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King Street Backpackers Reviews

197-199 King Street, Melbourne, Australia

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181 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 64%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Filthy place and super old. The Rooms are cleaned only superficially cause it is better if I dont say what was under my bed. The toilets had mold on the walls and were constantly dirty. I work for a travel company and get to try many hostels in europe and this is so far the worst.the breakfast it is included but when you see it it makes you want to buy your own food.not to speak about the staff that when you walk inside the hostel dont say hello, or neither if they can help.


I would definitely come back if I were to visit Melbourne again.


Has the best beds/mattress of all hostels around the world hands down.

  • 28th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Its good location and when I check in the reception really nice.the guy have tattoo on his arm. thx for him~


It should be clearly stated that the lockers are not free - it is not a locker without a lock. Also it would be great if the toilet paper was not as thin as it gets. Forth floor toilets hand drier did not work and there was no soap.


A hostel is a hostel.. Not enough space in the 16 bed dorm. Nobody showed me around, had to search for room and bed by myself. Nobody knows which bed is vacant. Kitchen is clean in the morning but way too small. Enough cutlery though. Breakfast is free between 7 and 9am. Pancakes on sunday morning at 10 free too. Nice thing. Would maybe come back, but not in a 16 bed dorm... Too expensive for what you get.


Hostel is in the very busy area of the city which is great if you want a central location for bars at night as well as daytime activities. Busy hostel, could do with a clean - never actually saw a cleaner whilst I was there. Staff friendly on desk and helpful too


The hostel is okay, its clean. The wifi goes on and off all the time, so not really good wifi. The staff is something between friendly-funny and unprofessional-unfriendly, depending on whos working and on the mood of that person

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