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The Melbourne Connection

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Room & Suite (7)
  • Excellent4%
  • Very good13%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible61%
8 Oct 2017
“friendly but basic”
4 weeks ago
“Dirty & run down. Worst backpacker accommodation I've ever stayed in.”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: close location to Southern Cross Railway and the Skybus terminal, free wifi in rooms Cons: Dirty & grotty, rubbish everywhere, stained & ripped mattresses, 2 combined shower/toilet cubicles for the entire first floor, only stair access, no blankets or towels provided (have to pay...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Grim is all I need to say. Everything was dirty and/or broken. There were plenty of stains on the bed and sheets. Plenty of noise from the streets. I’ve attached a wonderful picture of my room with a view. If you’re on a budget and...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Arrived at the "hostel" tired and hot. The receptionist was not the friendliest until we had been chatting to her for a few mins. Finally got in to our room (4 beds) and WTF! A girls has been living in their long term and the...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Ok, so as a former trainee teacher, a method we used to grade children’s work was 3 stars and a wish (3 good things and one thing to improve):- Star 1 - The location of the hostel was pretty central Star 2 - The WiFi...More

4  Thank Aled M
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve stayed at many-a hostels all around the world and this is the worst one I’ve ever stayed at. The bathroom’s are absolutely disgusting (see photos). Like, seriously you feel filthier walking out than you did walking in after a shower. The night staff member...More

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Hotel description
Melbourne Connection is a small, friendly hostel. Minutes walk from Southern Cross Station. Perfectly based for your stay in Melbourne.
Price range
US$18 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Price range
US$18 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room & Suite (7)
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
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"better choose a bunk bed located upstair as the kitchen and eating area gets noisy even after 11pm"
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