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Bendigo Hotel Reviews

125 Johnston st, Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia

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85%

Rating
142 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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100%

Bands from Wed - Sat. Accommodation is value for money but don't plan on getting a lot of sleep if you are a go-to-bed early person. Wed/Thurs bands finish about midnight but Fri-Sat can go much later. The atmosphere is quite unique and is well worth a visit if you're into hard-rock / metal. Staff were friendly and helpful. Meals were good quality & value but limited menu. A small drawback was no heating in the rooms but we can't have it all.

  • 22nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for you realistic review & really generous percentage - double smiley face :-) :-). And i wish i had of had a heater in your room during your stay but the couple before you broke it :-( Anyway, I've since purchased the replacement - had to wait for head office approval (my husband). Come back anytime and hopefully next time we can have a tequila together in the front bar. yours truly, tiff.

63%

Only stay here if you smoke !!!!! Not the cleanest place or most modern Food is cheap Noisy at nights when bands play

  • 5th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Heya all and sundry, please note: The Bendigo is a live music venue first and foremost. Thank you mr B (not allowed to put names in responses to reviews), for your feedback and letting others know who may not read our description thoroughly. It's so helpful to me because more people, i think, do read our reviews, i know i do when i book a hostel. Stay safe is Aus, hope to see you again soon. Tiff.

100%

Had an excellent stay at the Bendigo Hotel! We came for bands, and bands is what we got! Tiff (owner) is an awesome lady, makes you feel right at home. Would definitely stay again

  • 26th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there girls, you two were the beste'st and most awesome'st of guests... come back anytime you like. Thank you so much for doing a review & an amazingly-great one at that :-) xxx, tiff

60%

Very noisy and smoking is allowed in the common room. Far from the city but very good position for live music clubs


100%

Great hostel, can't fault it. Very comfortable and friendly. Excellent location. Nothing bad to say.

  • 4th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks guys for the great review and kind words. I really appreciate it... :-)

100%

I moved to Melbourne to be sensible and find a job and settle down but instead I spent every day in the Bendigo common room smoking and drinking and wasting time, and I had the time of my life P.s Tiff is sexy

  • 25th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
You didn't waste any time.... you actually did the whole backpacking thing Right!!!! Backpacking, Miss S is doing it Right! Thanks for stating that i am sexy - ppl are gonna want a refund when they see that I'm clearly not - bahahaha. All the love, we miss you.

100%

This hostel is more like a shared house, just the way a hostel should be. Everyone is like a big family hanging out together. Tiff and Guy are very friendly and helpful. Cheap food and drinks in the bar downstairs and free entry into all the gigs. What more can you ask for? Located in my favourite part of Melbourne, Collingwood is great, loads of bars and shops inc. Woolworths nearby. I will stay here every time I'm in Melbourne.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Love having you around, Mr A.

97%

The staff at the Bendigo are the best. Tiff, Guy and Vincent create a very homely atmosphere and really gonout if their way for you. Comfy beds, good bar with cheap PINTS, top notch meals for half price! Rooms cleaned thoroughly every morning. This is the only hostel for me in Melbourne


43%

really old, there a plenty of hostel for the same price, which are more cleaner and have a better location

Owner Comment (Hide)
Future Guests, please note: The Bendigo is in an inner city suburb of Melbourne; we are not located in the city. It's a good idea to go on Google maps and familiarize yourselves with the time and distance it takes to walk or tram it into the Melbourne city center. Personally it takes me a good 30 minutes to jog into the city center. Collingwood is one of Melbourne's oldest suburbs and the heart of its music community. The Bendigo is a century-old beloved Music Venue.

94%

Tiff and the rest of the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The building is older, but the rates they charge take that into consideration. One of the better hostel experiences I've had to date. I'd definitely book here again.

  • 4th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Don't look for another hostel, this one is perfect ! If I come back in Melbourne, I'll go back there for sure !




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