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“A nice but big hostel”

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Melbourne Metro YHA
Porlock, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
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“A nice but big hostel”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

A nice but big hostel just north of the central district in a leafy and quiet area.
Our double en suite room was very nice, bright and clean. It even had its own TV and tea/coffee making facilities
There is a large but busy kitchen, a nice dining area and a lounge.
There is a café which was serving breakfasts and dinners.
There is a second lounge on the roof - indoor and outdoor.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Cleanliness
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Stayed here for about 3 nights. The property is located within walking distance to Queen Victoria Market. Free parking is available at the basement but you would need to book in advance as there are limited lots. The kitchen is much bigger than other YHA that we have stayed. There is a small cafe that serves simple meals if you are too tired to cook.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

I liked it better than Melb Central because of the space. Has a canteen, lounge was much roomier than Central (that I can remember), good street parking, nice rooftop view of Melb. However, the price to pay for all the space is that it's a bit further away from the CBD. It's still not that far, it's definitely walkable, but yes I was happy to trade off the distance for good parking.

Room Tip: Pick a window bed if possible - I didn't sleep well because I had no other choice but to take a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Melinda S, Marketing Coordinator at Melbourne Metro YHA, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Thanks for the great review glache. We are in a great position, where you can still walk to the city within 10 minutes, have on-site parking and chill out in our multiple lounge areas. We hope to see you here again soon.
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Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

Pretty average hostel. Common ares are not the best but the kitchen is big and clean enough. Staff and roof top are probs the best features of this hostel altho the rooftop heater didnt work. Would stay here again in Melbz.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

After 6 weeks in Australia I found out hostel standards on average are pretty low there. You simply cannot compare them to hostels in Scandinavia or Spain for example, which counted for my only (and very positive) hostel experiences.

When I arrived in Australia I had booked the Metro hostel, bc of good reviews here. So I expected something basic, but nice and clean. But what I saw was a down right old and run down place. It felt a bit seventies for me, like an old school, hospital or even a prison.

Staff was very professional though, and I got my money back when I did not want to stay there.

Maybe this is more of a place for teenagers, I guess as a 30 something your standards are higher.

But like I said, this was my first experience with hostels in Australia. Later it turned out most hostels are not modern and comfortable, as they are in Europe. I've seen some after that who were a lot worse. At least, even if Metro is not modern/stylish/comfy..., it appeared to be clean...

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Sarina29
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Melinda S, Marketing Coordinator at Melbourne Metro YHA, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Hi Sarina29, thank you for your review. YHA takes all of the reviews seriously and we appreciate your feedback.
Melbourne Metro YHA was built back in the 70's, for the purpose of being a hostel, so you are correct in saying it had a bit of a seventies feel.
We often paint the interior and update our furniture to keep it feeling modern and fresh and are glad to hear that overall you were happy with your stay at Metro.
We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again at another YHA.
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

I stayed in this YHA in late Feb and was a little disappointed. For a place with summer temps of up to 40 degrees, there was no air conditioning. The room was clean, but the kitchen was such a disaster that I avoided cooking there. The wifi in the building is so slow that nothing loads, and expensive to boot. Location is pretty far away from the nearest tram, and also hard to find. The beds were hard as rock, and some (not all) of the staff were really quite rude. One of the nice things about this place was the little cafeteria owned and operated by a really nice indian couple, the food was lovely and really cheap too! Probably wouldn't stay again, but it wasn't too bad :)

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Melinda S, Marketing Coordinator at Melbourne Metro YHA, responded to this review, 12 July 2013
Hi Lorenna Z, thank you for your review. YHA takes all of the reveiws seriously and we appreciate your feedback.
Melbourne generally receives only a few days of 40+ degrees, but we do understand when it reaches these temperatures it gets very hot. YHA is very serious about the environment and sustainability and that being the reason there is no air conditioning in the building. We do have fans in the hostel to help with the heat. If you ever have difficulties locating the trams or any other location, our reception staff are always happy to help, that's what they are here for!
We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again at another YHA.
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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Excellent value.Very clean.We had a room with 4 beds all to our self as the family rooms were already taken.We had to share the bathrooms which were extremely clean
Staff were helpful.Kitchen area good.There is an onsite cafe doing meals and breakfast ( good value).
You can get the tram very nearby to the CBD or walk to Lygon street and Errol street ( great restaurants)
2 TV areas and DVD's if wanted.NO games room which was a let down(pool table).
Otherwise a really good place to stay

Room Tip: All rooms were pretty quiet it just depends whether the guests are considerate NOT to talk too loud...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Melbourne Metro YHA

Property: Melbourne Metro YHA
Address: 78 Howard St, Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia (Formerly Queensberry Hill YHA)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > North Melbourne
Amenities:
Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 132 Speciality Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Melbourne Metro YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melbourne Metro YHA is a modern hostel located on the city fringe in leafy North Melbourne. This hostel is your relaxed home away from home that's only minutes from famous Queen Victoria Markets and walking distance to all the major attractions - the best of both worlds! Facilities include a tour desk for all your tour and transport needs within Victoria and Australia, free Wifi Hot Spot (Wifi Plus option also available), fully equipped self-catering kitchen, communal lounge areas, launderette, secure car parking (subject to availability - $10 per day) and DVD's for hire. Enjoy the rooftop with panoramic city views as well as a BBQ and lounges perfect for socializing and meeting fellow travellers. Each room is heated and comes with lockers and an individual bed light. Bathroom facilities are shared. Guests can choose from a range of bed types, including 4 and 8 multi-share, twin/double rooms with optional en suite, and family rooms. We can also book groups of up to 120 people, ideal for schools, sporting groups and international exchange programs. Within the hostel there are always lots of great activities on including movie nights, Safari Pete travel auctions, free comedy, wine & cheese nights and a great weekly pub crawl! Activities are updated regularly so check with our friendly reception to see what's on and to get the best local tour and travel advice. Talking about what's on, Melbourne is the events and sporting capital of Australia! Getting around is simple with a free map and MyKi cards available for purchase at the hostel reception. A tram stop is located just 500m from the hostel and the $5 Melbourne Visitor Shuttle Bus stop is only 5 minutes walk which loops Melbourne's best attractions. Take advantage of the cities vibrant events calendar including the Spring Racing Carnival, Australian Open Tennis, AFL matches, Melbourne International comedy festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Cup and year round markets, live music, film, food, art and fashion activities and events. ... more   less 
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