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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."

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Flinders Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to the 2017, 2018 and 2019 winner of Hostelworld’s HOSCAR award for Melbourne’s most popular hostel!

Air Conditioning in our premium dorm rooms!!

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.

Free Unlimited WiFi.

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.

Flinders Backpackers Terms & Conditions:

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 2 pm on the day of arrival.

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

Reservation cancellations must be make 24 hours before check in (1 pm 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, especially on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

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

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 View House Rules


Having an epic time is our number one priority at Flinders Backpackers in Melbourne. As well a great location in the city centre, you'll find plenty of freebies to make your stay feel more like home. The best one? It's got to be the free all-you-can-eat breakfast – with unlimited make-your-own pancakes. There's space to hang out with your fellow travellers in the large common room, kitchen and TV room. Our bar and restaurant is the place to go for a drink and chat, plus fun events like comedy, trivia and karaoke nights. Fridays are all about the free Goon Punch – an Aussie cocktail you have to try to believe.


We're right in Melbourne's CBD (central business district) and it's packed with cool boutiques and coffee shops. We're across the road from Flinders Street Railway Station – the iconic yellow building that dates back to 1909. Joggers should head behind it to Flinders Walk, where you can run alongside the Yarra River. It's easy to reach us from Melbourne Airport – just take the SkyBus to its terminus, then hop on a train to Flinders Street Railway Station.

Rooms and Dorms

Our rooms are spread across seven floors, with mixed and female-only dorms and private rooms for groups of two and three – some are en-suite. Pick a room on our newly-opened premium level on the top floor for selfie-worthy views across the city. All rooms have security lockers and free linen, and the beds have their own reading light and USB charger, so you don't have to go hunting for a socket!

Extras and activities

We have heaps of free events that make mingling easy. Join our daily walking tour to learn more about Melbourne, and hang around in the evening for our free weekly family-style meals – we love whipping up dishes like pesto pasta, chicken curry and Mexican food in the kitchen. Unwind with our regular movie nights (with free popcorn!), or challenge someone to a friendly game of pool.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2019
    Flinders was one of the best hostels I've recently been at. Not only were all the facilities clean, but also there was hot water in the showers, which is very important during the winter. The location and atmosphere were fantastic as well, it is really close to everything and most of the people were young and talkative. And last, but not least, THE BREAKFAST was amazing, as you get all sorts of cereal, jams and you get to make your own pancakes!! And the staff were really helpful and cool too.
    Bulgaria, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Jun 2019
    Such a lovely hostel with the nicest people working and staying there. It is in the middle of the city so everything you need is located around, including a bar attached to the building. Perfect for a wild time or a relaxed weekend.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    25 Jun 2019
    Really clean, helpful staff, free breakfast, great location, definitely would recommend this hostel to anyone.
    Indonesia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    17 Jun 2019
    Very centrally situated, convenient for anyone wanting to explore Melbourne and the surroundings. Well equipped, with plenty of cooking space, and a friendly common area. Bathrooms are cleaned at an odd time of morning (right around when people would be getting up and about to get ready) but this isn't the end of the world. Generally clean and comfortable!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    15 Jun 2019
    Pretty nice hostel in an awesome location. The free breakfast was amazing!!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    26 Jun 2019
    Bathrooms were really good, enough hooks to hang things and a bench to place other items in the shower stalls, kitchen was spacious and enough tables and chairs. Rooms were clean and had a good amount of room for everyone, a little noisey on the weekends but that's to be expected being city center and near the train station. Laundry rooms were a bit hidden, being in the stairwell between a couple floors, overall really good hostel and good price for being a center location close to shops
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    28 Jun 2019
    Great location for a hostel with a fun party atmosphere. Pretty cheap too for a 3 bedroom dorm. My main complaint was that the bathrooms were consistently dirty. To be fair, they were also consistently cleaned, I guess there were just a stream of people making them dirty continually. There is also no quiet space in the hostel (the kitchen, lounge, and games room are all in the same room), which is great for socializing but not great if you want quiet time. Pancakes were great though!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 Jul 2019
    Overall is good just the washing machine and the dryer is not really clean. Friendly staffs! All the best.
    Malaysia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    14 Jun 2019
    Room very stuffy . . . no air conditioning or ducting and the occupant of the single bed next to the window wanted to keep it closed to reduce street noise! :-(
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    12 Jun 2019
    I only stayed there for one night but the restrooms were not clean from 7pm that I got to the hostel and had a shower, till 10 am the next day. Pretty unpleasant to use them. I also found it annoying that you have to make your own bed at your arrival, you’re provided with linen but everything is just on the bed. It’s not a great call to have to fit your fitting sheet in the top bunk bed when you’re tired from all your day and there’s people sleeping in the room...
    Uruguay, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • 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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