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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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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its located near the flinder station and its so convenient with stires and food. Just stone throw away with free tram zone. Worth for the price and its the one of cheapest stay in town. However the clealiness must also depend on your roomates :) shared bathroom. Breakfast is simple and nice. Spacious canteen and kitchen. They have lot of... More 

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in this hostel as we knew people staying there. We found it fun, probably because we knew a fair amount of the people 'living' there. It has a perfect location! The walls are so thin you can hear everything in the surrounding areas. We had a room next to the toilets on several occasions and could hear people... More 

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belfast
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

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
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

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 

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Germany
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 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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