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The Greenhouse Backpacker

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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed for three nights in a double room with shared bath. All in all the Hostel has the perfect location for exploring the Center of Melbourne. The Hostel it self was okey, it was clean and cheaper than most of the casual ones in the city Center. Kind of big chill out lounge, even with TV / Cinema room...

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Formby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brilliant hostel great kitchen area , and common areas. Breakfast included and a meal one night a week. Spacious and clean rooms and shower rooms spotless. Very good location and as two females felt very safe as it was above a police station!

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here is the best common area throughout my whole trip in Australia -- spacious, clean and easy to meet up with new people. Nice location so you can find it easy to get around. The bed is ok but not a big issue, would recommend!

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Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

+Even though not the nicest staff they're grown up so they give you clear and good information. Which is nice. Very good free pasta on Tuesday's Private room had comfy beds. Wifi worked well even in our room on the fifth floor. Location was awesome - snot / buggers on wall next to bed. - paper thin walls. Drunk people...

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

Hi Daniel, Thanks for the feedback. Sorry to hear you felt your room wasn't clean. We will make sure to mention it to the team. Sorry that you felt your FREE breakfast was not enjoyable. Please let us know at reception and we would be happy to recommend one of the amazing cafe's nearby. Thanks again for the feedback!

Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

I had never stayed in a hostel before so I was pleasantly surprised. Me and my partner stayed in a 6 bed dorm. It was comfortable and the bathrooms were cleaned regularly. Very quiet which I wasn't expecting. Lots of activities on offer and we even got a free dinner one night.

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

Hi LPK16, Woah great review! Welcome to the world of hosteling. Free Dinner Tuesday is always a great night. Thanks for the amazing review.

Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Thank you Shannon for a fun, informative, interesting introduction to downtown Melbourne on foot. Gave a lot of interesting information and ideas for further exploration. I enjoyed especially the arcades, back alley ways, street art and architecture. Very well done. It was a nice group of 6.

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

Hi Barbara, Always great to hear from guests who have loved our activities. We hope you can come back soon and do all of them. Thanks for the great feedback! Happy travels!

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

Myself and my partner stayed at the hostel for 3 nights. We stayed in a double room. The hostel was in a brilliant location and had great kitchen facilities. We went on a free walking tour led by Shannon, what we absolutely loved. We both found it so interesting and thought he was a great tour guide. The walking tour...

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

Hi Matthew, Thanks for the great feedback about the activities. We love them too. Our service is usually pretty consistently good, so I'm sorry to hear that there were some issues. I will chat to the team hear and get you a private message if we need some more details. Thanks again!

Reviewed March 1, 2017

For the location I would recomment the place immediately, right in the center of Melbourne. It is also good when traveling on a budget. My and my boyfriend are travelling for a couple of months now so we have some comparison material. The hostel is a bigger hostel and I noticed this in the atmosphere, less personal and not all...

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

Hi Debbie, Sorry to hear about the issues you had. We always aim to provide the best service, so I will have a chat to our team here and send you a private message when I can get some more information. Thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed February 27, 2017

i met someone from the pub crawl. and i forgot her contact details. damn i was so stupid. the facilities are good, the internet is just okay for me. nice rooftop. the kitchen is good. but the sofas are dirty.

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

Hey ManMan G, Possibly one of the best starts to a review we have seen. The pub crawl changes every time we do it, so now you will have to come back to see if you can find her again. Happy travels.

Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

I enyoied the citytour with Shannon very much. We've been a small group of about 13 people. Shannon told us a lot about the city, its history and bars. We also went to a cafe, tasted choclate and went up to a special viepoint with a great sight over the city.

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

Hi 0JD0, I mentioned this to Shannon and he was thrilled. Did you try out all of our activities? We could never pick a favorite, but we hope we can welcome you back soon so you can try them all. Happy travels!

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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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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Public 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: $23 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 64
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“Some rooms don't have windows, ask at the reception”
DebbievdH86, Mar 1, 2017 | Read review
“double room was a great choice”
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“Good location”
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“earplugs for noise through the door vents.”
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