In Dec 2009, I travelled to Melbourne for the first time to attend a group Christmas party and also to see Green Day at Rod Laver Arena. So my partner and I made a weekend of it, and a whole bunch of my friends also made the trip from Sydney.
We wanted to be as central to the CBD as we could for as little as possible. I dont do hostels, so this was a good choice. The comfort of a hotel at a reasonable price.
The staff were quite helpful, as we landed very early on Saturday morning, after coming straight from the Sydney Green Day concert and having no sleep. It was hours before check in time, but staff were very helpful and accomodating and allowed us to take our room then and there. We were so grateful and instantly had a shower and went to bed lol.
The rooms were very clean, modern too. Comfortable. No complaints at all. The location was brilliant, right on Flinders and a short walk to most places around the CBD, close to the trains and trams. Perfect for our action packed weekend. The point of the weekend was to have as much fun for as cheap as possible, and we nailed it. Unilodge was more than enough for our needs that weekend, better than I expected.
Would do it again, for sure.