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The Exford Hotel

199 Russell St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great location for a hostel-it is in the free tram zone and walking distance from key sights, shops, eateries and bars etc..and good for on a budget! The hostel itself was quiet most of the time, apart from weekend nights but that is expected being above a pub! The rooms are average but in winter they were very very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing that stands out about this place is that despite it being located in the heart of Melbourne's Chinatown it is your typical, old style, gundgy Australian pub and the one thing that it has is character. Okay, it isn't flash, but it is what I like in a pub, and that is its Australian pubishness. It does... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

It is all very basic, but for $45 a night, this is what one can expect, especially given the very convenient location. It is situated on the Chinatown street above a British style pub. We were on the 3rd. Fairly noisy on weekends, but nothing a pair of ear plugs can't fix. You share bathrooms and shower facilities. No soap... More 

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St. Johann Im Pongau
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Nothing can beat that awesome location in the middle of the city centre. However, the hostel is not very clean (the duvets were disgusting and full of stains, the floors dirty and our room was never cleaned during our 6-day stay). The receptionist Kenny was super-friendly and gave us some great recommendations!

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Located in the heart of the China town region, the facilities are good - showers particularly. The wi-fi was not free, as I stayed for less than a week. The staff were friendly, and offered good advice for getting around and what to do. The pub itself was a nice social area, although I was unhappy that the computers in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

I stayed at the Exford Hotel for two nights in a double room on the 3rd floor (top level) the room was an average size with a large cupboard, bed side tables, a mirror and a table and chair. The room was very clean. The staff were friendly. The bathrooms are dated but kept very clean. really good, cheap accommodation... More 

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

I was staying in a hotel on Lygon Street and was passing this hotel whilst walking towards the city centre, and popped in for a quick drink. Lovely oldy worldly bar. Great juice of beers, very friendly barman who gave us a map of the city, and suggested where we should visit. Made to feel very welcome, and stayed for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

This pub is quiet during the day, I found the staff friendly and they let me charge my iphone for a while. There is pool tables, video juke box and an electronic game machine. There is pizzas made to order and pies. I like this pub and will head back when back in Mel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Unless you enjoy screaming drunks and thumping loud music until 3am every morning, then stay. If you find the feeling of bass pumping through your bed at 3am soothing then this is the place for you. No wonder they have free breakfast because no one is awake to eat it!! Plus on top of it the guy who owns the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Stayed at the exford on thrice already which should tell you enough but here we go. Friendly and helpfull staf. Simple but clean rooms. Great bar and bottleshop downstairs. Big kitchen with plenty of space to cook and stock your supplies. Free complimentary breakfast in the mornings but if you're hungover chances are slim you'll make it on time ;)... More 

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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Additional Information about The Exford Hotel

Address: 199 Russell St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Price Range: $18 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Exford Hotel Melbourne
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