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United Backpackers Melbourne
250 Flinders St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000 , Australia (Formerly Elephant Backpackers) (Melbourne CBD)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Impressive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed there just for a night and loved the place. Amazing courteous staff, really helpful. Clean and tidy place in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Free Wifi and a great common area to hangout. Will definitely recommend and will stay there whenever I am back in Melbourne.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed there for a week. Location was good. It was in the heart and very convenient. Staff were nice and friendly. Services were good. Bedroom was good as well with clean linen and clean blanket. But kitchen was croweded.....

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

United backpackers was my first hostel I stay in while travelling Australia and it's definitely left an impression. It's head and shoulders above the rest. Great location, free wifi, clean, great common areas, lovely staff. Very happy that I chose united backpackers to stay in :)

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Free wifi, clean, well managed kitchen and common rooms. Great location in the heart of CBD.
Free wifi, clean, well managed kitchen and common rooms. Great location in the heart of Free wifi, clean, well managed kitchen and common rooms. Great location in the heart of CBD.

Stayed December 2014, traveled solo
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful and friendly staff, good atmosphere, clean and good facilities, luggage storage and a bar downstairs which to my delight I couldn't hear from my room. The location is great, right in the city centre, as soon as you step outside you're on a main street.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, so the vibe is good and its a great place to meet like minded people. Its also reasonably clean, has a fantastic location and the staff are really helpful... But there are plenty of downers too:

Its really busy, like REALLY busy all the time, even the biggest party animal would love a chill out area I'm sure. The amount of people is also completely out of balance with the facilities. Small kitchen with 2 sinks, 1 out of order??? There are hundreds of people here!! You'll be lucky to find a seat in the common/dining room... Fridge and food space is beyond a joke; they really need to be more stringent with clearing these out.

Its fair to say most, if not all dorms seriously smell, though there may be little that can be done with changing the windows... The shear number of people passing through each dorm will never help I suppose.

Last but not least, the new bar. 2 weeks ago you could warm up drink in the common room to your hearts content... Now booze is band and they expect you to drink in their new bar down in the bassment. They have all sorts of daily deals... Not of which come close from buying and drinking your own from the various liquor stores 2mins away. Rubbish.

Room Tip: Pot luck I'm afraid....
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is perfect but it s a huge backpacker with no character. Very clean and nice bathroom but the bunks beds are very noisy so are the rooms doors. Hard to have a good night sleep. The persons working there are nice and helpful tough.

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Additional Information about United Backpackers Melbourne

Address: 250 Flinders St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000 , Australia (Formerly Elephant Backpackers)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come join the fun & excitement at Melbourne’s newest backpackers! Opposite Flinders Station & on the most happening laneway in town, our location is unbeatable but the vibe is even better!At United Backpackers we look after our travellers with modern, sparkling clean & funky facilities, unique experiences, fantastic staff, top notch security and the best pillows in town! Not only are we the newest and coolest hostel in Melbourne, we offer great value for money and an awesome vibe, all right in the heart of Melbourne! If you are looking for something a bit different and a whole lot of fun, then get booking!Us in a nutshell:• Accommodation for 300 superstar travellers in shared & private rooms over 3 levels • 24 Reception manned with a rock star reception team of Melbourne locals• FREE Wi-Fi in common areas • Brand new, sparking clean bathrooms cleaned around the clock• Fantastic new designer kitchen with ovens and heaps of equipment, hot plates and storage• Light & bright dining & common room with huge windows and great views • Funky TV/Chill Out Lounge with lots of cushions and free DVD hire available• Top class security with swipe card access, lockers in all rooms & CCTV • Cool free events to show you the real Melbourne experience! • A travel desk and help with jobs• Opening Early 2014 - Bar United, our funky basement bar.* Please note we do not currently have a guest laundry as this will open as pat of the basement level facilities in early 2014.ACCOMMODATION We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from so whether you are looking to share a dorm from 4 to 12 beds filled with your newest friends, or to splash out on one of our private ensuite rooms, you will find it at United Backpackers! All rooms have: • Lockers• Bedside light with power point for your charging pleasure• Lots of space• High quality beds and linen • Choose between shared or ensuite bathrooms • Swipe card access• Heating & fans (private ensuite rooms have AC)• Cleaning servicing the rooms daily ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne

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