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Discovery Melbourne

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   167 Franklin St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for 3 nights in a 8 share. Beds was ok, but no air cond in the room. Also there was no window for outside in the room and the smell inside was not so good... It is a massive hostel. The breakfast was good, but the kitchen should be improved, primarily the fridges (refrigerators), cause there was so many... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was really easy to find. Good location with only like 20 minutes to the main federation square and really so many restaurants and shops to use. The kitchen was big enough for everyone but didn't have enough cutlery or anything like that for everyone and things were often not working. But overall I enjoyed my stay there.

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Berlin, Germany
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18 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed four nights at this hotel - which was most likely three nights too long. Discovery Melbourne is a way too big hostel with a dirty kitchen (they had someone to do the dishes for several hours) with old utensils and low quality cookers. The small room we stayed in had no decoration at all, only a double bed... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very big hostel, feels like a factory, but has everything you need. The rooms are really clean and it has a nice atmosphere. The only improvement is the kitchen, too many insects and dishes and bags and not enough utensils, cookers don't work always and not enough space in the stinky fridges.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 weeks in a 4 share. Beds were comfy, but there was no a/c & we were nxt to building work. Even so, it was a great hostel to meet other backpackers & get drunk in the hostel bar or on the rooftop. There is also a cafe that sells decent food for a good price & a... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only stayed here one night, but found the 16 bed dorm a comfortable place to crash for the night. Obviously bring ear plugs so you don't have to listen to people snoring and skyping during the night. I found it to be clean wherever I went. Though I did not use the kitchen. The staff were helpful whenever I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel was pretty awful. Let's start with the size. Way too big of a kitchen and common room to actually get to know anyone. The kitchen was soooo gross. No body there cleans up after them selves, and most of the burners on the stoves didn't work. We saw multiple cockroaches and the fridges were so packed we couldn't... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for six nights in the twin room. The beds were great, super comfortable and the room was a good, standard size for two people. Nice, big window to let in a cool breeze through the night. I was most impressed with the fact they seem to have a different event on every day from Karaoke on Thursday... More

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kuala lumpur
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights. It was a great experience. Great location, Excellent service and very value of money. They have free breakfast, free shutter to local market and beach and also a lots of happening event organize for people who stay there.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I stayed at the Discovery Melbourne for one night in early February 2014. The place is huge so there's lots of people around at all times. After checking in I proceeded to my room, a private double room, and found a pool of vomit greeting me just outside. Not a great start! I informed staff and they cleaned it up... More

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Additional Information about Discovery Melbourne

Address: 167 Franklin St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 101 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Discovery Melbourne 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discovery Melbourne is a large city backpackers conveniently located right in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Enjoy a free breakfast each day between 7am - 9am, newly installed Global Gossips Wifi throughout the Entire Buidling, and if your stay with us for 3 or more consecutive nights, a FREE airport pick up from Tullamarine. (*Conditions apply.) Features include a basement bar, café, cinema, job & travel agencies, rooftop with BBQ’s and 24 hour reception with great local staff.For travellers looking to share accommodation we have 4, 6 & 8 share dorms and also 10 - 16 share dorms for those looking for an even cheaper option. For those wanting some privacy we also have basic private double, twin & family rooms. All rooms have shared bathroom facilities, heating and linen.Our Events Program offers guests many opportunities to explore and make friends! Discover amazing street art & hidden secrets on our free walking tours & head out of the city on our free markets & beach bus tours! Our bar The Velvet Underground has cheap drink specials including Happy Hour until 8pm from Wednesday - Saturday! Great DJ’s get the dance floor pumping and a huge range of events, such as Poker nights, Minute to Win it and Ladies night on a friday. If it’s great coffee & food you’re after, the chefs at our licensed café serve up delicious food 7 days a week including all day breakfast and some of the best pizzas in town! Our fantastic Melbournian staff will make you feel right at home 24/7 Our overnight security, CCTV, lockers and swipe card access will ensure you and your belongings are safe! ... more   less 
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