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“Nothing special, very helpful staff” 3 of 5 stars
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City Centre Budget Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   22 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #104 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nothing special, very helpful staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel after a long drive along the eastcoast.
The room was big enough for us (twin room) and clean, it has a fridge and a fan. No AC, but it was relativly cold in Melbourne, so it is ok.
The guy at the reception, can't remember his name, helped us on how to get to the campervan dropoff and how to get back to the city. Also the other staff members were very nice and helpful.
It was a bit confusing, that the shared bathroom was unisex, so first I was wandering around looking for a male shower and was afraid some random girl would come in and start screaming, seeing a man in the bathroom. But apparantly this was clear for all.
We just went up to the rooftop terrace for a smoke, it was ok for that. There were groups of teens drinkng up there, so I guess it wouldn't be difficult to find people to hang around with.
All in all, it was good for the money, the location is great (we walked to the skydeck, burke street mall and chinatown) and the staff is friendly. That's all we expect for a hotel this price class.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mount Gambier, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed in a room that we were lead to believe was bigger than it is. The bunk bed was not the safest by any means. The shared bathroom was tidy in the arfternoon but by the evening the sight of someones vomit clogging up the plug hole was just not nice. The nosie level from outside the building was insane and went on untill the wee hours of the morning. On a brighter note the linen on the beds was clean, but no top sheet. Went to see the office staff to check out. note up saying office to open at 7.30am, waitied till 8.00am no one about.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Pros
The rooms are small, but manageable.
The linen is clean
It's quiet and central

Cons
Bathrooms are grungy
Most of the fixtures leak or don't really work
The roof top terrace is run down and is more of just furniture on the roof than anything else.
The kitchen is poorly equipped and difficult to cook anything more complicated than a bowl of soup.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Noosa, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights on a road trip to Adelaide to visit family before Christmas. We weren't sure as the opinions seemed to vary so much but we found a nice comfortable hotel - close to Burke St Mall & with different types of food readily available nearby. We - unlike some of the other reviews - liked the rooftop garden & found it a pleasant place to relax after the frenetic pace of the city. Would recommend.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

this hotel is not like the pictures at all. its pretty run down and not worth the money. there are other options in melbourne cbd for the same money which are much higher quality. the roof terrace is not very nice either. there is no "vibe" at all, so definitely don't stay here if you want to meet people.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

i liked the privacy and quietness of this place. a great position close to shops and food and the rooms were awesome. best bed i have slept on in a hotel to date. roof top sitting area was a nice surprise! the shared bathrooms were a bit messy at the end of the night (cleaners came in the mornings) but that was expected. free tram line across the road and very close to the public gardens. stayed here for two nights (thurs,fri,sat) in a family room with 3 others. even they commented on how well kept the place was! ive stayed in $100 a night 3 and 4 star hotels that had worse service and werent as clean!! kudos!! highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

my boyfriend and i stayed here at the beginning of december for 2 nights and really liked it.
the location is VERY GOOD - 10 mins walk to berk street mall, many trams and train stations nearby, close to the free bus and tram line, lots of eating options on nearby streets

the room was very nice and the bed was super comfy - however they should consider adding aircon because the room was much warmer than the nice and cool hallways
as well, they should probably get different door locks/handles, as the current ones are a bit dodge and I wouldnt trust it fully (anyone could easily break into your room if they wanted to)

they had 3 bathrooms on our floor - 2 private ones with a shower and toilet and then one room with multiple showers and bathrooms

the staff was very helpful and friendly :)

i would definitely stay here again and would recommend others to stay here as well :)

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 22 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
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#7 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — City Centre Budget Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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