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The Greenhouse Backpacker

228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have stayed in hostel for a week. Perfect accessible location, near railway station, bus and tram stops. Service and staff are pretty nice. The hostel organized various activities and one thing you must do! Join the city walk! Our tour guide Shanan was very professional. He clearly introduced tourist spots, history and customs of Melbourne City. He showed us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for 5 nights in a single room without windows so it felt a bit like a prison cell (not that I have ever tried it though). Toilets and bath were ok. Breakfast was very simple, but if you like corn flakes you will survive. Kitchen was often untidy which of course only the visitors can be blamed for.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for 2 nights at this Hostel and the staff was friendly and location was pretty good and easy access to the airport. However, internet only works on the Top floor which is not ideal they should invest some money and make sure that all rooms get access to WiFi not hard on nowadays. Also, whenever you check out... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on my way back to Malaysia from Launceston, Tasmania and we decided to stop by Melbourne for 4 days for a short trip. A group of us, 5 guys 1 girl stayed at greenhouse throughout the trip and it was a fairly good experience. We got the mixed dorm at Level 3 and shared it with two long... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights at the hostel and it proved to be a reasonable stay. The rooms were a little stuffy as they had no windows but they provided clean sheets and the bathroom was excellent. There is also a floor that has a kitchen and plenty of tables to use for meals. Not bad for the value.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We arrived late and the guy on reception was not overly friendly or helpful. We booked a double room and it was ok, but the bed was one of those doubles with the single bunk above and the room looked like an old converted office. The walls were very thin and you could hear everything. There were lockers however, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a really good hostel, exactly what backpacking should be about. It's clean and modern and run well with a properly staffed reception and travel service. Breakfast is good and included in the room rate. The kitchen, showers and common areas are all clean and tidy. The rooms are small but in good condition with decent carpets and good... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was my first stop in Australia and hoped it wasn't a sign of things to come. Greenhouse is quite a big hostel with lots of long termers who think they own the place and monopolise the pool table so no one gets a look in. The breakfast is minimal and the coffee is the worst I've tasted ever. That's... More 

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

Hi Rachel, Thanks for taking the time to leave some feedback. I’m sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. We would like to clarify that we do not have an association with Centerlink and our security procedures involve each guest only having access to their rooms and the floor it is on. In addition we have... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

For a central city location this hostel is pretty much perfect, 2 mins walk from tramlines, 5 mins from Flinders St station. I was very underwhelmed by the hostel in general, as it had fantastic reviews on the websites I read. Private room was very small, basic, too warm with no AC and absolutely no decor or colour. Women's bathrooms... More 

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Address: 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 64
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