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The Spencer Backpackers

475 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I'm not one for complaining or damning a business for no reason but I feel fellow travellers would benefit from my experience of staying here. Me and my partner stayed for four nights. We chose Spencers as our friend was staying there whilst passing through Melbourne and also because a huge Jehovah's Witness event was being held in the city... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The staff contacted me via email before the visit, which was reassuring. We had a private room with private bathroom. This was a basic hotel with shared kitchen facilities where the visitors were all friendly and chatty. I would bring a cup next time because these are a rare commodity. But the kitchen was clean enough. An outdoor chair took... More 

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Minden, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Super cute Hostel. Very nice staff. Its very close to the trainstation and the victorian markets. Bit of a walk (but not too far) to Main shopping centres. Rooms Are clean, normal hostel size and extremly comfortable beds! Quite sheap aswell and free wifi!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights, found it noisy and not all that clean. The rooftop balcony was a plus , nice to meet other guests there. Floorboards need screwing down as they tend to creak. Place needs more love and maintenance.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I was just looking for a place to crash before a morning flight and was kept up till 5am by people yelling and talking on right outside my door. When I told them to stop at 4am I was ridiculed for not saying the right time (I said it was 3am instead of 4?!?). Non-present staff unable to help.

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Ballarat, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We had a great time here. Our room was basic, but clean and comfortable. Same with the bathrooms. The other guests seemed very friendly and it seemed the whole hostel would gravitate to the rooftop balcony outside the kitchen for evening drinks. Felt very homely.

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Glenmore Park, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Anyone coming to a backpackers and expecting top quality is setting themselves up for failure. I visited with a few mates on an interstate trip and it was perfect for us. It's extremely cheap, in a great location for anyone wanting to experience Melbourne on foot and the management is laid back. As a group of 19/20yo students we didn't... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Awful place. Inconsiderate guests. Condom wrappers under the bed. Dirty carpets. Staff don't really care if you have a problem. Fortunately Melbourne is such a lovely place we didn't feel the need to stay in the room much. It's just a shame that when we wanted to sleep we couldn't. The bed was just plain weird... a bunk bed kind... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Creaky floors and inconsiderate guests. Grotty. Would never stay here again. Even for the price. I didn't sleep all night as people were walking up and down the ridiculously creaky hallway constantly and outside making a heck of a racket. Pre-arranged check in was a hassle, had to call the night manager to let us in.

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Lyon, France
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19 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed 4 nights on this place and it wasnt horrible but it wasnt awesome too. We stayed on the room 31, next to the kitchen. Unfortunatly, the kitchen is really noisy because of the speakers and the music. If you want to sleep before 11pm, don't come in this room. If you're sensitive to cold, don't come in this... More 

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Address: 475 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
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