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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Overall the hostel was ok but having been given 4 star rating when we booked we did expect more. Wifi is free but the connection is terrible! We kept going to the Internet cafe on Swanston St and therefore having to pay! The kitchen is tiny, there was no space in the kitchen to store any of our food in... More 

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

Hi Loma, Sorry to hear you had experienced some issues during your stay with us. We are about to do a major upgrade of our key card system, so the situation will be resolved very soon. Thanks you for taking the time to leave a response. More 

lille
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I've stayed in many backpackers during one year, but trust me, the Greenhouse backpacker is the best backpacker ever ! Everything looks new. The kitchen is big with at least 10 fires to cook, you have plenty of pans, saucepans, plates... The kitchen is being cleaned twice a day, but it can't help people leaving their dishes in the sink... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Greenhouse had a lot to offer in terms of the activities going on at the hostel. On my first day I went on a free tour of Melbourne with Molly who showed us the hidden laneways and best spots to shop and eat which was great. They also offer events nearly every other day/night, including a free BBQ on the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Stayed here for about 4 nights. Location is pretty easy to find, strategic as it is located in the middle of the city and to know that there is a police station downstairs, you'll feel safe, LOL. Overall, it's a positive experience. I like the bathroom. Many many cubicles and pretty clean. No need to wait too long during peak... More 

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

Hi Shelly, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I was thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights in January, and would definately stay here again! Good central location, friendly staff, and the hostel was pretty clean too! Found it really easy to meet people & would reccomend going on the pub crawl with Molly! Was heaps of fun! All in all was a great stay, nothing bad to stay & would stay... More 

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Norwich, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Stayed in a dorm room with one friend early January. When we arrived we were disappointed to find we were on a quiet floor with all long-term residents (floor 5) which made it very difficult to meet any other backpackers or to socialise. The room was also very small and the long-term residents had a lot of belongings everywhere. However,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Staff were friendly and the place is located close to flinders station, but to be honest it was pretty average. Super thin walls and you can hear everything in the hallways, including people trying unsuccessfully to access their rooms because of the faulty swipe cards. 30 swipe average... You get what you pay for :)

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Thank Joshontour
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The Greenhouse Backpacker is located in the historic flinders line. This hotel offers private as well as shared dormitory style rooms offering complimentary breakfast daily. Hotel offers clean and spacious rooms as per your requirement and attentively attends all your needs and demands. Interior of the rooms is complimenting with the exterior of the hotel that means lobby’s architecture perfectly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We were looking forward to staying here over Christmas, until we got here! Filthy, broken ceilings, thin walls, basically they have made rooms out of plywood in an office block, I couldn't find the way up to rooftop it was locked and the bathrooms were dirty and like school showers. Checked out quickly, have seen worse, but not much, a... More 

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

Hi Jetboygaz, Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. We clean our bathrooms four times a day and just did a big renovation. Can you please e-mail us at greenhouse@friendlygroup.com.au with some more information about your stay so I can look into it for you. Thanks for taking the time to leave a response. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

A large hostel right at the heart of Melbourne's CBD Greenhouse Backpacker could not be better situated for exploring Melbourne and all it has to offer. Near to Federation Square, galleries, the tourist info, the Yarra and the famous Laneways. The large kitchen is well equipped and well used, with people gathering to cook and eat together. Free breakfast and... More 

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Staying in Central Business District

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 Internet
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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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