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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

I did meet some excellent people here so it has to be said that the social part of the hostel is great, but I didn't like that the prices kept varying wildly and that long term guests were constantly kicked out of their rooms because there was a big party coming in for the weekend. They did not seem very... More 

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

Thank you for your review, Our aim is to prove an environment were our guests are interacting and socialising, meeting fellow travellers and making friends. We allocate certain levels for our long term guests these levels are very rarely used for group bookings. We apologise for the inconvenience of moving rooms and try to make the transition as easy for... More 

Holland, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. Bathrooms are great. Free breakfast, very helpful staff, and excellent location. Connected to a bar with extremely cheap dinner, this was very convenient. I would 100% stay here again. I have stayed in many hostels and this would have to be one of my favorites.

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

We loved having you stay here! Our staff enjoyed helping you make the most out of your time here in Melbourne. We are so excited and beaming at being one of your favourite hostels! It is our pleasure to offer a cheap yet delicious BBQ dinner $1 hot dogs and $2 burgers (veggie or meat). Looking forward to seeing you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

This hostel was a good surprise! One of the cheapest I found in Hostel World. I wasn't expecting much, but when I arrived, I found a friendly staff and cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen. The room is well equipped with lockers, plugs and individual lamps. The breakfast is ok and the bar is cheap and cool!

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

Thank you for your fabulous review! Our housekeepers beamed with pride when we showed them your review. Cleanliness is one of our top priorities and we work hard maintaining all areas for our guests. We also think that our bar is cool! Cannot wait to welcome you again! Kind regards, The team at urban cental. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Coming firstly into the rooms I was positively impressed by how clean the rooms actual were which is very rare for a hostel in this price class. It was easy to meet new people that would take me out to the town. The hostel itself offers cheap food and free breakfasts every day which is certainly a plus!

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

Thank you for your review, We are so happy you met fellow travellers that took you around and showed you around Melbourne. We pride ourselves on offering a free breakfast to help kick start your day and our nightly BBQ ($1 hot dogs and $2 burgers) is a deliciously great way to save money. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Clean, friendly, included bar... One of the best hostels I've stayed at. Free beer on offer as well Clean, friendly, included bar... One of the best hostels I've stayed at. Free beer on offer as well.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here and are looking forward to seeing you in the future. Kind regards, The team at urban central More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

My favourite hotel so far in Aus. Kept very clean and staff are so friendly! Stayed for a week before and now back for another week. Beds are comfy and bathrooms are kept very clean! Only issue i had is the bed covers are short!

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

What a compliment! Thank you for your review, We are so happy to have you back! Keeping the hostel clean and tidy is something we pride ourselves on as well as your comfort, Changing/checking mattresses regularly. Hope to see you for a drink in the bar! Kind regards, The team at urban central More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Hostel is so close to the free tram zone so you don't have to pay for transport. The lockers are massive, & have a socket inside so you can lock stuff away whilst it's charging. Rooms & bathroom very clean. The bar also offers food for $1! Would recommend.

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

Thank you for your review, Saving on public transport is a massive bonus when traveling on a budget. We enjoy being short walk from the ‘free zone’ in the CBD. Technology is such a massive part of our lives which is why we provide plugs for our guests inside the lockers. This means you can charge your devices and keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm for 8 nights and found thus to be a really good hostel. Clean spacious rooms, friendly staff clean amenaties and kitchen. Only a 15 minute walk to the city. GREAT PLACE! Would definitely reccommend!

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

Thank you for your review, Our reception staff were over joyed to have been able to help you during your stay here in Melbourne. Cleanliness is one of our top priorities we will offer nothing less. We also love our location, 5 mins from south Melbourne market, around the corner from crown and 15mins into the CBD! Looking forward to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

This has been the best hostel I've stayed in so far. Good CLEAN facilities - with a member of staff almost constantly in the kitchen helping to keep things clean and tidy. The staff are friendly and there is a relaxed atmosphere, unlike the forced fun vibes I've felt from some hostels. Free breakfast, pasta and rice is a really... More 

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

Wow what a lovely review, We pride ourselves on keeping the hostel clean at all times. It is always nice to walk into a clean kitchen. We are also so glad you enjoyed the freebies we offer to our guests! Every little bit counts when traveling on a budget! Looking forward to having you stay in the future. Kind regards,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stayed at Urban Central for four weeks while looking for long term accommodation. Really enjoyed the stay, convenient location, 24 hour freedom, clean, secure, fully equipped, helpful staff. Weekends forget about sleeping if you're looking for a restful sleep in the dorms. There's usually an invasion of loud, intoxicated bogans. They usually blow away by Sunday. As with most backpackers,... More 

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

Thank you for your review, We also think that our location is fantastic being very close to south Melbourne market, crown casino and a short stroll into the CBD. Our reception is open 24 hours. We have security all night who patrol the hostel, eradicating any disruptions that may occur. We look forward to having you stay with us again.... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • 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 Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Price Range: $49 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Urban Central 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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