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The Greenhouse Backpacker

GreenLeadersGold level
228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Selangor, Malaysia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Their staffs are really nice, friendly and helpful. Housekeepers too are nice. They should be lauded for such great service. The hostel has free wifi and breakfast. The breakfast is extremely simple which comprise of milk, bread, coffee and so on. Since it is free of charge, I guess we should be grateful to have one. The hostel has all... More 

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

Hi Howying, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We were all thrilled to read you enjoyed your time so much! More 

Daylesford, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

l found the greenhouse backpacker to be economical, clean and safe, handy location and was able to get enough sleep.Unsure why the person on the desk had to check if a bunk was available when l arrived at 8pm, but then larger mysteries exist. l enjoyed my first night experience at greenhouse.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

location is good, that's all! Normally stay for only a night, I won't complain, but we stay for 3 nights and for this price, around Melbourne CBD there is a lot of hostels around or apartment from Airbnb paid lesser price for a better deal. Pls don't stay in a hostel with bad service and ignoring staff! Cannot wait to... More 

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

Hi Ice, I was so sorry to read that you ran into a few issues during your stay. We have already been meeting with staff to fix and then investigate this once in a lifetime issue. I have sent you a private message with my details and I'd be happy to chat. Thanks for the feedback. More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Greenhouse Backpacker is well located, in Flinders Lane, a short walk from Flinders Street Station. It has cooking facilities and on Tuesday night they turn on a free dinner. The hostel smells clean, as do the rooms.The dormitories are mixed or single sex The dormitories are a bargain at around $30 per night. Private rooms are also available. Greenhouse Backpacker... More 

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

Hi Jeffry, Thanks for the great review. I was thrilled to read how much you loved your stay with us. I'll let you in on a secret, for the best deals and pricing, always check the hostels home page first ;) Thanks again! More 

County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Perfect location. Quiet at night. Great kitchen facilities and lounge area. Rooms were clean and spacious. I don't think there was air con but it didn't get too hot at night anyway so I didn't feel I needed it. Bathrooms were clean. I found staff to be friendly and helpful during my stay.

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

Hi Jennifer, Woah, thanks for the great review! It was amazing to read about how friendly and helpful our team was. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Great location right in CBD Melbourne. 24 hour reception with helpful friendly staff. Had a twin room with plenty of space. Kitchen large and free breakfast plentiful. Bathrooms always clean and never had to queue to use them. Sheets were clean but with long term stains and could have done with being replaced. Walls also extremely thin and you could... More 

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

Hi Holly, So glad to read that you enjoyed your room and breakfast. I've asked around about the issue you mentioned, but can't seem to find any details. I've PM'ed you my e-mail address and it would be great if you could please send us some more details. Happy travels! More 

Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

the walking tour with Shanon was very interesting and dynamic. I had a really great time for 3 hours and good surprises. Anecdotes, hidden places.... I was really satisfied by that walking tour. I discovered Melbourne as I can not see if I would be alone.

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Thank celine N
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Basic hostel. Stayed in a double room. No AC or window. Very hot + stuffy. Have stayed in alot of hostels and for the money wasn"t worth it. Showers on my level out of order alot and had to go to another floor to use others. Location is great and thats it.

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Haifa, Israel
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I'll start with the pros: this is a really well-kept hostel. Dorm was clean, much cleaner than I expected, as well as the kitchen and bathroom. Great location, wifi was better than in other hostels and it was free, receptionists were really friendly and had anything I asked for (including lock opener), kitchen was fully equipped and dorm was really... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

It's a cool place to stay in. Close to the railway and tourist bus stop & info centre, a lot of cafes around, Victoria's market is 15-min calm walk (oysters for breakfast - why not?). Comfortable opportinity to buy a tour to Great Ocean Road (e.g.) near the hostel's reception. Good room and roommates, shower is clean, they have a... More 

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

Hi Marina, Wow, it was amazing to read how much you enjoyed your stay here! Thanks for the review and we hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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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
  • Free Breakfast
GreenLeadersGold level
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • 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 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 64
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