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7.1
Very good
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8.2
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Queen Victoria Market280 m
  • State Library of Victoria560 m
  • Old Melbourne Gaol600 m
  • Emporium Melbourne600 m
  • Melbourne Museum1.25 km
  • Melbourne Aquarium1.35 km
  • Federation Square1.36 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria1.85 km
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground2.47 km
  • Shrine of Remembrance2.74 km
  • Discovery Melbourne

    167 Franklin Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia, 3000 - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 39 times

    "The location was very convenient and the price was quite good for where it was."
    Luke - 27 January 2016
    Very good service
    7.0 rating for service
    Good comfort
    6.8 room quality and comfort
    Good cleanliness
    6.5 rating for cleanliness
    Good facilities on premise
    6.5 facilities on premise
    • 450 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Melbourne

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

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    Room comfort score
    6.8/10
    Location score
    8.2/10
    Value for money score
    7.4/10
    Service score
    7.0/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money7.4
    Distance to city center0.5km
    Location rating8.2
    Nearest airportEssendon Airport (MEB)
    Distance to airport10.5 km

    Rooms available at Discovery Melbourne

    6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    8-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    8-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    18-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    18-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
    Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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    Bed in 16-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bed in 16-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    Family Room with Bathroom
    Family Room with Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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    What people love about Discovery Melbourne

    • 6.4
      Good
      Spaciousness

      "Spacious rooms, a lot of facilities, good size kitchen, great location."

      Bianca

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      17 January 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Nice location and friendly staff tidy beds and clean toilets and shower"

      YEONSEONG

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      5 January 2017

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Location

      "I enjoyed staying here, perfect location, near tram & train station."

      Lay T.

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      30 October 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Good location at city area n within walking distance to vict..."

    nancy

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    14 October 2016

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    43 mentions
    Breakfast
    22 mentions
    Internet
    19 mentions
    Food & Dining
    2 mentions

    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional

    "It was a nice 3 nights stay at Discovery Melbourne."

    Fadhil F.

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    14 July 2017

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Nearby restaurants

    Australian cuisine
    Australian cuisine
    Muleta's
    90 m Australian, Cafe, Gluten Free
    Phancy Cafe
    90 m Australian, Cafe
    The Mercat Cross Hotel Restaurant
    120 m Australian, Barbecue
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Sung's Kitchen
    20 m Asian, Chinese
    Sambal Kampung
    130 m Asian, Malaysian
    Menya Ramen
    140 m Asian, Japanese
    Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
    +39 Pizzeria
    590 m Gluten Free, Italian, Pizza
    Movida Aqui
    640 m Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Spanish
    San Paolo Solarino
    870 m Gluten Free, Italian

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    What guests think of this property

    Overall rating
    7.2
    Very good
    From 1108 reviews
    Provided by verified guests of
    Agoda Reviews (775)Booking.com Reviews (333)
    Rating via Agoda7.1
    /
    10
    Cleanliness6.5
    Facilities6.5
    Location8.2
    Room comfort and quality6.8
    Service7.0
    Value for money7.4
    High score for Melbourne

