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Ipoh, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Cornwall uk
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a good stay at this hostel.. the location is amazing, right in the center of the city with a 7/11 just a 5 second walk away. The place was clean, it had lights by the bed and free wifi all the time. Now we have learnt that this is rare for a hostel. The place has a nice...

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

Hi Person101, Great feedback. We have a few fun new activities on the horizon, so keep an eye out on our Facebook page and website. Being 5 seconds walk from the 7/11 is nice, but when we hopefully get to welcome you back, be sure to ask our team about their favorite places nearby as there is always a few...

Reviewed October 7, 2016

We stayed in a five bed dorm. The dorm we were staying in was nothing like the pictures on the website. There were 2 bunks and one single bed cramped into the smallest of spaces. The floor and our beds were covered in other peoples belongings and the room smelt of weed. As people are not assigned specific beds, someone...

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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. 24 hour reception very useful with my travel plans and staff were always helpful. Rooms were clean, cosy and quiet. Free breakfast was good and didn't run out. Would definitely recommend.

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

Hi Beth, Thrilled to hear that we could help out with your travel plans as well as welcoming you to our hostel. Thanks for the great feedback!

Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a week in one of the private rooms - was very happy with the location (this is why we chose this hostel). I have stayed in many hostels over the years and I think this one is a good case of 'location location location' - the rooms are basic and the showers reminded me of gym locker...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $27 - $75 (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”
 of 5 bubbles 931lje, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a window, if that matters to you. Many rooms don't have one.”
 of 5 bubbles RetreatForward, Jun 26, 2016 | Read review
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