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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Third time I have actually stayed here and as ever it didn't disappoint. Constantly clean and tidy, plenty of events happening every day and evening. And very quiet at night too. In an excellent location too. Would definitely stay again, you'd be a fool not to stay here while in Melbourne!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved United, but there is actually a disadvantage to staying there... No other hostel now compares! This was the first hostel I stayed in on arrival in Australia, arriving at the beginning of January and staying for 2 weeks. The location is perfect, the rooms were clean, bedding clean (a rarity in hostels up the East coast) and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First hostel i stayed in Oz and must say one of the best ! Rooms were clean and all staff were really friendly. Location wise it's perfect, right in centre and near all the attractions. Would definitely stay there again. Wifi was good and bar downstairs had fairly good prices for drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I left my heart ..22 days there ...before leave melbourne I will come back for sure !! <3 staff amazing ..location is perfect..I met many people and part of them now became my daily friends ..well I have been in few hostel before because Unfortunally they had not bed available because of the tennis cup ..let me say is a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for two weeks while working and had a really great time. Nice people, very modern and clean, air con, great showers/toilets. The location is probably the best bit - right on Flinders next to tram and trains. Yeeehewwww.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

United has thee perfect location and really good sized rooms. The hotel is very clean and facilities are pretty good, although you only get wifi on the 1st floor. Didn't particularly like the staff, weren't very friendly and forever being accused by the "kitchen cop" of not cleaning up in the kitchen .. We are 22 years of age! Quite... More 

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

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback - we work hard to keep the hostel super clean (thanks for noticing!) and yep - it's hard to beat this location isn't it. I'm happy to read there was lots you enjoyed about your stay with us :) Some things have changed since you were with us... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant place to stay! Stayed here for a week and loved every minute of it. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfy, the bathrooms are nice and the staff is really enthousiastic! Loads of activities are set up from the hostel and there are plenty of communal areas to chill and have a chat with fellow travellers. I'd go... More 

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

Woo-hoo! What lovely things to read. Thanks so much for leaving your feedback - we look forward to welcoming you back to United one day soon (ps: one week in Melbourne is never enough - you have to come back!) Happy Travels Jess Operations Manager More 

Las Vegas, NV
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location of the hostel was excellent, and the whole hostel was very clean. WiFi was awful, and I emailed in advance to see if it was fixed since other people mentioned it was bad. I was lied to and was told it was really good. Common areas left a bit to be desired, as the chill out lounge is hidden... 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 - you sure can't beat this location and we really do work super hard to keep this hostel super clean - thanks for noticing. I am bummed to read about your experience with our free wifi. We have invested heavily in improving it recently and I will continue to... More 

Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes! I loved United Backpackers! The beds were comfy, you have your own reading light and electric socket next to your bed and the vibe is amazing! I went there from monday to wednesday and every night the hostel organized an event. Loved the wine and cheese night! The people I have met here were lovely as well. It might... More 

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

Hello you! Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback - and my goodness what lovely things to say! I'm so glad to read that you enjoyed your time with us. We work super hard to ensure that every superstar who stays with us has an amazing time and gets the most out of their Melbourne experience! We... More 

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this hostel! So far the best hostel I have stayed at in my travels! So close to everything and very helpful staff! It was super clean, both the rooms, bathrooms and living areas! The kitchen is probably the best that I have seen for a hostel, with lots of fridge space and cooking space! Great meeting areas from the... More 

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

Wowsers - what lovely things to say. Thanks so much for leaving your feedback - we really appreciate it! Hopefully you will get to come back and stay with us again soon. Happy Travels Jess Operations Manager More 

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Additional Information about United Backpackers Melbourne

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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Also Known As:
Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne

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