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“Disappointing”
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Nomads Melbourne
Ranked #10 of 25 Melbourne B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 29, 2013

I really wanted to like this place as the staff were so understanding when I had to change my reservation due to a crisis. Unfortunately, the room needed a good clean, especially the bathroom, there was a tiny wardrobe & little else in the room & I had a you-beaut single room with own bathroom. The lift light was not working for 2 of the 3 nights I was there so you had to get into a pitch-black cell & find your mobile to get some light to see which buttons to press. For the price, I'd have been better at the hotel across the road.
Such a pity as great location.

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

The place is very dirty, housekeepers need training, beds uncomfortable, kitchen tiny, I would not recommend staying here.....
Staff need more training as any request seemed an effort. Overall bad vibe and unhappy staff

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Thank Ttowelly
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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Nothing to write home about in this hostel...the rooms were average, if a bit unclean. The kitchen is absolutely tiny - cooking a simple dinner of pasta and a jar of sauce was seriously difficult and everywhere you stand you're in someone's way. The free guided walking tour was great, and the staff are mostly friendly and helpful, especially those on the travel desk. There are good activities every night and some free breakfasts. The one thing I will say and emphasise is that the beds are incredibly noisy. You can't move an inch without making the whole bunk bed structure creek and squeal, it's awful.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Charvzalot123
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Stayed for one night, glad I didn't stay for two as they have ZERO REFUND policy which sets off alarm bells straight away. My bed had been made but the room obviously hadn't been cleaned. The beds were squeaky so the dorm was noisy. The showers and toilets were some of dirtiest I've seen in a city hostel.

The bar down stairs was lively with beer pong and a wine and cheese session which was ace. It wouldn't take much to make this hostel great, but until then I would probably try elsewhere.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank J-Dizzle14
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Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

I usually try to see the good in such places, however I have literally NOTHING good to say about this place, when we got to the hostel, the (private) room we ordered had not only not been made up, but had rubbish littered all over the floor. The room was freezing, the toilets were bloody filthy and smelt horrible, and the general area was just grubby.

My girlfriend and I pretty much left as soon as we arrived, and we never looked

Overall, if you are 19 or under and happen to be inebriated, then this is the place for you

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank Tonytourist92
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Stayed at the Nomads in Melbourne, after enjoying staying in most of them in New Zealand. Good location, but found the hostel bathrooms and dorms to be pretty dirty. The really small kitchen isn't ideal.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank James P
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Location wasn't the best but very helpful staff. Stuff going on every night to get you invovled, free wine and cheese night, free beer after the free city tours, trivia nights, beer pong tournaments etc. Very fun staff who really get to know you and want to hang out with you. One night we had one of the staff take us all out to a bar which was really fun. Really small kitchen, hard to get any cooking done. The rooms were decent. Very clean. VERY COLD if you are staying here in the winter as there is no heating. I had to sleep in a sweater and two pairs of socks every ngiht and was still freezing. Bathrooms are great, and very clean. Overall very nice place to stay and good value for the price.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Jess S
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Additional Information about Nomads Melbourne

Address: A'Beckett St. 196-198, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Melbourne
Price Range: $45 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nomads Melbourne 2*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nomads Melbourne is a backpackers offering travellers a unique backpacking experience. The totally refurbished building at 196-198 A'Beckett St, is located at the top end of the city, right in front of the Queen Victoria Market. With many popular Melbourne attractions, beautiful gardens, fantastic shopping and a wealth of public transport options close by, Melbourne at its best is at your doorstep. At Nomads Melbourne you can indulge in the luxury of a deluxe en-suite king room, relax in style in a single or multi-share private room, or meet your fellow travelers in a 4-10 share dormitory room. Nomads Melbourne will make your stay in Melbourne a breeze. ... more   less 
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