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The Exford Hotel

199 Russell St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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The Exford Hotel
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Ranked #133 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I'm not sure if the bartender knew we were tourists and took advantage of that fact, but she charged us $23 for two beers! Unless that's just how much beers are there? Then in that case, that's kind of ridiculous considering that it's really just a dive bar. It's a tourist trap. But then again, I'm sure locals wouldn't be... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Situated at at a very convenient place, you feel like you're at the center of all activities all the time. The night life around is just awesome, not to miss the hotels own pub which is full with interesting performances, comedy shows, live music etc. There are restaurants all around. But the best part about the place is ever so... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Really helpful staff, nice little breakfast in the bar with old school and relax hip-hop music. Toast, cereals, pancake, coffee etc. Private showers, clean rooms, nicely located. What you're looking for as a simple but nice hostel. Beware: a lot of stairs, no elevator.. a good work-out!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was in this hotel from 12th to 15th Feb 1. Rooms are too dirty 2. Fan was not working 3. To noisy 4. Staff is not supportive, one you pay them, they don't care of anything.it is not hotel it is a hostel. If you point out any problem, they simply tell you that you are paying me for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I only stayed for a night. There was a bar downstairs and it was very noisy at night. I think some of people might get drunk so they screamed loudly. I totally couldn't sleep when heard any noises. Perhaps I better spent more for staying somewhere....

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Exford Hotel (or i rather say hostel) it's located right in chinatown,one of the most central area of Melbourne. The place host a british style pub on the ground floor which is in my opinion the real (and one of the few) pro of the hostel: nice environment,good beer and discount on beverage for hostel's costumers. We stayed in a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I stayed for one night. It was not a good experience as downstair of this hostel is a bar, it was very noisy the whole night until about 5am in the morning. Many drunk people and i felt it was not quite safe though they have the card to assess the door. The room and toilet were very clean, the... More 

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wagga wagga
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My friend and I had an ok stay. Its not the most flash hotel/hostel, but its good enough for a few nights and is in a great location! We were entertained during the night by a violinist who mostly played amazing grace. It was very entertaining. I hope he is here to brighten your night when you visit the exford!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The hostel is really minimal it has a bar downstair which make a lot of noise at the weekand and it is near a noisy street you can hear everything but it is in a good location and it is probably the cipper hostel in town. I sujjest if you dont require lux and need a place to stay for... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

I've only got one issue with this place: bathrooms. Understandably hostel bathrooms are a niggle but there was a broken toilet on my floor that wasn't tended to during my two-day stay. Aside from that, the staff are helpful, honest and actually smile when helping you. The communal area layout in the basement has a good flow and you can't... More 

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