I stayed here 3 nights with my pregnant wife in a double room with ensuite. $110 per night. It was comfortable and quiet, perfect for us.
The kitchen wasn't the cleanest, (there were a couple of cockroaches), but they did have someone on duty at meal times to put dishes through a sterilizer and wipe down surfaces, which upped the hygiene considerably. Lots of large fridges, but they didn't seal well, so our food was at room temperature most of the time. The kitchen was well equipped, and though it looked small, it never felt overcrowded.
The bed was very comfortable, bathroom was spacious.
It is 5 min walk to supermarket, and to the vibrant south Melbourne market. 10 min walk to the south bank. There is a bus stop directly outside, to make things even easier!
Urban Central seems like a great place for travellers and solo backpacking too. They hold free social events every night, like bingo, cooking lessons, exercise classes, and beer pong contests.
There is a bar and a reading room as well.
Breakfast is included, and on Monday and Tuesday you can buy dinner for $6 including a free drink.
The staff were pretty terse and unfriendly, but they were helpful.
We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Urban Central is ideally located in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank adjacent to the famous Crown Casino. The city is a 10 minute walk and with public transport on our doorstep, St Kilda is only a 10 minute tram ride away. Shopping around Urban Central is located close to local cafes, shops and the famous South Melbourne Market. If you enjoy good coffee and eateries Southbank restaurants overlooking The Yarra River are 5 min stroll from Urban Central. On the way to visit Port Melbourne beach you could pick up a bargain at Direct Factory Outlet about a 10 minute from our accommodation venue. Stay, Play at Urban Central! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Urban Central Hotel Melbourne