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6.7
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8.3
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Queen Victoria Market310 m
  • Old Melbourne Gaol480 m
  • State Library of Victoria500 m
  • Emporium Melbourne660 m
  • Melbourne Museum1.08 km
  • Federation Square1.42 km
  • Melbourne Aquarium1.51 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria1.94 km
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground2.46 km
  • Shrine of Remembrance2.83 km
  • Elizabeth Hostel

    Level 1, 490 Elizabeth St Melbourne, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia, 3000 - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 73 times

    "A very well located and well priced hostel at the top end of Elizabeth Street."
    Nicholas - 17 September 2018
    Good service
    6.9 rating for service
    • 630 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Melbourne

    • Blackout curtains

    • Laundry service

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Melbourne in the last 24 hoursCompared to 6,073 Melbourne properties at Agoda for various dates
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    Room comfort score
    5.6/10
    Location score
    8.3/10
    Room size
    29 sqm.
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    Value for money6.9
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportEssendon Airport (MEB)
    Distance to airport10.5 km

    Rooms available at Elizabeth Hostel

    10 Mixed Dormitory Room
    10 Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    8 Mixed Dormitory Room
    8 Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 4 bunk beds
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    Budget Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Budget Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Budget Twin - Shared Bathroom
    Budget Twin - Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Budget Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Budget Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    4 Mixed Dormitory Room
    4 Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about Elizabeth Hostel

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Location

      "Very good location, 1 minutes to Free TRAM and 5 minutes walk to Queen Victoria Market."

      YIT C.

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      15 August 2018

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Location

      "Location is strategic, transport is super convenient, staffs are friendly and helpful."

      ee V.

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      13 September 2018

    • 6.4
      Good
      Location

      "The location is good, just opposite to queen Victoria market, and the price is cheap."

      Yu Y.

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      5 November 2018

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    8.0
    Very good

    "Most important of all, with these strengths, the price is re..."

    ee V.

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    13 September 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    17 mentions
    Internet
    5 mentions
    Food & Dining
    2 mentions

    What they offer

    8.0
    Very good

    "It's convenient to go to everywhere and there's referigerato..."

    Dan X.

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    13 March 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Nearby restaurants

    Australian cuisine
    Australian cuisine
    Jasper Kitchen
    20 m Australian, Cafe, Fusion
    Caffe Scaletti
    30 m Australian, Cafe
    Le Croissant des Halles
    50 m Australian
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Kitchen Inn
    50 m Asian, Malaysian, Singaporean
    CY Sushi & Noodle
    60 m Asian, Sushi
    Sambal Kampung
    130 m Asian, Malaysian
    Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
    +39 Pizzeria
    700 m Gluten Free, Italian, Pizza
    Movida Aqui
    810 m Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Spanish
    NERO Carlton
    810 m Gluten Free, Italian

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    What guests think of this property

    Overall rating
    6.4
    Good
    From 1573 reviews
    Provided by verified guests of
    Agoda Reviews (453)Booking.com Reviews (1120)
    Rating via Agoda6.7
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    10
    Cleanliness5.8
    Facilities5.8
    Location8.3
    Room comfort and quality5.6
    Service6.9
    Value for money6.9
    High score for Melbourne

    Most helpful reviews for Elizabeth Hostel

    Solo traveler
    Stayed 7 nights in June 2019
    Budget Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Exceptional9.2
    This hotel is at the center of Melbourne. It's near to almost everything within the CBD. Take the tram and you're just a few minutes away from the tourist spots in Melbourne. If you are alone and staying for just a few nights, this hostel is a good pick.
    Ramonfrom PhilippinesReviewed June 09, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2019
    8 Mixed Dormitory Room
    Good6.4
    You get what you have paid don't expect too muchToilet for male need to be more clean and sometimes the shower the water doesn't hot enough
    DONYfrom IndonesiaReviewed July 21, 2019
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019
    Budget Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Review score5.6
    A Backpacker HostelIts an urgent situation where we denied boarding and had to come back to the city for a sleep. Our previous day with other backpacker hostel was way too good. We expecting the same since the price similar. But, no towel, no lift, no slipper (since toilet n bathroom is shared basis), no soap. Not recommended. Our previous hostel is also in this area. Find it, wayyyyyyyy better with similar price!
    DALILAfrom MalaysiaReviewed July 02, 2019
    Business traveler
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018
    10 Mixed Dormitory Room
    Good6.0
    Above averagegood location
    lokefrom MalaysiaReviewed July 24, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019
    Budget Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Very good7.6
    Great locationI stayed in a single person room with a double bed. Great location across the road from a free, City Tram stop and across from the Queen Victoria Markets. The location is great for exploring the CBD as all the main attractions are a short tram stop away. Cons: Like most hostels, the cleanliness could be improved. In my single room, the door was damaged, the carpets were dirty and there was a smell of moldy/mildew smell in the room. I would recommend the hostel for a solo traveler on a budget purely for the price/location.
    Declanfrom AustraliaReviewed June 09, 2019

