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Penang, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Book a bed in 4 ppl mixed dorm. Checked in around 12midnight. Walking distance around 10mins from Southern Cross station. There is Woolworths nearby the hostel. If you are hungry go for MCD just opposite the hostel or cook pasta by your own. There is free pasta in the kitchen. Oh ya. When you check out pls bring along the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location - central and convenient, but the road noise is excessive. From my room I could see the people inside their cars on the Westgate Bridge, and hear the cars all night. It is easy to get trams from this location, which is a bonus, but many locations are also an easy walk. McDonalds is directly across the road and...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Great vibes with the bar and the hostel as one. A fantastic place to meet people and just chill. Location is perfect, walking distance to everything you could want in Melbs. If I ever went back to Melbourne I would stay at Urban Central for sure!

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, We are glad that you enjoyed our venue and the atmosphere that we provide. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the near future. Kind regards, The Team at Urban Central

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

A friend and I stayed at Urban Central while exploring and received fantastic service from all of the staff. The rooms were spacious and clean. The bar had many good deals, lots of TVs and the food was excellent. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I have congratulated our staff members on your behalf. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards, The team at Urban Central

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Rooms and services are great, but had a horrible experience with one of the staff that really put me off the whole place. As well as it was run, I don't think I'd return. To the shaved head bloke with the tattoos, I've got to say, your rudeness was really unappreciated. My girlfriend and I were really appalled at your...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue, We appreciate your positive feedback about our rooms and services. I sincerely apologise for the way you felt our staff member treated you. I will be looking into and speaking with the person concerned. We take our customer service seriously, ensuring that all of our guests are comfortable and have...

Gold Coast
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is my second stay at Urban Central and each time it was in a room with an en suite (the same as a standard hotel or motel). The best part is the price only $93 (using Hotels.com) and you're a stones through from some of Sth Melbourne's finest eateries and just up the road from Crown Cashino (if you're...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue, It is always a pleasure to have you stay with us and we were delighted to welcome you back. You are right, being this close to DFO is dangerous. However, it can be convenient should you require good clothing at discounted prices. We are looking forward to having you stay...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I spent two nights at urban central and really enjoyed our stay. As far as hostels go, this place is ideal. The dorm rooms are small (around 4 people), and impeccably clean in particular the beds. The location is good around 15 minutes walk to the CBD and very close to super markets. Free breakfast, pasta, rice,...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue, It was a pleasure to have had you both stay with us. We enjoy maintaining a high level of service to all of our guests and cleanliness is one of our main priorities. Our internet is $3 a day with discounts for the longer you stay. We use GX2 technology...

Olten, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Stayed for two nights. This hostel is located approx. 10 minutes on foot from the centre. Dorm was spacious with comfy beds. Lockers for all guests are provided (big enough for your backpack and with e-socket within!). Reading-lamp for each bed, but no e-socket there. All rooms are clean. There are enough bathrooms with good showers on the floor. Staff...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you stay with us at Urban. Our internet is with GX2 technology (used to be global gossip). We have found that their connection is fast, reliable and with an excellent support team. It is only $3 a day with discounts the longer you stay. We are looking forward to having you stay...

Reviewed 4 December 2016

Stayed here for 6 weeks, trying 2 other hostels in Melbourne before hand. It was very clean especially the kitchen! They have staff always on duty to make sure everything is cleaned properly and you have a decent space to cook in. Free breakfast and tea/ coffee always available. They rooms are a good size we stayed in a 4bed...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here at Urban. We are having new events such as trivia and bingo starting in our bar that will be sure to enhance our atmosphere and make meeting fellow travelers fun and easy. We are looking forward to having you stay with...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Urban Central is ver expensive. For this money I expect to be treaded welcome. But the Staff is very unfriendly and entitled. Whatever problem you have, they won't help you out. I asked if I could check in early because I had to work, but although I had payed for the accomondation, I wasn't allowed to use the bathrooms (or...

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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Urban Central is ideally located in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank adjacent to the famous Crown Casino. The city is a 10 minute walk and with public transport on our doorstep, St Kilda is only a 10 minute tram ride away. Shopping around Urban Central is located close to local cafes, shops and the famous South Melbourne Market. If you enjoy good coffee and eateries Southbank restaurants overlooking The Yarra River are 5 min stroll from Urban Central. On the way to visit Port Melbourne beach you could pick up a bargain at Direct Factory Outlet about a 10 minute from our accommodation venue. Stay, Play at Urban Central! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Urban Central

Address: 334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Price Range: £39 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Urban Central 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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“Don't book the 2nd floor if you want quiet, ask for a room with wall air cond. Corner rooms are bigger by far.”
 of 5 bubbles Redbeck06, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room away from City Rd and the freeway if road noise bothers you.”
 of 5 bubbles Ozbob101, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“maybe ask for a room not facing the busy motorway outside as sometimes the motorbikes were a little loud.”
 of 5 bubbles P1743DSisabelleg, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I'm sure all rooms are comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles nelsonjacobo11, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you are three people or more make sure to get a family room, it's cheaper and has it's own TV and bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles LinaM1997, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
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