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The Greenhouse Backpacker

228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #25 of 112 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2009

Its supposedly the best hostel i Melbourne? I can't say that I agree. Staff were not helpful at all, I felt like I was bothering here when I had to check in. She could hardly be bothered to answer my questions. Not the best start. The kitchen is nasty, always dirty. Breakfast is very bla, but yeah what can you... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009

It's a really good hostel. With great facilities, a central location, awesome staff, free internet and a lovely terrace it's probably one of the best backpackers in Melbourne, and by far the best I've stayed until now. It has a never-empty common room so in case you are a solo traveller like I was it's a really neat place to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

friendly people, helpful staff, new renovated backpackers, clean and tidy, fantastic location, would definitely recommend and stay again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

I stayed here for three nights, and I must say, I loved it! It's a nice and comfortable backpackers. The good: Comfortable Beds Clean Free Breakfast Free Internet Great Kitchen Good Staff Many comfortable common areas. The Bad: Uncomfortable pillows Windowless Dorms If you can put up with a windowless room you will love this place. It's nice, comfortable, clean... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2009

Stayed 3 nights in Greenhouse backpackers, can't really complain about the place! Rooms are spacious enough (stayed in triple room and 6 bed dorm), free internet (as long as you like unless it's booked), 5 computer terminals, swipe cards for room access and entry into hostel, elevator. Hostel have free big breakfast Thursday mornings 7-9 am (though they ran out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

This hostel is very close to the police station and is very easy to get to the convenience store. The staff I met when i checked in was very helpful, when she knew what floor we were staying, she recommended that we went to another level for shower as the water runs very light on our floor. The internet speed... More

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Adelaide Hills, SA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2009

I enjoyed my stay at the greenhouse backpackers and I would go back there. It was not overly quiet but it was comfortable, clean and perfectly located. I met a bunch of interesting people and they provided breakfast and a pasta dinner on Tuesday which was really good. It was secure and I felt very safe. Plus it was fabulous... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

I have had an amazing time in this hostel and will be so sad to leave. The staff are friendly, helpful and made me feel so welcome. The 6th floor area is huge and there is plenty of space for relaxing, socialising and cooking dinner. The TV room is also spacious, so you are never without somewhere to hang out.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2009

Hi I had stayed in a girls dorm for 3 nights during a backpack trip. The location is fab, close to train station, near tourist information centre, well-connected to the trams and right in the heart of the city. The property is basic & surely meets an ordinary backpackers requirements. Some rooms could be a bit suffocating (no ventilation) for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2009

After spending some time in some god-awful hostels in Australia, this was a godsend.. i stayed at the Greenhouse for 4/5 months, and it became a second home. Friendly staff, helpful, you couldnt ask for more! The social side there is awesome, there is always something on, either being sorted out by the travellers staying there or the staff. Nights... More

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