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“Typical Ibis Budget good value” 5 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 #107 of 171 hotels in Melbourne
Lismore, Australia
Senior Contributor
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11 hotel reviews
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“Typical Ibis Budget good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

As usual at Australian branches of Ibis Budget hotels, this place was pretty much what you pay for and no less. Clean, comfortable, quiet enough, everything works properly, but basic - more or less pod-rooms with no frills or extra space. Very convenient location to both train stations, the Vic market, Chinatown, etc. I've stayed in cheap hotels quite a bit in Melbourne and I don't think there's better value downtown. Sadly that's just how expensive Australia is. But bear in mind with this chain you get big discounts for booking 20 days ahead of time.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I was really impressed with this hotel. It's one of the cheapest options, yet offers a super location - 3 mins walk from Flinders Street Station. Rooms are clean, were serviced daily and the hotel was secure and modern. Staff on reception were consistently far more helpful and friendly than expected for a budget hotel.

We stayed in a 4 bed/quad room - some of the group were a little surprised by the shower, which leads directly off the bedroom rather than being within a separate bathroom.

I would certainly recommend this hotel - we stayed for 6 nights and as a base it was perfect.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Great place to stay - right in the centre of town - easy to get to from any incoming point, and great access to the Melbourne nightlife!
The rooms are small, but have everything you need - a comfy bed, and toilet, shower and sink and a TV. The only thing I missed was a bar fridge and kettle in the room - but then there is a tea and coffee machine in the kitchen area near reception to get tea, coffee and hot chocolate for a small fee.
Will definitely stay here next time I come to Melbourne!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Rooms are good and Spacious. Hotel's staff is very cooperative. Location of Hotel is Excellent. It is good value for money. Very good experience.

Rooms are good and Spacious. Hotel's staff is very cooperative. Location of Hotel is Excellent. It is good value for money. Very good experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Having eventually located this hotel under F1 my review follows.
Great location, great price, great bed - what more can you ask for? Kitchen facilities better than most F1/IB with tons of fridge space, ample supply of tea bags, milk, sugar, cutlery. With a Food Works just outside, Pie Face a block away, it makes for a truly economy stay. Furthermore, just 15mins walk from Southern Cross station where you can find the excellent airport Red Bus service, although they will drop you off/pick you up.
Staff were very helpful/friendly.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Ibis budget is centrally located, short walk to many unique back alley restaurants and Federation Square, short tram ride to Melbourne Aquarium and Queen Victoria markets. Rooms small but comfortable, no tea/coffee making facilities in rooms or plates etc, but supermarket, Subway & coffee shops nearby. Airport SkyBus motel transfer available for drop off, but must arrange for pick up in advance. Taxi rank outside.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Clean room, quiet spacious for couple coz our room located in the corner. However some of the towels as rough as sand paper...even some the towels are still in good condition.
The hotel is located in the middle of city, 7-10 mins walk to flinder station. Easy access to go ard the city. Around 20 mins walk to victoria market

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
#107 On the Beach Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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