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United Backpackers Melbourne

250 Flinders St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000 , Australia (Formerly Elephant Backpackers)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing location and very helpful staff. Place is huge and clean But rooms are a bit small (difficult to spread out your things) and mattresses are too soft . Toilet & showers are ensuite which is really good. They are clean but small. They do offer WIFI but the connection isn't very good and only in public areas. But all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed there just for a night and loved the place. Amazing courteous staff, really helpful. Clean and tidy place in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Free Wifi and a great common area to hangout. Will definitely recommend and will stay there whenever I am back in Melbourne.

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

Wow! What lovely things to say. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. We really do appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back to United one day soon :) Happy Travels Jess Operations Manager United Backpackers More 

Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed there for a week. Location was good. It was in the heart and very convenient. Staff were nice and friendly. Services were good. Bedroom was good as well with clean linen and clean blanket. But kitchen was croweded.....

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

Hey there! Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback :) I am so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us! You sure can't beat our amazing location hey? And I think we have the best staff in the business! You are right - the kitchen can get super busy, especially at peak times. We... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

United backpackers was my first hostel I stay in while travelling Australia and it's definitely left an impression. It's head and shoulders above the rest. Great location, free wifi, clean, great common areas, lovely staff. Very happy that I chose united backpackers to stay in :)

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

Hi there Casey D, What an honour to be the first hostel you chose! I am so glad we've left you with a great impression - we work really hard to do that! Hopefully you will get to come back and stay with us again soon! Happy Travels Jess Operations Manager United Backpackers More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free wifi, clean, well managed kitchen and common rooms. Great location in the heart of CBD. Free wifi, clean, well managed kitchen and common rooms. Great location in the heart of Free wifi, clean, well managed kitchen and common rooms. Great location in the heart of CBD.

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

Wow! What lovely things to say! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback - we really appreciate it! Happy Travels Jess Operations Manager United Backpackers More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helpful and friendly staff, good atmosphere, clean and good facilities, luggage storage and a bar downstairs which to my delight I couldn't hear from my room. The location is great, right in the city centre, as soon as you step outside you're on a main street.

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

Oh goodness! Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave them. I'm happy to hear that you had a great time with us! Hopefully you'll get to come back and visit us again soon :) Happy Travels, Jess Operations Manager United Backpackers More 

Kuching
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, so the vibe is good and its a great place to meet like minded people. Its also reasonably clean, has a fantastic location and the staff are really helpful... But there are plenty of downers too: Its really busy, like REALLY busy all the time, even the biggest party animal would love a chill out area I'm sure. The... More 

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

Hey there, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am really glad to see there were lots of good parts to your stay (yep - we reckon we have the best staff in the business - and you sure can't beat this incredible location!). We ARE super busy. All the time! And this does mean that the... More 

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is perfect but it s a huge backpacker with no character. Very clean and nice bathroom but the bunks beds are very noisy so are the rooms doors. Hard to have a good night sleep. The persons working there are nice and helpful tough.

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

Hi there Stephanie D! Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback about your stay with us. I'm glad to read that you found lots of things to love about your stay (like our amazing staff and incredible housekeepers who work around the clock to keep the hostel super clean!). Yep we are a big and busy hostel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place was unreal! From the moment we we checked in staff where friendly, rooms are big and very clean.!!! Me and another mate stayed in a twin ensuite. As we where on a trip away we where there for one thing only. A bender. Great place to drink and meet people. Highly Recommend this backpackers!!!

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

Hey there! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. Super happy to read that you had a great time with us! Happy Travels - hopefully we will see you again one day soon! Jess Operations Manager United Backpackers More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay here. Clean, large spacious rooms. Beds have plugs and bedside lights which is always a must! Drawers under the bed to keep belongings safe (bit small to fit your backpack in whole, some unpacking required but it's a huge drawer) Security good with key cards for entry. Tv room is awesome, huge comfy pillows and good... More 

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Address: 250 Flinders St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000 , Australia (Formerly Elephant Backpackers)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 240
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