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Melbourne City Backpackers
Ranked #115 of 155 Speciality Lodging in Melbourne
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Well located in the CBD area and plenty of bars and restaurants nearby and easy to get to with the good transport system. The free breakfast and coffee all day is also a bonus. However my room and it seems like most of the other rooms had a very noisy ventilation system which never switched off. The hallway and toilets were also pretty dirty, which seems like a problem that could easily have been solved.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

A lot of friendly people & located in the party area of Melbourne (so don't expect a lot of sleep). It's a 10 minute walk from Southern Cross station, 10 minute walk from Queen Vic market so the location is perfect. But I also think that's one of the only reasons why you should pay that much money. Our room wasn't cleaned before we got in (dirty stuff under the bed, band aids stuck on the frame, fresh stains on the wall) was really dirty.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Perfect location - Just about 200 meters away from South Cross Station to catch a skybus to the airport.
Great value - Few bucks for a b&b. Wednesday night free pasta. Sunday morning free pancakes.

Dorm on 4th floor without a lift would be frustrating if you travel heavy.
Free wifi works only in the common area, not in room.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

For what you pay this hostel can't be beat. Staff is awesome and helpful as well as providing breakfast in a city where every meal is going to be expensive. Tuesday's they serve a better breakfast and Wednesday they serve a good pasta for dinner. Right in the middle of the city, great location, coffee and tea included in payment. Wifi is below average and as a personal preference I won't be staying in a 16 bed dorm anymore.

Stayed: September 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

When I lived in Melbourne I stayed here twice, first time when I arrived and second time when I left. Both times I had a good experience, it's a hostel where you can really make friends, the facilities are quite good and the staff is really relaxing, they're always willing to help you

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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Melbourne City Backpackers

Address: 197-199 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly King Street Backpackers)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Free Breakfast Airport Transportation
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Ranked #115 of 155 Speciality Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range: S$37 - S$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Melbourne City Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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King Street Backpackers Hotel Melbourne

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