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9.6
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Campbell Arcade10 m
  • Flinders Street Railway Station30 m
  • Signed and Numbered40 m
  • OTC retro clothing and collectables40 m
  • Degraves Street50 m
  • City Hatters Shop70 m
  • Council of Adult Education90 m
  • Flinders Street Station100 m
  • Young & Jackson’s Pub110 m
  • Flinders Way Shop120 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    United Backpackers

    250 Flinders Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia, 3000 - See map
    "The location is unbeatable - in the very heart of the city, with all the major attractions, public transportantion, restaurants and cafes just around ..."
    Magdalena - 2 April 2017
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 93% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.5 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.3 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.1 facilities on premise
    • 30 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Melbourne

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Daily housekeeping

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    Location score
    9.6/10
    Review score - Australia
    9.0/10
    Value for money score
    8.4/10
    Room comfort score
    8.1/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
    99
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    Better than
    98
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.4
    Distance to city center0.1 KM
    Location rating9.6
    Nearest airportEssendon Airport (MEB)
    Distance to airport11.7 km

    Rooms available at United Backpackers

    8.1
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin
    Twin
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Queen En-suite
    Queen En-suite
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in Budget Mixed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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    • 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about United Backpackers

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Bathroom

      "I stayed in female dorm, 4 pax with spacious room, ensuite toilet."

      Lei

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      29 August 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Friendly staff, good wifi and comfortable beds."

      Magdalena

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      2 April 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Bathroom

      "Very comfortable rooms with clean toilet."

      Muhammad

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      2 May 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Centrally located, you can view Flinder street train station..."

    Lei

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    29 August 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    29 mentions
    Breakfast
    5 mentions
    Internet
    5 mentions
    Beach
    2 mentions

    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional

    "I enjoyed my stay here, even staying more than going out to ..."

    Lei

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    29 August 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Continental

    Nearby restaurants

    Australian cuisine
    Australian cuisine
    La Citta
    20 m Australian, European, Gluten Free
    Sea Salt on Degraves
    40 m Australian, Japanese, Seafood
    Platform 270
    70 m Australian
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    E Dumpling
    110 m Asian, Chinese
    Kim Chi Tray
    150 m Asian, Korean
    North East China Family
    190 m Asian, Chinese
    Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
    Il Tempo
    10 m Gluten Free, Italian, Mediterranean
    tutto bene
    280 m Gluten Free, Italian, Mediterranean
    MoVida
    290 m Gluten Free, International, Mediterranean

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of United Backpackers from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.4
    Excellent
    From 2624 reviews
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    1.7% this month
    Cleanliness8.3
    Facilities8.1
    Location9.6
    Room comfort and quality8.1
    Service8.5
    Value for money8.4
    High score for Melbourne
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    9+ Exceptional (112)
    8-9 Excellent (51)
    7-8 Very Good (37)
    6-7 Good (12)
    <6 Below Expectation (22)
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    Mar - May (56)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Vincent from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    EXCELLENT!!! ”

    This was my fourth visit here and I'm totally satisfied!! Superb location, clean, wonderdul staff and great bar underground!

    Reviewed July 24, 2019

    Cheers for the review Vincent, have a good one!

    Responded August 21, 2019
    United Backpackers
    9.6
    Exceptional
    manon from France
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 7 nights in May 2019

    One of the best hostel I ever stayed ”

    Best : Location ++++++ Staff Cleanliness Big kitchen well equipped Free pancakes Bed so comfy Locker Tv Room with Netflix Bar in the basement with pool and events Safe place Bad : Room too hot, we barely can open the window

    Reviewed May 11, 2019

    g'Day - thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review - we really appreciate it!

    Responded May 17, 2019
    United Backpackers
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Stephen from Australia
    Business traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

    What a cool place!”

    I was in Melbourne for business and needed somewhere cheap to stay given how pricey some of the accommodation in Melbourne is. Given they have a bar, I had drinks with clients there and my clients loved that it was somewhere different, and a bit more down to earth. Top spot!

    Reviewed June 29, 2019

    Nice review Stephen, Hopefully we see you again soon!

