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The Spencer Backpackers
Ranked #108 of 136 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
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1 review
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“Clean, local and reasonably priced”
Reviewed July 30, 2009

I stayed here in a double room which was very clean. The staff were friendly and helpful and it was a 300metre walk to the train station/tram into the city. There is a pub and restaurant below. The bathroom was exceptionally clean. The only thing I could fault was the creaky floorboards. Decent prices, recommend to all.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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Hemel, England
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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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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.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Everything else
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled on business
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Property: 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
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Ranked #108 of 136 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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