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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Good sized rooms, friendly and helpful staff, kitchen is slightly packed at times but there's always clean cutlery and dishes. Free breakfast and tea and coffee, showers and bathroom always clean, little anti social, there seems to be clichés, not the easiest place to meet people, right beside a service station and less than 10 min walk to the city....

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, We take pride in keeping our kitchen clean. Staff members help at our busiest times to ensure that items are washed and ready for other guests to use. We are located near many restaurants, banks, coffee shops and only 15mins into the CBD. Looking forward to having you stay with us in the future....

Orlando
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This was really my first time staying in a hostel and it was totally cool. The stay was cheap, the location was more than adequate, and the facilities were clean enough. If I were on a budget next time I came back to Melbourne I would definitely consider staying here again.

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our staff do their utmost to ensure that the cleanliness of our venue is maintained at all times. Our rates include free breakfast, tea, coffee, rice and pasta. All linen is provided and we also lend our guests towels to use for the duration of...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Stayed over there for 7 days. The time I could find a long term house. Its was perfect. The staff are so helpful and ready to assist at any time. Also, the breakfast in the morning is just perfect. A must-book backpacker hotel very close to the CBD! Cheers Sarah

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! Providing a free breakfast is our pleasure. We enjoy having our guests full of energy to begin their day exploring our wonderful city. Our team is always at the ready to further assist and give guests extra ideas and insider information about things to do and see in Melbourne. We are looking forward to...

Braunschweig, Germany
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

The urban central hostel will stay in my head mostly because of the great staff. Very friendly und helpfull staff members and the guests were very kind too. Nice bar with dinner and great music! Can recommend it for the start in Melbourne they will help you finding a job and the most important buildings like banks, tax office, train...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, We also think that our staff are fantastic! They are a friendly bunch always up for a laugh, sharing travelling stories and helping our guests with any questions to ensure they get the most out of their stay in Melbourne. Our bar is a great place to meet new people; we have events on...

Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

a few friends and I have stayed here on a few different occasions. it's a great little place with a bar and pool table down stairs, free breakfast included. I don't have anything negative to say about the urban central

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, It is always a pleasure having you stay! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, The team at Urban Central

Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Best backpackers ive stayed at, bar has fun events every night and great drink specials the rooms are quite nice 4 dorms fir really cheap so you don't feel to crowded and the staff are friendly as hell

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

What a fabulous review! We think our staff are amazing too! They are always willing to help you make the most out of your stay in Melbourne. Our Bar is a great way to meet fellow travellers over a few drinks and a social event. Looking forward to welcoming you again! Kind regards, The Urban Central team

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Stayed in room 520! You'll get complimentary self-service toast, oats with milk and orange juice in the morning. There's even a kitchen with basic utensils to allow one to cook their own food and refrigerators to store your food. It has great accessibility to the city, being conveniently located next to a tram stop, taking tram "12" brings you to...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Great location for a great price! Would definitely stay here again. Most guests were at this hostel long term (3+ weeks). Great atmosphere in the common room in the afternoon, kitchen is decent, bathrooms are clean, dorms are a great size too. Lockers in the rooms are huge. Unfortunately there is no free wifi, but there is a MacDonalds across...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review. We also think that we have a great atmosphere in our venue by providing events in our bar and having other communal areas where our guests can socialise. A clean venue is one of our top priorities that all of our staff help to maintain. Our unlimited internet is now only $2 a day,...

Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Not allowed me to make an early check in and in not very frendly manner sayd to come back 2pm. I came today by Spirit of Tasmania from Devonport 6.30am, slept just 4 hours and only my dream was to come to this "fantastic" hotel as I trusted most of the reviews and have a shower and a bed. I...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Very nice hostel, nice people and all that to a good price. Very recommendable.the kitchen is very nice and it has all the necessary equipment you need to prepare almost everything. The bar which is located at the hostel is also very nice , especially the barkeepers working there. Good choice for a hostel!

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, Our staff are very friendly and love nothing more than to make your stay here in Melbourne fun and memorable. We also think that our rates are exceptional value for money, especially when free breakfast, tea, coffee, rice and pasta are included. Our WIFI is only $2 per day! The Urban bar hosts many...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Urban Central is ideally located in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank adjacent to the famous Crown Casino. The city is a 10 minute walk and with public transport on our doorstep, St Kilda is only a 10 minute tram ride away. Shopping around Urban Central is located close to local cafes, shops and the famous South Melbourne Market. If you enjoy good coffee and eateries Southbank restaurants overlooking The Yarra River are 5 min stroll from Urban Central. On the way to visit Port Melbourne beach you could pick up a bargain at Direct Factory Outlet about a 10 minute from our accommodation venue. Stay, Play at Urban Central! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Urban Central

Address: 334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Price Range: $67 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Urban Central 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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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 far.”
 of 5 bubbles Redbeck06, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room away from City Rd and the freeway if road noise bothers you.”
 of 5 bubbles Ozbob101, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“maybe ask for a room not facing the busy motorway outside as sometimes the motorbikes were a little loud.”
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“I'm sure all rooms are comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles nelsonjacobo11, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you are three people or more make sure to get a family room, it's cheaper and has it's own TV and bathroom.”
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