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The Greenhouse Backpacker

228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #28 of 109 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

Stayed here for a little under a week with a friend of mine. We stayed in a double room which, at first wasn't clean when we initially got there, but was later cleaned up by a very friendly lady who was quite pleasant to deal with. Sleep quality wasn't great because it felt like the walls of the room were... More

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singapore
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

I spent about 5 days in green house at May 2009. The staff is helpful and i enjoy their Mega Melbourne Walking Tour. I also try my best ever pasta at their Tuesday dinner night.. Toilet is clean and satisfied. Location is very good. The bad thing is the room not really clean, a bit messy with all backpackers stuff.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

This is a great place in Melbourne! They have too good service and absolutely FREE stuff - FREE internet, FREE breakfast, FREE dinner (certain day only) etc. Moreover the hostel do have activities planned almost everyday/night at a reasonable price for residents who stayed there. I met very good people here. All you-need-to-know about the hostel rules/procedures are clearly depicted... More

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Hamburg
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12 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2010

The Hostel was recommended to me and the recommendation was right. Best about this hostel is the location, its right at Flinders Street Station and you can take the free shuttle bus and the free city tram from there to get pretty much anywhere touristy in Melbourne for free. Besides that it´s a typical bigger Hostel with all the usual... More

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Schenectady, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

I stayed here with my partner for one night in a private room. Pluses: - Cheap! - Clean room - Clean bathroom - Free breakfast - Awesome location Minuses: - Thin walls --> can hear ppl in hallway - Kitchen crowded/disorganized in morning Overall, this was a pretty good place. The staff could perhaps give you some more direction (describe... More

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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

The service is aweful and waiter is rude, I have booked the two bed but when I arrived they said no in rude way, because of their wrong internal communication, I suffered the inconvenience and rude treatment, the boy directely say no bed, and stand side and service other people, aweful! I sugguest the another backpacker elephonent which next to... More

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

Dear Harold, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I am concerned to hear about our reception staff were not helpful. We have recently introduced more training for staff members, including language courses to ensure this problem does not re-occur. Thank you again for your feedback. More

Wales
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2010

I booked 2 nights here as I went to the Northern Greenhouse in Cairns (part of the same Friendly Group) which was great. However, Greenhouse Backpackers failed to live up to this. The location is excellent, one of the best placed to nosey around Melbourne and explore the city; the evening offers including free pasta and nights out are also... More

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Wroclaw, Poland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2010

Generally, everything was OK, except a few things, most of them about the room we stayed in. We booked a double room. We could survive small space and lack of any reasonable shelves or wardrobe (yes, it is a hostel, so do not expect too much, but we also stayed at other hostels which were better equipped). But the major... More

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Thornleigh, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

I chose this backpackers after reading the majority positive views here (TripAdvisor.) Great hostel! Clean, well kept. Was a Finalist in a Victorian tourism award. My 3/F single room: spacious, linen & even towel & soap provided. Toilets: new, big, well kept. WiFi is only available in 6/F common area (not in my room) and wasn't working the night I... More

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Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2010

We spent 4 nights in a 6 bed dorm. Room is stuffy and dirty. Bedsheets and blankets are smelly. Size of the room is quite big though. Cleanliness of shared bathroom is acceptable. Shower is not hot enough in the early morning. The only good thing about the hostel is the location. Walking distance to everywhere ie. restaurants, fast food,... More

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Address: 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
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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 
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