I hadn't stayed at a hostel in 10 years, and was pleasantly surprised how nice they are. The fittings were new, toilets were clean and well designed, bedding was fresh and comfortable. I stayed 3 nights in a 4 person room, and every room mate that passed through was the nicest ever. They were very quiet and respectful, but not unfriendly if you made the effort to talk to them. Our room is facing the main road (Flinders) though, and the traffic noise can be disturbing, particularly if you leave the window open. So bring ear plugs, turn on the fan, and shut the window if you can. This hostel turned out to be the perfect location for me as it was a short walk from the airport express, the pick-up point for surf tours, and the direct bus to the Australian open. So glad I stayed here.
There are lockers under the bed, but you have to bring your own mini padlock.
The only downside is that some of the staff could improve on their service. I did not enjoy the fact that I felt talked-down to at points, rather than as an equal. It felt a bit like being in a school ward. If customer service improved, I would rate this place 5/5.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in the centre of the action and explore vibrant Melbourne with Melbourne Central YHA. Located in the heart of the city our friendly hostel never closes with 24 hour reception and our staff are always ready to answer your questions and help you make the most of your trip. Now with a terrific ground floor communal area opened in late 2014, our YHA offers modern facilities as well as an amazing rooftop complete with BBQ for you to enjoy the city views and meet new friends. On the ground floor and decked out in Melbourne's urban cool style, you'll find our 24 hour reception, tour desk, lounge, brand new self catering kitchen, TV room and Free Hot Spot (Wifi Plus also available for purchase). Upstairs, choose from a range of rooms including 3, 4 and 6 multi-share, twin/double rooms with optional ensuite and exclusive rooftop private rooms. All rooms have lift access and heated with included bed linen and each bed has individual reading lights. There's always plenty to do in Australia's sport and events capital! Melbourne Central YHA is only a short walk to Melbourne's main attractions including Federation Square, ACMI, Yarra River, Bourke St Mall, Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Docklands, Crown Casino, Etihad Stadium, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Aquarium and so much more. The free City Circle Tram and the $5 Melbourne Tourist Shuttle stops directly out the front of the hostel and will take you to all the iconic Melbourne sites like the MCG, the Shrine of Remembrance and Rod Laver Arena. Book a room at Melbourne Central YHA and experience Melbourne for yourself! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melbourne Central Yha Hotel Melbourne