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Budget 1 Hotel

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   205 Bell Street, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072 , Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014
MichelleS197 Melbourne, Australia
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Rating summary
  • 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

If you are looking for the cheapest 'hotel' you can find in the Melbourne area, then this may be it....however 1. Not the easiest hotel to find and not located within an area of good amenities - but to be fair, it's a ten min walk to Bell station and a large shopping centre is 2 miles away 2. Rooms... More

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

Hi Tiredtraveller2014, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at budget1hotel, we appreciate your feedback. We are concerned that you didn’t enjoy a quality sleep while with us, and apologise. Our maintenance team have been notified to check the air conditioning units, and we will also take on your suggestion to find out how to further noise... More

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for 10 days. The hotel is closer to the Bell train station, tram & bus stop and is around 20 minutes from the CBD (Downtown). There is Australia Post right next to the Bell hotel where you can buy a SIM card or even send a mail. The closest shopping mall is the Northland Shopping... More

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

Hi Manasa_T, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at budget1hotel, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We apologise for the sound that was carried over between rooms, and will be sharing this feedback with our maintenance team to see how it can be improved in the future. The travellers tips you have... More

Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
62 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I needed a cheap place to stay and this fit the bill. I did find it hard to locate the actual hotel because on when I booked it came up on the paperwork as Budget 1 but is actually signposted as Sleep & GO! The corridors reeked of cigarette smoke and it even pervaded my NON-smoking room.The toilet was IN... More

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

Hi Cuddlefi5h, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate the feedback. We apologise for the signage confusion, this is an issue we are currently working through, and new and easier to read signage will be coming in the next few months. Thank you for the suggestion about the hairdryer, although it might be harder to... More

Bright, Australia
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
36 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Only needed a bed for the night very small room but does the job., has foxtel nice view from room clean with coffee and milk supplied, toilet in the shower very strange but not a problem. Only a 300 meter walk to tram stop to the city and plenty of food outlets around. Swimming pool and bar and restaurant at... More

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

Hi Darren S, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we appreciate the feedback. Happy that the room was comfortable and accommodating, and that you had the chance to explore and check out our extensive onsite facilities. We hope to see you back here again soon. Kind Regards, Hotel Management 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*
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