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Budget 1 Hotel

3.0 of 5 205 Bell Street, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072 , Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please if you care about customer service, STAY AWAY from this hotel. They advertise amenities that they don't provide and their managers are completely rude and refuse to help in anyway. You are much better off going to any local chain hotel than to deal with these people. I had to wait over an hour for a simple wifi card... More

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MgrBellCity, Manager at Budget 1 Hotel, responded to this review

Hi travel m, I am saddened to hear of your recent unpleasant stay. I would like the opportunity to discuss this in more detail with you to hopefully understand the situation a little better. If you could contact me via joel_day@bellcity.com.au at your earliest convenience that would be much appreciated. I trust this finds you well. Joel Day Front Office... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I had a Pathetic experience they kicked me out of my bedroom to make room for couple in king suit put my luggage into single room and recommend never going to this hotel ever again when staying in melbourne

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MgrBellCity, Front Office Manager at Budget 1 Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Garbutt1985, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback. I am so sorry to hear that on this occasion we did not meet your expectations. Should you wish to discuss your stay with me please don't hesitate to contact me joel_day@bellcity.com.au We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Joel... More

Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I might have gotten lucky but my room was very nice and spacious for a bedroom studio type. I found the staff to be friendly and even the other people too. I would only advise people to not plan on eating here if they're on a budget as the meals can be quite expensive.

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MgrBellCity, Front Office Manager at Budget 1 Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Andrew F, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback on your recent stay - I will be sure to pass on to the team your feedback about how friendly the staff are. I also appreciate your comment regarding the meals price at Bell City, I will be sure to discuss this with our head... More

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Not a bad place to stay at. It has all the required amenities you need for a stay in Melbourne. Staff are nice and professional. Only one problem was when the fire alarm went off twice because someone was taking a shower. Apart from that my stay was nice.

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MgrBellCity, Manager at Budget 1 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jaye B, Thank you for your positive review of budget1 hotel. We have recently completed full exhaust duct cleaning which was the cause showers setting off in room fire detectors. We hope to be able to welcome you back on your next visit to Melbourne. Kind Regards Tim Glass Rooms Division Manager More

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This hotel offers great value for money if you are seeking an overnight stay close to the city. The rooms offer basic amenties,but you have all you really need. The room was clean and the hotel staff I came into contact with were very courteous, there is a bus stop outside with access to the train network, or a cab... More

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MgrBellCity, Manager at Budget 1 Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Michelle Thank you for your feedback and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. Joel Day Front Office Manager Bell City More

Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

You get what you pay, as I often mention in my reviews. This hotel offers much more value for money than any other recent hotel I've stayed in Melbourne. Yes, it small, but you get your own room complete with full amenities, at very affordable prices and yet no need to compromise on comfort and privacy. There's even a shared... More

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MgrBellCity, Manager at Budget 1 Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Prem35 Thank you for the great feedback. Though simple, Budget1 does offer a wide range of amenities for a reasonable price. Its good to hear you were able to discover Preston as a whole and we do hope you come back again soon. Joel Day Front Office Manager Bell City More

Port Campbell
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

It's a very small room but there was only the 2 of us and we were out all day and only in the room for sleep. JD's diner is very handy and the staff were great except one lady was very snobby and gave me the impression she didn't like what she was doing- which isn't what you would want... More

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MgrBellCity, Manager at Budget 1 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear stephaniemjz12 Thanks for your feedback from your recent stay at Budget 1 Hotel. I'm glad to hear you found the rooms comfortable and accommodating. I am surprised to hear of the service your received at JD's and have passed on your concerns to the department manager. In regards to the Alarm activation you experienced, I do apologise. We are... More

Poltava, Ukraine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Good the ratio quality accommodation, food, quality of service, the convenience of location. Good luck to those who will use this hotel.The tram stop is 200 meters from the hotel. More than 25 programm of TV, WiFi

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MgrBellCity, Manager at Budget 1 Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sergii K, Thanks for the great review, we hope to see you again soon! More

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

As a tourist point of view, coming to Melbourne for the first time. Firstly this place to get a shuttle bus service is terrible especially on a Saturday,limited services, to get a shuttle bus back to the airport don't even bother. You will be told 3 different times of when the bus comes, as not one of the receptionist communicate... More

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MgrBellCity, Manager at Budget 1 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gabby M Thank you for takiig time to provide us with feedback from your recent stay at Budget 1 Hotel. I am sorry to hear it was not an enjoyable one. We apologise for the confusion with your check in and the layout of the reception desk. Bell City is a multi brand hotel which offers several tiers of... More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Spent a couple of nights here during the Grand Prix weekend, as the only accommodation available. Although ‘out of town’ the hotel is close to both the 86 tram and Bell train station, which is the best thing about the place. I travel regularly with work around Australia and New Zealand, so I see more than my share of hotel... More

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MgrBellCity, Marketing Coordinator at Budget 1 Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Dugstor, Thank you for contacting us regarding your stay, we were disappointed to hear that your experience wasn't the best. We appreciate your feedback regarding the helpful staff, and have passed this on to them. The issues you experienced with cleanliness are very concerning to us, as they are not representative of how our room standard, and our housekeeping... More

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Address: 205 Bell Street, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072 , Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Darebin > Preston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Budget 1 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 121
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