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County Laois, Ireland
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This hostel provides everything that you will need in a budget accommodation. It is one of the best hostels that I have stayed at globally and in my opinion will not disappoint. It is clean, well ventilated, well situated and the staff are friendly and helpful. Despite the fact that there is a bar in the hostel, it is not...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review, Our hostel is about getting into the mindset of a traveler and going by our own personal experiences to provide facilities and events that make our hostel clean, inviting and social. We also think that our staff are friendly, professional and fun individuals. They are always on the ready to provide a fabulous experience...

Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

This place is just awesome! You can find everything you need: clean toilets, tea and coffee for free, cheap dinner available etc. Very clean and a lot of facilities. They really understand what a traveller needs. :)

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

Thank you for your outstanding review, Cleanliness is next to godliness. This is certainly the motto in our hostel. We pride ourselves on offering clean facilities for our guests to use. Most of our staff have been overseas and are able to relate and use their experience to benefit our guests and the venue. We are so happy that you...

Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

One of the best hostel I done in Melbourne. Good price, room big enough for 4 people, pretty clean and friendly staff. Some good activities and barbecue every night! Bad point? Not possible to drink his own alcohol.. Hey les Frenchies, je vous recommande cet hotel. Vraiment calme, en face du macdo, tout pret d'un tram stop, 2 min des...

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

Wow thank you for this fantastic review! We also think that we offer value for money. Free breakfast, tea, coffee, rice and pasta and a cheap BBQ every night assists in keeping our guests full and on their budget. Our staff are always on the ready with a smile and plenty of knowledge to make your stay in Melbourne as...

Reviewed 22 July 2015

This hotel was clean and tidy, rooms were well set up for groups etc. Bar downstairs was a bonus for those wanted some night life as well. Recommend for an affordable place to stay in Melbourne central - close to transport, shops etc.

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

Thank you for your review, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We pride ourselves on cleanliness; it is one of our main priorities. Our bar is a great way to meet fellow travellers. We have events every night from pool competitions to beer pong. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Kind regards, The...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Stayed here for the ICC Roma v Madrid game and it was a nice quiet location. Bar prices were great and rooms quite clean and comfortable. Would recommend staying for a short period to explore Melbourne

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

Thank you for your review, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here and that you were able to witness such a great game! We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the venue and the value for money guests are privileged to. We hope to have you stay with us again in the near future. Kind regards, The team...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This is a good place to spend a few nights in Melbourne. * Excellent friendly staff- who you could tell were really making an effort to be friendly, helpful, welcoming and smiling. * You get FREE breakfast here I think. * Rooms were clean and had enough power points to charge mobile phones * There were places to relax and...

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

Thank you for your lovely review, We are glad your stay was pleasant! Our staff are very friendly and enthusiastic. They love helping guests out ensuring that they get the most out of their stay in Melbourne. Our levels have different activities where guests can watch TV, borrow a book from our book shelf, study/plan and relax. We are looking...

Olomouc, Czech Republic
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Hostel is located not far away from the centre, close to shops, Albert park. We stayd in a room for four. It was quite cold inside, small heater was not enough. Showers and kitchen were clean, breakfast was good. Staff is very friendly and helpful. This is a good value for money.

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

Thank you for your review, We are glad you have enjoyed your stay. The heaters in the rooms have all been serviced and are keeping our rooms lovely and warm! Offering free breakfast, tea, coffee and rice and pasta as well as a BBQ from $1,we also think that our venue is very good value for money. Looking forward to...

Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

The hostel is located close to everything, city center, aldi, Woolworth, casinò, gym bank! clean, cozy and quiet. The stuff is quite polite and available. The beds are wonderful. Free coffee, pasta, tea, rice. I traveled around Australia for months, I can definitely say this hostel is one of the best. If you visit Melbourne I suggest you to stay...

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

Thank you for such a kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here with us. Our location is defiantly a strong point. We are only a short stroll into the CBD or a quick tram ride. There is also the wonderful South Melbourne Market that is only 5 minutes away as well as the famous St Ali...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Hi, my name is Ricky and I have come into the city from the far out south eastern suburbs. Was walking past the Urban Central one day and decided by chance ( a lucky one!) that I should stay here until I could find some more permanent accommodation in the City, ( where I came to study at University!). I'm...

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

Thank you very much for your incredibly kind review Ricky! It was lovely having you stay with us at urban. We are glad that our meticulous attitude towards cleanliness has added to your enjoyment of our venue. All of the wonderful staff enjoy making our guests feel welcome and assist with anything our guests may need in order to improve...

DORSET UK
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Come for the decent hostel. Stay for the bar. Shout out to Dave, Eugene Sam and lindy. Tip top stuff! Happy hours and games and antics are promised. Dorms are sweet only 4 in a room. Free brekkie is a bit naff but its free so take it. Free tea and coffees a must. Although some jack is pinching food...

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

Thank you for your kind review, Our Bar staff are pretty amazing! They are very friendly and fun individuals who enjoy meeting and chatting to all of our guests. Although a rare occurrence it is very annoying when food goes missing even though we take measures such as food tags and adequate storage space to help any confusion between guest’s...

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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 Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Price Range: $81 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Urban Central 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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