The kitchen, TV Room and dining area are currently basic but clean and open 24 hours. We have Foxtel with all the sports channels, a lift, guest laundry and BYO alcohol is OK. The Elephant was taken over by new owners & management in May 2013 who have been working hard to improve the property before major renovations start this Winter.
Accommodation ranges from 3-8 share dorms, 4 share dorms with ensuites, and private rooms with and without ensuites. Rooms on Level 1 and 2 in the older section of the hostel are cheaper because they are separated with walls which don't go all the way to the ceiling so they can be a little noisy. These rooms also don't have power points however beds are new and they have lockers. There are common bathrooms on these floors.
Level 3 was only built a few years ago and could be a floor in any new hostel so if you have a few extra dollars these are much nicer. Level 3 rooms have new beds, lockers and AC/heating. Some rooms have their own bathrooms and there are also separate common ensuites.
If you are looking for a cheap, comfy, clean bed, security, a homely atmosphere in the best location in Melbourne then book now!