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United Backpackers Melbourne

Certificate of Excellence
2.0 of 5
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250 Flinders St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Elephant Backpackers)
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Ranked #11 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved staying here, the people were really friendly, and people make it. If you are a lone traveller there are social events everyday of the week. Down stairs the bar is cheap with events on such as pub quiz and games night with the chances of winning trips up the east coast and free bar tabs! The kitchen was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good hostel, i recommand it, clean room and good areas .. I arrive in may 2015 and it was a good period to go there ! Very good hostel, i recommand it, clean room and good areas .. I arrive in may 2015 and it was a good period to go there !

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a good time on impromptu trip to Hawks v Swans football game organised by hostel, good clear if a bit cool night, good close game, good group from hostel, good natured crowd at game, good lad who organised it, good all round really.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

too soon to discuss, only just got here, seems ok so far. very good location near to shops, all transport hubs, cbd, clubs pubs casino, football stadiums etc but i wouldn't recommend you worry about using the wifi cos they make you fill out a whole of stuff like this before you can use it, and if you want to... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the first stop of my east coast tour. The hostel is really easy to get to from the airport on the airport shuttle. It's located next to Flinders Street station so it's a perfect base for all the city centre attractions including lots of lovely coffee shops and restaurants in the laneways. The hostel is pretty big but... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to perfect location to walk the cOoL streets of Melbourne love this city it was great getting lost in all the streets lots to see! Helpful staff always upbeat and ready to help. I think it's worth paying a bit more for 4 bed dorm, really large kitchen area and nice TV lounge and actual bar downstairs... More 

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

Hey! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback - we appreciate it and I'm so glad to read that you enjoyed your time with us - we reckon our 4 share dorms are definitely worth it (but our 12 shares are pretty good too!). We really like you too - Come back soon! Happy Travels Jess... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

United Backpackers is a great hostel overall. Perfect location, right by Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. Walking distance to the State Library of Victoria, the Queen Victoria Markets, Eureka Skydeck 88, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the sports stadiums, alleyways with graffiti art (Hosier Lane, AC/DC Lane, Union Lane), and public transportation options. Huge variety of restaurants and cafes, as... More 

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

Oh hello there! Thanks so much for leaving your kind words about your stay at United Backpackers - we really appreciate it! I think you've covered just about all the good stuff that happens here! (yep - no BYO, we're a licensed property...good thing our amazing bar is super cheap eh?) See you again soon? Happy Travels Jess Operations Manager... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They deserve a 5 star ... But some bad luck I was there when wifi wasn't working well 😜 so fair is fair ... 4 star because the hostel is awesome in every way and when Wifi is working 5 stars ! Clean place, tv room, fantastic equipped kitchen, perfect location , funny and beautiful staff, lounge room, bar in... More 

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

Hey! Thanks so much for leaving your feedback! The wifi is now up and running sweet as - come back and try it out! (We'll get that five star review from you yet!) Happy Travels Jess Operations Manager United Backpackers Melbourne More 

Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel has very good location, very convenient to see the Melbourne’s central sightings and do your daily grocerty or get a cup of coffee nearby. The room is clean and quiet, the kitchen has all the facilities that you can cook whatever you want. Overall this is a great place to stay!

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

Wowsers! Thanks so much for your kind words (and taking the time to leave them!) - I'm super glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us :) Come back and visit again soon! Happy Travels Jess Operations Manager United Backpackers Melbourne More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed on a Saturday and Sunday in May and really enjoyed our stay. Location couldn't be better - a short walk to lots of shops and lane way cafes, restaurants, Federation square and access to trains and trams just out the door. Staff are awesome - Steve (I think) the "ginger whinger" in particular, who did... 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 awesome feedback. We really appreciate it! We reckon we have the best staff in the business! I will certainly be passing on your thanks to the Ginger Ninja (or Whinger - it depends on the day :0 ) - we think he's pretty rad too. We have variety of rooms... More 

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