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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 yesterday NEW

Great location! Neat and clean! Funky vibe! Underground bar was good. Receptionist refused to accept my friend's NSW Photo ID card as she only accepted driver license and passport (btw, my friend doesn't drive). I tried to explain that NSW Photo ID card and driver's license are issued by the same authority. She wasn't satisfied! Then my friend showed their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This hostel captured our hearts that we decided to cancel a week in st kilda to stay an extra week here! A main factor to why we stayed was the hostel staff, they were all extremely friendly,talkative and help you explore the city of Melbourne! If anyone is up for a good chat we recommend Demi, mark, kassi and Leigh... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the first time I have ever been travelling and this is the first hostel I have stayed at on my trip. And what a way it was to start! Where do I begin? The hostel staff are amazing, really friendly and easy to talk to about anything troubling you about Melbourne or the hostel itself. Facilities were spotless,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the best hostels I’ve stayed in, and I’ve stayed in a lot. I stayed at United with the intention of staying for a week or so whilst I looked for a room to rent for the couple of months I would be in Melbourne, but the place was so welcoming and convenient that I ended up... More 

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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 - we really appreciate it! I'm so glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us! How good is our basement lounge! We love it too - and yep, it has the best Free wifi connection in the hostel. Sweeet. We work super hard around the... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had such a good time here, lovely staff, and a very clean and secure place to stay at. The bar is also really good, good prices and fun activities! Definitely coming back here, when I'm back in Melbourne!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

stayed here for a month. travelled around a lot, also outside of australia - this one is definitely under my top 3, if not the best hostel I stayed at. I'm not gonna go into detail too much. you'll like everything about this hostel, except: wifi not working in dorms/ unstable in kitchen and many hotplates aren't working. that's it.... More 

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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 - we really appreciate it! I'm so glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us! We reckon we're pretty good too :) Our free wifi is only available in the communal areas - level 1 kitchen and tv room (we've just put in a new... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very central location to public transport with loads of food options and shops nearby, big kitchen, lots of clean toilets and showers, not a lot of atmosphere though. I didn't feel comfortable hanging around. Admittedly I was told there would be a downstairs bar opening soon, but guests seemed to keep to themselves and not make eye contact, even in... 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 - we really appreciate it. I'm happy to read that there was lots you enjoyed about your stay! In fact, a lot has changed since you stayed with us in December - you will definitely need to come back and see for yourself! Our amazing, cheap as chips bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

United backpackers is just the epitome of a fun loving hostel. I stayed here in a 12 bed dorm for 7 days. Its clean, the wifi works and the bar downstairs is great. Its not always busy but hey cheap drinks and you have all your new friends around you. They have taco tuesdays (yea free tacos) and free pasta... More 

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

My goodness! Thank you for your kind words! We work super hard around the clock to ensure that all our superstar guests have the best time and that our awesome facilities are kept up to scratch - thanks for noticing :) How good is our bar - cheap as chips and fun to boot. Who doesn't love a free meal...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What can you say about a place that is just about perfect. The best I have ever stayed in. Good bed, clean, great staff, plenty of room and perfect location. Really loved this place would stay again and again Thanks too all the friendly staff PS next time use Buckets and spades Hehehe

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

Hey there, Wow! What lovely things to say - thanks so much for taking the time to leave your thoughts. We reckon we're pretty good too - we can't wait to welcome you back again one day soon. Happy Travels Jess Operations Manager United Backpacker Melbourne ps: off to buy some buckets and spades now... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a very nice hostel! Everything was just cool, new and comfortabel, except this horrible noise (doors, streets, cars, people outside)!! I could sadly really only hard sleep... No worries apart of that it's just excellent, thanks, cheers!

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

Hey there Fiona S, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback! We really appreciate it! We reckon we're a very nice hostel too ;) and we have the best location in town, right in the heart of the city and in amongst all the action - that does mean that sometimes it can get a little noisy... Cheers... More 

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