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Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD

2.5 of 5
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97 - 103 Elizabeth Street | Near the Corner of Collins & Elizabeth, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our 1 night stay here was perfect, easy going staff members with no fuss on check in or out. Our room was spacious with 4 Adults (1double and 1 bunk bed) although the bunk bed would make squeaking noises at even the tiniest movement. Can't complain for the price and location...!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is obviously a budget hotel so when you book here you need to expect just that. I found the rooms were fairly clean. Other than that they were very much like a hostel room with only basic facilities. The main entrance is quite difficult to find. The one reason why I am rating it so high is location -... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bathroom is weird. Only a curtain to separate the bathroom from the room. No kettle, toaster or microwave but they do have a common room on first floor with these items. Good location and cheap but that's it.

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F1Manager, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Hi RM, Glad the location worked for you. It's not everyone's cup of tea, so we're really happy you gave us a try, weird bathrooms and all :) We would love to see you again if you think we fit your needs. Safe travels R and happy adventures. Kind Regards, Tracy & The Ibis Budget team. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room looked nothing like the photos. Our single bed wasn't made and the queen bed had stained sheets. Worst part was the bathroom. We are all 6ft tall in my family and we would not be able to shower and step out on to that little platform to dry off. It isn't even a bathroom there is only a... More 

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F1Manager, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Hi LC, we where sorry to hear you where disappointed with your room & very glad to see you found something that better suited your needs. We encourage everyone to look at all the pictures taken by guests available on trip advisor. It's a very basic place. The single bunks are not made up, simply linen provided. Thanks for giving... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really you are struggling to find a hotel in the CBD for around $100 - unless you go backpackers and that's not for us any more. This hotel is good for the price - small but tidy rooms -probably may be a struggle if you like privacy from your partner or small family as the shower opens stright into the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fine for a short stay but has little else to offer. Clean and tidy with friendly staff from Concierge to room attendants. Could have done with some room service facility. Central to everything trams, shops etc. Would definitely short stay again. 3.5 stars

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F1Manager, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Hey there JM, so lovely of you to put up a review. Glad the hotel & location worked for your needs. The concierge, receptionist, telephonist reservationist (all one person) thanks you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Safe Travels and many happy adventures. Kind Regards, Tracy & The little Ibis Budget Team... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing flash but rather good value. Everything in the rooms are very basic but the location is excellent. Bunk beds are very squeaky so we did have to put the mattresses on the floor. Only a little bar fridge and small table. Perfect just to sleep and shower. The staff were lovely and very accommodating. If you are a little... More 

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F1Manager, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Thanks Guys, great feedback for people wondering what it's like, thank you for taking the time to post it. We're so happy the hotel & location worked for you. We look forward to seeing you again if you think we suit your needs. Wishing you many happy adventures and safe travels. Once again, thank you for the helpful review. Kind... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe my lack of insight into budget classification. Great location but not great value for price considering was a red hot special with Accor. Booked for continental breakfast but didn't stay for it Every time husband rolled over bunk over bed rattled

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F1Manager, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Hi DB, As you pegged it, the location is the star here, thank you so much for giving us a try. We appreciate your posting on trip advisor, I think it really helps others to decide what will work for them. We look forward to seeing you again if you ever need a bed for the night. Safe travels and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure, you don't get any fancy soaps or coffee but, hey, you're in Melbourne! Coffee palaces abound! For around $75 per night, you get a safe and, oh so, central place to lay your head. Best recommendation? I'd stay there again.

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