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Melbourne International Hotel & Hostel
The Hague, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not to bad really...”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

No, it's not the prettiest street in Denver. It's not the prettiest of buildings either...but it's definitly not the hellhole or ghetto some reviews make it out to be.
As long as you realize it is a hostel and not a 'real' hotel you're just fine. Despite it being pretty old, the rooms and facilities are clean. It is a bit of a squeaky building so if you're a (really,really) light sleeper, bring some earplugs.
There is no airconditioning so it can get warm in the summer, although the ceiling fan takes away the worst heat.

It is only a short walk from down town, and walking back on to nights it felt perfectly safe. The only people on the street were some people outside the Mercury cafe...

If you're looking for a affordable place for a couple of nights in Denver, this'll do just fine.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2013

I have often stayed at this place when doing an overnight in Denver. The place is old and it has a long term guest policy. The long term guests are mixed bag. You can meet some cool travelers from other parts of the country, or transient, state welfare people who are on some half-way house transition. The hostel is right near downtown and some cool bars, which is a good thing. There is an eclectic Mercury Cafe nearby that serves decent food and coffee. Some of the workers there are a little rude because it is one of the main hipster places in the city. The bald guy manager with glasses is not friendly and somewhat rude.

The problem with the place is the kitchen. The management are too cheap to get a stove or an oven. There is only a microwave and a hot plate. The hot plate doesn't even work that well. A hostel can do better than that.

The private rooms are decent and they have room, but there are no private bathrooms. They have sinks, a thin bar of soap and a towel. You will have to share the bathrooms with all of the other guests, so bring flip flops for the showers.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Los Angeles
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Spent about a week there when I showed up in Denver looking for a job. I was just a kid. No shortage of street kids in Denver, but I had enough for a private room. The place downstairs back then was a laundromat. The guy who owned it was a former astronaut, great guy who heard I was lookin for work. He clipped out classified ads for me and gave them to me every morning. Don't know if the fellow is still with us, but he was a good guy. Back then, every private room had a metal cage door inside the regular door. So at night it was a little like being in jail. But on the other hand it was safe enough to leave your stuff in the room.

At the time this fit in with the whole Neal Cassidy death wish vibe, I guess that's what I was looking for. Anyway it was cheap and the laundry was discounted if you stayed there because I think the astronaut's wife owned the laundromat downstairs.

Hostelling in the US isn't like hostelling in Europe. At the time I'd consider this an average or even above-average hostel - not hotel, or even motel. It's close enough to walk to downtown and lodo. But times may have changed. And looking back at it, it was pretty much a great place if you were a bum. Last 10 years I visited Denver I stayed at the Red Lion where there's a nice bar on the top and no cage on the door. But I still get a little nostalgic for this place, in a weird kind of way.

Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

Terrible, terrible, terrible. The worst part of this crapnest is the crabby, dishonest bald guy at the front desk. He was completely worthless and not a pleasure to deal with. I'm guessing he is a non-Colorado native. The lodging is disgusting, old, and stinks. There are live-in, nontraveler tenants that steal whenever possible. If something gets stolen, baldilocks at the front desk will refuse to do anything. Maybe he's the thief???

Try another hostel where the cockroach population is significantly less and where residential roaches are confined to crawling only on four legs.

Room Tip: Choose a park bench over any bed in this sewer hole.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Dirty, bad staff, bad area, horrible bathroom and unwelcoming vibe. Stay away everyone.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2012

I stayed at this hotel for one night as I was passing through Denver. The location was pretty good considering the price. I think it was a 6 block walk to the heart of downtown and shopping. That was handy, also in the other direction I was able to find a Safeway about 6 blocks away.

The room was average, bed was okay. There was a sink in the room which was handy. The washroom was a bit strange and it was split into different room. The shower stall was in a totally separate room. The toilet in another room and the sink in the bedroom. Never seen that before in all my travels, but it worked okay.

Hotel seemed very old and totally outdated, like a flashback from the 60's or 70's. It was definitely NOT high end. But it felt secure and fine. The internet worked good in the room. No real complaints. I'm sure you could spend a LOT more to stay at a fancy hotel but if you don't want to spend the extra money, this works just fine.

Room Tip: I had a private room and I think they were all about the same?
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2010

I stayed in a single room two nights at the hostel, the owners where kind and helpful. They held my bags during the day even after my room was vacant. Friendly staff, clean rooms, bathrooms could be better.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Property: Melbourne International Hotel & Hostel
Address: 607 22nd St., Denver, CO 80205
Region: United States > Colorado > Denver > Five Points
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Ranked #8 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Denver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
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Melbourne International Hotel Denver
Melbourne International Hotel And Hostel

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