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United Backpackers Melbourne

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Come and find out why travellers voted United Backpackers Australia's best hostel at the Adventure Travel Awards in 2014! It's no secret we have the best location in town right opposite Flinders Street More Station and only opening in 2013 we offer you brand new facilities, heaps of sweet spaces including our funky basement bar and most importantly great value for money. Our hostel is full of personality with Melbourne's laneway culture, funky decor and quirky art throughout. All this is served up with a great atmosphere, amazing staff, cool events, top notch security and the best pillows in town! Us in a nutshell: • Accommodation for 290 travellers over 3 levels • FREE Wi-Fi in common areas • Every bed has its own power-point, reading light and locker • Sparking clean bathrooms cleaned around the clock • Designer kitchen & dining room overlooking Flinders Station with ovens and heaps of equipment, hot plates and storage • Underground Chill Lounge open 24 hours • Lost & Found our cool as, Melbourne style basement bar open 7 days • Funky TV Lounge filled with beanbags & free DVD hire • 24 Reception manned with a rock star reception team of Melbourne locals • Top class security with swipe card access, lockers in all rooms & CCTV • Cool free events to show you the real Melbourne experience • Guest laundry open 24/7 • Free luggage storage We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from so whether you are looking to share a dorm from 4 to 12 beds filled with your newest friends, or to splash out on one of our private ensuite rooms, you will find it at United Backpackers! All rooms have: • Lockers • Bedside light and power point for your charging pleasure • Lots of space • High quality, comfy beds and linen • Choose between shared or ensuite bathrooms • Swipe card access • Heating & fans (private ensuite rooms have AC) • Cleaning servicing the rooms daily Less
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Free Internet
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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US$22 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Elephant Backpackers
Also Known As
Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
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All reviews common areas free wifi bar downstairs bed dorm free pancakes big kitchen great location flinders station top bunk first floor laundry facilities great facilities free tram zone central location would definitely stay here again the heart of the city public transport
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Reviewed today via mobile

The United Backpackers Hostel is definitely an awesome place to stay at in Melbourne! It is very clean and has awesome, fun and friendly stuff who is willing to help you with everything you need! Furthermore you will meet very nice people from all over...More

Thank katham234
Reviewed 2 days ago

My stay at " The United Backpackers" was overall wonderful. It is clean and comfortable, well organised and the staff are friendly and helpful. It is in a perfect location and the free breakfast pancakes are delicious. However I was extremely disturbed to see that...More

Thank NorthStar158413
Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded yesterday

G'Day - thanks so much for leaving a review. The wet pussy is a well-known cocktail served all over the world. If you simply google it you will see hundred of websites that shows you the recipe and how to make it. This business full...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So based off the reviews I've seen I had my expectations set very high for this hostel. Some of them were met, some not. So to start off with this is a clean hostel when it comes to the rooms and the bathrooms but the...More

Thank Ambassador91148
Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 2 days ago

G'Day - thanks so much for leaving your utmost honest opinion of our hostel. There was an issue with a fuse on your level, this was due to a faulty ceiling fan. We had our handy man, who you must have assumed was an electrician,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great find in Melbourne. Took a chance going just by reviews and came here to a private room that was perfect. Loved the vibe and the walking tour we signed up to on our first morning as well as the facilities, privacy and how clean...More

Thank AyeshaA176
Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review, it really means a lot to us! We hope that you get the chance to stay with us again!

Reviewed 6 September 2018

When I first entered this hostel, i do not feel welcome. Staff told other people that they can check in or their room will be ready by 1pm but i was not told on this. moreover, the staff is just doing their jobs rigidly. when...More

1  Thank Chee Chung L
Response from Jonathan M, General Manager at United Backpackers MelbourneResponded 6 September 2018

G'Day again, sorry to see that you disliked our hostel so much that you decided to leave us two negative reviews. As previously stated in the last review that you left us, the kitchen is closed to stop anyone from loitering in there late at...More

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Shelby W
5 June 2018|
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Response from hillary068 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in elevators as well. Mostly for construction when I was there in Jan/Feb 20@8
17 April 2017|
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Response from leah-barlow | Reviewed this property |
They're pretty big but honestly most of the ladies in my dorm (ladies only dorm) used them for valuables and left our clothes in our bags by the side of beds it was much easier access. Admittedly less secure and 1 or 2 items... More
10 January 2017|
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