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Urban Central Reviews

334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Australia

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84%

Rating
1592 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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86%

very good !! free food, good atmosphere and great people ! weel


83%

It's stupid you have to pay for the wifi, but i noticed you have to pay for it at any hostel :/ Best thing about the hostel are the staff and cleanliness

  • 12th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

The infrastructure of this hostel didn't fit to the number of rooms and guests. The kitchen was so small that it was mostly very difficult to cook. WLAN was very expensive and slow, sometimes it didn't work for hours.


97%

Staff are very friendly and helpful, value for money with the rooms and excellent location. will be staying here again.


91%

Spacious hostel with good kitchen and bar.


94%

Really clean and nice hostel. Nice with the free breakfast! Friendly staff and large, clean rooms. Good location, easy to walk to city centre. Would definitely recommend it! Only bad thing - no free wifi..


97%

Great Hostel and not too far from the centre! Very clean and a great breakfast plus a free water bottle when you arrive!


94%

We loved the bar and its new management!


86%

Very clean, cheap, definately return next year. Breaky is a good gesture

  • 13th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

A very clean hostel in a great location and great value for money. The free breakfast was lovely too. Staff were hit and miss - some seemed friendly and helpful whilst others came across as rude. As there was no large communal area a lot of people seemed to stay with the people they already knew. We had one issue with security where it seemed a large group of gentleman were let in the hostel who were walking round with drinks in there hands just wandering around aimlessly. Overall I'd recommend.


89%

The staff were by far the stand-out. Very friendly. Appreciated the automatic inclusion of a towel!

  • 10th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Its a nice hostel, could come back if i am in Melbourne.. They only bad thing is that I had to check because the weekend was fullybooked

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Urban Central was very nice. I didn't spend much time at the hostel, but it was a good place to stay. It was clean and the free breakfast and other foods are a good deal.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!!

77%

The WiFi is most exspensive

  • 30th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review, we have now got hourly, daily and weekly rates for wifi so provides better value for money.

89%

Cheaper than some hostels, location, cleanliness, comfort, staff were all excellent. You can't bring in your own drink and sit around a table and meet people you need to buy pints from their bar... bring your card it's not cheap!


71%

Just another sleeping silo with strict rules and little atmosphere. Check in at 2pm and check out at 10am doesnt even alow for a 24hr stay. If you rise at 9am you will most likely miss your free breakfast. Staff seems busy enforcing their rules, fair enough given their party hungry clientele. Lockers dont have locks, baggage storage is available but with little security. However, everything seemed perfectly clean and tidy. Showers were restricted and luke warm only. Walking distance to CBD.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to review Urban Central. I'm glad to hear your found our property perfectly clean and tidy. Our free daily breakfast runs from 7.30-9.30 each day and a few times a week we have pancake breakfast for $2. The large lockers in each room allow you to provide your own padlock to lock up or we sell small padlocks at reception for $3. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

91%

Great hostel, excellent value for money. Staff were extremely helpful and offered lots of advice for the city and helping get set up for Aus. The free tea/coffee and rice and pasta was a treat.

  • 17th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for your review; I’m glad you found the hostel a great place to stay! We hope to see you again soon!

89%

Very nice ambiance. Good people, staff & guest. I like the extras, like diners, etc.Felt homey. No free WiFi, but maybe it's good, people tend to interact more...I go to MacDonald across the street for WiFi..


94%

It was lovely having our own ensuites as promised and took awhile to work out the timer on shower, but all good and when we turned up with one more that booked it was no issue. Thank u to all staff we met, had a lovely time.


94%

That was really a great hostel. The maximum number of beds per room is four, but I stayed there three nights and it was never more than 3 people in there , the first night I had the complete room or my own. Breakfast is included and offers cornflakes, weetbix (?) , different times of toast and jam as well as milk, tea, coffee and orange juice. The rooms, linen and bathrooms are all very clean and it's only a 15 min walk to the city centre. I fully recommend a stay there !

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback, it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again next time you're in Melbourne.

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