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The Greenhouse Backpacker

228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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The Greenhouse Backpacker
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Ranked #41 of 113 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Cleanliness
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good location, nice and cheap, free wifi on level 6 and free breakfast. Not the cleanest backpackers I've stayed at. Certain staff seemed like they didn't want to be there, not helpful. Only sheets and pillow cases changed between peoples stay - was in the room when my bed was made up. Would probably stay again just based on location.

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Rhi, So sorry to hear you felt that way about our staff. I have sent you a private message. Thanks for the response. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stayed here for two nights in a private double room with my girlfriend. For 45 dollars a night each we felt it was pretty basic, the room contained a bed and a cupboard, and not much else, it didn't even have a wibdow. It was clean though, with decent amenities. The kitchen is fairly big with a huge common room.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This hostel was quite central and was fine for a 1 night stay. It's not a place to meet ppl. It's right beside Degraves st one of the main laneways areas. Great food options there. Also close to Flinders station.

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Bridget, Thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for the review. More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Having stayed in similar hostels around Melbourne at nearly double or more the cost and around a 10-15 minute walk away from Swanston street, Flinders Station, nearby restaurants and bars, Greenhouse Back Packers is value for money that you'll find hard to match. A bit basic it may be, but again try and find somewhere else to stay in the... More 

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Sydney, NSW
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It's a real coup for a hostel to be right near Flinders Street station so it's really easy to get there and around. That's the big plus for this place. The toilets and showers were really good. It was nice to have free breakfast albeit very basic (unlimited coffee was handy), although being so central to everything in the city... More 

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Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Jeb, Thanks for the feedback and great to hear you enjoyed the showers. We look forward to welcoming you back with a few of our activities soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

As i havnt stayed in backpacking places in aus, hard to know what the going standard is , but very good for price. Central, good clean facilities, floors quite. Just dont expect amazing breakfast. Public transport in the central business area was well organised, dont catch cabs. At the start of a trip learn all the different tranportation options

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed at greenhouse for nearly 2 weeks whilst in Melbourne and we were really impressed. Probably one of the best hostels we stayed in in Australia! The rooms were clean and the free dinner was always a plus. Cool rooftop and in a great location right in the centre of Melbourne, really close to main high street and federation... More 

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Laura, Great to hear you enjoyed staying with us! Happy travels More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I stayed here for 2 weeks around 2 years ago. The location has to be, in my opinion, the best for a backpacker. You're right in the heart of Melbourne, a couple of minutes walk from Federation Square, the Yarra river and plenty of convenience stores, supermarkets and fast food places. On a basic level, the rooms were OK. The... More 

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Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Mary, Thanks for taking the time to leave such detailed feedback about your stay back in 2012. I'm sorry to hear that you experienced a few issues during your stay. I have sent you a private message and it would be great to get a chance to run you through all of the changes and upgrades we have made... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have stayed in hostel for 4 nights..Everthing just ok.I stayed in the level 3 in the dorm style.. They have a free breakfast in the morning and i like it.Location the strategic and easy to find out. But,the toilet very dirty and the dorm no window,means 24 hours in dark..Wifi connection only in the level 6 and very poor.

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Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Joe88, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay. We clean our kitchen and bathrooms four times a day, so I will private message you to get some more details on the issues you experienced during your stay. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The staff were nice, expect for the two on the reception on my last day. Acted so unprofessional talking about me right in front of me. I didn't say anything just because I dislike confrontation. My room had no window which wasn't nice, now I ask every hostel I stay at for a window. I met friendly people, bed was... More 

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi 714Sam, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It was great to read about you meeting and enjoying our comfortable beds and common areas. I have sent you a private message about the issues you experienced during your stay, you are welcome to contact us with more detail. More 

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