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Discovery Melbourne

"I really enjoyed staying in Discovery Melbourne."

Thi - 14 March 2019
16-Bed Mixed Dormitory Discovery Melbourne
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Discovery Melbourne

167 Franklin Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia, 3000 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Queen Victoria Market 230 m
Block Arcade 930 m
Melbourne Museum 1.3 km
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium 1.3 km
Eureka Skydeck 1.5 km
National Gallery of Victoria 1.8 km
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) 2.6 km
Shrine of Remembrance 2.7 km
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 2.8 km
Melbourne Zoo 2.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Sweeney Luggage Centre 30 m
Books for Cooks 130 m
Newcore Health 180 m
58 Franklin Street Car Park 180 m
Vita Pharmacy 190 m
Viva La Calavera 200 m
Ambiance Gifts 200 m
360 LaTrobe Street Car Park 220 m
Queen Victoria Market 230 m
Hertz 230 m

8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • 420 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Melbourne

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

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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

Bed in 16-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 10-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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6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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8-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Bed in 18-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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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 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Discovery Melbourne?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Discovery Melbourne?

Discovery Melbourne is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Discovery Melbourne also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Discovery Melbourne has a car park that's close to the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Melbourne with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

What are my dining options at Discovery Melbourne?

Discovery Melbourne features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Discovery Melbourne?

Discovery Melbourne does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Discovery Melbourne?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Discovery Melbourne is Flagstaff Railway Station, 440 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Discovery Melbourne?

Discovery Melbourne’s neighborhood is Melbourne CBD which includes popular restaurants such as Sung's Kitchen, Muleta's and Phancy Cafe.

What popular shopping places are close to Discovery Melbourne?

Discovery Melbourne is located in Melbourne CBD area which features shopping places such as Block Arcade, Melbourne Central and DFO South Wharf.

What are popular attractions near Discovery Melbourne?

Discovery Melbourne’s location in the Melbourne CBD neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Eureka Skydeck, National Gallery of Victoria and SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Discovery Melbourne?

Discovery Melbourne is located within Melbourne CBD, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Richmond Rowing Club, Mercantile Rowing Club and Melbourne Grammar Rowing Club.

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What people love about Discovery Melbourne

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Have a big kitchen & laudry room on each floor."

    Thi

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    14 March 2019

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Very clean hostel the beds are so comfortable."

    Nastasja

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    4 April 2019

  • 10.0

    Exceptional

    "Highly recommend for guest with small budget"

    Linh

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    29 May 2019

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6.8/10
Location score
8.2/10
Value for money score
7.4/10
Room size
15 sqm.
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Overall rating:

7.2

Very good
2,021 reviews
Cleanliness
6.5
Facilities
6.6
Location
8.2
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What travelers say they love:
Have a big kitchen & laudry room on each floor.
Thi from Vietnam
Solo traveler
More about Discovery Melbourne

More about Discovery Melbourne

Discovery Melbourne is conveniently located in the central business district, perfect for discovering everything Melbourne has to offer. Situated right next to the iconic and lively Queen Victoria Markets, guests are perfectly located for the excitement of the city center and within easy reach of many tours that can be arranged by the hostel. Discovery Melbourne makes each visit Melbourne the best experience it can be, and offers facilities and services such as Wi-Fi access, breakfast, a cafe and a bar, a cinema, a travel agency onsite, and a beautiful rooftop area. The 24 hour reception desk is always enthusiastic and willing to promptly respond to all guest questions or requests. The hostel's basement bar serves up affordable cocktails and features DJs complete with a lively dance floor most nights. Discovery Melbourne is a great option for exploring Melbourne while also enjoying the accommodation and making lasting memories.

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8.4

Excellent

"Have a big kitchen & laudry room on each floor."

Thi

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14 March 2019

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Cleanliness6.5
Facilities6.6
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality6.8
Service7.1
Value for money7.4
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8.4
Excellent
Thi from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Bed in 18-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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

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8.4
Excellent
Thi from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Bed in 18-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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

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7.2
Very good
Miguel from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 16-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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

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2.0
Jon from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 18-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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

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2.0
steve from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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

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10.0
Exceptional
Linh from Vietnam
Business traveler
Bed in 18-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

It worth”

Highly recommend for guest with small budget

Reviewed May 29, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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8.7
Excellent
ip from Hong Kong SAR, China
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

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6.8
Good
Kati from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Bed in 18-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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

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4.8
Kyle from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 18-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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

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5.6
Francois from France
Solo traveler
Bed in 16-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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

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3.6
Sara from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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

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4.4
Sara from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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

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5.6
Kyle from Australia
Couple
Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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

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4.8
Shelby from Canada
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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

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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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8.4
Excellent
Thi from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Bed in 18-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 10 nights in January 2019

The biggest & cheapest hostel in Melbourne CBD”

Perfect location & super cheap. Near to Queen Victoria Market, supermatket, Free Tram Zone & Melbourne Central Station. Have a big kitchen & laudry room on each floor.

Reviewed March 14, 2019

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