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380 Russell Street, Melbourne, Australia

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1114 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 96%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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I loved the 24 hour reception. The person greeting us told us about winter night markets and pointed it out on a map of Melbourne. The location is good because it's quiet but not too far away from the main CBD and close to the queen Victoria markets. Plus the free team is right down the street. I liked the shared "private" style bathrooms, but I'm not sure they clean them as often as they say they do. Definitely worth paying a tad more than cheap, dirty places you can find in Melbourne.


Overall, it feels like a commercial hotel. The human touch is not there, though the counter service was basic. It does not feels like a home away from home. I do not get the home feeling that i get from other hostels i have stayed. And there is a need to pay for wifi, which was disappointing when many hostels are providing free wifi. It serves tourists (those who just wants a room), but not travellers who wants to experience the culture of Melbourne and meet people.


This is a good hostel.


Excellent services, great and friendly staff, great building, great location, very recommendable place!!!


I stayed in the off-peak season so the hostel seemed quite empty and was fine for me, but if it were full, I could imagine that it would become quite busy making it less attractive for single travelers/small groups.


Best hostel ever. Very clean room, toilet and kitchen. Love the rooftop.


Excellent facilities, nice central location. Bar was a great place to meet people, cheap drinks and food, bar staff were really friendly. Always something happening in the bar each night


Overall, a very good experience.


A very nice hostel. If you're looking for privacy then this is great! Huge lockers, 4 plug sockets per person with some inside the lockers, a personal bedside light which you can dim too, and no communal showers or toilets! However wifi is very expensive. One of the best hostels we've stayed.


Stunning place to stay, great location and defiantly more a hotel than a hostel. Only downside is the wifi you pay for is shocking, worst wifi on my travels so far. Would stay again.


Free wifi would be good.

  • 9th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very comfortable and clean!


The best hostel, I've been in!!!


Great space, will definitely use again.

  • 18th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Most of the staff were poor, like they didn't care and were grumpy most of the time. Wifi is a joke you have to pay and it still doesn't work once you've paid. My iPod and my mates bag got nicked and we told the hostel and they didn't look on the cameras or anything because I thought it might have been a cleaner. They didn't care. Rooms are nice and cool cinema room but that's about it. I probably wouldn't come back here.


This has to be the best hostel I've ever been at. It was like being in a qualityy hotel other than being in a dorm which was totally my choice.The staff was very knowledgable about a variety of subjects (which I think I put to the test) and more than willing to help with anything I threw at them. The atmosphere was very welcoming by everyone from staff to guests and the location couldn't have been more convenient. Now if they would just open more of these around the world, I'd be tickled pink.

  • 14th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


This place feels way more like a hotel than a hostel. You have to pay a deposit to get a plate and cutlery, lots of big groups, no athmosphere. Not for you when you are looking for a home away from home and hope to meet new people. That said; spotless bathrooms, good beds, lockers with powerpoint for everyone.


It was clean and safe. It was kind of annoying having to walk up and down several flights of stairs to have to use the fridge in the kitchen.

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