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United Backpackers Melbourne

250 Flinders St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000 , Australia (Formerly Elephant Backpackers) (Melbourne CBD)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great hostel for backpackers or people spending a few nights in the city. Good location, just over the road from flinders station, this does cause I little bit of noise disturbance if you get a room on the front but nothing terrible. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The hostel was very clean, rooms immaculate. All beds have a... More

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JM_travels_sometimes, Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for your kind words. We love hearing good things about ourselves (who doesn't!). We think we are the best located hostel in the city - smack bang in the middle of all the great things this city has to offer. Our awesome clean team work around the clock to keep the hostel spick and... More

Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having stayed at many hostels around the world this one is best for exploring Melbourne as everything is at your finger tips. Pros: Friendly staff Opposite main station and tram stop Near attractions Very clean Good sized locker, bring your padlock Near Coles supermarket Big kitchen Lots of clean bathrooms Comfy pillow Personal light and powerpoint Shelves in ensuite to... More

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JM_travels_sometimes, Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hi Mister_Bump (great name!) Thank you very much for you kind words and taking the time to leave your feedback. It's much appreciated! We love this hostel and this city and really enjoy sharing it with all of our guests. You're right - there is lots to love (I think you listed almost everything!) We hope to see you back... More

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Big rooms (ours had an ensuite) , lovely old building with high ceilings , good price and in a top location. Relatively clean by backpackers standard and very nice staff to boot. Would def stay again if we come back to melbourne.

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JM_travels_sometimes, Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hey Cindy! Thanks so much for leaving your feedback and your kind words. I'm super glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back at United Backpackers someday soon! Happy Travels Jess Operations Manager United Backpackers Melbourne More

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked an private ensuite room, it's better than I expect. Very cosy and comfortable, love sleeping in it. It's clean but they don't clean thoroughly once you are staying in it. They just clear the dustbins. Probably clear the hairs in ur shower. It's actually good enough but if they can vacuum will be good.. I think some rooms... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 weeks in a 6 person dorm. The hostel is the nicest hostel I've ever stayed in by far in the best location in the city. It is a hostel and you're paying less than $30/night so obviously it's not going to be like a 5 star hotel, which I think some people forget when staying in a... More

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JM_travels_sometimes, Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! i'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and there was lots you loved - we think we're pretty good too! I love to hear great feedback on our awesome staff - and Mike is definitely one of the best! You're sure right about our location - smack bang... More

London
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good hostel for sure. It's clean, pretty spacious, air con in the rooms, an alright size kitchen, free wifi, a lift, nice staff, good sized single bathrooms with shower and toilet (can get really dirty with pubes and hairs all over the sink and floor but it's gonna so just wear flip flops in the shower). The... More

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JM_travels_sometimes, Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hello there, Thanks for leaving your thoughts about your stay. I'm so glad to hear there was much you loved! I especially love hearing about the nice staff! I think we have the best in the business here at United and we like to go out of our way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, so I'm sorry... More

Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel was definitely the cleanest I've ever seen. It's brand new (I think it just opened a few months ago) and all the rooms/common areas are super modern. The location is perfect, right in the city CBD next to Federation Square. Easy access to all transportation (directly opposite Flinders Street train station and the free tram around the city... More

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JM_travels_sometimes, Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hi Christina W! Thanks so much for your kind words and taking the time to leave your feedback - we love hearing about it when people enjoy United as much as we do! Our amazing clean team work around the clock to keep the hostel super clean and tidy (seriously there is someone here almost 24 hours a day!) and... More

Vorselaar, België
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relatively clean, much cleaner than other hostels apparently. Pretty cheap Awesome staff, great location right in the heart of Melbourne. Free Wifi (which doesn't work to well) They do activities every day, some are more successful than other, but I'd definitely recommend the pubcrawl and citywalk! All in all I'm very satisfied, the only downsides are the lack of a... More

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JM_travels_sometimes, Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback - it's much appreciated! You're right - our location is right in the heart of Melbourne and the perfect base to explore this amazing city from! Just quietly I think we have some of the best staff in the business and our events program (which is constantly evolving - watch... More

Hurworth-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Stopped here over the F1 weekend and really enjoyed it. The hostel is lacking a few key facilities but what it does have are good. Pros Modern new kitchen, bedrooms,bathrooms and tv room Comfy beds Allowed to drink in the common areas. Free wifi in common areas that is good enough for browsing although don't be expecting to download anything... More

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JM_travels_sometimes, Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hi Michael L, Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts about United Backpackers! We're glad that there was lots you loved about your stay. GP weekend eh? Probably the busiest and most buzzing weekend of the year - and our location makes it easy to enjoy all of that doesn't it?! We do have AC in a limited... More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

United Backpackers is a very new and clean hostel right in the centre of Melbourne. You have the metro station right across the road as well as the free city circle tram in front of the building. The level of security is high as you have to swipe your key card to enter the public areas, private rooms and bathrooms.... More

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JM_travels_sometimes, Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for leaving your thoughts about your stay at United Backpackers. We're glad that you enjoyed your time with us! There is lots to love about us! We think we are the best located hostel in the city - right in the thick of things with everything you need to make the most of your time in Melbourne... More

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Additional Information about United Backpackers Melbourne

Also Known As:
Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
Elephant Backpackers Hotel
Elephant Backpackers
Address: 250 Flinders St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000 , Australia (Formerly Elephant Backpackers)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 101 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come join the fun & excitement at Melbourne’s newest backpackers! Opposite Flinders Station & on the most happening laneway in town, our location is unbeatable but the vibe is even better!At United Backpackers we look after our travellers with modern, sparkling clean & funky facilities, unique experiences, fantastic staff, top notch security and the best pillows in town! Not only are we the newest and coolest hostel in Melbourne, we offer great value for money and an awesome vibe, all right in the heart of Melbourne! If you are looking for something a bit different and a whole lot of fun, then get booking!Us in a nutshell:• Accommodation for 300 superstar travellers in shared & private rooms over 3 levels • 24 Reception manned with a rock star reception team of Melbourne locals• FREE Wi-Fi in common areas • Brand new, sparking clean bathrooms cleaned around the clock• Fantastic new designer kitchen with ovens and heaps of equipment, hot plates and storage• Light & bright dining & common room with huge windows and great views • Funky TV/Chill Out Lounge with lots of cushions and free DVD hire available• Top class security with swipe card access, lockers in all rooms & CCTV • Cool free events to show you the real Melbourne experience! • A travel desk and help with jobs• Opening Early 2014 - Bar United, our funky basement bar.* Please note we do not currently have a guest laundry as this will open as pat of the basement level facilities in early 2014.ACCOMMODATION We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from so whether you are looking to share a dorm from 4 to 12 beds filled with your newest friends, or to splash out on one of our private ensuite rooms, you will find it at United Backpackers! All rooms have: • Lockers• Bedside light with power point for your charging pleasure• Lots of space• High quality beds and linen • Choose between shared or ensuite bathrooms • Swipe card access• Heating & fans (private ensuite rooms have AC)• Cleaning servicing the rooms daily ... more   less 
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