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Hotel Description

United Backpackers Melbourne places you steps from Flinders Lane and within a short 5-minute stroll of Federation Square.

WiFi, ceiling fans, and safes are featured in all 48 shared rooms.

At the hostel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this Melbourne Central Business District hostel include Forum Theatre and Eureka Tower.

Twin Room - Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$103 per night

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 Backpackers Melbourne ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for United Backpackers Melbourne

Everyone (9)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

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. :)

4 out of 5
An excellent stay! Lovely, clean and well kept room. We will be back.

Posted by , from Shepparton on 22 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Jul. 2018 by Vandana

G'day! Thanks so much for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Enjoy the rest of your travels!

4 out of 5
Loved this place! Awesome experiences, clean rooms and fun each evening.

Posted by , from Albany WA on 15 Apr. 2018

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5 out of 5

Best hostel I've been to

Updated furniture and features, great design and common spaces, quiet rooms, clean bathrooms, and very helpful staff.

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2017

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4 out of 5
Short stay, comfortable bed. Clean facilities, handy 24 hr access.

Posted by , from brisbane, qld on 23 May 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice location, easy access to tennis free tram.

Friendly staff, always have smiles on their faces.

Posted by , from sydney on 23 Jan. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great central hostel

This hostel is really clean and in an amazing location for getting around the cbd and other areas in Melbourne. The hostel staff were really friendly and gave us a great recommendation on where to eat and visit. The only problem we had was that the doors in the hallway were very loud when shut so we could hear them being closed throughout the night which disrupted our sleep. Overall I would come back again for a short stay.

Posted by , from Sydney on 23 Nov. 2015

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About the United Backpackers Melbourne

Location 250 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Property Features

United Backpackers Melbourne offers its guests tour or ticket assistance and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. 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
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (29.4 km / 18.3 mi)
  • Train station: Flinders Street Station (1.2 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

United Backpackers Melbourne offers 48 forms of shared accommodation with a safe and a ceiling fan. This Melbourne hostel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance for details. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transport is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 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.

Pets

  • 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 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. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

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 0.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 35 per person (roundtrip)

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
  • Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne

You should know

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