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The Greenhouse Backpacker

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228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place is located in the heart of the city & very near to the attractions, train stations and all--which makes the place awesome. The room we stayed in is a twin/double room. Nothing really special in the room. The toilet & bath are shared, not really spotless clean but okay. I never really experienced queueing up to use the... More 

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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location was incredible for the price. I walked everywhere, even though there are free trams all through the CBD. The hostel itself was good, not overly social but I met people on the provided walking tours. The events coordinator Molly is amazing, super friendly and willing to help. The Internet was the worst part, mostly just used my 3G. I... More 

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

Hi KM, Amazing review. It's great to hear you loved our walking tour and footy trip. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Thanks again. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the hostel was good in the tram free area and friendly staff. If you like everyday for breakfast bread with ore pinutbutter of butter with jam. But after that there are some problems. - poor WiFi connection - cold showers - letters and parcels what's dissapears

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

Hi Thomas, Sorry to hear you had some minor issues during your stay here. We are looking into your first two points this morning. As for your parcel going missing, I will send you a private message shortly with the details of a friend at Australia Post, as they are the best ones to speak to regarding missing parcels. Thanks... More 

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

Hi Max, Sorry to hear there were a few problems with your stay. I have sent you a private message with a few answers and my e-mail address and would be happy to chat. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback and it was great to hear you enjoyed our activities. More 

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Awesome place, nice staff, big kitchen opens 24h, very very very clean rooms and bathrooms... Only 1 regret : the rooftop closing at 11pm... But you can still chill out in the huge common area after that ! Close to everything ! This is the place to be to meet new people and discover Melbourne !!!

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

Hi Foxy, Thrilled to hear you had fun during your stay. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for all the new news and updates. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Its located near the flinder station and its so convenient with stires and food. Just stone throw away with free tram zone. Worth for the price and its the one of cheapest stay in town. However the clealiness must also depend on your roomates :) shared bathroom. Breakfast is simple and nice. Spacious canteen and kitchen. They have lot of... More 

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in this hostel as we knew people staying there. We found it fun, probably because we knew a fair amount of the people 'living' there. It has a perfect location! The walls are so thin you can hear everything in the surrounding areas. We had a room next to the toilets on several occasions and could hear people... More 

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belfast
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Have stayed a few times mainly due to price location and free breakfast. Staff aren't overly helpful& some rooms have no windows. Lockers and toilets/showers are good. Wifi connection isn't great.location really sells it though

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

Hi Jenny, Sorry to hear there were a few issues with staff. I have sent you a private message and am happy to chat more about it. We have some new upgrades for our guest internet and private rooms on the way, so we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thanks for taking the time to offer some feedback. More 

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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

the staff is very friendly and helpful. the sanitary are very clean and wash everyday. the commun room is not on the same level of the room so the room are pretty quiet. there is everything in the kitchen. lockers in the room and the linen are clean.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I stayed here for 5 nights. It seems like a hostel where workers stay as it didn't seem very sociable. The room I stayed in was also laid out in a way that made each bunk private. It is in a great area and very close to shops/transport/attractions. I prefer hostels where there's more chance to socialise and meet people.... More 

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

Hi Bear89211, Thanks for the feedback. Sorry to hear you didn't find it sociable, we currently run free activities for guests four days a week and are always looking at new ideas. I will send you a private message to get your take on some ideas we've had. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. More 

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