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The Greenhouse Backpacker

228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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The Greenhouse Backpacker
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Ranked #40 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011
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    4.5 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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

I have stayed here many times on trips to Melbourne for Formula 1 and during other times. Staff are always friendly, check in/out is pretty effortless and the rooms are pretty good value. I have never actually used the kitchen here, so I'm not sure how good it is. The main upside to Greenhouse is the location; a short walk... More 

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

Hi Steve, Thank you for your review. It was great to hear that you enjoyed your stay." More 

Paris, France
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

This place was really not much. - The kitchen was really (but really !) disgusting eventhough it was cleaned twice a day. What does that say for the guests staying there ? - No oven in the kitchen. How do we cook a pizza ??? - Our first room was windowless !!! For the same price, we had a much... More 

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

Hi Alka, I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay. We have made some amazing upgrades recently including a brand new internet system. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. More 

Lyon, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

A great place to stay in Melbourne. First of all, the location is excellent: the hostel is situated right in the middle of the city centre. We spent 4 nights in a double room and enjoyed our stay here. The staff is cool and friendly, you have free and unlimited internet access, the kitchen is gigantic, there’s free breakfast in... More 

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

Dear Pofdega, Thank you for your review. It was great to read about how much you enjoyed your stay. We are proud to have such a great team who are able to provide an amazing experience. We do have a variety of rooms available, if you would like to book in the future, please talk to our team about it.... More 

Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

I loved this place!! The free breaky is a great idea as it frees up unecessary fridge space with people having to buy breakfeast stuff and its free, what more could anyone want. i found the staff to be friendly and laid back - had an epic time!! Must return again soon!

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

Hi AJS64, Thank you for taking a moment to leave your feedback. I was thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and our breakfast. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Melbourne is such a great city to visit for fun and adventure and staying in a safe and close place, good value and friendly staff is really important to me when traveling alone.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

This is my 2nd time staying here. I mus say - A BIG IMPROVEMENT AS COMPARED TO THE LAST TIME while I was here. I arrived very 'early' in the morning (~1.30am). The reception staff was friendly and helpful enough to assist me in the check-in. I had a problem with the key card where I attempted a few times... More 

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

Hi EYYK, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. I was thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay and our new improvements. We take great pride in the service our staff provide. For a sneak peak at the next innovation we are working on, Google 'SleepStation'. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming... More 

london
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

I stayed few months in this backpacker. Rooms are small ok but everything else is great. You have a reading light on each bed and locker for everyone. Big rooftop. So confy tv room Great staff, free wifi, free breakfast everyday and big breakfast on thursday. Free meal on tuesday and loads of more activities (footy game, pub crawl...) Excellent... More 

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

Dear Natalie, Thank you for taking the time to right a review of our property. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed our comfy new TV room and felt safe. We pride ourselves on providing a comfortable environment where guests can feel secure. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you or your friends back soon. More 

Montreal, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

I just stayed at the greenhouse backpackers and my primary concern when coming to Melbourne was location. I thought that seeing that its not to close to central station (about 15 minute walk) it would be badly situated to getting around. I was wrong. It’s actually located less than 5 minutes from Federation square where most trams leave from. It’s... More 

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

Dear Terry, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our stay. We have recently updated our internet system with amazing results. Thank you again for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

UK
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

The headline says it all. When I arrived staff were friendly and informative - I had initially had to book a mixed dorm as all the female ones were full online, but when I checked in they had placed me in a female dorm which I was really happy about. Greenhouse Backpackers is really central...it is in the centre and... More 

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Sheffield
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

Good location and facilities – breakfast, Wi-Fi, bar crawl and would stay there again, however it seemed unclean this time especially the kitchen (whether that is more to do with the guests?). Pots and pans haven’t been replaced in 3 ½ years. Also the staff seemed more unfriendly and less willing to help than last time e.g. tea bags ran... More 

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