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The Greenhouse Backpacker

228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #51 of 109 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Zakynthos, Greece
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
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42 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I stayed at the Greenhouse for 3 nights, in the dorm rooms, I had 5 beds in my room, 2 bunks and one single bed. I found my room very clean and quiet as well, I didn't have any trouble to sleep at night. The view is the wall opposite your room but that's okay, all you want is to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Despite signs designating the bedroom floor I'm on a quiet zone and promises of night porters doing walk-throughs (debatable), I defy anyone to sleep. Do yourself a favour and pay a few bucks more to stay at the Citygate Hotel around the corner. It might seem cheaper to stay here but it's really false economy unless you're traveling as a... More

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

Hi Clare, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. Please understand that as a backpacker, we are quite a different product to the CitiGate. Still, if you would like to send us an e-mail with some more information about your stay, I can look into... More

Newcastle, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stayed here for an end of season sporting trip. Great location, clean showers and rooms. Our room was a little small and crowded but we werent in there much so wasnt too bad. Some of the floors are designated "quiet floors", so be wary of this if you want to play music and talk loudly. Good staff who looked after... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Big fan of this place,stayed four nights with my wife and four children,and couldn't be happier,clean,friendly,top location,will be back. Breakfast was good and included in the price,staff helpful,no downsides,stay and enjoy.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Excellent experience when catch up with different backpackers. Great location. Dorm clean with personal locker. Simple breakfast to serve on daily morning. Staff helpful and convenience to book tour online or at tour desk. Skybus can be book at reception to airport, but need book one day in advance.

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Perth, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Great location and friendly staff. The rooms were clean for a bigger hostel with plenty of space. I met some great people and had a great time. They can also organise trips and tours for you. I would stay again.

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Quebec City, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Really nice hostel, well located just next to Flinders street station. The majority of the rooms don't have any Windows, it's good for you if you want to sleep all day (it helped with the jetlag). There's a lot of activities offered by the hostel and it's really Worth the time. The tuesday night free meal is great and delicious.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed here over the weekend with my cousin who was exploring Australia following a work trip to Sydney. I had been staying with family in the suburbs and wanted to stay in the CBD, but budget was a constraint. I have stayed in hostels before, and this one was ok. Having stayed in hostels before, I knew that earplugs... 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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