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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Good location within easy walking distance of central Melbourne. The kitchen is tiny and wasn't all that clean, bathrooms also could have been cleaner. Room was fine and had enough space for everyone's luggage. There is a bar downstairs that has some kind of activity and drink offer everyday. Wifi was only freely available in the bar/reception between 7am and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights and wasn't overly impressed. Staff were uninterested and not very welcoming and there was absolutely no atmosphere therefore not a great place to meet people. It seemed like there was quite a lot of long term residents which maybe had something to do with it. Rooms were ok, beds comfy however I wouldn't...

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jonnie m, General Manager at Nomads Melbourne, responded to this review

Thanks so much for leaving a review. I'm really surprised that you feel that our staff are 'uninterested', most of our reviews are all great about our team. The bar hosts activities throughout the week and we get many people telling us that they think this hostel is great to meet friends in, especially as most of our guests are...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a good hostel if you want to sleep. Rooms are very small and unclean. Parties all the time in the 1st floor bar. Good if u want to party but bad if u want to sleep. Only one washer working! Location could be better though inside the free tram zone. Receptionworkers not professionals and are lost. Checkin lasted 1...

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jonnie m, General Manager at Nomads Melbourne, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks so much for leaving a review. I'm surprised to hear that your check-in took an entire hour, that must be a record! We do have international interns working with us as part of their education for their degree, they bring a great culture to the hostel and most guests seem to love our staff! We do have...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had been staying at Normads for over 2weeks spending quite some money to stay there and I have never experienced such RUDE staff members, my friend had to be let out of hospital today and she had to be kept hydrated, I went down stairs to get some water was advised they did not have any but the machine...

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jonnie m, General Manager at Nomads Melbourne, responded to this review

Hello there, sorry to hear of your unfortunate experience here at Nomads Melbourne. I have spoken to all of our staff that you dealt with that night. You were offered on several occasions a pint of tap water for your friend. We also have a self-catering kitchen on the ground level where you can pour yourself a drink. There are...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location for a hostel, however that was about the extent of how good the hostel is overall. First impressions of the hostel when you walk in was good, however when you approach the front desk you are rudely directed to the self check-in station, which you basically have to immediately repeat again straight after when you are paying for...

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jonnie m, Front Office Manager at Nomads Melbourne, responded to this review

G'day there Patpekin1995! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate all feedback given and I have passed on your comments to our Manager. We have had a massive change over of staff recently, so I do apologise for excessive wait times. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels, Georgia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good hostel in good location. Fun vibe with bar and friendly staff happy to help. Clean dorm room and Melbourne is my favourite Australian city by far! Make sure you visit the street art in the laneways and many rooftop bars with cheap drinks. Stayed here in this particular hostel 2 nights and would come back again

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jonnie m, Front Office Manager at Nomads Melbourne, responded to this review

G'day Jessbaer92! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review. We're really glad you love Melbourne! Come back any time :-) Cheers, Georgia

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Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Perfectly good hostel. Clean dorm. Good bar and social activities for solo travellers. Good showers. Some working people as with all city hostels. Free wifi limited to certain times. Kitchen very small.

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jonnie m, General Manager at Nomads Melbourne, responded to this review

Thanks so much for leaving a review! Our kitchen is a little on the smaller side, however, we do give out food in the bar Monday-Thursday, we have the Queen Vic markets directly behind us and we are surrounded by cafes and restaurants. We really hope that you get the chance to stay with us again soon!

Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Room was pretty dirty, although beds were clean enough and comfortable. Main issue was the bathrooms which were usually pretty dirty with wet floors and obviously not checked/cleaned frequently at all. Good location and sociable bar area if you're looking ti meet people in Melbourne.

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jonnie m, General Manager at Nomads Melbourne, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks so much for leaving a review! Glad your enjoyed our comfy beds! All bathrooms are cleaned twice a day and are checked regularly by staff. We are glad you enjoyed our bar where you can meet lots of friends and enjoy our cheap drinks and free games! Enjoy the rest of your travels!

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 19, 2016

Stayed here for one night before an organised tour in September 2016. The hostel's pretty easy to find and centrally located. Check-in was pretty quick and there's a lift or you can take the stairs. The rooms are a good size - mine was ensuite and had 3 bunk beds, one of which was a double bed. The bedding was...

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jonnie m, General Manager at Nomads Melbourne, responded to this review

Thanks so much for leaving a review! We really appreciate you leaving a detailed review for other potential guests to see. Our lockers are made for your smaller, valuable possessions to be stored. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels!

Reviewed November 16, 2016

This hostel is in the CBD, has a big park close to the hostel. The rooms where big, have enough space and lockers! The lounge bar is really cool. The beer garden is the place to met new people and chill. The week I was there, the weather wasn't really nice. But they have a big rooftop, when the weather...

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jonnie m, General Manager at Nomads Melbourne, responded to this review

Thanks so much for leaving a review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed our bar. Enjoy the rest of your travels!

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nomads Melbourne is a backpackers offering travellers a unique backpacking experience. The totally refurbished building at 196-198 A'Beckett St, is located at the top end of the city, right in front of the Queen Victoria Market. With many popular Melbourne attractions, beautiful gardens, fantastic shopping and a wealth of public transport options close by, Melbourne at its best is at your doorstep. At Nomads Melbourne you can indulge in the luxury of a deluxe en-suite king room, relax in style in a single or multi-share private room, or meet your fellow travelers in a 4-10 share dormitory room. Nomads Melbourne will make your stay in Melbourne a breeze. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nomads Melbourne

Address: A'Beckett St. 196-198, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $31 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nomads Melbourne 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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“Take a look at the rooftop!”
 of 5 bubbles ricksX9049TO, Nov 16, 2016 | Read review
“not the ones that give to the night bar as it can get very noisy”
 of 5 bubbles kai_kaijia, Sep 14, 2016 | Read review
“Probably get the 4-bedroom place, instead of 12.”
 of 5 bubbles Dracarys007, Aug 2, 2016 | Read review
“get in before 9.30 am to choose your bed”
 of 5 bubbles 695donaldh, May 18, 2016 | Read review
“If you don't mind hot rooms, cold showers and no free WiFi this place would be great for you.”
 of 5 bubbles CitrisLemon, Feb 2, 2016 | Read review
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