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.


United Backpackers

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

That's right, you heard correctly, 1pm check in and 11am check out for every booking, every day, here at United!

Come and see how United is putting the LUXE into backpacking. Individual power points and lights for all guests, branded superior linen, free unlimited wifi 24 hours a day, a location that can't be beaten, a "secret" Melbourne bar onsite and FREE pancakes and tea and coffee until 11am everyday. We're the best rated hostel in Melbourne (and one of the best in Australia) for a reason, now all you need to do is find out why!

If you're looking to upsize your LUXE then book into one of our private double rooms for a hotel style stay at a fraction of the cost. Free tea and coffee in the room, bottled water and Australian chocolates will make your United stay a truly memorable, Melbourne experience.

Our hostel is full of personality with Melbourne’s lane-way culture, funky décor and quirky art throughout and all this is served up with a great atmosphere. We also have top notch security and amazing local staff who are on a mission to give you the best Melbourne experience possible.

Our basement bar, Lost & Found, is open 7-nights a week offering a different event each night.
Monday - Bingo with a chance to win a cash prize!
Tuesday - Game night - Perfect for solo travelers
Wednesday - Frat party!
Thursday - Happy Travels Party
Friday - Live music & DJ
Saturday - Double happy hour to get you ready for your night
Sunday - Karaoke/Open Mic Night

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2019
    Welcoming and efficient staff. Best location, near Rail, tram, plus 10+ great restaurants in lane next door> Very comfortable hotel-standard room with good ensuite and toiletries etc. Half price drink on arrival - could not ask for more!
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2019
    This is much better one comparing to the other hostels in Melbourne. The facilities are new, the room is nice and clean. Kitchen is big, in good order; the staff helps keep the kitchen clean and make the pancakes breakfast :) The 4-bed room has decent size, the bathroom is clean. Checkin is smooth, 24 hours desk. The atmosphere is good, people know each other quickly. The only con is that lounge is small, and the reception desk area could get quite cold in a cold winter night.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2019
    Superb location, friendly staff and very well thought out dacilities. Also: FREE PANCAKES!
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Oct 2019
    First Hostel experience! Was much better than I expected! I have been spoiled for future hostel expectations haha.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Sep 2019
    Very good hostel. Nice bar downstairs. Diligent staff.
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    01 Oct 2019
    Loved this hostel I would definitely stay again!! Only things that could be improved are: 1) The key card reader to access my floor from the stairs was broken so literally anyone off of the street could have come in and waltzed down the hallway which didn't feel great. 2) I am upset that an all female dorm costs more than a co-ed dorm with the same number of beds. Safety should not cost a woman money... its 2019 people :P
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Sep 2019
    Had a great time staying at united! It’s located in a cool area and i met lots of people there. The room and facilities were really clean.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Oct 2019
    Class hostel, would 100% stay here again
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    04 Oct 2019
    The location is nice as well as the facilities. I think the bathrooms could have been a bit cleaner but overall not bad. What threw me off was the girls in my room didn’t even bother saying anything besides what bed was mine. Lots of long term people who aren’t as friendly as I expected. Kitchen is nice and clean. The bar downstairs is pretty noisy so if you want good sleep I would try elsewhere. Better than other places in town.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    08 Oct 2019
    Not very good experience. Private room very noisy and cold. Showers did not work properly. Overpriced (for less money I went and booked a 4 star hotel) Stay way.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Melbourne

  • 2015

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Melbourne

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