Firstly, this hostel is a dive, and i mean disgusting- the rooms had mould all over the windows, we were in a TINY room with 3 other ppl (2 of whom were sharing a single bed :S) There was nowhere to put our stuff. The bathrooms were horrific.....and by that I mean that sharing with wild animals would have been a cleaner environment! The showers & toilets looked as if they had never been cleaned. We had no hope of sleeping since there was a club on the 3rd floor of this hostel (we were on 7th) of which I could hear every single word & feel every single beat coming from. There were ppl in the corridors banging doors & screaming. Some guys thought it was funny to go & down in the elevator getting off at every level to shout and just yell in general at the top of their voices for about an hour & a half. Which brings me to the point that there is absolutely no security. The club finally stopped at 5 o clock - and then what happens - everyone piles into the corridors and rooms and shouts & plays music. At this point no sleep had been had by the way. So then one of the people sharing our room came into the room, bangs the light on and proceeds to rearrange his wardrobe, send txts loudly and then opens the window slightly (from which came the blurring noise of police cars/taxis/ppl screaming/more music!) and lights up a cig!! So the tiny room is filling with smoke & then he decides to do the most intellegent thing & shut the window? The stay resulted in us checking out at 5am - the staff on the front desk didn't care at all about our stay & just wanted the money - they don't do refunds apparently (how convenient). Will be telling everyone never to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Flinders Backpackers is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, which makes it the perfect location for every traveller! Every guest gets a FREE breakfast with make your own PANCAKES every morning to start his or her day off right. We have a HUGE common area for guest to enjoy with a NEW Movie room with a 70" TV and endless movie selection, FREE pool table and ping-pong table and a fully equipped kitchen with walk-in cool room. Staying with us will have you living amongst Melbourne's funky cafe and shopping district while only being a few minutes walk away from Flinders Station, South Bank and Federation Square. We offer great value accommodation across seven floors with 2, 3 and 4 bed dormitory rooms, twin and doubles private rooms all with shared bathroom facilities. After a day of exploring what Melbourne has to offer come home to some great events including bingo with great prizes, trivia, movie night with free popcorn and free meal nights. No free Wi-Fi but some of the cheapest Internet around. Our rooms: Every dorm room has individual security lockers, fan, secure card entry, linen, pillows and blankets provided. Towels are also available for hire. Please take note before booking: All guests must have international government issued photo ID in the form of a driver's license or passport and a credit card at time of check in All guests must be 18 years or older. Sorry no children. Flinders Backpackers is in the heart of the busy CBD. As such, guests may be disturbed by noise due to trams, traffic, and people on the busy streets surrounding the hostel. Friday and Saturday night's guests may also be disturbed by noise from the bar in the basement level ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Flinders Station Backpackers Hotel Melbourne