Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description


Exford Hotel is located within the free tram zone.

Free Superfast WiFi

The Exford Hotel is a heritage style building, built in 1854. Located in Chinatown in the heart of the city. We offer dormitory style rooms as well as twin and doubles. The reception is open 24hrs with secure access to the hostel and a relaxed come and go as you please feel. Facilities include internet access with WiFi throughout the building. Located in the the basement we have a TV room with satellite channels and free movie hire, a huge kitchen with walk in fridge and secure lockers for food storage.

10.30am check out. Check-in from 14:00 to 23:00. Tour bookings and an on-site bottleshop that's open until 3.00am.

Cancellation Policy: 24 hours notice must be given to cancel a booking. Failure to comply with this will result in the cost of one night's accommodation being debited from the credit card.

All guest must have a VALID PASSPORT, PHOTO DRIVERS LICENCE OR PHOTO ID at time of check-in. If you do not have these your booking will be cancelled and you will not be checked in.. We require as a key deposit for the room either photo i.d (which can be a valid drivers licence, passport or identification card), a valid credit card or $20 cash.

On the ground floor is one of Melbourne's oldest pubs with its stained glassed windows and ornate pressed metal ceilings. Free pool on Sundays and discount drinks for guests. Best of all its open until at least 4.00am every night. Guests receive a discount of 10% on all food and drink in the bar areas.On the 1st floor is the Winter Garden room an elegantly designed lounge bar that hosts a variety of nights. Come on down and enjoy a pizza and a pot of beer and sample a true Australian pub.

All rooms have been recently repainted with new carpet throughout the common areas. All beds have innerspring mattresses and rooms are cleaned daily.

Please note No persons under 18 years of age accepted and accommodation is on levels 2 &3. There is no elevator in the building. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Mar 2022
    Affordable, helpful staff, accommodating
    Philippines, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    15 Apr 2022
    Room 201 can get abit loud, but other then that you feel as though you get more then what you pay for. Also the bar downstairs gives you a 10 percent discount on drinks which is a nice compliment.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    22 Jan 2022
    Really great staff, and a bit of atmosphere even during covid because of the bar downstairs. Best hostel I’ve been in so far.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Apr 2022
    Great place to stay, highly recommended.
    Australia, All Male Group, 41+
  • 8.6


    15 Apr 2022
    The place was right in China town and easily walking distance to anywhere in the city. Clean room, with sheets and pillow supplied, you will need to bring your own towel. Lots of stairs and no elevator, so if that will be hard for you maybe don't book. But all staff were really friendly and there was not a lot of noise from the bar below, even though we were there during the comedy festival, almost nothing bled up. Perfectly good for the price.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    04 Feb 2022
    Definetely a backpackers hostel, a lot of party and nice people to share with, good location and has a pub downstairs goign on until late. Friendly staff and clean
    Chile, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    29 Mar 2022
    Great central place to stay, good value for money, nice clean and fresh bedding, you may need ear plugs if you are a light sleeper, toilet and showers clean and tidy, Kitchen has everything you need to cook with. Staff are friendly and accommodating, other people that were in the hostel were chatty and friendly and most of all I felt safe there. Would recommend, will stay there again if I'm back in Melbourne.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    18 Feb 2022
    A nice place very central, in the center of China town with many possibilities to go out or for sight seeing. The dorm rooms are disappointing. The room are small, could be cleaned more often, they are looking old and need a renovation. Nevertheless as I needed just a bed, it was a very pleasant stay.
    Germany, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    24 Mar 2022
    A good hostel has just what you need, kitchen, some shared space. But kitchen a little rundown and dirty, not much atmosphere, but maybe I was at the wrong time. The bar is nice. Overall ok but not amazing. Traveling overseas there were better hostels
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Feb 2022
    This place was a cheap option for central melbourne. The people who worked there were very friendly. The lack of an elevator wasn't too much of an issue but the noise and night was a lot. The floors were creeky as well. The bar downstairs was ok, not my sort of place.
    England, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi