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“Great Location but hostel cleaniless is not up to standard” 2 of 5 stars
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238 Victoria Street | North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)   |  
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Ranked #98 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Malaysia
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“Great Location but hostel cleaniless is not up to standard”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2009

The hostel is in a strategic location for transportation (trams) and located just opposite the Victoria Markets. Lots of restarunants and convenient stores along the street. The hostel staff are friendly and willing to help. However, the building is a bit run down and the room was dark (just rely on a light bulb to light up the whole room) and was not properly cleaned beforehand. We can see thick layer of dust on the shelves mounted on the wall. The furniture was a bit worn out and we dare not touch/sit on the small couch provided in the room. The shared bathrooms are small and not properly cleaned. This hostel is worth to stay if the management focus a bit more on cleaniless and minor renovation work on the rooms. There is a pub/bar attached to the hostel which is a bit noisy until midnight. This hostel is not recommended for who sleep early.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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English first
north melbourne
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2009

The hostile is in a great location for transportation, trams right across the street. Another plus, Victoria Markets also across the street, inexpensive food prices. Lots of restarunants, bars, nite life across the street. The hostile is not the cheapest or the most expensive but I love it here because I made tons of friends. I have experienced food from all over the world. I am having a great time here. Plus the management keeps the travelers posted with any traveling news about trips around Australia. The management also helps us backpackers find work. It is an awesome place to stay and the people here are very nice. I wish everyone can experience this hostile. I would give this hostel thumbs up review and recommend it for any traveler. That means 5 stars...I can wait to meet more friends.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2006

oh my god, DO NOT stay here, place looked okay at first, maybe a bit run down but for 19 dollars i thought it was fine, common room area a bit shabby and kitchen small, showers and toilets a bit grubby but i wasnt expecting 4 star luxery...as for the rooms, i know i arrived on a saturday but one of my room mates still in bed, the reek of alcohol, everything flung all over the place, the carpet looked as if it hadnt even been cleaned in months, didnt even know which bed was mine as clothes and other crap everywhere, the door didnt open properly, wary leaving bags in the room, brought all valuables with me whenever i left which was the whole day, dreaded going back to sleep there, initially booked in for 2 nights but just left after the one, this had actually come very highly recommended from a friend who was here 2 years ago, gone downhill since then, if you do end up going ask to see the whole place including rooms first, never again!!

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  • Disliked — everything
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  • Stayed October 2006, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 238 Victoria Street | North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
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Ranked #98 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Number of rooms: 63
Also Known As:
Global Backpackers Hotel Melbourne

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