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“3rd Time Lucky” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Melbourne Metro YHA

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Melbourne Metro YHA
Ranked #49 of 126 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“3rd Time Lucky”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

Despite the title, it's actually my third stay at Melbourne Metro YHA. It sandwiched a 10 day trip to Melbs; and every time I come here, I discover something new.

This hostel is easily accessible from the city centre. If you arrive on the Airport bus as I did, there is a free transfer service (which covers all such accommodation in the city) to the hostel. If returning the same way, you can arrange to be picked up on the doorstep. Well, just mere metres away, on the corner.

It's easy walking distance to ever popular Queen Victoria markets, the CBD (or take the tram/s) and there's a nice row of eclectic cafes and shops two streets along on Errol St, as well as the IGA supermarket. (If you prefer Aldi's, that's further down Victoria St).

The facilities are always clean; there's stacks of utensils in the large kitchen. The cafe serves cheap eats in plentiful portions. Even the downstairs laundry doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Two small TV lounges upstairs offer the usual sports' channels or dvds. There's the obligatory book exchange. But the best part is the glassed-in lounge on the roof. Great views out over much of the city. It has an outdoor area; otherwise, just chill inside.

Do take ear plugs and a sleep mask if snoring and the lights on for hours at night, bothers you (it's the reason I rated 4 stars, not 5). About the only thing I feel it lacks, is a pool. Or at least, a good sized spa.

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Wyong Creek, Australia
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

This YHA is awesome. We stayed for 3 nights in a private ensuite room. We bought the $10 big breakfast and it was well worth it! A shirt tram trip to the city centre, walk to Queen Elizabeth markets for shopping. The staff were amazing and ever helpful. Would love to come and stay here again :)

Room Tip: Go for the private ensuite rooms, on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

I stayed here with my boyfriend for around 2/3 weeks in total with a 5 day trip to GOR in between. We were also here for the Grand Prix.

I think if your only staying for a few nights it's great - the kitchen is the best I've cone across, always clean, always loads of tea towels and plenty of utensils. It's quiet and the view from the roof is amazing. Other common areas are good too.

Downsides for me were the 8 bee dorm we stayed in was far too small. Only a narrow walk way in between beds so not much room.

Also the lift Is a nightmare! Too slow and it broke down for 2-3 days whilst we were there. Not so bad unless your checking in or out which we were! I had a massive bag and they didn't offer us any help. Good job my boyfriend is strong we were on the 3rd floor.

Other downside is they move you around ALOT to different rooms. We moved 4 times and had to pay $2pm for a locker each day for luggage. At least they had lockers though!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

This hostel was well spaced out with good facilities overall. The staff were friendly and the view from the roof is fantastic. I feel the one big thing they need is free WIFI which would improve value for money massively.

Its fairly close to city and only a tram (57) away from most attractions of the city.

Room Tip: Be aware the check in times are quite late but they let you shower etc so its not a big deal
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

I stayed at the YHA Melbourne Metro for a few nights when I first moved to Melbourne.
The hostel, while a little old, is very clean, and the beds are pretty comfortable for a hostel.
It's close by to a couple of tram stops as well.
That said, it's quite pricey, considering its age, and that it doesn't provide breakfast or anything like that.
If you have to stay in a hostel, I'd recommend it - but I'd look around for apartments, or even hotel deals first, as they might be cheaper.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

when ever i was in melbourne I would almost inevidably spend a night ... or few at teh Metro YHA, t was a great place to crash when i travelled the redeye and arrived at 7am, have a shower and sit down and have breakfast.
they used to have a bar which was a gr8 place to meet people and have a cheap drink.
I was REALLY disapointed when i found out that they no longer have the bar. This was always the kicker for me. The Hostel Bar - whenever i went to a YHA to have a drink at the bar.
the Location is still gr8 - walking distance from the CBD. The Staff are friendly
but i dont think i will stay their anymore.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

good points: quiet because it's not in the center. Just a 15 min walk from the center and 5min walk form victoria market. Nice staff and very helpfull. Nice view from the rooftop and friendly atmosphere as many people gather up there in the evening. Clean bathroom. And frankly that's all i need: Clean and quiet hostel

bad point: not enough plug in in the room. I was in a 8 female share room and we just had 3 plug in. We should have one plug in close to the light bed so everyone has his own plug in.

I would definetly recommend the Melbourne Metro YHA and while you are in melbourne take advantage to do a great ocean road day tour :) A must seen !!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Melbourne Metro YHA

Property: Melbourne Metro YHA
Address: 78 Howard St, Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia (Formerly Queensberry Hill YHA)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > North Melbourne
Amenities:
Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 126 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Melbourne Metro YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melbourne Metro YHA is a modern hostel located on the city fringe in leafy North Melbourne. This hostel is your relaxed home away from home that's only minutes from famous Queen Victoria Markets and walking distance to all the major attractions - the best of both worlds! Facilities include a tour desk for all your tour and transport needs within Victoria and Australia, free Wifi Hot Spot (Wifi Plus option also available), fully equipped self-catering kitchen, communal lounge areas, launderette, secure car parking (subject to availability - $10 per day) and DVD's for hire. Enjoy the rooftop with panoramic city views as well as a BBQ and lounges perfect for socializing and meeting fellow travellers. Each room is heated and comes with lockers and an individual bed light. Bathroom facilities are shared. Guests can choose from a range of bed types, including 4 and 8 multi-share, twin/double rooms with optional en suite, and family rooms. We can also book groups of up to 120 people, ideal for schools, sporting groups and international exchange programs. Within the hostel there are always lots of great activities on including movie nights, Safari Pete travel auctions, free comedy, wine & cheese nights and a great weekly pub crawl! Activities are updated regularly so check with our friendly reception to see what's on and to get the best local tour and travel advice. Talking about what's on, Melbourne is the events and sporting capital of Australia! Getting around is simple with a free map and MyKi cards available for purchase at the hostel reception. A tram stop is located just 500m from the hostel and the $5 Melbourne Visitor Shuttle Bus stop is only 5 minutes walk which loops Melbourne's best attractions. Take advantage of the cities vibrant events calendar including the Spring Racing Carnival, Australian Open Tennis, AFL matches, Melbourne International comedy festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Cup and year round markets, live music, film, food, art and fashion activities and events. ... more   less 
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