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):
- Experience Melbourne like a local in the heart of the vibrant city with Melbourne Central YHA. Our hostel is ideally located only minutes walk from Melbourne's main attractions and Melbourne's hidden laneways filled with famous street art, cafes and unique bars. The hostel offers modern facilities with two compact self-catering kitchens, Wi-Fi, Skype, tour desk, internet lounges and an amazing rooftop complete with BBQ for you to enjoy the city views and meet new friends! Security is important to us with lockers in all multi-share rooms, electronic door locks and CTV. Our friendly hostel never closes with 24 hour reception and our staff are always ready to answer your questions, give you local advice on the best spots to go in Melbourne and help you make the most of your trip. The free City Circle Tram and the $5 Melbourne Tourist Shuttle stops directly out the front of the hostel and will take you to iconic Melbourne sites such as the MCG, the Shrine of Remembrance and Rod Laver Arena. 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melbourne Central Yha Hotel Melbourne