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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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belfast
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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

This hostel is right in the heart of Melbourne! And is around the average price for a hostel. It is quiet, rarely a party scene. Breakfast is provided (toast , cereal) and free dinners every off day. The staff provide a service, however they are not warm, I guess if you deal with people who are away from home e,... More 

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

Hi Amy, Great to hear you found our hostel good value and convenient. We are planning a few new activities to help people mingle so I will send you a private message to get your take on them. Thanks for the feedback. More 

Malaysia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location, cheap but not nice experience. A senior staff behave rude when we complaint about the room were no air conditional, very bad air ventilation, while another younger staff seem more helpful in room exchange, unfortunately it were stopped by a senior staff. Not impress with a staff attitude in this kind of servicing industry, not even fix a... More 

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

Hi Pfhooi, So sorry to hear you experienced issues with our team. I have sent you a private message to get more information and outline how we are responding. More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a good hostel, but in my opinion, only if youre staying a few nights in Melbourne. Its not one of these party-hostels - means its not too loud and you dont have to deal with drunk people too often. There are also some families which makes it quite nice place. At first I was in a 6-bed room without... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Good location, nice and cheap, free wifi on level 6 and free breakfast. Not the cleanest backpackers I've stayed at. Certain staff seemed like they didn't want to be there, not helpful. Only sheets and pillow cases changed between peoples stay - was in the room when my bed was made up. Would probably stay again just based on location.

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

Hi Rhi, So sorry to hear you felt that way about our staff. I have sent you a private message. Thanks for the response. More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stayed here for two nights in a private double room with my girlfriend. For 45 dollars a night each we felt it was pretty basic, the room contained a bed and a cupboard, and not much else, it didn't even have a wibdow. It was clean though, with decent amenities. The kitchen is fairly big with a huge common room.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This hostel was quite central and was fine for a 1 night stay. It's not a place to meet ppl. It's right beside Degraves st one of the main laneways areas. Great food options there. Also close to Flinders station.

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

Hi Bridget, Thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for the review. More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Having stayed in similar hostels around Melbourne at nearly double or more the cost and around a 10-15 minute walk away from Swanston street, Flinders Station, nearby restaurants and bars, Greenhouse Back Packers is value for money that you'll find hard to match. A bit basic it may be, but again try and find somewhere else to stay in the... More 

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