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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

In all seriousness this is actually an OK hostel but I was bitten all over by bed bugs and was given some bug spray and fresh linen when really all my clothes should of been washed free of charge and the room should of been evacuated as I'm sure people will be still staying in that room and getting bitten... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Stayed here for one night, not a lot I can fault really. I would have maybe expected a little more for the price of $70 but all in all, it was Clean & the bed was comfy. The bar downstairs is good, and the staff were friendly. Would probably look somewhere else first, but I wouldn't be against staying here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A friend and I were out of places to stay due to a weekend full of events, but we managed to get a room here. We had a twin room with the most uncomfortable old bunk bed mattresses both of us had ever slept in, both the top and bottom felt like you were sleeping on wire mesh with a... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I stayed a few years ago and on coming back I found it had made a few improvements. I found the free wifi very useful and fairly fast most of the time. The staff were very helpful as well. Very friendly. Overall a great little place for the price.

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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

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
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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
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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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