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The Exford Hotel
Ranked #141 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Reviewed September 6, 2009

Booked in for 4 nights, left after 1. Good location, great price but that's where the positives end. Bad facilites, noisy and the worst door staff i have ever come across in my time travelling. Rude, pushy and would not give me directions, told me to buy a [--] map.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 1, 2009

we stayed at exford for 1 night (thank goodness, it was just 1 night..) and were woken up so many times at night by noises from the corridor and the rooms next door.
the hotel is old, musty and furniture creaky...
terrible place to stay in...

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank wanjing
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Reviewed February 6, 2008

Disorganised booking through VIP backpackers, exhaustive climb to rooms on the top floor, views of the chinese restaurant kitchens (?) across the road and only 4 shared toilets/showers on each floor.
Added to which there was the smell of stale backpacker body odour in the corridors and some females with bad personal hygiene, it was not a great stay.
The location is ok, right in the heart of Chinatown, and the bar downstairs offering discounted beers to residents and included cereals/toast each morning is fine. If you have no expectations then book this place.
All ablutions can be done in the very modern and pristine bathrooms of the nearby QV centre!!

Stayed: December 2007
2  Thank oztravellerScotland
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Reviewed November 9, 2006

the exford was my first port of call in melbourne, really nice and helpful staff that have a sense of humour too, got great laugh out of them, also very helpful with telling us about places to go and see, the bouncer even arranged for his friends to take us out one night to show us around, decent rooms, showers and toilets, bit dark but cleaned every day, common room cosy but found it was hard getting people to interact with one another...maybe just the timing, totally recommend it...one word of warning, there's no lift, your leg muscles get a great workout!!!

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled with friends
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2  Thank laney82
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Reviewed April 14, 2006

The Exford was definitely the best hostel i stayed in while in Oz. excellent location, decent sized rooms, clean toilets and showers,good breakfast(if ye can get up) and the pub downstairs is awesome. big shout-out to Steve, Leon, Johnny "The Geez", Pat, Dave, Derek, Adrian, Darren, Rhiannon(so hot!) and anyone alse i forgot.
Melbourne Rocks!

  • Stayed: December 2005
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5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed November 19, 2003

My stay at the Exford was fantastic, the staff were very helpful and the rooms were incredibly clean- especially in contrast to some of the places on offer nearbye. It was affordable and in the best location- right in the heart of melbourne's CBD it wasn't loud and the people I met whislt staying there were awesome! deffinately worth the trip.

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Reviewed December 29, 2016
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled solo
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Additional Information about The Exford Hotel

Address: 199 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
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Ranked #141 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range: $22 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
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