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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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Sydney, NSW
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128 reviews 128 reviews
23 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It's a real coup for a hostel to be right near Flinders Street station so it's really easy to get there and around. That's the big plus for this place. The toilets and showers were really good. It was nice to have free breakfast albeit very basic (unlimited coffee was handy), although being so central to everything in the city... More 

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

Hi Jeb, Thanks for the feedback and great to hear you enjoyed the showers. We look forward to welcoming you back with a few of our activities soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

As i havnt stayed in backpacking places in aus, hard to know what the going standard is , but very good for price. Central, good clean facilities, floors quite. Just dont expect amazing breakfast. Public transport in the central business area was well organised, dont catch cabs. At the start of a trip learn all the different tranportation options

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

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

Hi Laura, Great to hear you enjoyed staying with us! Happy travels More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

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 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

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
1 review
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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