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    Urban Central

    334 City Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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    “bed dorm” (25 reviews)
    “free pasta” (10 reviews)
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    11 - 15 of 352 reviews

    Reviewed 26 March 2017

    I didn't get much information when I arrived, and it took me a while to figure out the transports in Melbourne. The girl at the reception didn't tell me much. Nothing about the fact that you have to buy a card to get Wi-Fi, for...More

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    Response from Jason-GM, Manager at Urban CentralResponded 19 April 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. I’m glad you found our beds comfy and enjoyed the showers. We now provide free wifi daily on our ground floor alternatively you can purchase, super fast access with unlimited downloads, for $3 per 24...More

    Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

    Stayed here only for a couple of nights as it was hard to mix with people, the rooms are good and spacious with clean bathrooms but the kitchen is absolute chaos and very uncomfortable to cook in so a lot of people decide to eat...More

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    Response from Jason-GM, General Manager at Urban CentralResponded 18 April 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. Great to hear you like our spacious rooms and clean bathrooms. The kitchen does get busy during peak times, and for those wanting to skip cooking we have now added a nightly dinner deal from...More

    Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

    It was a year ago now that I stayed at urban, but it is one hostel that I would always go back to and tell people to go to. It's a close walk to southbank. Walk a block or two and you get to the...More

    Thank emilyjayne656
    Response from Jason-GM, General Manager at Urban CentralResponded 18 April 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. I’m delighted to hear you always enjoy your stay with us and have recommend us to others also. Great friends and awesome memories is exactly what we’d love our guests to experience. We have added...More

    Reviewed 13 March 2017

    Nice property at the Southbanks. This is good for both bagpackers (primarily) and also for hotel guests (5th floor). It is very close to the South Banks and one can get access to the Free Tram Ride within walking distance.

    Thank dev_sLingapore
    Response from Jason-GM, General Manager at Urban CentralResponded 12 April 2017

    Thank you for your great review and glad you liked the location as it really is a great spot for exploring Melbourne! Hope to see you again soon!

    Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

    Book a bed in 4 ppl mixed dorm. Checked in around 12midnight. Walking distance around 10mins from Southern Cross station. There is Woolworths nearby the hostel. If you are hungry go for MCD just opposite the hostel or cook pasta by your own. There is...More

    Thank YumiYeoh
    Response from Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban CentralResponded 28 February 2017

    Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards, The team from Urban Central

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    • US$57 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
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    27 July 2016|
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    Response from lwm89 | Reviewed this property |
    I left my bags in the luggage room a few months back when we arrived early. It was crowded but we didn't have any problems finding enough room. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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    "Don't book the 2nd floor if you want quiet, ask for a room with wall air cond. Corner rooms are bigger by..."
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    "Get a room away from City Rd and the freeway if road noise bothers you."
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    "maybe ask for a room not facing the busy motorway outside as sometimes the motorbikes were a little loud."
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