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Urban Central

334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Australia

82%Rating

  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

Property Information:

Our aim is to enhance your experience of Melbourne. We believe every person deserves a great place to stay during their travels. Whether you’re from another country, another state or another suburb, everyone deserves a clean room, a spotless kitchen, all the necessary facilities and wonderful service. We strive to make your stay here the best it can possibly be. Melbourne is constantly voted one of the best cities in the world, and we think it’s our duty to show you why.

We named ourselves Urban Central Accommodation as we are located centrally to the city, beach and St Kilda. With public transport at our doorstop you will find exploring Melbourne made easy.

We offer a quality service with 24 hour reception for a competitive budget price and we pride ourselves with our friendly service and secure, clean environment.

Urban Central is value for money. We provide daily breakfast, all day tea, coffee, rice, pasta and free weekly meal served in the dining room. In addition we provide complimentary oversized lockers with power points, fresh linen and towels for your convenience. It’s no wonder we’re voted one of the best hostels in Australia.
Best value award in 2009
Best backpacker night finalist 2009
Best backpacker award finalist 2008
Best backpacker night finalist 2008
Best cleanliness award in 2008
Top 10 rated hostel for facilities in 2007
RACV 4 star rated
Top 3 hostels in Oceania 2006
Top rated for friendliness in 2006
Top rated recommended hostel 2006
Member of Backpacker Operator Alliance Victoria

Check out our cheap weekly and monthly rates on the specials page!

Quoted by the Lonely Planet backpacker guide as 'the perfect package', our award winning venue is central to Melbourne city, beach and St Kilda. Urban Central Backpackers is second to none for service, facilities and hygiene.

Our rooms consist of communal dormitories, ensuite dormitories, private double and family rooms.

With the option of female, male or mixed sex, all dormitories sleep a maximum of 4 guests. All dormitories offer a free personal locker with your own power point enabling you to charge your phone, ipod, camera, etc knowing it will be secure. Each bed has clean, fresh linen and a towel along with a personal reading light. All mattresses are fully sprung (no foam rubber in sight!). The room has individual air conditioning or heating and access is through top of the range security cards.

We provide free breakfast, free tea, coffee and milk, free rice and pasta, a free weekly meal, and free towels and linen.

Free breakfast is available every day from 7.30am to 9.30am; a choice of cereal, toast and orange juice. Tea and coffee is available all day, every day. We also offer rice and pasta free of charge and a free weekly meal is provided every Monday.

Our popular in house Urban Bar has the cheapest drinks in town and offers daily happy hour with $6 jugs of Beer and glasses of wine and bubbly for $2.50. There's free entertainment every night including quizzes, competitions, live music and stand up comedy; there are pool tables, table football and a plasma and big screen for movies and televised events.

Other facilities include cheap high speed internet, two TV areas with Plasma screens, excellent cooking facilities and a travel desk which offers expert information on Melbourne and unique tour packages and discounts only available to Urban Central guests.

Urban Central is ideally located in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank adjacent to the famous Crown Casino. The city is a 5 minute walk and with public transport on our doorstep, St Kilda is only a 10 minute tram ride. Shopping around UC is excellent and with the city just a 5 to 10 minute walk, Southbank 'chic' shopping across the road, South Melbourne shopping strip and market only seconds away, Port Melbourne shopping strip a 15 minute walk (on the way to the beach) and a Direct Factory Outlet about a 10 minute walk, you're bound to find what you need!!!

Stay, Play at Urban Central!

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  • Latest Review

    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.
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      Anonymous, Germany, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Foosball
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible


Hostel Awards

  • 2007 Hoscar Winner
  • 3rd
  • Continent Winners Oceania
  • 2007 3rd Continent Winners Oceania

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Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included


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.

Things to Note

Please note that we require ID from ALL guests that stay at Urban Central. ID must either be a passport, drivers license or keypass. A $10 Cash key deposit will also be needed from all guests on check in. Check in time is after 2pm. If you arrive early you are welcome to store your bags.If booking for more than one person please note that you will have to arrive at the same time and pay together. Checkout is 10am. You are also welcome to store your luggage for free on the day you check out. Please also note that while we always try to fit group bookings into the same rooms, we do not guarantee this. If you would like your group to be in the same room, book one of our private rooms which can sleep 3 - 4 people.





Urban Central Located at 334 City Road Southbank, , Melbourne.
Urban Central
Australia
Melbourne Victoria 3006 334 City Road Southbank
82% 1561
-37.8278702 144.9577331
Urban Central
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