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“Nice hostel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Greenhouse Backpacker
Ranked #32 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
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Kuala Lumpur
2 reviews
“Nice hostel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

Nice clean hostel with great location and helpful staff. The free dinner on Tuesday is really good.
The place runs out of cutlery sometimes, but that is because some guests tend to leave them on the table and take their sweet time to chat after meals.

ps: Thanks to Germaine from Friendly Travel for sorting out my ground tour to GOR and PI!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

I Slept here with my girlfriend for 2 nights in a 5 share dorm. The hostel is pretty big (especially the cooking area), clean and has got free wifi. They also have a basic free breakfast between 7am - 9am. Nothing special, but a nice place to stay for a couple of nights in te heart of Melbourne.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here one night with my partner after the comedy festival.
The place has a really nice feel to it. Great atmosphere and lovely staff.
This is one of the best locations in melbourne. Only a stone throw from fed square! Right amongst the action. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Thanks josh, and greenhouse team for a great night.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Mine and my boyfriends first impressions of this hostel were great. Excellent location right by federation square, supermarkets and shops and the outside of it looked very clean and welcoming. We arrived to be greeted by friendly staff and the room was clean and spacious.
It was a quiet hostel so great for couples and the kitchen was extremely clean as it was cleaned every day. We recommend this hostel!!!

Stayed April 2014
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Really comfortable beds - I did not want to get up in the morning. Its quiet in the rooms, which is a welcome change from many hostels. There's free wifi (although its not the fastest... its free) and free breakfast, the staff are nice, kitchen is decent.

I dont have anything bad to say about this hostel, would come stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Stayed here for 7 nights in February, travelling alone has never been an issue before coming here people aren't social and it has a very cold university feel to it, bearing that in mind the rooms are the comfiest I have stayed in, very clean , quiet and had 7 nights of really good sleep

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ambi1212
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Very good location, friendly staff at the reception but otherwise behind the competition. The building, rooms and facilities have no charm, our stay reminded me of some school camp in 1992 - it all just makes it relatively expensive. The place needs a makeover which brings it to 2014 and more LOVE, there are more innovative options in Melbourne. At least at the moment.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Greenhouse Backpacker
Address: 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Greenhouse Backpackers is located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD with Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and famous cafe filled laneways less than a five minute walk away.Guests are welcomed with inclusions such as Free Daily Breakfast, Free Unlimited Internet 24/7, Free Walking Tour, Free Dinner Tuesdays, Free Activities and more.Get the inside information on the sights of Melbourne on our half-day walking tour, hear the tunes of local DJ's and bands on our pub crawl, taste the market fresh ingredients in our Free Tuesday dinners.If you are looking for even more tours and trips, see our in house Fully Licensed Travel Agency for expert experience and the best deals on trips around Australia. ... more   less 
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