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The Spencer Backpackers

475 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
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Rating summary
  • 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
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Glenmore Park, Australia
1 review
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the private room for about a week and a half and had to change rooms, due to lical residents partying on the balcony in front of our room till late hours. kitchen is dominated by locals too ( french mostly. so if youre from France youd fit in) . Otherwise they make you feel very unwelcome. the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Stayed in it for one night - was a hot summer so we suffered as there was no air con or fan. Cheapest in the city so I know we can't complain much just that it was soo hot. So we opened up the window and woke up super early in the morning to noisy traffic. Ok for one or... More

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Was there for a few days before Easter and the room was average. But i just wanted it for a bed and to get around Melbourne. That is what it is all about; the sights of Melbourne. Only one power outlet in my room so i couldnt have the camera charged or the laptop running so that was an issue.... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This hostel is a stone throw away from the circle tram that runs through the city (for free!!) with nice, cowsy, lovely little rooms with a closet and balcony. There is a rooftop balcony with BBQ to use, adjacent to the communal kitchen which was dirty, but mostly because there were a lot of drunk idiots making a mess at... More

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Exeter
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This hostel is one of the worse ones Ive stayed in. My sister and I had a twin room and it looked like something out of a youth offenders institution! The room was dusty and the whole hostel smelt like cheesy feet and it made my asthma worse! The kitchen was small and dirty and the bathrooms were horrible. The... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

If you like to party then you might like it here as everyone drinks in the corridors and are noisy until about 2am. The kitchen was unclean and crowded and there weren't enough bathrooms or showers on each floor for the amount of guests staying. The location was rubbish as its about a 30 minute walk to Federation Square, there... More

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Also Known As:
Spencer Hotel Melbourne
Address: 475 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 101 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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