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The Melbourne Connection

205 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 , Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't book this hostel!! I've stayed in this hostel only two nights and am more than happy that I didn't extend. The inconvience started straight at arrival time, check-in time was pushed back another hour and the storage room was way too small. Talking about small: the kitchen. The fridge was stuffed with food (not quite sure if they ever... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

With lots of dorm units and lots of interesting travellers, it would be possible to enjoy your stay at Melbourne Connection- if only the basic cleaning was maintained to s much higher standard. Bathroom cleaning was poor and had to be requested, the shared kitchen was often filthy and the bench tops really poor quality. But St Kilda is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in this hostel for almost 9 months now, and I wouldn't want to stay elsewhere. The staff are very friendly and helpful and I have become friends with many of them. The location is perfect, close to Southern Cross station and on the edge of the CBD. The hostel is generally clean, the kitchen can be quite... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Melbourne Connection, although convenient and cheap, is still brought down by its lack of cleanliness and comfort. While staying here with my girlfriend the room itself was quite bare and not all that comfortable. Right outside was a public TV area which can be quite loud throughout the night. Not to mention there are usually people passed out from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This hostel has some great positives and some big negatives. The main positive is the location, next to Southern Cross station in the centre of the CBD it's location is great. It was very cheap considering many hostels hiked up the prices for the Formula 1 weekend and for the price the beds were a comfy sleep. However you need... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

First of all, the location is great...close to the city centre, not far away from the central bus station. The staff is friendly and helpful as well + free WIFI is available. However, the hostel is old and in need for renovation. Rooms and Beds are old and worn off, the ceilling is unsound and there is mold in the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

For sur is not the best hostel in Melbourne. Not dirty, but it is old hostel . But I stayed 2 months here, and it was one of my best lefe experience. And it s close of every things . Free WiFi, 2 tv room , and a great atmosphere

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Siem Reap, Takev, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

I arrived in Australia 2 months ago and for the entire duration so far I have been in Melbourne Connection, it's a fantastic hostel with fantastic staff! The location is on the edge of the CBD so you can enjoy the city life without the constant hassle of the city when you want to avoid it, plus being one block... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Myself and my friend had a provisional booking which we turned up to on Saturday 22nd November, we paid for 7 nights upon arrival as suggested. We then had to drop off our rented camper in which time we had a call regarding a flatshare we had inquired about which have a room available for us asap. Which was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Good location and not too difficult to find. Close to the train station. Got in late and left early. The guy who let us in and out was very good considering we had to wake him up both times. Bed was ok. Only complaint was the noise making it hard to sleep.

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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