    Responded August 21, 2019
    United Backpackers
    8.4
    Excellent
    Dewi from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Great location”

    Location is perfect because it is near tram stops and most of all, CBD with Flinders Station and Federation Square. You can walk anywhere if you want, also close to some good coffee place! I would love to have Wi-Fi in the room though; unfortunately you have to pay for it here :(

    Reviewed April 08, 2019

    Hey Dewi, Thanks so much for leaving a review. We do provide free wifi in the common areas such as the kitchen, lounge and tv room, it's just the wifi for downloading/in the rooms that is paid for. Glad you had a good stay and explored the wonders of Melbourne! :) Safe and happy travels!

    Responded April 11, 2019
    United Backpackers
    8.8
    Excellent
    Noemi from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

    Perfect base in Melbourne CBD”

    First time in a shared room at a hostel (4-bed female room with en-suite), and it was great. The room was spacious enough with lockers under the bed and nightstands. It has A/C though you don’t really need it in March. Bathroom had shelves for toiletries; water pressure strong; hot water Location couldn’t be better; Flinders Railway Station just across the road (can see it from the room!), tram stops and buses all around. Degraves lane just around the corner has tons of food choices, but if you want something more affordable shops and stalls are everywhere. Water, fruits, and other groceries from Coles nearby. Many city attractions are also within walking distance. I stayed here for F1, and it was also a perfect location to get to the track. No hassle. Cheers to Liam at the front desk (thanks for saving me a bottom bunk) and Fran!

    Reviewed March 21, 2019

    Thanks so much for leaving us a review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us!

    Responded March 25, 2019
    United Backpackers
    9.6
    Exceptional
    HAIDAH from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Excellent location & Super SAFE ”

    Value for money and place is right opp Flinders Station. About 20mins walk from Southern Cross Stn. Right next to Degraves lane and surrounded by plenty of eateries. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms were clean for a hostel. Everyone was so lovely. Will definitely come back.

    Reviewed March 14, 2019

    Thanks so much for leaving us this lovely review!

    Responded March 18, 2019
    United Backpackers
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Glen from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

    Exceptional”

    Several accommodation option. You can share your room with as little or as much people as you can tolerate. Free pancakes in the morning. They charge for wifi in the room but there's free access in the common area. For reference, dining area is at the 2nd floor and right beside it is the TV room. The laundry is at the basement past the bar. There's a loft if you make a U-Turn ( to your left ) right after the arcade machine.

    Reviewed March 08, 2019

    Thanks so much for leaving us a review!

    Responded March 08, 2019
    United Backpackers
    8.4
    Excellent
    Adam from United States
    Solo traveler
    Bed in Budget Mixed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Great hostel for meeting people, right in the middle of everything!”

    Perfect location right across from Flinders St Station and within walking distance of everything in the CBD. Bar downstairs is decent.

    Reviewed July 02, 2019

    Cheers for the review Adam, have a god one!

    Responded August 21, 2019
    United Backpackers
    6.8
    Good
    MYUNGKYO from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    It is not suitable if you want quiet rest”

    It is not suitable if you want quiet rest. You can always hear the noise of Flanders Street. Shower is uncomfortable. However, there are very kind employees and it is good to talk freely with people from various countries.

    Reviewed May 22, 2019

    G'Day - thanks so much for leaving us a review! We are centrally located in the middle of Melbourne CBD, with this does come a little bit of noise, but most people expect and don't mind because of the great location! We are so happy to hear that you found our team kind. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels!

    Responded June 04, 2019
    United Backpackers
    8.0
    Excellent
    Christian from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 6 nights in January 2019

    Convenient and great location”

    I liked staying there. It‘s a bit pricy - but I guess that‘s Melbourne during the French Open. The bar downstairs is nice and the staff very helpful. They don‘t try to sell you stuff all the time (although you do have to pay for everything: WiFi, adapter, lock...).

    Reviewed January 22, 2019

    Thanks so much for leaving us a review!

    Responded February 04, 2019
    United Backpackers
    6.8
    Good
    Hannah from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Perfect Location ”

    Directly across from Flinders Street Station making it so easy to get around the city. Would’ve liked some AC in the room as it smelled pretty bad from the heat. Bathrooms and kitchen were clean though!

