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Nancy, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is friendly, the location ideal, and my room was cleaned every day and that is about all I can praise this hostel for. The shared bathroom seems to only been cleaned once a day, which is way too little for a hostel that big, and they were always dirty. Cold water in the shower only, and the window... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly happy with my stay at Flinders Backpackers. Rooms were great and was easy to settle in. The staff were excellent and a mention to Alyson who helped me with everything I needed from Maps, setting up a bank account, the best places to visit and loads more. She went out of her way to give me extra help and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here at Flinders, sad to be leaving.. Staff were all very friendly with a warm welcome especially Alyson and Nat who went out of their way in many occasions to help us settle in!!! :-) A great central location!! With loads on the doorstep!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great location , good staff, location is just about perfect. The bar downstairs is epically good, its separate from the hostel but is relative cheap and the backpackers still go there. Cleaning could be a bit more of a priority in this hostel as some of the rooms are a bit un hygienic. All in all it is a pretty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

160 Dollars for a week is a very fair price for what is provided. Reception is very friendly and helpful, especially Emer. There is a free breakfast including pancakes, cereals and bread. Once a week there is a free dinner as well. The location is very central which makes a pubcrawl really easy. You can drink on level 3 till... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we arrived we checked in and went to the room to fine one of our beds had been slept in and had not been changed. The room was very small and very cold as the window did not close properly. One of the other guests had many boxes in the room with him which took up lots of space.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

staff are great. cheap prices and clean. really central. free pancakes and free goon!!!!!! Irish Emer is great and helpful.room nearly never smells , its busy and easy to make friends , but I like sleeping :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Flinders backpackers has a great location in the CBD with transport links to all over the city and 24hr trams. Super clean and friendly. Staff are great. Big shout out to Emer and Alyson! The Tina to flinders Turner, the Kate to Melbourne's Bush, the Simon to Australia's Garfunkel! These Gaelic girls will surely cheer up your weekend hangover (weekend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Amazing location, very central -- perfect for seeing the sights and going for a wander, public transport to EVERYWHERE. The common room has several big sofas, a pool table, table tennis, plenty of power outlets, and a jobs board in the corner (great for working holidaymakers). Kitchen is pretty good (no oven but plenty of hobs and a HUGE fridge),... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night and went somewhere else the next night. No refund offered. Worth paying for another place as couldn't bare another night here. $75 a night is ridiculous for such a crappy backpackers. Very noisy, filthy filthy toilets, and very uncomfortable single beds, the amenities are poor too with one crappy pool table and that's practically it. Have stayed... More 

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Flinders Backpackers is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, which makes it the perfect location for every traveller! Every guest gets a FREE breakfast with make your own PANCAKES every morning to start his or her day off right. We have a HUGE common area for guest to enjoy with a NEW Movie room with a 70" TV and endless movie selection, FREE pool table and ping-pong table and a fully equipped kitchen with walk-in cool room. Staying with us will have you living amongst Melbourne's funky cafe and shopping district while only being a few minutes walk away from Flinders Station, South Bank and Federation Square. We offer great value accommodation across seven floors with 2, 3 and 4 bed dormitory rooms, twin and doubles private rooms all with shared bathroom facilities. After a day of exploring what Melbourne has to offer come home to some great events including bingo with great prizes, trivia, movie night with free popcorn and free meal nights. No free Wi-Fi but some of the cheapest Internet around. Our rooms: Every dorm room has individual security lockers, fan, secure card entry, linen, pillows and blankets provided. Towels are also available for hire. Please take note before booking: All guests must have international government issued photo ID in the form of a driver's license or passport and a credit card at time of check in All guests must be 18 years or older. Sorry no children. Flinders Backpackers is in the heart of the busy CBD. As such, guests may be disturbed by noise due to trams, traffic, and people on the busy streets surrounding the hostel. Friday and Saturday night's guests may also be disturbed by noise from the bar in the basement level ... more   less 

Additional Information about Flinders Backpackers

Address: 35 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $21 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 140
Also Known As:
Flinders Station Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
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