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The Greenhouse Backpacker

228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2008
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2009

I have stayed in countless backpackers around the world and this one definitely makes the top three worst. It's very dirty and noisy, has something of a ridiculous setup, with stairs to climb on the ground floor before you can get to the lift and then reception on the sixth floor. Access on the floors is also somewhat dangerous, with... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2008

We stayed here 3 nights but should have stayed 9 nights. It said on there website that you get a welcome pack (no welcome pack). It was so noisy all day and night that it was hard to sleep. There is no ventilation in the rooms and they are very stuffy. I would not recommend this place to stay. The... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2008

As the first place we stopped in Australia this hostel was so disappointing. Our first mistake was reading other reviews and thinking im sure its not that bad. The staff are very unhelpful. We paid more for this room than we should have, our double consisted of a bunk bed and lockers. The floor was disgusting and the room had... More

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

Dear Claire, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay. Since your visit we have undergone a major renovation of our common areas including reception, TV room and bag room. Our kitchen and common areas also now get cleaned 4 times a day and a total of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2008

warm room, dirty at kitchen, the staff are not friendly.

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NorthernGreenhouse, Marketing Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Please be advised that our kitchen area is cleaned three time a day. All surfaces are cleaned and plates and cutlery washed. The floors are swept and mopped. We make a point of asking our guests to respect the kitchen area and clean up after themselves. Sometimes our guests don't clean their dishes and at times the kitchen can be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2008

i was in australia for 17 months and the two places i live were the greenhouse in melbourne and the one in cairns. Both awesome hostels. The greenhouse was the first hostel i ever stay and from the start the staff were great. really helpful especially the travel desk staff. There are so many perks to this hostel, the huge... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2008

My b/f and I booked a double room at the Greenhouse for two nights. We had stayed with the Greenhouse in Cairns (which was great) but were sorely dissappointed with the Greenhouse in Melbourne. Here are my thoughts: RECEPTION: OK but the staff spent most of the time reading something online and laughing between themselves and another guest. It seemed... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2008

I read alot of reviews saying how much they liked the greenhouse backpackers in melbourne. They do free breakfast, organise pub crawls, free pasta on a tuesday night, pancakes on a sunday. These are the perks of the hostel. The other side is a ridiculously ill equipped kitchen- where the gas rings have 2 settings, ultra high or off, huge... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2008

I've booked for a night stay at the Greenhouse Backpacker for 31st Dec 2007. First impression was pretty good. The room looks clean, The guys at the check in counter provides you with the usual Aussie level of service (if you get what I mean). When we get to the room, we realised that the room has no window (it's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2007

This is the best hostel we stayed in during our entire 10 week trip. The cleanlienss and security was second to none- keycards were needed to enter each level and each room. We stayed in a 5 share dorm with the bathrooom on the same corridor and never had any problems with our room mates or the hostel as a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2007

If you don't care about frills, this is a great value! I opted for a private room, and indeed it had no windows, but I found that it really wasn't that big of a deal, since I was out and about til bedtime anyway. It was actually a plus for sleeping, because the room stayed dark no matter what time... More

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Additional Information about The Greenhouse Backpacker

Address: 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
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Number of rooms: 64
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