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Norwich, England
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,...

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Sydney, Australia
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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Toronto, Canada
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...

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Melbourne, Australia
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...

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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.

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...

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Australia
Reviewed December 3, 2013

I have stayed a few times here now, starting back in '04, '05, '07 and a few times since then. The staff at the beginning were great hence why I kept going back, however now days they seem to be very dismissive, this especially applies to the night staff. Also even if you make a request for a room with...

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

Hi Ghost of the World, Sorry to hear you experienced a few issues on your recent stay with us. Can you please contact us at greenhouse@friendlygroup.com.au with a few more details so we can continue looking into his for you. Thank you.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed November 9, 2013

I came here the night I got to Melbourne and the staff was really nice and helpful. The kitchen is great and I love the rooftop garden! Still it is a pretty expensive price for dorms without ensuite. The WiFi isn't that fast either so get up very very early if you want to have a good connection!

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Unfortunately I decided to stay in a 5 birth dorm and when I arrived it was like walking into a brothel their other peoples stuff was strewn all over the floor, and I had to step on dirty clothes just to get to my bed. The locker was broken. Every single time u have came down to get a drink...

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

Hi Belzie8, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay with us. Please understand that as a backpackers we provide shared accommodation and communal kitchen and dining areas and whilst we clean the kitchen and bathrooms four times a day, no backpacker hostel can promise spotless dorms and flawlessly clean kitchens 24 hours a day. Thanks for taking the time...

Brisbane
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Arrived at 3am in the morning to be greeted by a dismissive receptionist. Bathroom was really clean, rooms could have done with some newer features, but there was no real problem with what was provided. My room was right outside the bathroom so I could here people going in and out all morning. Great location.

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

Hi Timmy, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. I'm glad to say we are about to put brand new furniture into select rooms, so keep your eye on our website for more details.

Petaling Jaya
Reviewed October 6, 2013

The hostel is located near to Federation Square & located at the busy CBD. Our flight from Sydney to Melbourne was delayed by 3 hours and scheduled to arrive past midnight. When we called to informed the reception, glad to find out the check in is before 3am. They were very friendly and direct us how to get to the...

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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 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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