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United Backpackers Melbourne

250 Flinders St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000 , Australia (Formerly Elephant Backpackers) (Melbourne CBD)
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for 3 nights in a 4 mixed dorm en suite. I think the overall experience was great! It's obviously a Greta location on Flinders St. The kitchen was always loud and I never ventured past the commons room hallway on level 1...where you can find everyone plugged in trying to use the free WI-FI located only on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The people are awesome, the rooms are even better. Very clean and professional. Make sure you check out the pub crawls and other activities. They need to screen people for snoring though but that's all backpackers

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Regina, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't beat the location but, at the same time, the key card entry system makes you feel so safe. It's incredibly clean - there always seems to be someone cleaning. The beds are so comfortable and each has it's own light and plug-in - great for charging your devices. The main areas (kitchen/tv room) are huge and make it... More

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

Hello there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback! We love hearing nice things about ourselves (who doesn't!) and I am so glad to read that you really enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully you will come back and see us again one day soon! Happy Travels Jess Operations Manager United Backpackers More

Bendigo, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed one night there and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and It is very clean. The hostel is an excellent location with buses, trams and trains just outside the front door if you want to travel any where inside or outside of the city, so very easy to get around. Also most things in the... More

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

Hi Greg, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback - I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you'll be coming back to visit again soon! The beds can sometimes be a little creaky - we do work to stay on top of this - but sometimes we... More

Sway, England, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't really say anything other than these are typical 12 bed dorms, with all the trimmings. Exceptionally comfy beds with personal light and locker etc. bit dubious about the cleaning that goes on- wrapper (of a certain sort) found tucked next to bed with old tissues...lovely. UBs is however in a really good location right on Federation Square, surrounded by... More

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

Hi there Gus, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am so happy to hear that there was lots that you loved about your stay (how good are those beds lights and personal power-points!) - you certainly can't beat this location and our quiz master Vanessa runs a great trivia night! Our housekeeping crew work... More

Rushden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

An awesome hostel, stayed here 3 times, facilities and rooms were top notch. The staff on the whole were brilliant but a couple seem to remember it is essentially a hostel and not the hilton, would definately recommend to anyone

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

Hi Martin! Thanks for leaving your feedback! We love when our guests keep returning - It means we are doing it right! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Happy Travels Jess Operations Manager United Backpackers More

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Pros: Great Common Area: 1) Kitchen/Common Area: your allowed to bring your own alcohol and drink it in the common room/kitchen which is great (no need to drink vodka out of a "water bottle" like in other hostels - makes it a lot more sociable, without being a total frat party - good place to drink and chat with people.... More

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

Hi Kieran M! Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts about your stay at United Backpackers. I am really glad to read that you had a great time and there was lots you loved! We've worked really hard to create a warm and inviting hostel with a great atmosphere and our amazing staff are here 24 hours... More

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Was very happy with my stay at united backpackers. It is by far the nicest and cleanest hostel that i have stayed at. You can hear the sound of people walking past the room at times but this didnt bother me. I couldnt hear noise from the busy street. Great location and the staff were very helpful. I would stay... More

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Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback about your stay - I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We work super hard around the clock to keep the hostel really clean and tidy - thanks for noticing! - and our reception is staffed 24 hours a day to help... More

Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I stayed for three nights and it was the best hostel I have ever stayed at. It has a great location which is right next to the Federation Square, where the tourist information center and free wifi are. I stayed at 8 shared female dorm room and there was power plug and light for each bed which was very convenient.... More

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

Wowsers. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - we love hearing that we do a great job (who doesn't!!) and I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Happy Travels Jess Operations Manager United Backpackers More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I stayed a total of 7 nights at this hostel at the end of my 7 month backpacking trip. It was one of my favourite hostels of my entire trip, The location was excellent, opposite Flinders street station in the centre of the CBD and with excellent transport links to other areas of the city. It is a fairly new... More

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

Hello there - thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave them (who doesn't like hearing nice things about themselves)! I'm really glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and you're right, you really cannot beat our location for enjoying the best that the amazing city of Melbourne has to off... More

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Address: 250 Flinders St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000 , Australia (Formerly Elephant Backpackers)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne

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Come join the fun & excitement at Melbourne’s newest backpackers! Opposite Flinders Station & on the most happening laneway in town, our location is unbeatable but the vibe is even better!At United Backpackers we look after our travellers with modern, sparkling clean & funky facilities, unique experiences, fantastic staff, top notch security and the best pillows in town! Not only are we the newest and coolest hostel in Melbourne, we offer great value for money and an awesome vibe, all right in the heart of Melbourne! If you are looking for something a bit different and a whole lot of fun, then get booking!Us in a nutshell:• Accommodation for 300 superstar travellers in shared & private rooms over 3 levels • 24 Reception manned with a rock star reception team of Melbourne locals• FREE Wi-Fi in common areas • Brand new, sparking clean bathrooms cleaned around the clock• Fantastic new designer kitchen with ovens and heaps of equipment, hot plates and storage• Light & bright dining & common room with huge windows and great views • Funky TV/Chill Out Lounge with lots of cushions and free DVD hire available• Top class security with swipe card access, lockers in all rooms & CCTV • Cool free events to show you the real Melbourne experience! • A travel desk and help with jobs• Opening Early 2014 - Bar United, our funky basement bar.* Please note we do not currently have a guest laundry as this will open as pat of the basement level facilities in early 2014.ACCOMMODATION We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from so whether you are looking to share a dorm from 4 to 12 beds filled with your newest friends, or to splash out on one of our private ensuite rooms, you will find it at United Backpackers! All rooms have: • Lockers• Bedside light with power point for your charging pleasure• Lots of space• High quality beds and linen • Choose between shared or ensuite bathrooms • Swipe card access• Heating & fans (private ensuite rooms have AC)• Cleaning servicing the rooms daily ... more   less 
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