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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The hostel itself is pretty big. The rooms are pretty tidy. There are alot of people staying here long term so it seemed more like a home but not so much a short term travellers vibe. The bathrooms on all floors are amazing for a hostel, private and enough to accommodate. I think the owners have done well with such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Helpful and friendly staff, large and comfortable room for 6 ppl, very clean bathroom and good location! They give you a voucher for one free drink at the bar. You can enjoy free coffee / tea at the kitchen! 500mb per day for wifi.

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Norwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Well this was certainly the most impressive building architecturally that we stayed in during our 3 month travels of Austalia. We found the Mansion place to be slightly out of town, but with great tram links taking under 5 minutes to get you into the centre. We rented a private double room here, which was fairly tiny but well priced... More 

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Vung Tau, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

There are a lot of holiday work visa folks living here, which I wasn't really a fan of, also just cuz you put a sheet around your bed like a screen don't mean I can't hear you. The hostel is pretty clean, the kitchen is a bit small, but there are lots of bathrooms, great location, and the staff at... More 

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Thank Noah C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

The old mansion house is the best hostel we've stayed in in Melbourne. Everyone's really friendly and the kitchen area is really clean. There's an area to watch tv and a separate area to play on the PlayStation. It's a good location, close to Brunswick street where there are lots of good restaurants and bars. Also the hostel is the... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

With all of the great reviews of this place, I was hoping for an amazing experience. I was sorely disappointed. First the positives: clean bathrooms, private shower rooms, good luggage storage, convenient location off free tram stop. And the negatives: slow wifi, minimal/small common areas, rooms get quite hot in the summer. Additionally, the building has seen better days. Overall... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this place for a week and it is awesome! Very accommodating considering I've got medication that needs to be stored in a specific way, nothing was too much hassle. Met some great people and the best thing is it is SPOTLESS! Will be going back very soon!

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Thank JakeP1988
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Plus - On arrival staff were friendly. I quite liked the showers which are one single room each so good privacy and the water flow is nice. There is a free city loop tram that stops around the corner which is very handy. Negatives - My room was between the recepton and kitchen and the radio is left blaring all... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

This hostel is one of it's kind, I spent one month there and still nostalgic about how great it was. The building itself is quite old, but cosy and clean, facilities are good, the staff is really friendly. The most important for me was a great traveller's atmosphere. It's not a party hostel, but it has a bar (so no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Very unfriendly backpackers here and the double room was very small. The location isn't great but is accessible to the CBD via tram. The staff were quite friendly. The wifi isn't very good but the computers can be used next to reception. The building looks very large from the front elevation but in reality it stretches length ways and not... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
**NOW FREE WI-FI** Voted Most Popular Hostel in Melbourne - 2012, 2013, 2014 & nominated for Best Medium Size Hostel in the world! 'Located within a grand, heritage building, this is one of Melbourne's few hostels with genuine character” says the Lonely Planet. Situated right next to Brunswick St, the free city circle tram-line, Carlton Gardens and just minutes from China Town, Federation Square and the MCG you won't find a better spot! We pride ourselves on being Melbourne's friendliest hostel and with just 16 rooms and 94 beds we offer a more personal experience. If you are a lone traveller our brand new cafe bar Victoria's Secret is the perfect place to meet fellow travellers. This is not a normal hostel, this is The Mansion Here’s what we’ve got... -free Wi-Fi in all rooms and communal areas -free tea & coffee -amazing outdoor cafe/bar with happy hour at all times for guests -free sausage tuesdays -free wine and cheese Wednesdays -killer darts mondays (the world’s lowest standard of darts) -pristine bathrooms (mostly individual) cleaned 3 times a day! -alfresco themed communal kitchen & dining area all equipment provided! -playstation chill-out area with games -dvd area with over 100 dvds available -large sunny courtyard -guest laundry -free luggage storage -free book exchange -24 hour reception -jobs board for those looking for work most importantly…..the BEST staff in melbourne!!!!!! The rooms….. 16 spacious rooms, with high ceilings, stain glass windows and loads of natural light. We have 12, 7, 6, 5, 4 bed dorms and also 2 Double Private rooms. Each room features: • security lockers for every guest • flatscreen television • spotlessly cleaned twice daily • thick comfy mattresses with all linen provided • heaters and fans Please note that we strictly do not accept guests under the age of 18 unless agreed with hostel management in advance. All guests must provide photo ID upon check in. Management reserves the right to refuse entry upon arrival. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Home at The Mansion

Address: 80 Victoria Pde, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range: $18 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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