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Greenhouse Backpacker Reviews

Level 6, 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia

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122 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Nice, place with free breakfast, free bingo on Wednesday, expect noisy from corridor/walk way.


The location is terrific, near the laneways of melbourne, The staff member who greeted us had a viper toungue. When I gave her my hostelworld papers and told her I was here to book in she asked ," and what "? I thought nothing much of it until I was stuffing the papers back in my bag when her next customer a Chinese man also checking in was told "saying please wont hurt ," The rest of the staff were friendly and helpful.

  • 29th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The location is amazing, everything you need is within walking distance! The rooftop is great for sunny days or just chill on! It is one of the cleanest hostels I have ever stayed in and the facilities are fab, plenty of showers and they are always spotless. The rooms are a good size and having lockers in the room is so much easier than lockers per floor. Really enjoyed my stay, we highly recommend this hostel.


The wifi was absolutely shocking! Nobody was able to connect for the whole week that we were there. It was very noisy down the 'quiet' halls, the tour guide on the desk have incorrect information and didn't seem bothered and the kitchen and communal area was filthy and far too busy all the time! Not enough fridge/shelf space.


Lots of longtermers, not a lot of atmosphere. Kitchen poor. However, a very good location!


There is free wi-fi in level 6 where reception, kitchen and lounge are but it was really slow. They could have cleaned the toilets and showers more often and better.


Very communal! Location is really central! Staff really helpful when trying to book trips! Definetly recommend the great ocean road! Hostel has free food Tuesday and other good events on in the evenings! Rooms almost have a hotel feel not a hostel! Shame there was no windows in our room but that's my only negative!


Maybe it was because it was my first time staying in a backpackers and my expectations were too high, but this hostel was pretty crummy. the design of things such as the shower stalls meant that i had to put all my clothes on the floor of the shower and get them wet and dirty, lockers were too small and locks werent provided, and staff seemed disinterested.

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It's more a place for people looking for work or working, not for travelers passing through.


I stayed for a night and was lucky to have great room mates. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are warm. There's even a personal light for each bunk bed so you can do whatever you need to do without turning on the main bedroom light and annoying others. The one thing that I wasn't impressed with was the lack of power sockets in the room. For the price paid, I think that is quite a shortcoming. And the room had no windows, resulting in rather stale air..


Really enjoyed the location, everything was neat and tidy and well set out.

  • 20th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


One of the more expensive hostels in Melbourne, but not worth it. Facilities okay, nowhere near new, staff were nice. Atmosphere was boring - place is on top of and adjacent to a police station. A number of old people staying there too. I had my white heavily patterned T-Shirt stolen - who steals a T-shirt? Not enough power points in room - there was only one near the door


This is the best hostel I've ever stayed at! Great location, comfortable atmosphere, clean rooms and bathrooms, breakfast and wifi included, and I felt very safe. All at a reasonable price! Definitely will recommend this hotel to my friends!

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