Stayed in a dorm room with one friend early January. When we arrived we were disappointed to find we were on a quiet floor with all long-term residents (floor 5) which made it very difficult to meet any other backpackers or to socialise. The room was also very small and the long-term residents had a lot of belongings everywhere. However, once the hostels activities started (they run from Monday-Thursday) we met other backpackers and had a great time. I'd definitely recommend the Monday walking-tour around Fitzroy and the wednesday night markets - Molly was absolutely brilliant!! The common areas have great facilities like tv room, dining area and rooftop area. I noticed other reviews mentioned the kitchen was dirty but that's the laziness of other guests, I wouldn't blame the hostel for that - they also closed the kitchen twice a day to be cleaned. Three things could be improved in this hostel and it would make it a lot better: the gas hobs on the oven, they were a nightmare to get to work; the wifi which wasn't suitable for such a large amount of guests; the key cards for the doors, mine had to be reprogrammed twice before it would work. Other facilities like toilets and showers were all fine. What the hostel is lacking in for backpacker atmosphere it makes up for in location - central to everything.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Greenhouse Backpackers is located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD with Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and famous cafe filled laneways less than a five minute walk away.Guests are welcomed with inclusions such as Free Daily Breakfast, Free Unlimited Internet 24/7, Free Walking Tour, Free Dinner Tuesdays, Free Activities and more.Get the inside information on the sights of Melbourne on our half-day walking tour, hear the tunes of local DJ's and bands on our pub crawl, taste the market fresh ingredients in our Free Tuesday dinners.If you are looking for even more tours and trips, see our in house Fully Licensed Travel Agency for expert experience and the best deals on trips around Australia. ... more less
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- The Greenhouse Backpacker Hotel Melbourne