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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 2 weeks ago
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 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 December 11, 2014

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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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 November 16, 2014

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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16 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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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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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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