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Discovery Melbourne

3.5 of 5 167 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Too expensive, but not too bad because i was there for the Australian Open, so All was expensive. Toilets and shower were pretty good. Room really small, but comfortable matress, there is not space for your backpack, at least in my 6 beds room.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Big hostel in amazing location - can walk to all near by areas. When I arrived at 2pm my room was not ready - I was sent away for one hour without apologies. After one nights sleep I work up with bed bug bites - this happens in hostels and I reported it to reception expecting them to move me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good backpacker for staying in Melbourne. The position is almost perfect in the CBD. The staff really professional and helpful and the bar and coffee bar are nice and useful. The room is quiet small (I shared a dormitory with 8 beds) and the bed are not really comfortable but it was ok. Toilet and shower could be cleaner I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no way I could ever ever give a good review to a place where I cannot make a cup of tea when I want one. There are literally two mugs in this hostel. Goodluck getting one. There are packets of styrofoam cups that make appearances, but they run out fast. I was happy with my room and my... More 

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

Hi Annabelle, Thanks for your review - I agree some of the Male dorms do have a smell to them hence why we go around daily asking people to air the dorms out - open windows and wash the clothing that is lying in piles on the floor to try and alleviate this smell. The Cups issue - I will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here only one night, in a 4 beds-room. in the room there weren't so much place to put the luggages, but it was clean, silent, the staff has been very nice and available, even when i needed a taxi and they called it for me explaining where i had to go. i know that there are events every... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

when I arrived, Bed was so dirty with hair, smell, dirty spot and I thought it had already used. so I told the woman staff, but she sneered. I was so angry with her. but she said that changing our room. Finally, she changed our room to more dirty room. so I gave up. It was good experience because, now... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay at Discovery in my first week of landing in Melbourne. Cheap drinks at the bar on happy hour and would recommend the free walking tour if it's your first time in Melbs! I was in a private room which was absolutely fine and was a great base for getting out and exploring the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have read reviews saying the hostel was tiered but for me the facilities were adequate. The room was cleaned regularly and so was the communal bathroom so no complaints here. When I checked in to my 8 bed dorm I was assigned a room that was full by accident after realising I went back to reception to inform them... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No clean the rooms for 6 days the linen not change so hot the kitchen big and a lot of element but always dirty not organize breackfast very poor The staff 2 from 9 they helpfully and the manager not flexibly with the situation The bathroom one for each floor and always bad smell

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for two days. I have stayed in a few backpackers but this one is by far the best one yet. Very clean. Even the shared bathrooms are clean. The staff are very helpful and they even plan events if you are not sure what you want to do. Even if you want to stay in and not... More 

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Address: 167 Franklin St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Discovery Melbourne 3.5*
Number of rooms: 117
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