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United Backpackers Melbourne

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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 104 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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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here twice, once back in June 2014 and then again in June 2015. I feel the standards have slipped. Before they opened the bar you could drink in the kitchen which when you've just arrived in Australia it's a great way to meet new people, making the hostel friendly and welcoming, the second time round I didn't get... More 

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

Hi and thanks for your review! We are glad you decided to return but I am disappointed that you didn't enjoy yourself as much this time as we are constantly working to improve our facilities and guest experience. There is certainly a different vibe with no BYO allowed now but we do see this as a plus as the kitchen... More 

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They had so much to offer, outings and activities very knowledgeable crew. Fun and extremely helpful. Would stay there again in a heart beat. 24 hour reception. Great location. Stations right on your door step for easy travelling. Pub crawls, night market tours, comedy and movie nights so much to offer.

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

Hi Paula, Thanks so much for leaving your feedback - we really appreciate it. I'm super glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. You sure can't beat our location can you? Right in the heart of the city with everything you need at the front door! Glad you managed to enjoy some of our free tours and... More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I didn't expect it to be THAT GOOD. Every detail is perfect. Perfect organisation, beautiful, clean and spacious place, perfect localization... The staff is so nice and friendly. Everyday they have some special plan, for example one day per week they give free tacos, or free pancakes... It is very secure, people are nice, you don't have to care too... More 

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

Hi there! Thanks so much for leaving your feedback - we really appreciate it. I'm super glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. The United crew are all really passionate about ensuring our guests have the sort of experience you did so seeing reviews like this makes it all worth our while! We'd love to see you... More 

Canberra, Australia
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58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I seriously can't think of one bad thing to say about this hostel, we loved it! Its RIGHT in the middle of the CBD right across the street from a main train station, 5 minute walk from Hosier Lane, basically attached to Degraves street and there is grocery stores and places to eat two doors down. The hostel itself was... More 

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

Hi there! Thanks so much for leaving your feedback - we really appreciate it. I'm super glad to read that you loved United! You sure can't beat our location can you? Right in the heart of the city with everything you need at the front door! Glad you managed to enjoy some of our free tours and events as well.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thanks for your 5 star review! More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At firtst, I didn't trust this backpackers which seen through pictures. But it is just a moment. I can't regert booking this backpackers. so good.I don't forget about the times during staying this backpackers

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

Hi! Thanks so much for leaving your feedback - we really appreciate it. I'm super glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we were actually not too good to be true! We'd love to see you back here again soon and in the meantime enjoy your travels! Cheers Anna Heaton General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly hostel at a perfect location in Melbourne. Every night there are great activities in the bar where it is easy to meet some other travelers. The bathrooms are very nice and clean, and there are several rooms to chill with comfortable couches. I would definitely recommend this hostel to all my friends.

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

Hi!, Thanks so much for leaving your feedback - we really appreciate it. I'm super glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. You sure can't beat our location can you? Right in the heart of the city with everything you need at the front door! Glad you managed to enjoy some of our free tours and events... More 

Lake Worth, Florida
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for 3 nights at United in a four bedroom dorm with toilet in the room. I was more than impressed with the facilities at United. Everything was clean at all times and the room itself was large for a door room. Plenty of outlets and lights right by the bunks too. Decent hot water in the shower as... More 

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

Hi! Thanks so much for leaving your feedback - we really appreciate it and I'm super glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. You sure can't beat our location can you? I might start describing it as freakishly good in our marketing! Love it! Glad you managed to enjoy some of our free tours and events as... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've spent so many time in United, it became like a second house. It's one of the 2 best backpackers i did in 7 months ! It has been the first place i went when i arrived in Australia in January. Then, i started to move a lot, and experience lot of backpackers. I came back a couple of months... More 

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

Hi Simon, Thanks so much for leaving your feedback - we really appreciate it. I'm super glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and it was like your home away from home! Hopefully you'll be able to come back for one last stay before you have to go home! In the meantime enjoy your travels!... More 

Malaysia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 4 nights. Strategic place - right opposite flinder street station. You can get a free city tram ride in front of the hostel to go for sightseeing. The room was very clean, even the shared toilets were very clean! The kitchen was really well-equipped and very clean. I could see staff cleaning up the place almost all... More 

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

Hello there! Thanks so much for leaving your feedback - we really appreciate it. I'm super glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. You're right! Our amazing clean team work around the clock (in fact there is a cleaner on staff almost every hour of the day!) to keep the hostel super clean and tidy for all... More 

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