We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 111 Melbourne accommodations

The Greenhouse Backpacker

228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Greenhouse Backpacker to your Saves list
The Greenhouse Backpacker
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
68%
Ranked #27 of 111 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed today
Fanny-viajera Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Overview
  • Reviews (209)
  • Photos (49)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (17)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

209 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    56
    81
    40
    18
    14
See reviews for
6
45
95
7
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Panajachel, Guatemala
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This place is great to meet people and get to know Melbourne. It is very well located in the CBD, they organize free guided tours and pub crawls and other activities or free meals which makes it easy to make friends. The place in itself has everything backpackers look for (comfy beds, clean bathrooms, big kitchen, free breakfast, laundry, pool,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Value for money option with very centralised location. Offers most of what I would expect from a backpackers hostel such as free wifi and kitchen facilities. However, the rooms didn't have very good sound proofing and I didn't sleep very well, given that it was very noisy outside. They also didn't offer parking and I had to park at the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great backpackers best location right in the city , there a super market like 1 min walk away the place is centrally heated so never get cold and there's always something going on and u get free dinner on Tuesdays , the only complain I had was they have elements to use but no overs which I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Kuala Lumpur
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the very first time that we had stayed at the backpackers hotel and I must admit it was a good stay. We took a double room and room wasn't the spacious kind that you always experience in hotel. However, it was good enough for both of us to have 1 large luggage and 1 medium size luggage to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As it's a backpackers hostel, don't expect too much. My friend and I we're fine with this hostel as long as we have a place to put our things and sleep. The location is great. Besides, they provides free breakfast everyday, it's just some basic breakfast. The place made me feel like home, during night I can see a bunch... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Zakynthos, Greece
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
42 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Greenhouse Backpacker, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Greenhouse Backpacker? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Greenhouse Backpacker

Address: 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com, HostelWorld, HostelBookers and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your The Greenhouse Backpacker reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Greenhouse Backpacker Hotel Melbourne

49 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (49)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (28)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Amenities

Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 
Number of rooms
64

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer