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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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32 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

location wise right in front of flinders street station and fed square (very convenient) Rooms were so clean and smells good too! If you take 4 shared female dorm ensuite (clean toilets) but no soap or towels(but most hostels don't offer). Cosy tv room, big cafe, you can store your luggage if you're too early! One of the staffs, guy... More

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

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts about your stay at United - I am so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us :) You really can't beat our location can you? Right in the heart of this incredible city - our amazing staff love sharing it with our guests - I'm... More

Brisbane, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I recently stayed at the United Backpackers for 3 nights and while I didn't use the kitchen/tv room facilities I found the accommodation to be very economical, well situated, clean, friendly and would definitely go there again. The beds did squeak a bit and the walls would appear to be quite thin (hence noise from adjacent rooms) however I was... More

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

Hi ChrisfromBrisbane61, Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts about your stay at United. I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us (short but sweet eh?) I'm happy to hear that you found our staff super friendly and helpful (they are the best in the business, shhh!) and the hostel clean - we... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Clean, cheerful, cheap. Everything you could want. Wonderful staff who are all very knowledgeable. Great choice of activities (which in hind sight I wish I had participated in more) but met some wonderful people who I hope to stay in touch with. I can't wait to come back soon!

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

Hi there YellowSquirrel (fabulous name!), Thank you so much for your lovely words - I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. All of us here love Melbourne and love sharing it with our guests - Hopefully when you come back you'll be able to join in all our amazing events and see more of this incredible city.... More

Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Absolutely awesome but....... This place is awesome. Common areas are clean and modern, toilets facilities are clean and of good quality. Kitchen dining is well design. Atmosphere amongst back packers is great. Well design card based security. Dorm rooms are modern however they have one design flaw!! 10 bodies in one room ( fit comfortably) produce 1000 watts of heat.... More

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

Hello! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. I'm glad that there was so much you loved about your stay (we think we're awesome too!) - I think you pointed out just about everything - the great atmosphere, superb kitchen and dining room and our amazing clean team who work around the clock to keep the... More

Lausanne, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Really nice and clean hostel. The location is perfect, almost in front of federation square. The staff is very friendly. The rooms are a bit small but you have aou own light and power with each bed. Share spaces are big enough and the reception is open 24h/24h

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Hello there, Thanks for leaving your feedback - we really do appreciate it! I certainly agree with you about our location - right in the centre of everything! And thanks for wording up our friendly staff - our team are the best in the business and love sharing this amazing city with all of our guests. (Not to mention our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here. Very helpful staff, free wifi, spacious rooms, big bathrooms. The only thing I'd suggest is to expand your kitchen supplies. There aren't enough cooking pots and pans for all, maybe different sizes (some smaller ones instead of big) would help in the amount gas used for cooking as well. And just to know, pans... More

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

Hello there. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our amazing crew work around the clock to ensure that all of our guests have the best time possible - we love Melbourne and we love sharing it! I will definitely be looking into the kitchen... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Definitely had the most comfortable beds in Melbourne. Excellent cooking facilities, nice atmosphere ...not too party party but not boring! It's never too noisy to get a good night's sleep and the staff are really friendly. The hostel has a decent amount of group entertainment too, trivia nights, giant jenga tournaments and pub crawls, so it's easy to meet people... More

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

Hello there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback - I'm super glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We know that sometimes it can be tough to meet people when you're travelling - that's why we've worked hard to put together an amazing events program to help break the ice (and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Absolutely fantastic hostel! United backpackers has to be one of the cleanest hostels I have stayed in in Australia, even the duvets covers are changed everyday- a rarity for hostels in Australia! The staff are all really friendly and welcoming and all put a great deal of effort into the events throughout the week that are provided! I would highly... More

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

Hello there, Thank you very much for your fabulous and kind words! You're right - we are super clean (just quietly, I think we have the best cleaning crew in the business!) We work really to hard to ensure that all of our guests have the best possible time while visiting amazing Melbourne and being right in the heart of... 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): $
Number of rooms: 240
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