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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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Shanghai, China
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

it has great location, in the middle of city center. most of their staff were nice, except the guy does night shift. however, our bed sheets were left undo when we were asked to switch to another room, and not sure if they changed sheets when last customer check out as the sheets looked dirty. rooms were sort of clean,... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

I have stayed at The Greenhouse twice before, so I knew what to expect. The hostel is very well located, close to Flinders Street Station, and the accommodation is generally of a good standard, although it would benefit from a coat of paint to freshen up the accommodation.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

Despite what appears to be some good reviews I find it hard to rate this place as anything above poor. The reception is located on the 6th floor with the dorms on the levels below - a lift is definitley needed but one was out of action for a while and both are extremely slow and also regularly extremely full.... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

Close to Federation Square and free tourist public transports. Convenient for shopping and dining out. Feel totally safe when staying there. However, our blankets are somewhat not clean, a lot of... hairs on the blankets. Bathrooms and toilets are pretty clean. The best choice for budget travel.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2010

I have stayed here three times now and each time this hostel keeps getting better. The rooms are clean and spacious, common areas are large and the hostel run some great activities and have things like free pancakes and pasta on certain days. Would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone wanting a cheap but clean and friendly place to stay... More 

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Graz
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

I stayed at the Greenhouse together with my travel companion for about a week when we first arrived in Melbourne. The hostel is situated ideally in the very center - about 3mins walk to Flinder Street Station and Fed Square. Although, if unlucky, the hostel can be quite noisy, it is a great place to meet people and start in... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

After a couple of days I spent here in September, I find it hard to overall rate this place. The facts: It has been rated as Melbourne’s best hostel a couple of times and constantly receives good reviews, so it must be somehow good. Pro: This place is really well organized, it’s perfectly located and offers a couple of amneties,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

As others have said, the Greenhouse hosts a lot of people, so it can seem a bit unfriendly. But everything is kept really clean, and the kitchen is stocked with all sorts of useful cooking utensils, including a panini press! There's definitely enough seating for all the guests, and the tv room is pretty good. Lots of couches, and satellite... More 

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Thornleigh, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

I stayed here months earlier when the internet wasn't working. This time the internet was working flawlessly. I spent hours on my laptop in the spacious common area, enjoying the space. As usual, facilities were great - showers, rooms, free towel and soap. But as mentioned before, the room walls are porous, wasn't so lucky second time, German travellers next... More 

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kota bharu
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

During my first visit to Melbourne with my wife and son, it's really amazing and very enjoyfull. Staying at Greenhouse Backpacker for almost a week give me a very wonderfull adan amazing with the services. A very kindly staff especially Charles with a great helpfull during my last day staying at melbourne city before departure back to my hometown, malaysia.... More 

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