I booked 3 nights at United Backpackers and I think it was quite good.
The staff were friendly, helpful and funny :) I like them :)
I chose 12-girl-doom room and that room was almost full when I came. Everybody in my room were somehow noisy, and a bit untidy :) Rubbishes were all on my room's floor. But it was not UBs' fault, right ? :) Luckily, beds are clean and comfortable.
Kitchen is large with enough equipment for basic cooking, a bit messy, especially at about 6-8pm when everyone come back the Backpackers and have dinner :) Bathroom for girls is small but clean, maybe sometimes we need to wait for others since there are not enough spaces. There is no laundry, for me, it's fine since I bring enough clothes but if you stay there longer, it may bring little difficulty. Wifi is free in kitchen and other common areas ( not in bathroom :)) ) , and it's fast so I can eat and upload my photos taken during the day at a same time :)
For my 3-day-trip in Melbourne, I don't have any big complaint about my accommodation and really recommend others to stay in UBs :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 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 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne