United Backpackers is a great option for affordable accommodations in Melbourne.
The hostel is centrally located right across the street from Flinders station and caddy corner to Federation Square.
There are a number of sights and restaurants within walking distance and virtually any other location is easily accessible by public transit right outside the building.
Despite being centrally located, noise wasn't too big of an issue. The building is fairly insulated, but as with any hostel stay, a set of ear plugs and a sleeping mask never hurt.
The kitchen is expansive with lots of electric stove tops, refrigerators and stove tops.
The communal spaces are pretty large with decent free wifi available.
The staff was very friendly and offered great insights into tours and events going on throughout the city.
Storage was a bit limited, but not overwhelmingly so.
With an amazing location, several amenities and friendly staff, there's no real deal breaker with United Backpackers. If you're looking for budget accommodations in Melbourne, this is your place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and find out why travellers voted United Backpackers Australia's best hostel at the Adventure Travel Awards in 2014! It's no secret we have the best location in town right opposite Flinders Street Station and only opening in 2013 we offer you brand new facilities, heaps of sweet spaces including our funky basement bar and most importantly great value for money. Our hostel is full of personality with Melbourne's laneway culture, funky decor and quirky art throughout. All this is served up with a great atmosphere, amazing staff, cool events, top notch security and the best pillows in town! Us in a nutshell: • Accommodation for 290 travellers over 3 levels • FREE Wi-Fi in common areas • Every bed has its own power-point, reading light and locker • Sparking clean bathrooms cleaned around the clock • Designer kitchen & dining room overlooking Flinders Station with ovens and heaps of equipment, hot plates and storage • Underground Chill Lounge open 24 hours • Lost & Found our cool as, Melbourne style basement bar open 7 days • Funky TV Lounge filled with beanbags & free DVD hire • 24 Reception manned with a rock star reception team of Melbourne locals • Top class security with swipe card access, lockers in all rooms & CCTV • Cool free events to show you the real Melbourne experience • Guest laundry open 24/7 • Free luggage storage We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from so whether you are looking to share a dorm from 4 to 12 beds filled with your newest friends, or to splash out on one of our private ensuite rooms, you will find it at United Backpackers! All rooms have: • Lockers • Bedside light and power point for your charging pleasure • Lots of space • High quality, comfy beds and linen • Choose between shared or ensuite bathrooms • Swipe card access • Heating & fans (private ensuite rooms have AC) • Cleaning servicing the rooms daily ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne