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Discovery Melbourne

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   167 Franklin St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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    4 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 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hostel is a perfect place to stay. 3 mins walking to Victoria Market. 7 - 8 mins to Melbourne CBD. The staff is great, very helpful. However, the kitchen is not really clean and it's hard to use hot water in the bathroom.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is in a perfect place, close of supermarkets, stores, CBD. The staff is very helpful. The only thing to improve is the cleanness of the kitchen, but the dirt in the kitchen is responsibility of the travellers too, not only of the hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, great value good social environment and good facilities! I'll be back! I even had my son with me for a while in one of their fanily room's. Theirs also a great bar in the basement, and they still allow byo upstairs!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay. As far as toilets and bathrooms go, its clean. Hostel is right across the road from queen vic, markets too.Somewhere to sleep and wake up in a great location then the Discovery is great value for money

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Checked in late and checked out early. Very good mattress with thick duvet. Large bedrooms but was quiet. Bathrooms were poor, only 2 toilets for full floor, and one was covered in sick. Certainly didn't look like photos. Liked the fact reception was open 24 hrs for late check in. Average hostel, would be better if good toilets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here a few times. Not a favorite hostel in the city. But I like the fact they also do 2 bed private rooms. Bar downstairs is lively and cheap during happy hours. Staff overly helpful. As far as toilets and bathrooms go, can't fault, clean. Hostel is right across the road from queen vic markets too.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you simply want a bed for the night and a warm shower in the morning this is a great place to stay. The staff were extremely friendly, friendlier than some of the up-market hotels in Melbourne. The room was small however I only needed a bed and was a solo traveller. The bathrooms were clean and there was no... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had a rough night out while visiting girlfriends in Melbourne - I got my drink spiked by some deadbeat, to cut a long story short I passed out in my dorm room...and wet the bed. Badly. Because of the drugs obviously not because I'm 2! Mortified I ran crying down to reception and my fuzzy wuzzy angel took care... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Never get fooled by the photos on web of this hotel, they are deceptive and the experience is awful. Never get into this hotel ever n never again. The room was no different from a prison. Service is terrible. And the environment is definitely not favorable

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GenMngr, General Manager at Discovery Melbourne, responded to this review

Good Morning and thankyou for your review, - Firstly I would like to point out that we are NOT a HOTEL - so your comments are very uncalled for indeed - We are a Backpackers Hostel that provides Good Quality Budget accomodation to all. Our rooms are exceptionally large and I am not sure why you would lthink they are... More

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The rooms and showers are so good! The sapce to hang out with friends excellent and the reception extremely hospitable. I was travel with a friend, as you have never been in Melbourne before, you stayed at the hostel at night and we had a great time there!

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Address: 167 Franklin St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Discovery Melbourne 3.5*
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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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