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The Exford Hotel
199 Russell St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   |  
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Ranked #134 of 173 Hotels in Melbourne
London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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“Stay there - nuff' said.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

Good location, bathroom and communal areas are adequate and clean, and, the staff are amazing (especially the cute Canadian/American guy who had just started).

The only down-side are the bouncers who work at nights for both the Pub and the Bottle'O - then again, it's a given.

Will be back in June and will definitely be recommending to mates.

CHEERS!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

I stayed in a 10 bed dorm which was spacious compared to 10 bed dorms at most other hostels. The bathrooms were cleaned every day (thoroughly unlike a lot of other places I have stayed!) The common room has plenty of seating and a widescreen TV with a hard drive full of movies and TV series. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious.
The location couldn't be better, right in the city centre and near to a big Woolworths. One of the best things about the Exford is the staff. A friend I was travelling with had problems with her bank and was waiting to receive a new credit card from overseas. The staff were very understanding about this. They were friendly and even went into the street to hail a taxi for me when I nearly missed my plane!
The pub downstairs is a good night and the free breakfast is good. We met some really nice people at this hostel.
Only downside is the pub can be noisy at night so remember to take earplugs.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oz
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2009

Booked in for 4 nights, left after 1. Good location, great price but that's where the positives end. Bad facilites, noisy and the worst door staff i have ever come across in my time travelling. Rude, pushy and would not give me directions, told me to buy a [--] map.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2009

we stayed at exford for 1 night (thank goodness, it was just 1 night..) and were woken up so many times at night by noises from the corridor and the rooms next door.
the hotel is old, musty and furniture creaky...
terrible place to stay in...

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2008

Disorganised booking through VIP backpackers, exhaustive climb to rooms on the top floor, views of the chinese restaurant kitchens (?) across the road and only 4 shared toilets/showers on each floor.
Added to which there was the smell of stale backpacker body odour in the corridors and some females with bad personal hygiene, it was not a great stay.
The location is ok, right in the heart of Chinatown, and the bar downstairs offering discounted beers to residents and included cereals/toast each morning is fine. If you have no expectations then book this place.
All ablutions can be done in the very modern and pristine bathrooms of the nearby QV centre!!

Stayed December 2007
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ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2006

the exford was my first port of call in melbourne, really nice and helpful staff that have a sense of humour too, got great laugh out of them, also very helpful with telling us about places to go and see, the bouncer even arranged for his friends to take us out one night to show us around, decent rooms, showers and toilets, bit dark but cleaned every day, common room cosy but found it was hard getting people to interact with one another...maybe just the timing, totally recommend it...one word of warning, there's no lift, your leg muscles get a great workout!!!

  • Liked — the friendly staff
  • Disliked — the lack of social interaction
  • Tips/Secrets — ask to see the rooms and facilities first
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2006

The Exford was definitely the best hostel i stayed in while in Oz. excellent location, decent sized rooms, clean toilets and showers,good breakfast(if ye can get up) and the pub downstairs is awesome. big shout-out to Steve, Leon, Johnny "The Geez", Pat, Dave, Derek, Adrian, Darren, Rhiannon(so hot!) and anyone alse i forgot.
Melbourne Rocks!

  • Stayed December 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 199 Russell St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
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Ranked #134 of 173 Hotels in Melbourne
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Number of rooms: 4
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