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Melbourne Central YHA
Ranked #20 of 132 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Canberra
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76 reviews
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“Room is super tiny but otherwise clean and tidy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

I've book the room for two person bunked bed for 4 nights. The room and amenities are clean. I was expecting that the room little bit bigger however it was tiny and very hard to move around with two people in it. I guess that what you expect from a hostel. Other than that, you can check in anytime and the location is quite good. You can catch free tram from the front of the hostel.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

A bit of a tatty old building on the outside, but well kept and clean inside. Staff are helpful and generally friendly. The building is very secure. A safe hostel for women. Not a party hostel, so no drunks or rowdy people in the halls at night. If you don't mind the sound of trams, its position on Flinders Street on the edge of the CBD is very convenient. There is a tram stop right outside, which includes the free tourist tram circuit. Offers good tours and trip packages. Very near to Southern Cross station with links to airport, and the the South Bank area for restaurants, bars and entertainment. Rooms were good. Room service very efficient. Kitchens are closed for several hours every afternoon in order to properly clean them, which I liked, although the kitchens can get crowded if everybody uses them at once. Dorms are spacious enough, although the windows in some could do with replacing. Good value for money hostel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is another great YHA hostel. In an awesome location, it's pretty much handy to everything in Melbourne. The free tram stops just outside the door and the bus station for the airport is a couple of minutes walk away. The staff are very friendly and helpful (even when the fire alarm went off at 1am we were greeted with a smile). The facilities are great. Kitchens are somewhat crowded but a great place to meet your fellow travellers. If you have time to kill, take a book onto the balcony, a nice place to just relax. Make sure you book ahead though, this is a very popular hostel. I will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Kathmandu
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stayed there for 8 nights. Likes - Great Location in the CBD and near to many attractions, discount if you are a member of YHA and staying for more than a week, cleanliness, safety. Dislikes - small sometimes very crowdy kitchen, expensive internet if you dont have your laptop, you have to carry your own padlock if you want to use locker in room otherwise buy expensive one from hostel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Akola, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is centrally located. The entrance is small and inconspicuous, but the property is very good. The entry is resrricted to only the card holders i.e the residential areas of the Youth hostel. You can enter the reception any time. The rooftop place gives excellent view of the city. Yarra river is nearby. The Flinder street is a good place to be. Melbourne international convention center is just walking distance from youth hostel. There are good arrangements for cooking your food. WiFi is available at cost. But the connectivity is excellent

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

A great place to stay. Central to everything. Southern Cross station is only a couple of blocks away. Clean. And secure. But book before hand. If you can. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Great place to stay. Tip: see if you can get a "myki" card from here. As people donate them for others to use. Then donate them back. You need a myki to get around, everywhere on public transport.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Melinda S, Marketing Coordinator at Melbourne Central YHA, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Thank you for your review Steve A. We are always happy to hear when people enjoy their stay and glad to hear you were able to get a donated Myki. Hope to see you back here again.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful, I arrived too early for check in, they kept my bag for me & suggested things I could do in the area whilst I waited. Good atmosphere. Great location, within walking distance of most touristy things.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Melinda S, Marketing Coordinator at Melbourne Central YHA, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Thank you for the kind review Louise B. All of our staff live in and around Melbourne and love to share their ideas of what to do and see when you are here. Glad to hear you had an enjoyable time and we hope to see you back again soon.
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Additional Information about Melbourne Central YHA

Property: Melbourne Central YHA
Address: 562 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 132 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Melbourne Central YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the centre of the action and explore vibrant Melbourne with Melbourne Central YHA. Located in the heart of the city our friendly hostel never closes with 24 hour reception and our staff are always ready to answer your questions and help you make the most of your trip. Now with a terrific ground floor communal area opened in late 2014, our YHA offers modern facilities as well as an amazing rooftop complete with BBQ for you to enjoy the city views and meet new friends. On the ground floor and decked out in Melbourne's urban cool style, you'll find our 24 hour reception, tour desk, lounge, brand new self catering kitchen, TV room and Free Hot Spot (Wifi Plus also available for purchase). Upstairs, choose from a range of rooms including 3, 4 and 6 multi-share, twin/double rooms with optional ensuite and exclusive rooftop private rooms. All rooms have lift access and heated with included bed linen and each bed has individual reading lights. There's always plenty to do in Australia's sport and events capital! Melbourne Central YHA is only a short walk to Melbourne's main attractions including Federation Square, ACMI, Yarra River, Bourke St Mall, Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Docklands, Crown Casino, Etihad Stadium, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Aquarium and so much more. The free City Circle Tram and the $5 Melbourne Tourist Shuttle stops directly out the front of the hostel and will take you to all the iconic Melbourne sites like the MCG, the Shrine of Remembrance and Rod Laver Arena. Book a room at Melbourne Central YHA and experience Melbourne for yourself! ... more   less 
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