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The Exford Hotel

199 Russell St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #123 of 172 hotels in Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Helston, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a week, and really enjoyed it! Prefect location, plenty of shops around. Could walk to the mcg aswell. The kitchen was big and clean, and a really nice tv room.. With plenty of films!! The bathrooms weren't the nicest but they were good enough. Had free breakfast each morning which was perfect.. Cereal, toast.. Tea coffee and... More

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Exford Hotel for one night and the rooms are fine, big and pretty clean BUT the bathrooms were lets just say it.. disgusting. The showers were gross I couldn't go in them without flip flops, the shower curtains were an old, yellowing and mouldy and there was hair everywhere (and not just head hair...) I know... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is in a great location. Right in the centre of China Town as well as a 5-10 minute walk from the rest of the bustling CBD. Our room was clean, sheets clean and mattress very comfy but lockers were old and battered and half didn't work. Bathrooms were communal but never a problem finding an empty toilet/shower. Bathrooms... More

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Wavre, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in a 2 bedroom overall really good hostel for the price and the location si really central un Melbourne cbd toilet and shower are good too nothing to say just the fan à bit noisy but just had to turn it off

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Malmo, Sweden
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

The one night I stayed here was the worst 24 hours I've spent in a long time. The rooms and facilities are terrible, I'm used to staying at hostels and I'm not picky but this was a joke. It looks more like an institution of some sort rather than a "hotel". The bathrooms are filthy and they don't even have... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I have been to hotels and hostels in over 60 countries and this was absolutely is the worst of them. It is extremely dirty. I got there and there was pubic hair in one of the bathroom's sink, blood on the floor, tampons, etc...By the way, they don't have private bathrooms. The showers have 2 temperatures: cold or scalding hot!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Me and a mate stayed for a week that turned into two, very friendly staff esp the northern chap, clean rooms. Friendly doormen. A bit noisy but you are in a busy part of the city. Good kitchen an lounge area. Will be staying again when we pass through melbourne.

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Adelaide, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Stayed here with friends before and one time solo. Was never there during 'peak' season so both times we got the four-share dorm to ourselves/myself, which is amazing for the price. Great location, in the heart of Chinatown but a 2-minute stroll to Bourke St Mall and everything you could possibly need. Had to provide own towel which was mildly... More

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Ballyshannon, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Stayed here in September 2009 for just under 3 weeks Beds are very Comfortable, Bathroom facility's are good, and they have a Free comedy gig on Thursday nights Just don't sit up the front LOL but it was the staff that made the stay worthwhile, they went above and beyond to help us out with anything we need and were... More

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Also Known As:
Exford Hotel Melbourne
Address: 199 Russell St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Hotel Style:
#123 On the Beach Hotel in Melbourne
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