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Discovery Melbourne Reviews

167 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Australia

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989 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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Good stay here, perfect for backpackers or maybe long term. Great location and the staff were great, especially the female security lady on the night shift! Brilliant location, so close to the centre. Good value I recommend. Also very raid to meet people


Great hostel! Bummer that I could only be on one Internet device at a time. Clean rooms and I felt safe, those things are important too.

  • 1st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I think the bathroom should be a little cleaner and have heat for when it's cold out because it was really cold going into the bathroom and no one likes to shower or use the toilet while freezing cold. Other than that, the staff were really great and the location was good as well!

  • 25th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Staff were nice and helpful. Hostel is very large and so are many of the dorm rooms so a bit difficult to socialize in such a large setting. They do have a bar and activities if are interested in those things. Wifi not given unless asked for free although it says its free on the page. Bathroom facilities are far from many of the dorms. It was ok.


Stayed at discovery for 3 nights with my parter, the hostel was lovely, good value for money, really appricated the free kitchen supplies and also the size of the kitchen, the free breakfast was a hole filler was really nice, staff were super friendly and helpful, the bar downstairs was spot on, could even hear the music from our room unlike some hostels, I only have 2 downsides and that would be the toilet felt like miles away from our room also the window in our room wouldn't close properly


The bathrooms were bloody freeeeezing!!! Great location.. It's alright if you're planning to go out and do things, but if you're planning on hanging about I wouldn't recommend it.. Smelly toilets and freezing bathrooms so it was a bit emosh trying to get out the shower and run across the hallway to warmth. The beds were very comfy though! Useful for RSA courses though.. So yeh, average! Great location but empty cold atmosphere x


I stayed here one night and it was great value for money, clean and decent. Because of that I stayed for 6 nights with another friend and I had almost the opposite experience. We were next to a big public window and people came up there to smoke on the hour. The room was tiny and dark and the bathroom facilities were dirty. I'm not sure what the deal was with this discrepancy but I probably won't stay here again.

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