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Corowa, Australia
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45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have stayed a few nights and it's the place to be, great staff room are good and not costing a lot of money. The bar is great as well and the pricing is fair for Melbourne standards. Overall a great place and we will be going here the next time we need to have... More 

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Thank Richardv461
Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It is always a pleasure to have you stay with us. Our bar holds a pool comp, beer pong, trivia, games night and many more social activities to make meeting new people and forming friendships a lot more fun and enjoyable. We are looking forward to welcoming you again! Kind regards, The team at... More 

Broadbeach, Australia
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights in a private bathroom room after needing last minute accommodation for 4. For a hostel i thought it was great, clean and private and a great location and price. Checking in and out was easy

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Thank michellejw89
Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, It was our pleasure to have offered you the highest in service and comfort during your stay. We are conveniently located near the Crown Casino, The convention centre, the South Melbourne market, a variety of restaurants and more. We are looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, The team at Urban Central More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at urban central for 4 months which is a long time to be staying in a hostel! However I started working behind the bar which I loved and earned some extra money. The staff at the hostel are lovely! The hostel is clean and tidy offers great free breakfast tea coffee and other food and you will meet... More 

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Thank Shannon M
Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, We still miss you. It was fantastic to have you as part of our team! Our guests enjoy our social evenings in the bar, participating in the trivia, beer pong, poker and pool comps. We enjoy making sure they experience Melbourne with a full belly and all the information on what to do from... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The review I've read about this hostel on hostelworld before I checked in was that it is meant to be hard to meet people there, because it is a really big hostel. Well, it is a big hostel, but you have plenty of opportunities (especially downstairs at the bar) to meet people. It is clean, it's only 20 minutes by... More 

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Thank Marcellina H
Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We provide a social environment by having nightly events in our bar such as trivia, pool comp etc. It is very easy to get into the CBD from Urban Central. You can walk along the beautiful South bank promenade, take a tram for the... More 

Rhyll, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We actually stumbled across this one simply because we left it too late and couldn't afford our usual hotel room at crown. Room on the small side but very comfy beds, the 5 of us slept through the night bloody well even with the busy intersection right outside the window. Will definitely be our go-to destination whenever we need to... More 

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Thank Thebadegg
Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to have had you stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed the high level of service and facilities that we offer all of our guests. Our location is in a very unique area of Melbourne and close to many attractions such as the convention centre and crown... More 

Rome, Italy
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38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I booked a single private room with bathroom, so it was like an hotel. The room was large but "empty". The bathroom was not so good, with the windows on the highway. To have a shower you had to wait about 10 mins to "charge" hot water and than you have a timer. Common shower didn't work. I think that... More 

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Thank marcovigini
Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to review our venue. It is our pleasure to offer all guests a clean and inviting venue that is in keeping with our high standards. Our private Family rooms comprise of a double bed, a bunk bed, a desk, bedside tables with lamps, a wardrobe and a couch and or arm chair. We would be... More 

Wicklow, Ireland
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in a group of 4 we stayed in the hotel part of the hostel, room looked out over the highway but wasn't noisy... The room had 1 King sized bed and a set of bunks. Beds were comfortable and clean as was the sizeable ensuite. Hostel has a good bar and friendly staff. My only... More 

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Thank Cathy M
Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, It was our pleasure to have had you stay with us and to offer you clean and comfortable facilities during your stay. Our bar is a great venue to socialise and meet new people. They even have different events on each night with great prizes to be won. I apologise for the confusion with our... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

This is my 5th stay but my first time ive got around to writing a review. This is one of the cleanest hostels ive ever stayed at. Staff are friendly and helpful. Dorms are a good size and not too many people. Im a light sleeper and struggle with noise so this is important to me. The bathrooms have some... More 

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Thank Beekool
Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We enjoy offering our guests great value for money by providing free breakfast, rice, pasta, tea and coffee. I have passed on and congratulated our staff for their efforts in providing great customer service. Our WIFI connection is unlimited and we offer daily, 3 day,... More 

Paris, France
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55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Rooms are big (Most of Backpackers Hostel would put 4 Bunk beds in it). Big lockers, Big comfy beds, Aircon, Clean and Tidy. Showers are clean, not always hot water (My only complain). Free Shower Gel and they provide Towels. The kitchen is fully equipped, with staff cleaning dishes. Free Pasta, Rice and Breakfast. Staff at the reception really nice.... More 

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Thank Paul A
Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, It was our pleasure to have had you stay with us and to offer you our great facilities. Your comfort is of the utmost importance and we are glad our dedication to service has reflected this. Our unlimited WIFI offers deals depending on the length of your stay. There are daily, 3 day, 5 day... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

To me I felt more at a hotel than a hostel. Its huge 5 stories, cleaners in the kitchen at all times which I've never seen before. There's a lot of space and burners no oven and remember there's a lot of people as well. Check in is not until 2pm and check out is 10am makes it difficult to... More 

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Thank nelsonjacobo11
Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our venue and have staff in the kitchen to help ensure that all items are cleaned and put away for the next guests to use. Your comfort is of the utmost importance to us and we are delighted to have offered you the highest quality in service. We... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Urban Central is ideally located in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank adjacent to the famous Crown Casino. The city is a 10 minute walk and with public transport on our doorstep, St Kilda is only a 10 minute tram ride away. Shopping around Urban Central is located close to local cafes, shops and the famous South Melbourne Market. If you enjoy good coffee and eateries Southbank restaurants overlooking The Yarra River are 5 min stroll from Urban Central. On the way to visit Port Melbourne beach you could pick up a bargain at Direct Factory Outlet about a 10 minute from our accommodation venue. Stay, Play at Urban Central! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Urban Central

Address: 334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Price Range: $34 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Urban Central 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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