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Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Location is great. It is clean and the showers room is greet. The night we stay got disturbed by a drunk guy but it is not an issue. Staff are friendly and kitchen is awesome! everything in this backpackers is set by rules and i really feel it is good.

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Kells, Ireland
Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be one of the first guests to stay here back in 2001 when it first opened. Facilities were top notch for a hostel, great kitchen, common room, showers and bar downstairs. I stayed here again years later and it was still a great spot.

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County Louth, Ireland
Reviewed March 11, 2015

It's a while since I stayed here and I basically lived in it so it wasn't that bad. Cleaners around everyday, great showers and staff were sound. We used to have breakfast in the pub downstairs and watch future ma b4 heading to work. Location is spot on and although it could do with a revamp, new mattresses and duvets...

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1Thank Bellaramamusic
Reviewed January 6, 2015

Nice hostel, great staff. Close to markets (Aldi) and free tram. Huge bathrooms with plenty of toilettes and showers. Rooms ok but windows untight so in Winter a bit too cold. No AC, very small TV room but free pancakes in the morning are a blast!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 24, 2014

It's an old building but their closing to refurbish anyway (from what I was told). It was good for the long weekend we had in Melbourne, it was central, clean, affordable and you get free pancakes for breakfast! We stayed in a 6 bed dorm- the room was gloomy & smelly but I think that was down to the people...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed November 9, 2014

I got here and the staff were unfriendly, the room was damp and felt unclean ( like it had never been aired!). I tried to join in with some activities but found the place to be extremely unfriendly and unhelpful. I would recommend to stay here with friends for a few days at most but this is it. The free...

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Reviewed October 9, 2014

Free breakfasts, pricing and location are the positives. Aside from that its a hard place to fall in love with the decor looking like the set of the Shining, most staff members being bored/uninterested 24/7 and the cleaners thinking they're your australia mothers. Also the WIFI is shocking. Essentially without the free breakfasts I would have given 1 star.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 7, 2014

The hostel was in a great location, on the outskirts of the CBD, meaning most parts of the city were walkable. The free breakfast (pancakes especially) was definitely a highlight, although if you are looking to do an early day trip somewhere (like we did to the GOR), be mindful that breakfast starts 7:30 and ends 9:30. But it was...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was awesome! Free movies in TV room with loads of choice. The free breakfast was outstanding with pancakes, toast cereal, free tea and coffee all day and only $1 to buy a mug - bargin. The staff were friendly and I didnt have problems with the people. The atmosphere can be quite cold and lonely sometimes as people were...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed September 9, 2014

Even thou I have review this before, as always good place to stay in Melbourne. Very central, cbd. Always good place to be, easy to all tram stops, QVM Markets. Staff is always friendly, hostel always clean and tidy thru out. Pity, what i understand, this hostel is closing down.

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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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Additional Information about Melbourne International Backpackers

Address: 450 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $0 - $1 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 70
Also Known As:
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“Get a 3 bed”
 of 5 bubbles fairsf2014, Oct 9, 2014 | Read review
“If you like quiet maybe ring the hostel and ask to be on a higher floor if you really hate the noise.”
 of 5 bubbles phoebek23, Oct 3, 2014 | Read review
“My all girls room was really tidy and quiet-very nice! =)”
 of 5 bubbles afb33, Jun 10, 2014 | Read review
“Try and get a room not next to the toilet .”
 of 5 bubbles 334nickm, May 19, 2014 | Read review
“Maybe get a room on a higher level, might reduce sound noise while your trying to sleep. It might even help to get one that isn't facing onto the street. If you want a more private room, pay the extra $4 or whatever it was to get a two bed room, I kinda wish we had.”
 of 5 bubbles ciarac940, Apr 25, 2013 | Read review
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