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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in this hostel for 3 nights. Room was clean and spacious. Bathroom facilities were fine. Alot of people trying to cook at one time. The kitchen and it's contents could do with slight improvement. However this is no fault to the girl cleaning it everyday. Other backpackers are just very untidy and dint know how to clean up after... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People were helpful and the hostel is at a good location. However, the room I stayed at had no window making you feel very claustrophobic. The toilets were extremely dirty and there was no cleaning service at least until 9-10am. They have a free breakfast consisting of toast, pb & jelly and cereal. I found mold on some bread slices.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are accommodating and straightforward. It has the urban and Uni feel, which is good especially if you are still trying to find your way in Melbourne. The hostel offers free walk city tours, breakfast and sometimes dinner. Shannon, our guide is a good and decent bloke and has genuine concern for people. Also, the posts on the lounge... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made the mistake of going here at 1130 today to see if we could get a room go sleep (in transit after long flight and had 12 hour wait). Despite the fact they had a room available as a person was arriving at midnight we had to pay a full nights rate for 4.5 hours. When I questioned it the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights. Really convenient location in the CBD with plenty of food and cafes around. Duke's coffee is right across the street and it was one of the best coffee we had. There's also a 7-11 nearby so all your amenities are pretty much covered. Beds were decent and comfortable enough, walls were a little thin but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My first impression of the greenhouse was like oh no because most people were drinking and there are a lot of long term people. Also our room like very many is totally internal so only ventilated by air conditioning. However I actually had a pretty nice stay and for the money would stay again. Everyone was pretty chilled and relaxed,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 5 nights on my trip around Australia. Before I even arrived to the hostel months I emailed the hostel through booking.com about transport to the hostel from Melbourne Airport. All I received was a one word reply from someone who signed off in Chinese. Not very helpful. I arrived late at night to a receptionist (female... More 

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

Hi CC0a, Thanks for the feedback. We will speak with the staff member. I have sent you a private message asking for some more info as we do monthly pest control inspections and if you are happy to share the name of the Booking.com staffer, I can pass that message on to them. It was great to read that you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Excellent location in the middle of town, near a library for wifi and lots of cafes. However, I had to shower on a different floor both nights as the women's share bathroom on my floor was being repaired. The stairs leading to the next floor had huge uncurtained windows so that people in other buildings could see you walking in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Booked a private room with double deck bed. Bedding + towel were provided. Room was okay. Staff are nice, cheapest hotel around, very accessible to everything (tram stations, food stations, shops, etc.). Lockers were available but you have to provide your own padlocks or else you could buy one from the reception. Secured my laptop at the reception desk. I... More 

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

Hi LJ, thanks for the feedback about the buttons. We've not heard that before and so I will speak to the team immediately to and get that fixed for hopefully your next visit. Glad to hear you felt your stay was good value! Thanks again and happy travels. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Overall love it..thx the reception guy for letting me check in early as I badly needed to sleep..shower water not warm enough :( staffs (both reception & travel desk) are very friendly...love the free dinner on Tuesdays.. In the heart of the CBD which is easy access to all attraction whether walking or catching the Tram..

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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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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: $24 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 64
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