    Reviewed April 26, 2019

    Hello Hannah, Thank your for leaving us a review. We're hopefully installing AC units in all rooms for next summer. Glad you have a lovely stay overall. Happy travels ahead :)

    Responded April 29, 2019
    United Backpackers
    8.8
    Excellent
    Eisya from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Convenient location”

    I stayed in 4-bed female only room, which had en-suite bathroom. Location is great as it is close to Flinders Station and Woolsworth supermarket. The only downside is that wifi is only available in common areas. I also felt odd that receptionist was friendly to the guests who checked in just before me but not to me. I didn't try the free breakfast nor checkout the common areas. Anyway if you need a bed to rest, this is the place.

    Reviewed April 01, 2019

    Hello Eisya, Thank you for leaving us a review. We love all feedback to help us grow and improve. We will note the points you touched on, thank you and safe travels!

    Responded April 08, 2019
    United Backpackers
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Vincent from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Best location and nice staff”

    My second time here and everything went perfect again! Helpful staff, clean room and toilet. Amazing bar at the ground level.

    Reviewed June 16, 2019

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! It is much appreciated!

    Responded June 17, 2019
    United Backpackers
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tim from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 6 nights in June 2019

    Best i have stayed in ever”

    Pancakes actually taste nice , bar is conveniently situated, Quite WARM Good nights sleep Clean kitchen Great staff

    Reviewed June 10, 2019

    Thanks so much for this amazing review - we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us!

    Responded June 12, 2019
    United Backpackers
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Eunice from Hong Kong
    Group
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Cannot find better”

    Right opposite to Flinder Street Station. Free tram right downstairs. Restaurants and supermarkets are right around the corner, and open til very late.

    Reviewed May 24, 2019

    Thank you so much for leaving us such an awesome review! We really appreciate it & we hope that you get the chance to stay with us again soon

    Responded June 04, 2019
    United Backpackers
    8.4
    Excellent
    Tran from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    Good location, very near Flinder Train Station for moving everywhere.”

    Next time, I will stay here more.

    Reviewed May 20, 2019

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We really appreciate it :)

    Responded May 22, 2019
    United Backpackers
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Lei from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    Stayed 5 nights in August 2018

    Best backpacker hostel ever! ”

    This could probably the best backpacker hostel in Australia. Centrally located, you can view Flinder street train station from the kitchen. I walked the whole city area without taking free tram. There’re plenty of supermarkets around, kitchen is big enough to prepare meals or do my work there. I stayed in female dorm, 4 pax with spacious room, ensuite toilet. The room is very clean, mattress is comfy, there’s AC in room also. I enjoyed my stay here, even staying more than going out to the street. Definitely recommended.

    Reviewed August 29, 2018

    Thanks so much for leaving us such an amazing review, we really appreciate it!

    Responded December 04, 2018
    United Backpackers
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Roxanne from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    Stayed 5 nights in August 2018

    Affordable price and good stay! ”

    If you are travelling to Melbourne and looking for a good and affordable accommodation, this is the one. It's located bedside flinder Street Station. I've booked for 5nights female dorm with adjoining bathroom and i really enjoy staying here. Eventhough is abit noisy at night, but it doesn't bother me much. Only cons is that free wifi that they provided is basically not working. But, you can connect to MCM guest wifi.

    Reviewed August 28, 2018

    Thanks so much for leaving us a review, it really means a lot to us that you had a good time staying here!

    Responded December 04, 2018
    United Backpackers
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Vincent from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Perfect location. ”

    I had an amazing stay at United Backpackers in Melbourne. The location is the best and the bar the at the ground level is a perfect spot to hangout with other backpackers. BIG and CLEAN kitchen. Amazing staff. Free pancakes for breakfast.

    Reviewed May 17, 2018

    Thanks so much for leaving us such a lovely review, we really appreciate it!

    Responded December 27, 2018
    United Backpackers
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Muhammad from Brunei Darussalam
    Couple
    Queen En-suite
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    great location”

    stayed in ensuite room. did not expect it to be that good. very comfortable rooms with clean toilet. highly recommended to travellers as walking distance to city tram and train station. thank you united backpackers

    Reviewed May 02, 2018

    Thanks so much for leaving us a review, we really appreciate it!

    Responded December 27, 2018
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