Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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

Welcome to the 2017 and 2018 winner of Hostelworld’s HOSCAR award for Melbourne’s most popular hostel!

Flinders Backpackers is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, which makes it the perfect location for every traveller! Staying with us will have you living amongst Melbourne’s funky café and shopping district while only being a few minutes’ walk from Flinders St. Station, South Bank and Federation Square.

Boasting the best ALL YOU CAN EAT free breakfast in the city, we include unlimited make-your-own PANCAKES. What a great way to start your morning!
We have a HUGE common area for guests to enjoy, including a TV room, FREE pool table and a fully equipped kitchen with walk-in cool room.

All our rooms have individual bed side lights and USB power plugs.


Some events we have for all our guests include:
Weekly Free Meal Nights
Walking Tour everyday
Weekly Movie Nights
Weekly Goon Night
Karaoke and Trivia nights at our bar downstairs
Bingo Night

We offer great value accommodation across seven 8 floors with 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16 and 18 bed dormitory rooms twin and double and triple private rooms all with shared bathroom facilities.

Double and Twin rooms with private bathrooms available.

Standard dorm rooms (Fan Only): Each dorm room has individual security lockers, bed side lights and USB power plugs, fans, secure card entry, linen, pillows and blankets provided. Towels are also available for hire.

Premium Dorm Rooms (Air Conditioning): Each dorm room has individual security lockers, bed side lights and USB power plugs, fans plus air conditioning, secure card entry, linen, pillows, blankets and towels provided. Exclusive use of brand new bathrooms which include shampoo and conditioner.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Jan 2019
    This was a great place to stay for the 2 nights we were there for the Australian Open. Excellent location, nice clean facilities, decent sized rooms, good selection for the free breakfast. Only thing that could be better - more cups in the kitchen. It was hard getting a coffee in the mornings argh
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 9.1


    12 Jan 2019
    Great hostel, great atmosphere. Rooms were great and lots of space Location is perfect, right in the centre of Melbourne so easy to get to for everything.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Jan 2019
    Super friendly and nice place with a great location. Definitely a party vibe going on. Kitchen had good facilities and was pretty clean and a free breakfast (toast, pancakes, cereal). Amazing location and I’d stay here again.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    18 Jan 2019
    Realize there is no such thing as a luxury hostel but one would expect to get what was promised. It was claimed there was wifi throughout the building but this was only rare and slow when it came on. When I brought this to the attention of staff, it was answered with a shrug and no improvement. There w 4 terminals but chancy. Washing of dishes and utensils was self wash …..many of us inspected the "clean" dishes before using and I even washed the "clean" ones before using them.
    USA, Male, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Melbourne

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Melbourne

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Melbourne

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  • Age Restriction

Things to Note

*All guests must be 18 years or older. Sorry no children.

*All guest must have a VALID DRIVERS LICENCE OR PASSPORT, a credit card and $20 cash security deposit at time of check in. If you do not have these your booking will be cancelled and you will not be checked in.

*Check In time is after 2pm on the day of arrival. Sorry no early check ins.

We have a 24 hour reception but no check-ins before 2pm, Thank you.

*Reservation cancelations must be make 24 hours before check in (1pm the day before arrival) AND VIA EMAIL (phone cancellations will not be accepted). Failure to cancel in the required time or not arrive for you reservation will result in the credit card used to make the reservation charged the FULL PRICED RATE of one night per person booked. No deposit paid will be taken into account.

*Flinders Backpackers is in the heart of the busy CBD. As such, guests may be disturbed by noise due to trams, traffic, and people on the busy streets surrounding the hostel as well as the noise from the two bars in the building.

*There is NO air conditioning in any of our rooms or common areas

*Heating is only available in our private rooms and level 3 common area. Extra blankets are available free of charge from reception for guest that are cold.
*14, 16, 18 Bed Dorms do not have bathroom on the same level as the rooms

*The hostel is not always able to accommodate group bookings together in the same room

*The hostel has strict no alcohol hours

*Weekly rates are available but are NOT able to be booked through Hostelworld, Hostelbookers,

*No luggage room but Luggage Lockers are available for $2 for 6 hours

*Flinders Backpackers has the right to refuse stay at the time of check in