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Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD
Ranked #115 of 162 Hotels in Melbourne
Reviewed July 18, 2013

As a place to sleep and shower, yes, it ticks the boxes. For anything more, there is nothing.

on the plus side the Ibis is in a good location and check-in and check-out is simple. On the downside our room was dirty, noisy and amazingly basic. No kettle or even shampoo provided.

It was okay but if we go to Melbourne again we'd rather spend more money for somewhere cleaner and better equipped.

Room Tip: A room in an adjacent hotel would be a good idea
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Location of the hotel is excellent; right in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Reception staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were quite spacious when compared to other Ibis Budget hotels. However.... the corridors smelled as though they had been steam cleaned and the carpet had not quite dried - not overpowering, but not pleasant. One of the bunks in the children's room creaked and swayed so much that the children put their mattresses on the floor (the creaking and movement would have kept everyone up all night). Other guests were noisy throughout the night, either talking loudly to be heard through the walls, or slamming doors and making noise in corridors. This resulted in a terrible night's sleep. If the beds had been all been properly tightened and other patrons would have had some consideration for those around them, it would have been a great stay and exceptional value for money.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

This was an awesome price and great location right in the heart of CBD. However the room felt unclean, the people only came in to swap towels and take out trash, and the bunk beds were SO OLD and squeaky we couldn't sleep cause every time someone moved the metal bars squeaked and croaked! (stayed with 4 people so there were two bunk beds). We had to go down 5 times asking for toilet paper cause they dont check when they come in to 'clean' but other than that we expected this kind of service for the price anyways. I'd still come back here cause its the cheapest place with the best location.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Stayed here with my father for a business trip. The rooms are very basic but the bed was comfy and the sheets clean. There was no tea/coffee facilities in the room, only downstairs in the dining area. Felt a bit like a hostel with the shared dining area. The room featured a very small toilet and shower in the room. Staff were nice. I would possibly stay here again if I needed a very basic cheap place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

I have stayed in many hotels under the Accor group previously, but this is my first stay in Ibis Budget after the recent rebranding of Ibis.

To judge this hotel, one has to really remember that it is a budget hotel. No frills. Nothing beyond what is necessary. This serves its purpose of providing a shelter and comfortable bed for sleep, and a functioning bathroom for personal care.

The bed is clean and comfortable, but it is nothing that you would expect to see in a hotel (think Ikea bunk beds). Towels and sheets are well-used and not luxurious. There seems to be a lingering smell in the room. The toilet is tiny and a little claustrophobic even. The shower cubicle is adequate in size but the hot water supply can be a little shoddy. It has a shower curtain in place of the door because the room has no space for a bathroom door. Tiny window provides a direct view into the offices opposite. Considering that it is meant for 3 or 4 people, the price is actually very reasonable for Melbourne CBD.

Check-in and check-out was fast.

That being said, the location is superb. Its location near the corner of Elizabeth Street and Collins Street simply means that most of Melbourne is within reach.

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Address: 97 - 103 Elizabeth St | Near the Corner of Collins & Elizabeth, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
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#12 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: $68 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD 3*
Number of rooms: 146
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HOTEL NEWLY REFURBISHED NO CARPARK this can be booked for you, it is approx 600 meters away, please ask reception. ... more   less 
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