    Most helpful reviews for Discovery Melbourne

    Solo traveler
    Stayed 10 nights in February 2019
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Excellent8.4
    The biggest & cheapest hostelPerfect location & super cheap. The biggest & cheapest hostel in Melbourne CBD. Near to Queen Victoria Market, supermatket, Free Tram Zone & Melbourne Central Station. Have a big kitchen & laudry room on each floor. Only 1 public bathroom/restroom on each floor, so if you stay in 16 mixed dorm, will have the fight everyday to use the private bathroom/restroom on your own dorm.
    Thifrom VietnamReviewed March 14, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 10 nights in January 2019
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Excellent8.4
    Perfect location & super cheap The biggest & cheapest hostel in Melbourne CBD. Near to Queen Victoria Market, supermatket, Free Tram Zone & Melbourne Central Station. Have a big kitchen & laudry room on each floor. Only 1 public bathroom/restroom on each floor
    Thifrom VietnamReviewed March 14, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2018
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Very good7.2
    Recommend for a couple of daysThere are many people living for a long period, some of them working in construction and their clothes and boots are so smelly. The place doesn't have any amenities except for the laundry (that you have to pay of course)
    Miguelfrom AustraliaReviewed June 26, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 7 nights in April 2019
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Review score2.0
    DO NOT STAY HERE.. STAFF ARE RUDE AND HAVE DISGUSTING MANNERS.. THE SECURITY ARE THE WORST I HAVE EXPERIENCE ED AT ANY HOSTEL AND THREATEN EVERYONE WHO STAYS THERE.. THERE ARE BED BUGS.. NO TV.. NO LOUNGE.. IT IS A VERY BAD HOSTEL.. DO NOT STAY HERE.. IT IS SHOCKING..
    Jonfrom AustraliaReviewed April 23, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019
    6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Review score2.0
    Very bad hostel They are renovating the hostel , so they put all customer in small room and the bed so close to each other, we live like a refugees camp, I can't believe how bad they serve their customers......please beware of this hostel Terrible
    stevefrom AustraliaReviewed March 01, 2019

    Reviews of Discovery Melbourne from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.2
    Very good
    From 1108 reviews
    Provided by verified guests of
    Agoda Reviews (775)Booking.com Reviews (333)
    Rating via Agoda7.1
    /
    10
    Cleanliness6.5
    Facilities6.5
    Location8.2
    Room comfort and quality6.8
    Service7.0
    Value for money7.4
    High score for Melbourne
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    9+ Exceptional (58)
    8-9 Excellent (87)
    7-8 Very Good (138)
    6-7 Good (103)
    <6 Below Expectation (181)
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Thi from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 10 nights in February 2019

    The biggest & cheapest hostel”

    Perfect location & super cheap. The biggest & cheapest hostel in Melbourne CBD. Near to Queen Victoria Market, supermatket, Free Tram Zone & Melbourne Central Station. Have a big kitchen & laudry room on each floor. Only 1 public bathroom/restroom on each floor, so if you stay in 16 mixed dorm, will have the fight everyday to use the private bathroom/restroom on your own dorm.

    Reviewed March 14, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Thi from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 10 nights in January 2019

    Perfect location & super cheap ”

    The biggest & cheapest hostel in Melbourne CBD. Near to Queen Victoria Market, supermatket, Free Tram Zone & Melbourne Central Station. Have a big kitchen & laudry room on each floor. Only 1 public bathroom/restroom on each floor

    Reviewed March 14, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    Miguel from Australia
    Solo traveler
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

    Recommend for a couple of days”

    There are many people living for a long period, some of them working in construction and their clothes and boots are so smelly. The place doesn't have any amenities except for the laundry (that you have to pay of course)

    Reviewed June 26, 2019
    2.0
    Jon from Australia
    Solo traveler
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 7 nights in April 2019

    DO NOT STAY HERE.. ”

    STAFF ARE RUDE AND HAVE DISGUSTING MANNERS.. THE SECURITY ARE THE WORST I HAVE EXPERIENCE ED AT ANY HOSTEL AND THREATEN EVERYONE WHO STAYS THERE.. THERE ARE BED BUGS.. NO TV.. NO LOUNGE.. IT IS A VERY BAD HOSTEL.. DO NOT STAY HERE.. IT IS SHOCKING..

    Reviewed April 23, 2019
    2.0
    steve from Australia
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Very bad hostel ”

    They are renovating the hostel , so they put all customer in small room and the bed so close to each other, we live like a refugees camp, I can't believe how bad they serve their customers......please beware of this hostel Terrible

    Reviewed March 01, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Linh from Vietnam
    Business traveler
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    It worth”

    Highly recommend for guest with small budget

    Reviewed May 29, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    duygu from Turkey
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2017

    nice place to meet with new people”

    I stayed there many times on my many Australia trips. This place is one of the cheapest in decent hotels without crack heads. Main area has Wi-fi, otherwise you have to buy for you to use in ur room. It's close to everywhere, there is a bar downstairs where you can play pool and drink affordably. There is an Aldi Market only 2 mins by walking which is awesome. Kitchen is with full of facilities and it's big so you can cook without waiting for other people.

