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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here Mon-Fri as the location was awesome and the reviews sounded good. The staff were super friendly and made us feel very welcome! Bedrooms were clean, bathrooms and showers were (relatively) clean too, so that's a bonus! The only let down was the kitchen area, sometimes it would get super messy and it could've done with more pigeon-holes for... More 

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Thank AndrewShig
United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thanks for the kind words and for leaving us a review! Really stoked you enjoyed your stay with us. The kitchen can be a tricky place when you have up to 200 people using it. We keep it monitored for the majority of the day, it is cleaned thoroughly twice a day, but we really rely on guests... More 

Maribyrnong, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cannot fault this hostel at all. Ultra clean, plenty of space in the 12-bed dorm room. Well appointed communal kitchen with large storage for ambient and chilled food from the supermarket 2 minutes walk away. Check-in and out was a breeze. With luggage storage post-check out, I was able to catch a movie before my next transfer.

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Thank 5284-Kim
United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Wooooooooooooooooooooo. Awesome! Glad you had such a great time here. Makes us really happy to hear such good things. Hope to see you again soon! Thanks - United Crew More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect accomodation! The Prices are fair and you get a thoroughly organised free time activity program. Every day and night there is something going on. The kitchen is great and there's even a TV room for lazy, cozy evenings! Staff is very friendly and help you everywhere they can. All in all, worth a while to stay at!

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Thank Elichschnabel
United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Awesome! Thanks for the review! So glad you had an awesome stay with us. Hope we can see you again soon. Happy Travels! More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Location is the key about this hostel. Pros: Clean, modern and well located. Friendly staff. Space quite big in the room. Cons: The social area doesn't encourage interaction speacially in winter because its cold and dark. No breakfast.

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Thank Juliana G
United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hey Juliana, Thanks heaps for leaving the review. Always helps us out!.. Glad you had a nice stay with us, it was a pleasure having you. Happy Travels United Crew More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at United backpackers for 4 nights, and I found it to be the best quality backpackers I've ever been too. Loved the rooms. Softest, cleanest beds with warm bedding provided, your own lamp and powerpoint, so no fighting over powerpoint space. The kitchen is large, clean and has a huge amount of storage space which seems to be... More 

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Thank Brea J
United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hey Brea, You're a legend. Thanks so much for leaving hte review and the kind words. Really stoked you enjoyed the hostel so much. We know it's awesome but it's really great when a guest loves it as much as we do. Really hope we can see you again soon! Safe Travels Glenn More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved staying at United! the staff were all super friendly, the rooms were spacious and warm and the beds were very comfortable. the facilities were clean for the most part (one time I did go to use the toilet very early Sunday morning and someone had been sick in the sink but that's not their fault, how could they... More 

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Thank Jess H
United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Jess!! You champion. Thanks for the review. So glad that you had such a great stay with us. Yeh we couldn't know someone was going to be sick in the sink, but as soon as we know, we take care of it. I guess that sort of thing can come with the territory so thanks for taking it like a... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing that will strike you about this place is it's cool character- it has a fun, slightly hipster vibe that's pretty rare in hostels, but is accompanied by incredible friendliness and chill from the employees. The bar in the basement is affordable and fun, the activities were great, having a bathroom in the room was amazing, they had... More 

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Thank Aaron T
United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hey Aaron, Thanks so much for the review!! So glad that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. Really makes us stoked when people love the place as much as we do! I hope that we can see you again soon. Happy Travelling mate, Love, United Crew More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to melbourne for 3 days..I have to say that I have made an excellent choice of staying here. Best hostel ever..they use colour yellow and black which,for me personally, tends to give energy and good armosphere...the room is clean as advertised.view of Flinders station fromthe kitchen is nice..staffs are very friendly people there are friendly too. The best... More 

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Thank NaturePJ
United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Awesome!! So glad you had such a great stay with us. And thank you for leaving us the review, it means a lot! Really stoked you made some friends in the bar, we love that place! Hope that we get to see you again soon. All the best on your travels Love, United Crew More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Instantly disappointed by the rude man on reception (will insert name here), asked if I could leave my heavy backpack at reception whilst I check out some other hostels and was told no because it's not in their best interest. My back was killing me so had to book a nights stay. Didn't see the harm in leaving my backpack... More 

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United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thanks for leaving the review.. It is an interesting situation, it is a rule of ours that we can't store non - guests luggage.. This is for a couple of reasons, one being in line with the whole - don't leave your baggage unattended / if we have no record of you. We also can't let non guests... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Has every potential to be a great hostel. Kitchen and bathrooms are very good. Beds are comfy. Location etc all great. The attitude of some of the staff kill this place. Most are living there and are very unfriendly to the short stay guests, it's as though they have totally missed the point of a hostel and that it only... More 

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1 Thank Amy C
United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne, responded to this review

Hey Amy, Thanks so much for the review. It always helps to get peoples feedback so thanks for taking the time to do it.. I do agree and unfortunately it is something that needs to be a constant reminder to them. They do live here together so they do understandably form close bonds and do tend to stick together but... 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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come and find out why travellers voted United Backpackers Australia's best hostel at the Adventure Travel Awards in 2014! It's no secret we have the best location in town right opposite Flinders Street Station and only opening in 2013 we offer you brand new facilities, heaps of sweet spaces including our funky basement bar and most importantly great value for money. Our hostel is full of personality with Melbourne's laneway culture, funky decor and quirky art throughout. All this is served up with a great atmosphere, amazing staff, cool events, top notch security and the best pillows in town! Us in a nutshell: • Accommodation for 290 travellers over 3 levels • FREE Wi-Fi in common areas • Every bed has its own power-point, reading light and locker • Sparking clean bathrooms cleaned around the clock • Designer kitchen & dining room overlooking Flinders Station with ovens and heaps of equipment, hot plates and storage • Underground Chill Lounge open 24 hours • Lost & Found our cool as, Melbourne style basement bar open 7 days • Funky TV Lounge filled with beanbags & free DVD hire • 24 Reception manned with a rock star reception team of Melbourne locals • Top class security with swipe card access, lockers in all rooms & CCTV • Cool free events to show you the real Melbourne experience • Guest laundry open 24/7 • Free luggage storage We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from so whether you are looking to share a dorm from 4 to 12 beds filled with your newest friends, or to splash out on one of our private ensuite rooms, you will find it at United Backpackers! All rooms have: • Lockers • Bedside light and power point for your charging pleasure • Lots of space • High quality, comfy beds and linen • Choose between shared or ensuite bathrooms • Swipe card access • Heating & fans (private ensuite rooms have AC) • Cleaning servicing the rooms daily ... more   less 

Additional Information about United Backpackers Melbourne

Address: 250 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Elephant Backpackers)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $22 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — United Backpackers Melbourne 2*
Number of rooms: 240
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Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
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