3.8 out of 5

"Hostel is undergoing major renovation so WIP everywhere was acceptable and did not interfere with decision to stay. Toilet on 4th Floor need repairs ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 10 Jun 2018

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Hotel Description

Discovery Melbourne Hostel puts you in the heart of Melbourne, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Queen Victoria Market and RMIT University.

WiFi are featured in all 744 shared rooms.

This hostel has a rooftop terrace, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. Added amenities include WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities and a microwave in a common area.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this Melbourne Central Business District hostel include Melbourne Central and Old Melbourne Gaol.

Four Bed - Mixed Dormitory with Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Mixed Dormitory Eighteen Beds with Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

10 Person Mixed Dormitory with Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

12 Person Mixed Dormitory with Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Mixed Dormitory Sixteen Beds with Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Eight Bed - Mixed Dormitory with Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Discovery Melbourne Hostel ratings based on 125 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Discovery Melbourne Hostel

Everyone (101) Couples (16) Students (2) Family (6)
2 out of 5
Worst hostel. Rats everywhere in common areas. Bad shower. Kitchen all broken. Very cold indoor. Not comfortable stay.

Posted by , from adelaide, SA on 17 Jul. 2018

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4 out of 5
Hostel is undergoing major renovation so WIP everywhere was acceptable and did not interfere with decision to stay. Toilet on 4th Floor need repairs Although graffiti is tag acceptable some areas need to be anti graf painted...no big deal. The abolition of free low level breakfast was disappointing. Opens up other competition. Overall - OK _ Fine Single room was superb. Thanks Ron

Posted by on 10 Jun. 2018

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4 out of 5

Convenience

I chose this because it was cheap and close to where I needed to be. don’t go in with high expectations and you will be pleasantly surprised. Bed was very comfortable

Posted by , from Canberra on 10 Mar. 2018

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1 out of 5

So terrible

dirty room, terrible smell and no good service. Also, i booked 4 bedroom and they gave me 8bedroom. They said no more 4 bedroom...

Posted by , from southkorea on 16 Jan. 2018

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3 out of 5

가격만 생각하고 갔다.

그냥 진짜 씻고 잠만 잤다. 더이상은 하고 싶지 않았다. 지금까지 갔던 호스텔 중에 가장 크고, 사람도 많고, 어수선했다. 혼자 가기엔 별로 같다. 그래도 저렴하다.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2018

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2 out of 5

My bed was taken by other people so I didn't sleep

The rooms were dirty, the other room mates took over any bed they wanted so I didn't sleep. I put my bag in a secured locker and paid for it and the next day it was moved to a different locker. You just don't know who touches your stuff.

Posted by , from australia on 11 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5

Comfortable hostel in the middle of Melbourne CBD

Cons: A sandwich toaster in the kitchen
Staff were helpful and friendly, rooms and bathrooms were clean, kitchen was huge and all communal areas were comfortable with good vibes.

Posted by , from Hobart, TAS on 2 Aug. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Sep. 2017 by Beckie Bullimore

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

1 out of 5

Worst hostel I've ever been to

I had problems every day. I went to do a training course and i wasnt able to access my belongings for 24 hours, which included the things i needed for the course. I didn't sleep the last night because i had to leave early for my flight and i was still trying to get them to access my belongings at 2am. The staff were rude and lazy. The entire experience was a nightmare

Posted by , from adelaide on 4 Jul. 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice place to stay close to city centre

Will be definitely going back to stay, easy to find, friendly helpful staff, felt very comfortable

Posted by , from queensland on 13 Jun. 2017

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3 out of 5

location excellent close to Elizabeth st trams.

Pros: plenty of room and power points for mobile charging. warm comfortable
Cons: for the price point per night this is ok. If you wanted chandeliers from the ceiling price would go up. For this segment of hostel market ok.
Location: trams at Elizabeth st. a grassy park gardens a block away and artificial turf hockey ground
walk in foyer nice and clean and very big area, comfortable. Booking in ok have you're ID ready. 4 floors with an escalator plus a roof top area very spacious too with BBQ facilities. Experience ok. 4 bed dorm ok when you stay for a short time you generally get to sleep on the top bunk. And mind out for the long term stayers they generally don't have much room for their belongings. kitchen good. nice breakfast ect

Posted by , from Australia on 25 May 2017

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About the Discovery Melbourne Hostel

Location 167 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Property Features

As a guest of Discovery Melbourne Hostel, you'll find a rooftop terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. Discovery Melbourne Hostel also features laundry facilities, a lift, and a microwave in a common area. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Melbourne hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 744 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Built in 1902
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (22.9 km / 14.2 mi)
  • Train station: Spencer Street Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Melbourne Central Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Discovery Melbourne Hostel offers 744 forms of shared accommodation with air conditioning. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Communal kitchen
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Air conditioning

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 15 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 5 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Discovery Melbourne Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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