Don't book this hostel!!
I've stayed in this hostel only two nights and am more than happy that I didn't extend. The inconvience started straight at arrival time, check-in time was pushed back another hour and the storage room was way too small. Talking about small: the kitchen. The fridge was stuffed with food (not quite sure if they ever check on left behinds), dirty and rusty pans/pots/dishes, unbearable heat, no more than 3 people cooking at a time. The dorms were just as dirty as the kitchen and not to mention the showers - dust, hairs, garbage everywhere. Matresses were gross and uncomfortable and the free Wifi either didn't work or was slow as a sloth. I was so happy when we were getting ready to leave and move on from this hostel, but the happiness didn't last long. Because we were missing one key (which we paid 30$ deposit for) we were skimming through our room and stuff which made us miss the check-out only by 10!! minutes. So when we gave up on the key and went downstairs not only were we charged the 30$ depsit (which would have been okay, cause we lost the key) but 40$ in addition because of 'late check-out'. The staff wasn't even a bit understanding and became really mean to another traveller who missed the check-out only by five minutes.
All in all: crappy hostel, not worth one cent, never gonna stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Melbourne Connection is a small, friendly hostel. Minutes walk from Southern Cross Station. Perfectly based for your stay in Melbourne. ... more less
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