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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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2 of 5 stars 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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1 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

With lots of dorm units and lots of interesting travellers, it would be possible to enjoy your stay at Melbourne Connection- if only the basic cleaning was maintained to s much higher standard. Bathroom cleaning was poor and had to be requested, the shared kitchen was often filthy and the bench tops really poor quality. But St Kilda is a... More 

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Thank Brian T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in this hostel for almost 9 months now, and I wouldn't want to stay elsewhere. The staff are very friendly and helpful and I have become friends with many of them. The location is perfect, close to Southern Cross station and on the edge of the CBD. The hostel is generally clean, the kitchen can be quite... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Melbourne Connection, although convenient and cheap, is still brought down by its lack of cleanliness and comfort. While staying here with my girlfriend the room itself was quite bare and not all that comfortable. Right outside was a public TV area which can be quite loud throughout the night. Not to mention there are usually people passed out from... More 

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Thank Ziggy28104
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This hostel has some great positives and some big negatives. The main positive is the location, next to Southern Cross station in the centre of the CBD it's location is great. It was very cheap considering many hostels hiked up the prices for the Formula 1 weekend and for the price the beds were a comfy sleep. However you need... More 

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Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

First of all, the location is great...close to the city centre, not far away from the central bus station. The staff is friendly and helpful as well + free WIFI is available. However, the hostel is old and in need for renovation. Rooms and Beds are old and worn off, the ceilling is unsound and there is mold in the... More 

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Thank Martinou2311
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

For sur is not the best hostel in Melbourne. Not dirty, but it is old hostel . But I stayed 2 months here, and it was one of my best lefe experience. And it s close of every things . Free WiFi, 2 tv room , and a great atmosphere

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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: $15 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Melbourne Connection 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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