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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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went during the off-season, so prices were reasonable. Needed a place to hunker down while finding a place in Melbourne, and it definitely met my needs. Met some very nice people who were staying as well, WiFi internet is free (major bonus) but had some issues with reliability while there. Room I had was clean and good. Overall a positive... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you enjoy your stay at the Greenhouse depends a lot on the room you get checked in upon arrival and the overall expectations you have. We chose, six months before we traveled to Melbourne, the private double room for two nights, primarily because of the fancy pictures on their website and its location. The first night we were accommodated... More 

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

Hi Sneeuwbal, Damn, I’m so sorry to hear that you ran into a few issues during your stay. We have already met with our maintenance team to fix those initial problems and I will be personally be speaking with the Booking.com reps this afternoon. There should be a photo of your room on our site under the ‘Private Rooms’ tab.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here during my visit to Melbourne. Strategic location, wlking distance to Flint station and train station. Located at the city centre, again walking distance to the attractions (Aquaria/Church/Park etc). The rooms and toilet very clean and convenient. The pantry also, has basic food like cereal/bread and also kitchen and storage facility available for those who brought their own stock.... More 

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

Hi Ron, Awesome! It was amazing to hear about your stay with us. We loved having you here and hope we can welcome you and your mates back soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyable stay. Met some lovely people and had good fun in the hostel. Good concept with writing stuff on the board for the TV. Easy to find as it is right next door to police station. Main downside was the kitchen could get quite messy as people wouldn't wash their dishes up. Also WiFi was slow and laundry is... More 

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

Hi Ben, Thanks for the feedback. Sorry to hear there were a few issues with your wifi, we are continuing to upgrade our service, so hopefully we can welcome you back soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hostel. we stayed in the private twin room. Rooms were clean, just as the toilets and showers all very clean. There was a free walking tour for like 2 hours that gave us a good idea about the city. Kitchen was clean, not much equipment to cook and the storage space was full with stuff from the long stay... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The place is located in the heart of the city & very near to the attractions, train stations and all--which makes the place awesome. The room we stayed in is a twin/double room. Nothing really special in the room. The toilet & bath are shared, not really spotless clean but okay. I never really experienced queueing up to use the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Location was incredible for the price. I walked everywhere, even though there are free trams all through the CBD. The hostel itself was good, not overly social but I met people on the provided walking tours. The events coordinator Molly is amazing, super friendly and willing to help. The Internet was the worst part, mostly just used my 3G. I... More 

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

Hi KM, Amazing review. It's great to hear you loved our walking tour and footy trip. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Thanks again. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The location of the hostel was good in the tram free area and friendly staff. If you like everyday for breakfast bread with ore pinutbutter of butter with jam. But after that there are some problems. - poor WiFi connection - cold showers - letters and parcels what's dissapears

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

Hi Thomas, Sorry to hear you had some minor issues during your stay here. We are looking into your first two points this morning. As for your parcel going missing, I will send you a private message shortly with the details of a friend at Australia Post, as they are the best ones to speak to regarding missing parcels. Thanks... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

To be honest... I have excepted more. Far more... Starting that they would cancel your reservation if you don't turn up at your estimated arrival time (they don't tell you that this would happen when you book it) Furthermore, it is a unfamiliar, quite big accommodation with lots of people in the dining room/kitchen area/tv room/ common room. The room... More 

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

Hi Max, Sorry to hear there were a few problems with your stay. I have sent you a private message with a few answers and my e-mail address and would be happy to chat. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback and it was great to hear you enjoyed our activities. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Awesome place, nice staff, big kitchen opens 24h, very very very clean rooms and bathrooms... Only 1 regret : the rooftop closing at 11pm... But you can still chill out in the huge common area after that ! Close to everything ! This is the place to be to meet new people and discover Melbourne !!!

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

Hi Foxy, Thrilled to hear you had fun during your stay. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for all the new news and updates. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. More 

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