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Urban Central Reviews

334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Australia

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82%

Rating
1706 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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83%

I liked the place. Excellent kitchen facilities. Complementary breakfast was very good. Kitchen staff kept on cleaning the kitchen. Bar is attached with kitchen. All night fun. Great stay.


69%

Staff did a good job but the other residents werent always the nicest.

  • 26th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Overall I was very pleased with my stay. Great work everyone.

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


66%

During my stay, I locked away my valuables in the provided locker but left my bag of clothes unsecured. My roommate decided to go shopping, taking over $120 in clothing. The staff advised me to file a police report and did allow a room change. But, even though she was checked in for another few days, no one confronted her or checked her locker for my possessions. I was told they would "investigate," but that was clearly to appease a flustered guest. Very disappointing.


77%

Overall the property is fine. The trams are right outside which is really convenient. Bathrooms are clean most of the time, rooms are clean. Beds could be better, you can feel the springs but I've slept in worse. My only real complaint is that the wifi is not free, it's absurd.


94%

Great place, only about 15 min walk to city center, close to the casino, bar downstairs is nice. friendly staff too, would stay here again.


60%

This hostel is very much what you would expect for somewhere on a budget. Although when I was here it was $60 a night because of the f1 and I can easily say you can get somewhere a lot better for that price. Kitchen was way too small and cramped. Bed were the worst I've stayed in. Springs from the bed dig in to you so it's basically impossible to get comfy, also the pillow was basically like sleeping on a piece of paper it was so thin. I wouldnt chose to stay here again.


83%

great hostel bit hard to meet people with all the lounges on different floors would be nice to have one big common TV room. staff at the bar were awesome and rooms were a good size. would stay again if in south Melbourne.


83%

Friendly staff. Great location

  • 23rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your kind review! South Melbourne is a wonderful part of Melbourne and a nice stroll or short tram rise into the city centre. We are looking forward to having you stay with us in the near future! Kind regards, The team at urban central

91%

Really great place to stay on a budget..... Is walking distance to centre and shopping .... Staff so helpful and has travel deck to arrange any tours or trips you wish to take!!! Was really clean .. rooms lovely and beds very comfy recommend it and would defo stay again

  • 23rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Our staff are full of knowledge and love guiding and informing our guests about what is happening in and around Melbourne. Paul, Mary and Clinton at the travel desk are a wealth of knowledge offering experiences at competitive prices all over Australia. We look forward to having you stay in the near future. Kind regards, The team at urban central

60%

Like many hostels of its size, Urban Central has that sanitised feel with little personality. The room was comfortable enough, and whilst it was close enough to the centre of Melbourne, only stay here if you have no real alternative

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review We are glad that you found the room comfortable we do our utmost assure this to you and all our guests. We also think that our location is close to the city. A beautiful walk along south bank or a short tram ride away. We like to think that with our amazing staff and fabulous bar (whose activities change daily) that we are loaded with personality. Look forward to having you stay again! Kind regards, The team at urban central

86%

I stayed in 3 hostels in this trip and this is the best one. Glad this is the first place I stayed at because they give you maps of the city and give you ideas on things to do. Lockers in the room is great peace of mind - other hostels I stayed at had no lockers. Was only in the hostel about 5-6 hrs per night to sleep - but my sleep here was comfortable. Clean Hostel. Great Location. Will stay here again next time in Melbourne.


80%

Really nice hostel. Extremely clean. The kitchen is great! But like every hostel in Oz, it's over priced! Plus they charge for WiFi which is crazy....it's the 21st century guys! But as far as Aussie hostels go, this one is good


97%

Awesome hostel,great location,free breakfast with cereals milk,toast,jam and free coffee and tea!!big kitchen opened until midnight,good matress,mcdonald in front,top!!

  • 17th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
What a Fabulous review from an amazing guest! We love being able to offer free things to our guests! It is great to be able to use the kitchen pretty much anytime you want to. Our mattresses are updated to ensure our guests have the best sleep possible! Looking forward to welcoming you again, The team at urban central

94%

The Trivia Night was so much fun! Such a great idea - I've stayed in a lot of hostels and have never come across a hostel trivia night before. We were staying in the hostel as we had just moved to Melbourne and were waiting for our flat to be available so we weren't even intending to get involved with the social side of hostel life - we popped down for a drink and got chatting to Eugene and ended up staying in the bar until 1am. Great atmosphere and Dave is hilarious :)

  • 16th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • hannahsuzanne
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for this wonderful review! The quiz is always a fabulous night ! We also think that our bar staff are amazing! Dave is a very funny man and Eugene is lovely too! Hope to you guys again for a drink in the bar! Regards, The team at urban central

66%

It's sooo nice to only share a room with three others. Great to have a free breakfast too. I can never find any mugs. I think people take them to their rooms or something. It's quite busy in the evenings when everyone is trying to cook at the same time. the bathrooms and showers are YUCK but - bring your thongs/handles/flip flops/pluggers or whatever. And they get a bit smelly as there are no windows for air circulation. Apart from that pretty good stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review, Only sharing with 3 others and a free breakfast is always a great bonus! We have since bought more stock and keep a track each week of our kitchen stock, replenishing items that we are low on. As cleanliness is high priority to us if we don’t meet your standards then please always inform reception who will endeavor to rectify this. Hope to see you again in the future, The team at urban central

83%

Free cereal in the morning and free pasta

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for you review! How great is free stuff?! Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, The team at urban central

69%

Pretty good for a short stay, free breakfast was basic as you'd expect but always a nice touch. Comfortable beds but the air con very loud every 10-15 minutes. Would stay again for a short stay but look elsewhere if I was staying more than a few days.


74%

I was long term here but decided to checkout and cancel my stay when I was spied on by a member of staff (young african male). He watched me go to the fridge, and take some red bull out with me, wanted to taste it and said it was alcohol and gave me a warning. Lack if respect. Hard to meet people as there is no big common room. Its a clean hostel but there are better places to stay in Melbourne.


77%

Everything was good apart from the beds! 409 needs new beds!! Springs stick out! The free breakfast in the morning is really handy as well.

  • 11th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review, We have since changed the mattresses in the room and thank you for this feedback as we want make all of our guests and your stay as comfortable as possible! Being able to supply a great start in the morning is vital to get you ready for a day of exploring the wonders of Melbourne. Kind regards, The Team at urban central

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