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Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the very first hostel I stayed at when I arrived in Australia. The kitchen is messy most of the time, but the staff cleans it many times a day. The rooms are quite clean as well. The toilets and showers are washed everyday. The rooms are not loud. The city is at a walking distance and the city...

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Magalie, Thanks for the great review. The team was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and are hoping to welcome you back on your next visit. Happy travels!

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my stay at The Greenhouse Backpackers in Melbourne. I found my room very comfortable and clean. All communal areas were in pristine condition. The free breakfast between 7-9 am was a particularly nice touch. All staff encountered were very helpful and friendly. The hostel is very centrally located.

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Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Brian, We just shared your great review with the whole team who were thrilled to read you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to Greenhouse soon! Happy travels.

Japan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mattress should be changed because they were already sagging. Noise could be heard from the bars that abound the area so light sleepers should use an ear plug. There was also one socket in the room which made the guests wait for their own turn to charge one’s gadgets. The staff were a good source of information around the...

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Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Anthro, Just told the team about your review and they were thrilled they were able to be helpful. We looked into the issues you mentioned, but can't find any details. I will private message you our e-mail so we can dig a little deeper and get everything fixed in time for your next visit. Happy travels!

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple and standard backpacker hotel, very good location, city center so very accessible to restaurants, convenience stores and public transportation. Quick check in and check out service. Rooms are clean however, walls are not thick enough as we can hear other room occupants noises.

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Jonathan L, Director of Sales at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Riz, Great to hear you found the check in and out service quick and efficient. Sorry you found it a bit noisy, we will look into this shortly and see how we can improve on it so we can hopefully welcome you back.

Ipoh, Malaysia
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Me and my friend stayed in Greenhouse Backpackers for 2 nights (1/11/2016-3/11/2016). This hostel is basically located in the heart of the Melbourne city, with proximity to many tourist sites (Exp: Federation Square, Yarra River Bank etc). The idea of individual lamp at each bedside is a plus as it reduces the disturbance to other roommates. However, when we checked...

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi ChongSeng, So great to hear you liked all the attractions you can walk to from Greenhouse. There are some great little hidden gems to explore. We have been looking into ways of making our wifi even better so thank you for the feedback. Happy travels!

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed November 3, 2016

I stayed in Greenhouse backpacker for 7 days (from 15 Oct to 22 Oct). Really appreciate that there are two receptionists that i met in the evening are really helpful and friendly, but i don't know their name. Everything is good, but kitchen(lots of stoves are broken). In addition, the kitchen cleaning time is weird, sometimes is 11PM, but sometimes...

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Lindy, The whole reception team were excited to hear about your review! Thanks for the feedback about the kitchen, we have been working on our stoves so they will hopefully be better for your next visit. Happy travels!

Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Cheap clean rooms, pool tables and Tv room was a great place to hang out, free breakfast, and an incredible location! Reception staff were always helpful and friendly. Great atmosphere Very happy with my stay

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Selina, It's always great hearing guests saying how great our atmosphere is. The whole team was excited when I told them about your review. Hopefully you can come back and hang out again soon. Happy travels!

Reviewed October 31, 2016

The hostel is a gem! It is located right in the city which makes it extremely accessible to various attractions, eateries and shopping spots. The rooms and bathrooms are clean - pretty unusual for a hostel. The dorms are gender-specific, making it safe even for solo travellers. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay there!

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Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi June, Awww, we all thought you were a gem too! Did you see the hidden shopping spots across the road? We hope to welcome you back soon, so we can introduce you to some more of what our location has on offer. Thanks for the great review!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Spent two nights here while visiting Melbourne for Derby Day. Perfect location close to train station which took us to Flemington, friendly staff. Clean rooms. Basic but perfect for what we wanted. Shared bathrooms and showers were clean. Would recommend to friends.

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Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Rosie, Thanks for the feedback. I showed the team your review and they were thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back the next time you are in town. Happy travels!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Clean rooms, great location to Melbourne city and free tram and flinders station. Free wifi, good bathroom and kitchen with large dinning/lounge area. A safe backpackers for solo travellers or families. Staff very helpful.

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Mel, Amazing review. Would you mind if we shared it on our website? I will leave our e-mail address in a private message for you, to make it easy to hopefully book in for your next stay. Thanks again!

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Neighborhood Profile
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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
GreenLeadersGold level
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Greenhouse Backpackers is located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD with Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and famous cafe filled laneways less than a five minute walk away.Guests are welcomed with inclusions such as Free Daily Breakfast, Free Unlimited Internet 24/7, Free Walking Tour, Free Dinner Tuesdays, Free Activities and more.Get the inside information on the sights of Melbourne on our half-day walking tour, hear the tunes of local DJ's and bands on our pub crawl, taste the market fresh ingredients in our Free Tuesday dinners.If you are looking for even more tours and trips, see our in house Fully Licensed Travel Agency for expert experience and the best deals on trips around Australia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Greenhouse Backpacker

Address: 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $26 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 64
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“double room was a great choice”
 of 5 bubbles Melmusic, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“Good location”
 of 5 bubbles jessk2323, Oct 7, 2016 | Read review
“earplugs for noise through the door vents.”
 of 5 bubbles 852debc, Jul 24, 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room far from floor door or bathroom”
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“Ask for a window, if that matters to you. Many rooms don't have one.”
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