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Discovery Melbourne

167 Franklin Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia 3000 (Show on map)

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Good 7.0
based on 296 reviews

"Friendly staff, value for money and beds available..."

  • Teo, Singapore
  • May 24, 2015
  • Area: Melbourne CBD
  • Rooms : 117

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4-Bed Female Dormitory
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4 Bed Mixed Dormitory
Double Room
Twin Room
Basic 8-Bed Female Dormitory
8-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Basic 8 Bed Female Dormitory
8 Bed Mix Dormitory
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16-Bed Female Dormitory
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Features of Discovery Melbourne

24-hour front desk

airport transfer

ATM/cash machine on site


BBQ facilities

coffee shop


facilities for disabled guests

laundry service


meeting facilities



safety deposit boxes

shared kitchen

shared lounge/TV area

shuttle service

smoking area


vending machine

Sports and Recreation


games room




table tennis


Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken

Chinese (Cantonese)

Chinese (Mandarin)








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Conveniently located in the CBD, Discovery Melbourne allows you discover all that Melbourne has to offer. Situated right next to the iconic, lively Queen Victoria Markets, you can be sure that your day is filled with excitements from going on tours and daily activities organized by the hostel. Discovery Melbourne make your stay at your Melbourne the best experience it can be with the following facilities offered: Wi-Fi, breakfast, café and bar, cinema, amazing rooftop and travel agency. The 24 hour reception desk is always enthusiastic and is willing to promptly respond to all the queries you have. Searching for a fun night out? Search no more because the hotel basement bar “The Velvet Underground” serves you with crazy cheap drinks with the DJs ready to pump up the dance floor from Tuesday-Saturday. Before going out to explore the town, make sure to stop at the hostel’s licensed café where you can devour in some of the best pizza in town. Conveniently located in the CBD, Discovery Melbourne allows you discover all that Melbourne has to offer. ... see more
Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.

All credit card transactions will incur a 3% surcharge.

The property requires a key deposit of 10 AUD per person upon check-in.

For bookings of 4-10 people, a credit card security deposit of 100 AUD is required upon check-in for charges or damages during the stay and will be refunded upon departure.

Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Not allowed to stay
Children 2-17 year(s)
Not allowed to stay

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Guests over 18 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Airport Transfer Fee
13 AUD

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
10:00 AM

Distance from City Center

Distance to Airport
25 km

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Teo Y. Couples Singapore, May 24, 2015
Simple hostel

Friendly staff, value for money and beds available last-minute
We were able to get beds at the last minute even though all other hotels were fully booked. The staff were friendly and helpful.
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Yip L. Groups Malaysia, April 20, 2015
Good for value

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Luke C. Groups Ireland, March 15, 2015
Nice staff but filthy accomodation

Staff, location, price
Only stayed a night. They let us check in early at no extra cost which was a serious positive but its a hell hole. Unclean, smelly, the toilets were held together with masking tape. I hadn't stayed in a backpackers in 5 years but its definitely one of the worst I ever stayed in in terms of cleanliness. Honestly, I wouldn't go back. I'm sure there are nicer out there for the same price.
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Wei L. Couples Malaysia, March 15, 2015
Meet many Backpacker

Meet A lot of backpackers in this Hotel
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Ajay S. Groups Australia, March 1, 2015
New spacious building and rooms

clean, big and affordable
Much better than the backpacker accommodation in Sydney. Though this was $10 more expensive per person than the one in Sydney, I would still prefer this.
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William B. Couples Australia, February 23, 2015
Dirty, smelly, cramped, too hot. I didnt feel safe
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Grant M. Solo travelers Australia, February 23, 2015
Not very good
This customer has only rated this hotel and has not submitted any comments.
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Kate H. Solo travelers United Kingdom, February 22, 2015

Reception area sociable & pleasant good for young people. Breakfast was cereals as well as toast which was good
The room was too stuffy & unbearably hot with no air con. The toilets are totally insufficient for the people on the same floor. They were all the way at one end of the floor & it was a long walk. The place is dated once you get past reception it is still very much in the 80s.& not very clean the dust on top of the lockers was disgusting. OK for one night. Lots of young people if you want to meet. Central. Warn showers.
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Hyunwoo K. Solo travelers South Korea, February 16, 2015
just just

cheap, serve breakfast, locatino
just ok. dont expect too much. its cheapest one in Melbounre.
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Mohammed A. Solo travelers Saudi Arabia, February 6, 2015
It too old and no space

Location, many guests
The room was full and no space to sit in the floor
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Customers like this hostel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Flagstaff Railway Station (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • restaurants
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Essendon Airport (11.0 Km)
  • Melbourne Airport (18.2 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Budget accommodation" , "Free breakfast" , "Near city center"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Queen Victoria Market (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
  • Chinatown (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
  • Bourke Street & Around (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
  • Bourke Street Mall (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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