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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed there for 6 days. The location of Flinders Backpackers is right in the city center which is great, the breakfast was free and had pancakes, they also have a bar downstairs which is a plus. However this place is packed with boring long term stayers and more than half travelers I met there were German who would only spoke...

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I went to spend xmas. Staying new years eve. I got there a bit tired but monica a member of the staff made my day. She explained all happily despite was 31st and she was working. Made me feel like at home, and the rest of the staff too. No doubt the best of the place is people who work...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Flinders Backpackers is located right in front of Elizabeth Station and Flinders Station so you can get everywhere by train and tram. The staff is very conscious about cleanliness, atmosphere and friendly service. The common area with kitchen (well equipped and clean), cold storage room, billard table (free), table tennis (free) and the eating area is a cozy big room....

Thank lucasschrodt
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights over new year, room was on the fourth floor. The lift was broken so had to take the stairs but that wasn't really a problem. Receptionist was super friendly and helpful. Room was okay quite full and warm as only a fan available but lots of plug sockets! Lots of toilets and showers! Free pasta...

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Not a single member of staff was helpful. Me and two of my friends didn't feel welcome at any point during our stay. The receptionist Monica was rude, obnoxious, and slightly patronising. Wish we stayed at all nations.

Thank Connor H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for a week Pro - They provided free breakfast and staple food for lunch and supper in the kitchen. The staff is friendly kept the place very clean. Netural - Beds were decent but they were rickety so the person on the top moves a little you'll feel it to. Bathrooms are good but they look very...

Thank Victor F
Helsingborg, Sweden
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I stayed here for four nights. All I can tell you is - what an amazing place! I've been travelling around the world for a few years but I must say this hostel has a really cool athmosphere to it. Free meal nights, movie nights, goon punch as well as spacious rooms. A part from all this the staff provides...

Thank teddywtravel
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I couldn't stand this hostel. They have kids that are living here so I moved into my 6 bed dorm and three girls had bicycles, they had constructed their own little apartment that I moved into which was really uncomfortable. The entire hostel just has really bad, clicky energy. The only plus was the comforter was super soft. The staff...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Flinders Backpackers in Melbourne Central CBD. 10 floors of hostels, Entry to Hostel Very Small. ( Should be Bigger). Rooms different sizes to accommodate various. Numbers Rooms very clean, ( housekeeping do a great job) and tidy, always fresh. 3th floor with reception, kitchen, TV room, lounge area. Housekeeping do very good job keeping this hostel very clean and tidy....

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Great location close to everything which has pros and cons- can walk, take tram, or rail but it is very loud at night- both out in the city and inside the hotel. Staff was AWESOME and answered all our questions as it was our first week in Australia. Free breakfast was nice- pancakes, cereal, toast, and coffee/tea. My girlfriend and...

Thank Peter H

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Flinders Backpackers is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, which makes it the perfect location for every traveller! Every guest gets a FREE breakfast with make your own PANCAKES every morning to start his or her day off right. We have a HUGE common area for guest to enjoy with a NEW Movie room with a 70" TV and endless movie selection, FREE pool table and ping-pong table and a fully equipped kitchen with walk-in cool room. Staying with us will have you living amongst Melbourne's funky cafe and shopping district while only being a few minutes walk away from Flinders Station, South Bank and Federation Square. We offer great value accommodation across seven floors with 2, 3 and 4 bed dormitory rooms, twin and doubles private rooms all with shared bathroom facilities. After a day of exploring what Melbourne has to offer come home to some great events including bingo with great prizes, trivia, movie night with free popcorn and free meal nights. No free Wi-Fi but some of the cheapest Internet around. Our rooms: Every dorm room has individual security lockers, fan, secure card entry, linen, pillows and blankets provided. Towels are also available for hire. Please take note before booking: All guests must have international government issued photo ID in the form of a driver's license or passport and a credit card at time of check in All guests must be 18 years or older. Sorry no children. Flinders Backpackers is in the heart of the busy CBD. As such, guests may be disturbed by noise due to trams, traffic, and people on the busy streets surrounding the hostel. Friday and Saturday night's guests may also be disturbed by noise from the bar in the basement level ... more   less 

Additional Information about Flinders Backpackers

Address: 35 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $31 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 140
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Also Known As:
Flinders Station Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
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“I would recommend the 3 bed room, they are very nice.”
  • Movie room
 of 5 bubbles rgallardocordova, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Need ear plugs to sleep, to much noise out side on street.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterJ905, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a private room if you want peace- not going to get quiet anywhere.”
 of 5 bubbles F9514LFpeterh, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Larger dorm rooms are better, both in terms of atmosphere and personal space”
 of 5 bubbles GC5187PL, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Free Breakfast is a must try”
 of 5 bubbles TjLotay93, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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