Overall first impression was ok until I made it to my floor (5); by the smell of it I am guessing that the "No Smoking" rule is optional. The smoke smell in this place is horrendous, even in the shower you cam smell a disgusting mixture of cigarette and pot smoke.
The rooms look nothing like the pictures posted online, they are poorly lit and dirty and the noise from inside the hostel is worse than the noise from the street below.
I have only been here for 3 hours and will be looking for another place to stay tomorrow. Do not waste your money on this place, spend the extra few dollars and stay somewhere that is not completly disgusting. Out of several hostels I have stayed in, this is by far the worst.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Flinders Backpackers is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, which makes it the perfect location for every traveller! Every guest gets a FREE breakfast with make your own PANCAKES every morning to start his or her day off right. We have a HUGE common area for guest to enjoy with a NEW Movie room with a 70" TV and endless movie selection, FREE pool table and ping-pong table and a fully equipped kitchen with walk-in cool room. Staying with us will have you living amongst Melbourne's funky cafe and shopping district while only being a few minutes walk away from Flinders Station, South Bank and Federation Square. We offer great value accommodation across seven floors with 2, 3 and 4 bed dormitory rooms, twin and doubles private rooms all with shared bathroom facilities. After a day of exploring what Melbourne has to offer come home to some great events including bingo with great prizes, trivia, movie night with free popcorn and free meal nights. No free Wi-Fi but some of the cheapest Internet around. Our rooms: Every dorm room has individual security lockers, fan, secure card entry, linen, pillows and blankets provided. Towels are also available for hire. Please take note before booking: All guests must have international government issued photo ID in the form of a driver's license or passport and a credit card at time of check in All guests must be 18 years or older. Sorry no children. Flinders Backpackers is in the heart of the busy CBD. As such, guests may be disturbed by noise due to trams, traffic, and people on the busy streets surrounding the hostel. Friday and Saturday night's guests may also be disturbed by noise from the bar in the basement level ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Flinders Station Backpackers Hotel Melbourne