    Reviewed March 31, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Lay from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

    Overall it's great! just a few more things to highlight”

    I enjoyed staying here, perfect location, near tram & train station. Near to Queen Vic market as well. Just that they don't have a free storage, so if you arrive before check in time, you would have to wait until 2pm to check in your luggage in the room, or pay 8AUD for 8hours storage, so you can go out leaving your luggage in the hostel. But the whole hostel looks awesome! Really love the vibe. Staffs can be more friendly :)

    Reviewed October 30, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Fadhil from Indonesia
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Good location and a good place to sleep and go ”

    It was a nice 3 nights stay at Discovery Melbourne. The staffs were excellent and the location is something else and most importantly breakfast is included and tours are available at the reception if you're keen to join the tour. The cleanliness was fine and the location is just really close to some good spots in Melbourne. Definitely recommended motel!

    Reviewed July 14, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Discovery Melbourne.

    Responded August 04, 2017
    Discovery Melbourne
    9.7
    Exceptional
    wei from Singapore
    Group
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

    Friendly boss - service with a personal touch”

    beautiful comfortable rooms with nice balcony

    warm welcome by the boss who's very helpful and provided us information about the area. comfortable motel with own balcony and parking space as what's shown in the photos. there's a small pantry area with free complimentary coffee/tea on the house. we were also provided with free wifi for our stay. the place is very clean, quiet and would recommend it to anyone who wants to stay near the 12 apostles.

    Reviewed March 11, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    stefan from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

    good location, common areas bit busy/crowded”

    CBD location, near central station

    stayed on the first floor in 4b room, unlike ground floor common areas the first floor felt somehow quiet and empty, the toilets and showers were bit oldish but clean, room was ok size, a little noise from the street, but that depends on the location of your window I guess, bottom line great value for the money

    Reviewed July 26, 2012
    8.7
    Excellent
    ip from Hong Kong
    Group
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in June 2012

    Good location n breakfast is a bonus”

    Nice staffs always ready to help

    I enjoying the night there. Just take a rest there n charge energy for the next day to sightseeing The staffs always ready to help Breakfast is a bonus If u want to meet new people around the world n be a five minutes talk or more than that...this is a good chance

    Reviewed June 26, 2012
    6.8
    Good
    Kati from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Okay”

    Price is alright, location is alright and staff is super nice. Reception very overcrowded and common areas (sitting area next to kitchen) need more cleaning. Biggest issue; only 1 toilet in an 18-bed dorm means waiting a lot to go to the toilet or to brush your teeth, impossible to leave early if you have to!

    Reviewed February 27, 2019
    4.8
    Kyle from United States
    Solo traveler
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Not good”

    WiFi is $5 per day after the first few hours. No locking storage is offered Anywhere on the premises, and front desk staff told us the unlocked luggage room has had "incidents" lately where all luggage was stolen. Very loud, not clean. The building smells like a dirty frat house. Forced checkout between extensions for many hours with no place to keep your things. Had some great front desk staff, and some truly awful ones. Don't come here unless you're looking for the bare minimum of a party hostel.

    Reviewed February 24, 2019
    5.6
    Francois from France
    Solo traveler
    16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

    Cheap and busy”

    Cheap but you have to cue 1 hour for the check in. In some rooms you don’t have hot water for the shower... Air conditioning, it could be nice, but zhen people put AC in the night, you woke up freezing... cheap, and well located.

    Reviewed February 21, 2019
    3.6
    Sara from Australia
    Solo traveler
    10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

    Very unprofessional & FALSE ADVERTISMENT!”

