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The Spencer Backpackers

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

6 bed room, 3 of us. Room a little cold and drafty due to not properly sealed doors and windows. Springy beds. 2nd floor female showers better than 1st. Helpful staff, great location. Served its purpose of a bed for a night. Structural issues in rooms and bathrooms need to be fixed. Close to a free tram stop and shopping... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Enjoyed the room, location and friendly staff (they were really helpful), but the kitchen was woefully understocked (not enough cutlery, bowls etc) and the general aesthetic was a little run down. Would stay again but only in a private room. Also got bitten A LOT while I was there but I can't say for sure it was anything wrong on... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

I stayed 5 nights in The Spencer Backpackers in a 6 bed dorm! Two friends of mine stayed in a double bed room. The rooms were dusty and dirty. The house is an old building and smells really old and bad. It's okay for a night but I wouldn't stay longer than that. The kitchen size is okay with a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Made online booking and was emailed asking ETA. Advised flight in and time, no return email. Arrived to a sign with a mobile number. Rang it three times, also sent msg. After 40 mins guy called me back but we'd already found somewhere else to stay. Another traveller also waited! Very slack service, should have been told of wait at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

In all seriousness this is actually an OK hostel but I was bitten all over by bed bugs and was given some bug spray and fresh linen when really all my clothes should of been washed free of charge and the room should of been evacuated as I'm sure people will be still staying in that room and getting bitten... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night, not a lot I can fault really. I would have maybe expected a little more for the price of $70 but all in all, it was Clean & the bed was comfy. The bar downstairs is good, and the staff were friendly. Would probably look somewhere else first, but I wouldn't be against staying here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A friend and I were out of places to stay due to a weekend full of events, but we managed to get a room here. We had a twin room with the most uncomfortable old bunk bed mattresses both of us had ever slept in, both the top and bottom felt like you were sleeping on wire mesh with a... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I stayed a few years ago and on coming back I found it had made a few improvements. I found the free wifi very useful and fairly fast most of the time. The staff were very helpful as well. Very friendly. Overall a great little place for the price.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I'm not one for complaining or damning a business for no reason but I feel fellow travellers would benefit from my experience of staying here. Me and my partner stayed for four nights. We chose Spencers as our friend was staying there whilst passing through Melbourne and also because a huge Jehovah's Witness event was being held in the city... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

The staff contacted me via email before the visit, which was reassuring. We had a private room with private bathroom. This was a basic hotel with shared kitchen facilities where the visitors were all friendly and chatty. I would bring a cup next time because these are a rare commodity. But the kitchen was clean enough. An outdoor chair took... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Spencer Backpackers is a small, friendly hostel that caters to all budget travellers. We have a fully eqipped, self catering kitchen for those on a budget and a great bar with fantastic food. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Spencer Backpackers

Address: 475 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range: $21 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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Spencer Hotel Melbourne
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