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The Greenhouse Backpacker

228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #32 of 111 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2010
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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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

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28 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

I've stayed in the Cairns one. When i entered the 6ppl female, I just thought..."What!? is this a backpackers? A fridge in the room, private shower n toilet, big closet....it's totally an ensuite!!!!" My room was just next to the Grafton St but there's not so much noisy in the night. The bed's quality's good (not the sponge one..really comfortable)... More

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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2010

It's a well located, generally clean, generally cool (in terms of temperature) hostel for about the same price as you'd pay elsewhere. The staff were friendly and dealt with our enquiries quickly and professionally. The only real downside was the atmosphere of the place. It was quiet so fine for those travelling with friends and family, but perhaps more difficult... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

Very large hostel right in the centre of Melbourne where guests were treated as a number. Annoying loud speaker system calling out names of guests that needed to see reception. Kitchen was dirty, crowded, loud and closed between 9-11pm for cleaning amongst other times. It didn't remain clean for long. Rooms were small and bathrooms were not cleaned regularly enough.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2010

The location is great. Flinders lane is right in the centre of town and close to good restaurants and shopping and very close to the train station and trams. However, the rooms were extremely hot and stuffy, even though it was not hot outside (and being from Queensland, I am used to the heat). The lights in the room got... More

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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

I'm not sure where the people who give this place bad reviews stayed - it's a great hostel and probably the best in Melbourne, as you have two large BYO alcohol common areas, rather than being ferried into a money spinning pub like most Aussie hostels do. Both common areas are on separate floors from beds so you don't get... More

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Address: 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 64
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