    Reviews of Elizabeth Hostel from real guests

    Overall rating
    6.4
    Good
    From 1573 reviews
    Provided by verified guests of
    Agoda Reviews (453)Booking.com Reviews (1120)
    Rating via Agoda6.7
    /
    10
    Cleanliness5.8
    Facilities5.8
    Location8.3
    Room comfort and quality5.6
    Service6.9
    Value for money6.9
    High score for Melbourne
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    9+ Exceptional (30)
    8-9 Excellent (23)
    7-8 Very Good (41)
    6-7 Good (32)
    <6 Below Expectation (100)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ramon from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Budget Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 7 nights in June 2019

    This hotel is at the center of Melbourne. ”

    It's near to almost everything within the CBD. Take the tram and you're just a few minutes away from the tourist spots in Melbourne. If you are alone and staying for just a few nights, this hostel is a good pick.

    Reviewed June 09, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    DONY from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    8 Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

    You get what you have paid don't expect too much”

    Toilet for male need to be more clean and sometimes the shower the water doesn't hot enough

    Reviewed July 21, 2019
    5.6
    DALILA from Malaysia
    Couple
    Budget Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    A Backpacker Hostel”

    Its an urgent situation where we denied boarding and had to come back to the city for a sleep. Our previous day with other backpacker hostel was way too good. We expecting the same since the price similar. But, no towel, no lift, no slipper (since toilet n bathroom is shared basis), no soap. Not recommended. Our previous hostel is also in this area. Find it, wayyyyyyyy better with similar price!

    Reviewed July 02, 2019
    6.0
    loke from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    10 Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Above average”

    good location

    Reviewed July 24, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Declan from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Budget Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Great location”

    I stayed in a single person room with a double bed. Great location across the road from a free, City Tram stop and across from the Queen Victoria Markets. The location is great for exploring the CBD as all the main attractions are a short tram stop away. Cons: Like most hostels, the cleanliness could be improved. In my single room, the door was damaged, the carpets were dirty and there was a smell of moldy/mildew smell in the room. I would recommend the hostel for a solo traveler on a budget purely for the price/location.

    Reviewed June 09, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Manish from India
    Business traveler
    4 Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Finest possible location”

    Pros- 4min walk with bags from Melbourne Central station Located on the main road (Elizabeth St.) close to restaurants, 24x7 fast food, convenience stores, bus stops Multiple types of rooms and options for solo or group travelers Courteous and extremely helpful staff Cons- Bathroom and toilet cleanliness was a bit of a problem on some days considering they are shared Not the biggest problem if you are an early riser or have lived in hostels before Some rooms do not have natural sunlight and the lights inside are not enough for visibility

    Reviewed May 11, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Kati from Netherlands
    Couple
    Budget Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

    Good enough”

    Stayed in a double room, which was pretty small but clean and everything you need. It was quite expensive though, and bathrooms and kitchen could definitely need more cleaning/attention - not a lot of kitchen utensils available, very old pans/pots and water pressure in female bathroom was bad. Staff has all been lovely though, very helpful and nice.

    Reviewed February 25, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Sally from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Fuss free”

    The location was great. Just that the place was really old and dated. Walls are thin but because I usually have no problems sleeping, it wasn’t too much of a problem. The 8 bedder female dorm I was in was spacious and each have their own PowerPoint. You have to use your own towels if you wish to have privacy. If not bed is comfy toilets are all good. And while communal area is really small, you just make do. The people staying there didn’t make much of a ruckus etc.

    Reviewed November 30, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Nicholas from Australia
    Couple
    Budget Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Very well located and well priced hostel”

    A very well located and well priced hostel at the top end of Elizabeth Street. The twin sufficed and the room was quietly located. The bathroom and toilet facilities were good yet quite unclean but thats more the people staying and not staff related. I'd be happy to stay again.

    Reviewed September 17, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Iskandar from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

    All you need in Hostel”

    Pros: location, staff, price & facilities Cons: there is some cons for this hostel but for me with price and their service i forget all. You cannot ask for everthing to be perfect as what you want. Love the hostel.

    Reviewed September 17, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    JUDITH from Philippines
    Couple
    Budget Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

    Strategic Location”

    Pros: Strategic location just in front of the Queen Victoria Market stop for the free tram zone. It is also near the Dairy Food Hall for inexpensive food. Cheap local market in QVM from wednesdays-sundays. Cons: OLD BUILDING with 3 pairs of stairs to ascend and descent to get to your rooms. Not for those with a asthma or heart problems. Also despite the old man who cleans the 2 floors accomodations place tend to get dirty especially the COMMON KITCHEN. Some Boarders on long term basis tend to get noisy and inconsiderate. Kitchen wares and utensils tend to be old and inadequate for guests' use. Otherwise with the low price if only to have a safe place to stay at night and take shower this hotel is sufficient.

