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United Backpackers

250 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Australia


  • 86%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

Property Information:

Come and find out why travellers keep reviewing United Backpackers as the best hostel in Melbourne and even Australia! It’s no secret we have the best location right opposite the iconic Flinders Street Station in the absolute heart of Melbourne, but we also offer you brand new facilities, heaps of sweet spaces to chill or play including our cool basement bar and yes, rest assured we also have free Wi-Fi in our common areas.

Our hostel is full of personality with Melbourne’s laneway culture, funky décor and quirky art throughout. All this is served up with a great atmosphere, cool free events & tours every day, top notch security and amazing local staff who are on a mission to give you the best Melbourne experience possible. Come and be part of our story.

Us in a nutshell:

• Super clean and spacious Accommodation for 290 travellers over 3 levels
• FREE Wi-Fi in common areas
• Every bed has its own power-point, reading light and locker
• Sparking clean bathrooms cleaned around the clock
• Designer kitchen & dining room overlooking Flinders Station with ovens and heaps of equipment, hot plates and storage
• Very funky Underground Chill Lounge open 24 hours
• Our very own basement bar Lost & Found open 7 days for your partying pleasure
• Funky TV Lounge filled with beanbags & free DVD hire
• 24 Reception manned with a rock star reception team of Melbourne locals
• Top class security with swipe card access, lockers in all rooms & CCTV
• A full time Events Manager, loads of free daily and nightly events to keep you entertained and show you the real Melbourne
• Travel desk for all your tour and travel needs
• Guest laundry open 24/7
• Free luggage storage


Our rooms are super clean and spacious with each person treated to their own locker, reading light and power point. We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from so whether you are looking to share a dorm from 4 to 12 beds filled with your newest friends, or to splash out on one of our private ensuite rooms, you will find it at United Backpackers!

All rooms have:

• Lockers
• Bedside light and power point for your charging pleasure
• Lots of space
• High quality, comfy beds and linen
• Choose between shared or ensuite bathrooms
• Swipe card access
• Heating & fans (private ensuite rooms have AC)
• Cleaning servicing the rooms daily

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  • Latest Review

    First time I stayed in a female dorm on the first floor. Good room, a plug and night light for every bed. Even a big locker. Had a good night sleep over there. It is nice that the showers are outside the rooms. Roommates ware a little bit boring, but I had a lot of fun in the hostel bar downstairs.
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

Hostel Awards

  • 2015 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Most Popular Hostels Melbourne
  • 2015 1st Most Popular Hostels Melbourne

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

� All guests must provide a passport or current driver�s license on arrival. Proof of age cards are not accepted. � Check in time is 2pm � $10 refundable key deposit per person is required to be paid at time of check in � Private ensuite rooms require a credit card pre authorisation of $100 on arrival as well as a $10 key deposit per person � Any guest under the age of 18yrs must be accompanied by their legal guardian and be in a private room. � A one night cancellation fee applies to any reservation cancelled within 24 hours of arrival. � Groups of 4-10 require a credit card pre authorisation of $100 on arrival as well as a $10 key deposit per person. If people in groups are arriving separately, the first person to arrive needs to pay in full for the whole group. Our property has a 24 hour reception.

United Backpackers Located at 250 Flinders Street, , Melbourne.
United Backpackers
Melbourne Victoria 3000 250 Flinders Street
88% 814
-37.8177004 144.9660372
United Backpackers
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