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“Minimal but clean and great location” 3 of 5 stars
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Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   97 - 103 Elizabeth Street | Near the Corner of Collins & Elizabeth, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)   |  
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Ranked #105 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Milan, Italy
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17 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Minimal but clean and great location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012 via mobile

The concierge and the entrance are a bit sad but if you do not mind the apparence it is quite good. It is like a hostel but cleaner, with decent people(even families and not just noisy backpackers), with ensuite and fresh towels everyday. It is in the center of the city, 5 minutes walk from everything. It is like a low cost airlines, no frills but extremely clean and located like all the big hotels in town. I paid 160$ for 2ppl for 2 nights.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Stayed at this hotel as it was centrally located and cheap - about the same as a backpackers but with a private bathroom and own TV. Room was small, shower was even smaller, but if you just want somewhere cheap to crash at night (like I did) then this suits fine.

There wasn't much noise, except on one morning a rubbish pickup at 7am woke me up. And on the Saturday Morning there were a lot of seedy looking people out early at 7am when I caught the tram to the Queen Vic market, they were heading home after a big night.

Can't fault the location, facilities were a bit drab but okay, and was value for money. I would stay again if I had the choice again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011 via mobile

Great value - got a $79 per night room only 5 days before Xmas BUT only the 5 network channels are on TV - PLEASE GET our DIGITAL FREE CHANNELS - I want to watch 8 free digital channels eg: gem, 7mate, sbs2 (missing good tv in this hotel!!) otherwise good.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Its in the heart of the city... You can observe the city and people well in day and night Transportation near there really make sence... It is even near to Southern Cross Train Station and easy to broad SKYBUS to Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine... Hotel itself is average, but the environment there is good.. Hotel only provide body shampoo, if hair shampoo needed, please bring your own shampoo.. If you wish to walk around the city, don't forget to bring the map along, it really help... you can get it near the reception there...

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

I stayed there only 1 night. But compared with the next hotel I stayed for 6 nights, Best Western Hotel Atlantis, I have to say Fomule 1 did not worth its price at all.

I booked an executive room. But I saw 1 queen-sized bed and 1 double-decker bed. in my room That means that room is for 4 persons originally.

The staff in reception was rude and helpless, who spoke strange English.
The locker charge is higher than that in State Library.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

if you get in early enough, this place should be around 69 a night, a bargain for central melbourne. by taxi from the airport, it'll cost $50 and take 20-25min...or take the airbus to southern cross station and get a taxi or tram. theres a 7/11 next door and block arcade across the road (handy if you after a fancy brunch or superior coffee). 5min walk to flinders st station, so not entirely central but good enough. the room was basic, clean, good shower and the bed comfy. the toilet 'closet' was tiny! dont bother leaving your luggage here for free before or after check in, they have $$$ lockers. didnt try the breakfast offerings but looked basic. i liked it here, only for the price. if you end up paying anything more than $100 when you book, keep looking...you might find a place where you get more bang for your buck, otherwise this place is fine.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

The rooms are small but clean. It is definitely adequate for a good nights sleep.
The location is a great drawcard with southbank within walking distance. The Casino is also close enought to walk to .In the other direction was the shopping precinct with plenty of cafes for breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 97 - 103 Elizabeth Street | Near the Corner of Collins & Elizabeth, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
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Ranked #105 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD 1*
Number of rooms: 146
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