    All the pictures are FALSE advertisment, it looks nothing like it, the nice areas on the pictures doesn't even exist!! This hostel is undergoing a lot of renovations (the whole hostel at once) which makes it feel like you're living on a construction site. You'd think they can at least put this information out on their website or something so that people know it before coming here, but no. "The rooftop" they're so proud if is just a pale, empty area on top of the hostel with not even a bench to sit on. Loud construction work going on outside every morning waking you up. Also the housekeeping came in every morning turning the lights on, slamming the door (when they didn't leave it fully open!) and talking loud, not even thinking about that people were actually sleeping, not nice at all. There is one bathroom in each room, which is good. But except from that they only have ONE toilet on each floor which it's really obvious they don't even clean since it's water all over the floor, no paper, smelling really bad, etc. Check-in was the slowest I've ever seen. Only one person working and it took like 20 minutes for ONE guest to be checked in, the line was all the way out on the street. I understand that they need to do some renovations of the place, but they're handling it really bad with guests and everything at the same time. It seems like all they care about is money, they don't care if the guests are uncomfortable living in a dirty mess. They clearly don't know how to run a hostel. Don't waste your money here, it's not worth it!

    Reviewed February 18, 2019
    4.4
    Sara from Australia
    Solo traveler
    10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

    Uncomfortable and dirty”

    This hostel only care about money and not about their guests. Stayed in 2 different rooms, first a 10-bed on the 2nd floor, the room was good and big enough for everyone to have their space. Then one day they just randomly put up a note on the wall that the whole 2nd floor was gonna be occupied for group bookings so EVERYBODY already in there had to change rooms. Nobody even told us about it, they just put up a note and hoped everyone would see it?? So rude and not convenient at all, really annoying! The second 10-bed I stayed in was so small you could barely move between the beds, looked like they just pushed in as many beds as they could in the room without even thinking about that people were actully gonna live in there. The kitchen was disgusting 24/7, they only had single use plastic forks and knives and I really don't understand why, such a waste of plastic! The location was the only good thing, close to trams and shops.

    Reviewed February 11, 2019
    5.6
    Kyle from Australia
    Couple
    10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 7 nights in January 2019

    Ill give the place my condolences ”

    Unfortunate timing to move to Melbourne .. decided to stay at Discovery Melbourne as was one of the cheapest in town with some attractive reviews.. As mentioned the timing was bad as Discovery was undergoing some renovations which caused a bit of mayhem. I don't know when they are due to be completed? Guests staying on 4th floor must take elevator which takes ages and creates queues - Staff try their best given facilities - only 1-2 people at a desk with over 200+ guests Not very spacious in dorm rooms, my power outlet wasn't working so felt awkward and apologetic using somebody-else's. constantly walking over mess and food in room :( Unfortunately this type of hostel attracts the scum of the earth category of guests- No obedience for the rules with noise/alcohol on premises/general courtesy Constantly had food stolen, people sleeping on the couches in common room lobby. + positive .. Cheaper than most, good location

    Reviewed January 17, 2019
    4.8
    Shelby from Canada
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Just ok”

    I stayed here for 2 nights in 2 different rooms. The first night the room was ok, it had just been reno’d so it was nice and clean. Waited in line for an hour and a half to check in. The second day I got there early so I wouldn’t have to wait but the room was disgusting. Stank and people’s stuff was thrown everywhere. The bathroom had obviously not been cleaned in a long time, the shower was in the bathroom but with no separation so the floor was super wet the whole time and there was nowhere to hang your towel and the bathroom door had no lock. I also really didn’t like that there are no lockers.

    Reviewed October 28, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    SABARUDDIN from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Comfort place to stay”

    Love the environment. Staff and services so perfect. AWESOME.

    Reviewed April 05, 2019
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    • Excellent location
    • Queen Victoria Market
    • Flagstaff Railway Station is within 0.45 km