Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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

Market Tavern Backpackers located on the corner of Cecil Street and York Street, with the famous South Melbourne Markets just across the road. A privately owned and operated hostel that offers short and long-term affordable accommodation.

We offer great value accommodation with 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 bed dormitory rooms. We have a fully equipped kitchen for guests who prefer to self-cater with one of Australia's largest super markets less than 50m away. We also provide each guest with complementary linen, towels and WiFi. Communal facilities are located down and upstairs.

Some events we have for all our guests include:
• Wednesday Free Meal Nights
• Tuesday Pool completion Nights
• Thursday/Friday/Sunday Free Live Music
Our public bar is also home to in-house entertainment . We have Trivia, Poker, movies, karaoke, and drink specials throughout the week. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    07 Jan 2018
    Market Tavern has been my favorite hostel in Melbourne. Staff and residents are all very friendly. The bar downstairs is always offering cheap drink prices for backpackers. Great hostel to stay for short or long term.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Dec 2017
    The location is central and you can go everywhere walking or takin pubblic transport. I went for new year eve and was funny with the staff and the guests. you don’t have lockers in the room but all the doors are locked and you need a keycard. Super clean, has space to drink beer and smoke. they have a computer for common use. If you are guest, you have a discount in the pub. It’s a little bit noisy but at 11 p.m. they lower the music but, if is to late for you, just go and join a beer!
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    24 Nov 2017
    Great place. The staff are awesome and for an older venue its kept very clean
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    30 Dec 2017
    Amazing staff, perfect location, noisy but after 11p.m. less. If you like have a good drink with people it’s the right place. if you go to bed at 7, isn’t. Toilets and bathroom super clean. I’ll go back.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Mar 2017
    I arrived late with the reassurance that there is 24 hour reception. However when I arrived, it was locked and the night manager didn't respond when contacted. I was let in by another guest and slept on the sofa. After this the staff were very good and I didn't pay for that night. It had a great location and a good atmosphere.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    24 Mar 2017
    The market tavern was actually better than I anticipated as although the rooms looked a bit worn out, the beds were clean and comfortable albeit quite squeaky. The other travellers and staff were very friendly and the pub had a good vibe with some good live music. Although it was about a 15 min walk to south bank, the south Melbourne market area was in itself a lovely spot and so we really enjoyed our stay. Great value for money.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.9


    29 Sep 2017
    Not happy initially as the room I booked for myself and partener online had been double booked and the only alternative we were offered was a dorm room with bunk beds as opposed 2 the private room with double bed I booked. This was offered with a very minimal discount which the owner would not negotiate on and blamed hostel world for the problem, as it was grand final weekend and everything was booked out I felt trapped,disappointed & angry at what the owner decided was a fair resolution.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 4.9


    30 Mar 2018
    The ambiance of the hostel was a total mess and filth. The kitchen is completely dirty and messy without any hygiene to cook. The room with another guest's clothes played all over the place and smelly. The mattresses were very old and bad, I practically slept in the mess of the bed and with a sheet that did not look clean. No management or organization. The only thing that saved them was the attendants who were very friendly and tried to help what they could.
    Brazil, Female, 41+
  • 3.7


    16 Jan 2018
    It is very dirty in general, the beds/lining smell weird, furnitures are so dirty that seem not be cleaned for months, the bathrooms are in bad conditions and need more often cleaning, rats in common area close to the kitchen, no fan or air conditioning, loud music all night long. I dont know who would choose to stay here, and how they liked it here... it is not cheap either... The only positive thing, is the South Melbourne Market in front of it.
    South Korea, Male, 31-40
  • 3.1


    18 Jan 2018
    Grossest hostel I’ve ever stayed at. The kitchen was disgusting. The dorm smelled like BO. The mattress on the bed was essentially just springs. No air conditioning or ceiling fans. No lockers and people propped the door to the dorm open with the garbage can so anyone could walk in. Bathrooms were gross as well, with toilet paper everywhere and garbages overflowing with trash.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi