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    United Backpackers Melbourne

    250 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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          • Excellent49%
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          • Average11%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible1%
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          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          Excellent location, helpful staff, clean rooms and bathrooms. Really great place to stay! I would highly recommend united backpackers for anyone wanting to experience the best Melbourne has to offer! One of the best hostels I've ever stayed.

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          Response from United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne

          Thank you so much for leaving us such a positive review. We hope you enjoying your travels, and hopefully we will see you again soon. The United Crew.

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          Good layout, bar, kitchen, some days free food is provided. Rooms are good for a hostel, each bunk has its own light and plug socket, with lockers provided. Its clean, welcoming and other guests are respectful. There are enough toilets and shower rooms.Would recommend- fairly...More

          Helpful?
          Response from United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne

          Thank you so much for leaving us such a positive review. Its great to see that we are doing a good job. With pricing we always make sure that we are competitive in our pricing, on a Friday and Saturday most hostels in the city...More

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          We chose United because, although I feel a bit old for backpackers now I'm fast approaching 40, they had the best reviews for the best prices of all the central Melbourne accommodation. Plus I had friends recommend them as well. Upon arriving, our kindly hosts...More

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          Response from United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne

          Thank you so much for leaving us such a positive review. Its great to see that we are doing a good job. We hope you enjoying your travels, and hopefully we will see you again soon. The United Crew.

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          The staff at United are really friendly and helpful. I stayed in a 12ppl mixed room which I would happily do again. Everyone in the room was respectful of each other. The only thing that got to me was, no air con in the bedrooms...More

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          Response from United_Melbourne, General Manager at United Backpackers Melbourne

          Thank you so much for leaving us such a positive review. Its great to see that we are doing a good job. There is no cost involved in hiring a fan. Sorry if you were told incorrect information. We hope you enjoying your travels, and...More

          Reviewed 3 weeks ago

          Generally good cleanliness of the dorm and toilets - as they provide housekeeping everyday. Very secure compound - with security ensuring that only people staying are allowed in. Good amenities - toilets and bar / food area - providing free pancakes daily.More

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          Hi there! Thank you so much for leaving us a review, it is always appreciated when guests chose to do so. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at United Backpackers! Delighted to hear about your positive experiences. We hope to have you back...More

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          • Central Business District
          • Also Known As
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Hey There, I understand that there's a locker storage provided below the dorm beds. Mind sharing the size/dimension of the locker? Or the size of luggage which might fit in?
          April 17, 2017|
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          Response from leah-barlow | Reviewed this property |
          They're pretty big but honestly most of the ladies in my dorm (ladies only dorm) used them for valuables and left our clothes in our bags by the side of beds it was much easier access. Admittedly less secure and 1 or 2 items... More
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          yanuaranggara
          does air conditioning provided in mixed dorm-4bed (private ensuite) type?
          January 10, 2017|
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          Response from mberry8822 |
          Absolutely!
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          loislo49
          how far is this place from the airport? thanks
          January 9, 2017|
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          Response from Liza D | Reviewed this property |
          Take the skybus to the southern cross station, than its a pretty straightforward 20min walk to the hostel !
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          "There is a bar in the basement, so the higher up you are the less noise you'll hear."
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