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4.4 out of 5

"Perfect location, close to public transport and local cafes, nice food choice. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 27 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

United puts you in the heart of Melbourne, within steps of popular attractions like Yarra Riverfront and Flinders Lane. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

Ceiling fans and safes are featured in all 48 rooms.

For a drink, you can stop by the hostel's own bar/lounge. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a microwave in a common area.

Attractions within a short walk of this Melbourne Central Business District hostel include Federation Square and Forum Theatre.

Twin Room - Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$37* Per night/room 1 Sep. - 2 Sep.

Shared Dormitory - 8 Beds, Internal

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Female Only Dormitory - 12 Beds

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory - 12 Beds

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Female Only Dormitory with Ensuite - 4 Beds

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory - 4 Beds

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

United ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for United

Everyone (14)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Feb. 2020

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6 Mar. 2020 by Dexter

Thanks for leaving us a lovely review! Enjoy the rest of your travels (:

4 out of 5
Perfect location, close to public transport and local cafes, nice food choice.

Posted by on 27 Jan. 2020

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28 Jan. 2020 by Dexter

Thank you for leaving us a review! We're very glad you enjoyed our hostel (:

4 out of 5
Helpful and friendly staff with good working facilities, and an absolutely prime location.

Posted by on 8 Dec. 2019

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5 out of 5
I have stayed here before. Opposite the station is no distance at all to carry bags. all the shops and services you could want at your doorstep. I can't climb ladders, so they reserved a lower bunk for me. Lovely staff and I have met interesting people from around the world Not Just For Young People - I am 60 and will stay again soon

Posted by on 23 Jun. 2019

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24 Jul. 2019 by Bree

Thanks for leaving us a review! Glad you had a fabulous time with us, Hope to have you again when you're next in Melbourne.

3 out of 5
Good location and the hostel itself was OK. Just disappointed that since I had to leave early for a flight I missed the free breakfast. No brekkie for early leavers. I thought they might at least agree to give me a free towel instead, but no, $5 !!! Plus an extra $5 deposit.!!! Also very noisy fan in bathroom of 4 bed female dorm.

Posted by on 1 Jun. 2019

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24 Jul. 2019 by Bree

Thanks for leaving us a review. We love hearing all feedback! Happy travels ahead :)

5 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Apr. 2019

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6 May 2019 by jm

Thanks so much for leaving us a review!

5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2019

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12 Feb. 2019 by jm

Thanks so much for leaving us a review!

5 out of 5
Fantastic friendly staff both at reception and bar, excellent location. Will be back

Posted by on 1 Jan. 2019

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12 Feb. 2019 by jm

Thanks so much for leaving us a review!

5 out of 5

Convenient to public transport and city sights

Pros: comfort, cleanliness, position
Location: very convenient for all Melbourne transport and activities.
This hostel is across the street from Flinders St Station in Melbourne making it ideal for the country visitor to the city. I stayed 2 nights, meeting up with friends and family and visiting the museum and art gallery. I took a 4 bed room with ensuite. The bed was comfortable, the room warm and clean. The free breakfast was an unexpected treat. The reception staff were great. I am unable to climb ladders - the guy on reception went to a lot of extra trouble to help me out in ensuring a lower bunk. They were all friendly and happy to have a conversation and chat. The cleaning staff were also friendly and chatty when i met them in the lift. On my last day i was able to leave my luggage in the store until my bus left which was particularly helpful. i will definitely be back.

Posted by , from Victoria on 12 Jul. 2018

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17 Jul. 2018 by Vandana

G'day! Thanks so much for leaving us such a lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. :)

Property Features

United offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, a vending machine, and laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. United also features an elevator, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area. This Melbourne hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 48 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Bar or lounge
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Lockers available

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (27.1 km / 16.8 mi)
  • Train station: Southern Cross Station (1.5 km / 0.9 mi)

Room Amenities

United offers 48 accommodations with safes and ceiling fans. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Wheelchair accessible

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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 onsite parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates). This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Towels/sheets: AUD 5 per person, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Nearby parking fee: AUD 10 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.19 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • United Backpackers Melbourne Hostel
  • United Backpackers Hostel
  • United Backpackers Melbourne
  • United Backpackers
  • United Melbourne
  • United Backpackers Melbourne
  • United Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • United Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Melbourne

You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Alcohol isn't allowed at United .
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