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The Spencer Backpackers
Ranked #117 of 156 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Reviewed March 2, 2009

A bit beaten up and has seen better days but clean and okay

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tristan27
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Reviewed December 19, 2006

This backpackers is overpriced. We had a top floor double room with the following features:

1. Hole in the wall that had not been fixed.
2. Faulty sliding doors with a view onto a huge TV antenna with radiation warning signs.
3. Graffiti on bed slats and behind the picture on the wall.
4. Squeaky, old, torn and uncomfortable mattress.
5. Shower that changed from hot to cold every five seconds.
6. Noisy neighbours and a noisy nearby kitchen.

I would NOT recommend this place for the price. There are nicer cheaper backpackers in Melbourne.

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled on business
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4  Thank kizpete
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Reviewed January 12, 2017
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  • Stayed: December 2016, traveled solo
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Thank Pauline R
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Reviewed October 21, 2016
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  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Murielle G
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Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2015, traveled as a couple
Thank Christian R
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Reviewed March 22, 2016
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Room Tip: la chambre près de la cuisine est pratique et d'après les backpak il y aurait moins de petites b...
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  • Stayed: March 2016, traveled solo
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Thank Lechanteux S
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Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2016, traveled as a couple
Thank Angélique M
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Additional Information about The Spencer Backpackers

Address: 475 Spencer St, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #117 of 156 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range: $224 - $599 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Spencer Backpackers is a small, friendly hostel that caters to all budget travellers. We have a fully eqipped, self catering kitchen for those on a budget and a great bar with fantastic food. ... more   less 
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