttle Bus stop is just 5 minutes walk. YHA / Hostelling International Members:Show your YHA / Hostelling International membership card when checking in, or join YHA on arrival and receive a discount of at least 10% off standard rates in all Australian YHA hostels. ... more   less 
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