We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

United Backpackers Melbourne

Hotel website
250 Flinders St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Elephant Backpackers)
Special Offer
Limited Discount Code!
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
United Backpackers Melbourne
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
United Backpackers Melbourne
Write a Review

170 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    86
    55
    21
    4
    4
See reviews for
Families
0
18
88
3
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (23)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (170)
  • Mar-May only
    (61)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (26)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (25)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (58)
All months
Paris, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's was my first experience and it was really bad. The employe of the hostel lobby are very rude and speak to you like a dog. They organised a free tacos night for the backpackers, but it was just enought for maximum 10 persons. It was very bad food also. So i don't recommande that hostel!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine for what it is. Targeted much more at a gap year / uni age, the vast majority of the guests were early twenties. Dorms comfortable, if not exactly spacious though beds are horribly squeaky. The advertised most comfortable pillows are a complete disappointment - average at best. Fab air con! Bathrooms inadequate for number of people and poorly thought... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit melbourne during march i found its awsome hostel for bechlors and couple and grops i stay 4 night and really i enjoy stay meet difrant peoples and share biews of life location is very nive its in heart of city easy access all areas and trans station is very near mist importnt is indain restorant dowan stairs was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I travel melbourne to watch icc world cup final match i stay united backpacers i stay 4 night during my stay i really enjoy alot and i rember my university days staff behwior is very polite friendly rooms very nice clean tidey best place to live if u travel with friend or alone rates are very economical and best thing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some people from the staff are rude and not very friendly with clients. the kitchen is very noisy. facilities are clean. some room are too small for 8 people and it's smelling sometimes. there is locker under the bed and plug close to each bed and it's very useful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a backpacker currently travelling Australia and South East Asia I have stayed in many hostels recently, however United Backpackers has really stuck out as a great hostel. It has a large spacious kitchen area which has clean cooking facilities and importantly lots of tables to create a social atmosphere. The bedrooms are clean and also spacious- which helps with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, great room. Very clean. All staff were great especially kassi. Would stay here for sure. 4 bed female ensuite room is recommended. One of the best I've stayed in Australia. The station is right by.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
34 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 7 nights while hanging out and exploring Melbourne and had a fantastic experience. Staff was super cool and helpful and the hostel is clean and well cared for. I stayed in the female dorm and the beds were comfy and bathrooms in good care, although it can get crowded. Hostel has a lot of tours and activities going... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gold Coast, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location right on Flinders Street opposite Flinders Street train station and walking distance to many restaurants and bars in the CBD and South Bank. Met lots of great people here too. The only downside was a rooftop drain in our room on the second floor which had me thinking what if that pipe was to leak and flood the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Basel, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is very new and directly located at Flinders,Street. very close to the tram strop. The rooms are clean, new and have a appropriate size. Every bed has a own plug station (very comfortable). Additional the hostel has a small bar downstairs with descent prices.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

22 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (20)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (6)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question