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“Excellent experience here for a budget place” 4 of 5 stars
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Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD
97 - 103 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)   |  
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Ranked #104 of 170 Hotels in Melbourne
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“Excellent experience here for a budget place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This place was very convenient, clean as a whistle, safe, and a good price.
However, you have to take everything you need with you. Nothing is provided except a great comfortable clean bed. No phone, no washcloth, no bath mat, no glass, no nothing---but it's a budget place, so it's not a big deal. Just be aware you need to take everything with you.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The hotel was right in the center of Melbourne within great walking distance to everything.
The room wasn't all that much but it came at a very good prices so i wasn't expecting the Ritz.
The people at reception were always there to lend a hand if need be which was good.
All in all if your looking for a cheap hotel right in the heart of Melbourne with a nice clean bed to sleep in then i would highly recommend staying at the Ibis budget

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This hotel is nothing fancy, but a good value room for the night. Rooms are clean and quiet. Our room had a double bed with additional bunk beds. Great central location, close to trams, trains and restuarants in the centre of the CBD.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is a very basic hotel, so dont expect much. But it covers everything that you would need, a bed, your own bathroom, great location and good value for money. The only drawback here since it is affordable is you get some younger travelers who can be very noisy. The only other thing I didnt like was that they were very strict about the 2 pm check in time, which can be annoying since I arrived from a 6 am flight...so had to walk around Melbourne before I could get checked in, they do have a place to store your luggage but sometimes you just want to have a quick nap and shower. Good value and great location, so might stay again if I dont get a better deal.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 February 25, 2013

This is a budget hotel - the room we had was basic (no phone, wardrobe etc) but quite large with a really comfortable queen bed (with a bunk bed above which hubby had to be careful he didn't hit his head on if he sat up). The room was clean (although the carpet did have a couple of stains) and the air conditioner worked well. The corridors were a little worse for wear and quite narrow. One of the lifts was smelly. The receptionist (Angela) was really nice and stored our bags for us as our room wasn't ready and arranged for us not to have aroom on the same floor as a school group. The room faced Elizabeth Street and there was a little bit of noise from the street. The best thing about the hotel was its location in central Melbourne and Angela, the really nice receptionist.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We chose this hotel because it was around $40 cheaper per night than the next level up (Mercure) but next time I'd pay the extra. Room was very basic but clean, as expected, but the main drawback was the ambience - down a dingy corridor off the street, up a dingy lift, reception is a counter behind a plexiglass screen (like a late night petrol station!), corridors to the rooms also dingy and worn. View from the window was of a concrete wall. Only staff interaction was the lady who gave us the room key, which was a very utilitarian exchange. Clientele seemed to be weighted towards yobbish youths/travelers. It felt more like a hostel, but we were paying hotel prices.

Location (once you're out of the dingy corridor) is good - 5 mins walk from Fed Square

Bottom line: if it was half the price it would have been great, but next time we'll pay the extra for a real hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 97 - 103 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NO PARKING Facilities At This F1 ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Formule 1 Melbourne
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