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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed September 21, 2016

I really love to stay in hostels, but this one was really bad. The kitchen, bathrooms and dorms were dirty most of the time... We stayed at a 6 bed dorm, but the ventilation was awful. No breakfast. It was the only place where we could find accommodation, so we had to stay there.

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Stenungsund, Sweden
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We booked a dubbel room, and yes it was a dubbel bed. One dirty sheet two pillows, we got a blanket from the reception, when we checked in, because it can be cold in the night. One blanket for one person. The room was very dirty. We had to sleep in our cloths. The kitchen was disgusting, dirty every where,...

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Krakow, Poland
Reviewed September 2, 2016

I travel a lot and I understand that for the price I pay I cant expect much but the standard of this place is lower than a public toilet!!! When I asked for refund because I didn't wanted to stay there as the place is too dirty (They have given me a bed with big stain mixed with blood in...

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed August 26, 2016

The place is very dirty. They don't have cleaning staff, they have some young people doing it in exchange for living there. We went in winter and we were freezing. No heating system. The only good thing is that it was very well located, close to the bus and train station.

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Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

AVOID AT ALL COSTS! I'm currently sat in the warm eating the free popcorn, watching a classic movie and laughing with the friendly staff...obviously I am NOT at the Melbourne Connection Hostel!!! Arrived to a key that didn't work without 'give it a wiggle', a guest who was stoned out his head, dirty mattress, stinky sheets, broken bed and piss/sick/poo/sputum...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed July 28, 2016

The rooms were dirty and smelly. Toilets were even more dirtier, i ended up taking a new hotel as i was not able to sleep in the room, the linen and blankets were not washed at all. Staff was very rude and unhelpful.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed July 1, 2016

Before booking a room in this place, I should have first read the reviews. This is absolutely the worst hostel that I've ever lived in. The first day I was there, as I passed by the kitchen, I noticed that it was filthy and smelly but as I was only planning on using the bedroom, I ignored it. Unfortunately, even...

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Reviewed May 30, 2016

So... This place is not to go if you like quiet and clean places. Nonetheless, this hostel is made to make good party friends. Showers, bathrooms, kitchen are growth but a friendly ambiance is floatting and you can party until 5 in the morning!

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Reviewed May 5, 2016

This hostel is horrendous. On arrival we were told that the double room we had booked the night before had already been allocated to someone else. The Asian girl on reception was rude and unwilling to help. I pressed her on what she was going to do and after several phone calls to her manager, we were offered a 4...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Don't book this hostel!! I've stayed in this hostel only two nights and am more than happy that I didn't extend. The inconvience started straight at arrival time, check-in time was pushed back another hour and the storage room was way too small. Talking about small: the kitchen. The fridge was stuffed with food (not quite sure if they ever...

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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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Melbourne Connection is a small, friendly hostel. Minutes walk from Southern Cross Station. Perfectly based for your stay in Melbourne. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Melbourne Connection

Address: 205 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $21 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Melbourne Connection 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Honestly... nothing!”
 of 5 bubbles eloisav215, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“I don't think there is a good one.”
 of 5 bubbles 82gabrielat, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“Just don't book any room at all”
 of 5 bubbles laauraame, Jan 20, 2016 | Read review
“better choose a bunk bed located upstair as the kitchen and eating area gets noisy even after 11pm”
 of 5 bubbles FrhAtq, Oct 16, 2014 | Read review
“Ask to stay away from the nightclub”
 of 5 bubbles hempster, Jan 2, 2014 | Read review
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