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Flinders Backpackers

35 Elizabeth st , Melbourne, Australia

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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 away from Flinders Station, South Bank and Federation Square.

BRAND NEW PREMIUM LEVEL opened on top level with a view of Melbourne CBD!
•Early check in from 12pm
•Internet included
•Individual lights and power plugs by each bed
•Brand new mattresses, linen, pillows and towel included
•New Bathroom with free shampoo & conditioner
•Fans (sorry no air conditioning)
•Secure card entry
•Individual security lockers

With the best, ALL YOU CAN EAT free breakfast in the city with variety plus you don’t have to even worry about it running out! Breakfast includes make your own PANCAKES (as many as you want), a variety of breads, milks (including soy), 5 different cereals and seven types of spreads for your toast. What a great way to start your morning!

We have a HUGE common area for guest to enjoy with a Movie room with a 70” TV and endless movie selection, FREE pool table and a fully equipped kitchen with walk-in cool room.

Some events we have for all our guests include:
•Weekly Free Meal Nights (Pesto Pasta, Chicken Curry, Spaghetti Bolognaise and MEXICAN)
•FREE Walking Tour everyday
•Weekly Movie Nights (FREE POPCORN)
•Weekly Goon Night (FREE Goon Punch Friday’s)
•FREE Comedy, Karaoke and Trivia nights at our bar downstairs
•FREE Bingo Night

We offer great value accommodation across seven floors with 2, 3, 4, 6, 14, 16 and 18 bed dormitory rooms, twin (basic twin has a bunk bed and a standard twin two single beds) and doubles private rooms all with shared bathroom facilities.

Standard rooms: Each dorm room has individual security lockers, fan, secure card entry, linen, pillows and blankets provided. Towels are also available for hire.

No free WiFi within the hostel but some of the cheapest Internet around at, $4 a day, and $12 a week.

Book 7 nights consecutively and receive a 7-day internet code for free!

JOINT BAR located in our building has FREE WIFI available for guest use.

Check Availability

Fri 22 Jun 2018 - Mon 25 Jun 2018 Change
Selling out fast!

Room Summary

Fri 22nd June 2018 - Mon 25th June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2018
    Best value for money, only con is the noise from the area.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    09 Jun 2018
    Perfect place, friendly staff and warm atmosphere. Beware of the keys, they are demagnetized all the time. Also, the showers lack of real hot water. But overall, the facilities are really practical. And the free pancakes in the morning are heaven ! I will come back
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    14 Jun 2018
    Great Location right in the centre of CBD.Loud at Night but was able to get to sleep as I was on 7th floor Lifts are bit dodgy they seem to have a mind of there own and The Keycards keep Locking up..Somthing to do with the magnet. Apart from that I highly recommend it for convenience and it is Clean and reasonably priced. There's also a Free Mexican Night on Thursday which I missed so go check that out
    England, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    06 Jun 2018
    My first complaint was room was too small,2nd window was cracked and held together with sticky tape,couldnt maneuver curtain to block outside light out, terrible view outside to neighbouring buildings,constant outside noise through the night til 3 am(night club, traffic ,trams, people shouting. Showers not hot only luke warm. Tv in common room no reception, my milk was pinched out of common fridge. A hostel rule was no alcohol, young people in common area on thursday evening were drinking beer
    Australia, Female, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table


  • 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

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