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The Greenhouse Backpacker

228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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