    Reviewed April 26, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Junmyung from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    10 Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    If u matter water ”

    Strong water. Hot water is good Location also nice

    Reviewed June 04, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    afeeya from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 5 nights in September 2017

    Nice backpacker next to Queen Victoria Market”

    The hostel is located just next to a tram stop & Queen Victoria market. A lot of restaurants & supermarket nearby. Funny how they only have 30 minutes of free internet in your room, but they have a free 24 hours wifi at the lobby. It's not that bad though, i just found it a little bit strange. Staff are available 24 hours which is good. Not much to complain other than the wifi, i would recomend this place.

    Reviewed September 12, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Joseph from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Budget Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Very good”

    No aircon in rooms, was extremely hot that day (and just that day lol). My room was on the sunny side so it was pretty bad. Ended up opening the door and trying to blow the aircon in the hallways into the room with the fan. Great location, extremely convenient, but be prepared to climb quite a bit of stairs. Woe to those with massive luggage...Simple room, nice for light travelling budget stay.

    Reviewed April 07, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Cherly from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

    Experience with E hostel ”

    Staff are really very friendly and accomodating. - Facilities requires more enhancement e.g., toilet and bedroom windows and ventilation/exhaust fans. - Washing machine can be improve, paying 3 dollars to wash, I think, still soapy, clothes require to be rinse properly. - Cleanliness of the room; some travellers are out of control, making the rooms extremely messy and smelly

    Reviewed September 14, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    ip from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    10 Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

    Budget bed with all you need & perfect location”

    Super friendly staffs in 24/7 reception, good location & clean washroom for you enjoy warm shower

    I enjoyed staying in this hostel twice this month, the previous time I stayed there for 6 nights and this time stayed there for 2nights. In short, the location is perfect for me, near Flinder Street Station and the Victoria Market is just cross the road (P.S: Vic. Market opens 9am to 2pm and you can get lots of cheap veges and fruits there), this hostel is on the free trains zone. The reception opens 24/7. Inside the room, there is a heater and lockers but remember bring your own lock. I stayed in 8 shared-dorm in level 1 and they have 3 floors in total . The kitchen and walk in freezer is on level 2. You can ask the reception for the big container to store all your food and keep in the freezer. For the bowls, plates, cups and cutlery, you have to ask the reception and returned it when check out is fine. The hair dryer can be borrowed in reception. If you just need a budget bed in CBD, I think this hostel provide what you need.

    Reviewed September 29, 2015
    5.6
    Angus from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 7 nights in June 2019

    Good price, poor condition.”

    The floor boards creak everywhere. The person in the room next to me and below me sounded like they were walking in my room when they moved around. I had an already broken chair in my room with a sign on the wall stating it would cost me $50 if I broke it. The toilet seat in one restroom always had splashes of liquid on it and had no way to dry your hands after washing. The other toilet had no soap dispenser.

    Reviewed June 25, 2019
    4.0
    Samantha
    Family with teens
    Budget Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Oh man!!”

    What to say about this place.. Okay well a positive is that it's right across the road from the Vic Market, so the location is fantastic. However, if you have problems with walking, you will have to hike up stairs to get to your room. Then when you get to your room, that is hilarious, the graffitti is something else, from the satanic symbols, the swear words and just random names kept us highly entertained for a good ten minutes. Then there is how freaking noisy it is. The room we had was right opposite the male bathroom, which was going all night. I've never heard of such clean men in all my life, but I was starting to think that this was the only bathroom in the whole building. And if you want a good sleep take ear plugs, people aren't very respectful when it comes to your sleep, as they are yelling to each other up and down the hallways at midnight on a Wednesday night. I would never recommend this place if you had small kids, or just anyone really. It was shady with a capital S.

    Reviewed May 10, 2019
    4.0
    Sori from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2018

    Worst accommodation ever ”

    First of all, I’m not very sensitive at all. I had stayed for 3 months another hostel before. I was staying at female dormitory at this hostel. There are 3 Chinese women, they talked each other with Mandarin all day unless they are sleeping. And the room was extremely stinky. I could barely breath... oh hot water always stops middle of shower. It’s ridiculous though, somebody took my food bag in the fridge wow. 제발 여기서 머무르지 마십쇼 ㅋㅋ 최악입니다.

    Reviewed December 29, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Yu from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    If money is your first consideration ”

    The location is good, just opposite to queen Victoria market, and the price is cheap. But the hot water for shower is disaster, there was only cold water, which I can't feel the hot water, the hot water just came oit very very small. The kitchen is also dirty that seems no one maintain it. If money is your only choice , then choose it otherwise .........

    Reviewed November 05, 2018
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