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The Greenhouse Backpacker

228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good location , with breakfast and nice people at the reception . Bed and sanitary are clean and new . Rooftop with barbecue . I asked to change my room for more privacy and they gave me an other one without saying anything . Can be rare sometimes !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here because it had good reviews so thought we would pay a bit extra than normal. This place is not good value for money. The walls are so thin they might as well not be there. I could constantly here the people in the room next to me and the people in the room across the corridor. From... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

location is super great that you can walk to Flinders station in 1 min. Reception crew are friendly and lots information available there. Rooms are clean and so is the bathroom. Price is fairly good for the facilities and services. If the water pressure could be bigger, more power spot in the room, and stronger wifi signal will be perfect.

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Panajachel, Guatemala
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place is great to meet people and get to know Melbourne. It is very well located in the CBD, they organize free guided tours and pub crawls and other activities or free meals which makes it easy to make friends. The place in itself has everything backpackers look for (comfy beds, clean bathrooms, big kitchen, free breakfast, laundry, pool,... More

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

Hi Fanny, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I was thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Happy travels! More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Value for money option with very centralised location. Offers most of what I would expect from a backpackers hostel such as free wifi and kitchen facilities. However, the rooms didn't have very good sound proofing and I didn't sleep very well, given that it was very noisy outside. They also didn't offer parking and I had to park at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a great backpackers best location right in the city , there a super market like 1 min walk away the place is centrally heated so never get cold and there's always something going on and u get free dinner on Tuesdays , the only complain I had was they have elements to use but no overs which I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is the very first time that we had stayed at the backpackers hotel and I must admit it was a good stay. We took a double room and room wasn't the spacious kind that you always experience in hotel. However, it was good enough for both of us to have 1 large luggage and 1 medium size luggage to... More

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Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As it's a backpackers hostel, don't expect too much. My friend and I we're fine with this hostel as long as we have a place to put our things and sleep. The location is great. Besides, they provides free breakfast everyday, it's just some basic breakfast. The place made me feel like home, during night I can see a bunch... More

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Zakynthos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This place is very well located - a 5 min walk from train station & is on 5th (+other) floors (yes, a lift!) so well away from street noise. Very slickly run & well organised & secure, they offer city walks etc and have a free evening meal once a week :-) Roof area too! - tho not recommended when... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Decided to try Greenhouse again on my way back from America and all I can say is I'm still very disappointed and would not recommend this to any traveler. The "long term" dorm I was put into is tiny with 5 beds. There are 6 lockers, 2 of which are not able to be locked due to the catch being... More

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

Hi Ghost, Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on you experience. I am sorry to hear you experienced these issue during your stay with us. Can you please send me an e-mail to greenhouse@friendlygroup.com.au as I am keen to investigate this personally. More

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Address: 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
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Greenhouse Backpackers is located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD with Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and famous cafe filled laneways less than a five minute walk away.Guests are welcomed with inclusions such as Free Daily Breakfast, Free Unlimited Internet 24/7, Free Walking Tour, Free Dinner Tuesdays, Free Activities and more.Get the inside information on the sights of Melbourne on our half-day walking tour, hear the tunes of local DJ's and bands on our pub crawl, taste the market fresh ingredients in our Free Tuesday dinners.If you are looking for even more tours and trips, see our in house Fully Licensed Travel Agency for expert experience and the best deals on trips around Australia. ... more   less 
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