After 6 weeks in Australia I found out hostel standards on average are pretty low there. You simply cannot compare them to hostels in Scandinavia or Spain for example, which counted for my only (and very positive) hostel experiences.
When I arrived in Australia I had booked the Metro hostel, bc of good reviews here. So I expected something basic, but nice and clean. But what I saw was a down right old and run down place. It felt a bit seventies for me, like an old school, hospital or even a prison.
Staff was very professional though, and I got my money back when I did not want to stay there.
Maybe this is more of a place for teenagers, I guess as a 30 something your standards are higher.
But like I said, this was my first experience with hostels in Australia. Later it turned out most hostels are not modern and comfortable, as they are in Europe. I've seen some after that who were a lot worse. At least, even if Metro is not modern/stylish/comfy..., it appeared to be clean...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Melbourne Metro YHA is a modern hostel located on the city fringe in leafy North Melbourne. This hostel is your relaxed home away from home that's only minutes from famous Queen Victoria Markets and walking distance to all the major attractions - the best of both worlds! Facilities include a tour desk for all your tour and transport needs within Victoria and Australia, free Wifi Hot Spot (Wifi Plus option also available), fully equipped self-catering kitchen, communal lounge areas, launderette, secure car parking (subject to availability - $10 per day) and DVD's for hire. Enjoy the rooftop with panoramic city views as well as a BBQ and lounges perfect for socializing and meeting fellow travellers. Each room is heated and comes with lockers and an individual bed light. Bathroom facilities are shared. Guests can choose from a range of bed types, including 4 and 8 multi-share, twin/double rooms with optional en suite, and family rooms. We can also book groups of up to 120 people, ideal for schools, sporting groups and international exchange programs. Within the hostel there are always lots of great activities on including movie nights, Safari Pete travel auctions, free comedy, wine & cheese nights and a great weekly pub crawl! Activities are updated regularly so check with our friendly reception to see what's on and to get the best local tour and travel advice. Talking about what's on, Melbourne is the events and sporting capital of Australia! Getting around is simple with a free map and MyKi cards available for purchase at the hostel reception. A tram stop is located just 500m from the hostel and the $5 Melbourne Visitor Shuttle Bus stop is only 5 minutes walk which loops Melbourne's best attractions. Take advantage of the cities vibrant events calendar including the Spring Racing Carnival, Australian Open Tennis, AFL matches, Melbourne International comedy festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Cup and year round markets, live music, film, food, art and fashion activities and events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melbourne Metro Yha Hotel Melbourne