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Urban Central

Hostelworld.comUS$34*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Overall I think it is a very good place to stay. The rooms are spacious and clean and there is a cheap option for dinner. It is close enough to the city to walk which is also a big plus. The only downside is that WiFi is a little bit extra, but I would definitely stay here again.

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We love being able to offer our guests value for money which is why we have a cheap BBQ every night with $1 hot dogs and $2 burgers. The walk into the city via south bank is lovely as there are many restaurants, cafes and ice cream stalls as well as the beautiful Yarra river...

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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed here a couple of times and really happy with everything. The rooms are really spacious the bathrooms are clean there's even a freezer and dishwashers in the kitchen which is a good extra for a hostel. Good location right by everything. Bar downstairs never kept me awake when i needed an early night. Would definitely stay again its probably...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, We think it is pretty important to be able to cook your own meal and store your food in a clean environment. Our location in South bank is very convenient, with a market up the road, tram stop virtually next door, lots of restaurants, banks and supermarkets close by. We would love to have...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

I visit here twice. Starting my trip in here and when I return to Melbourne I choose this hostel again. Why? Simple. Kind-24hour staff, clean room, good atmosphere. Location is far from station but tram can bring you there.

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

What an outstanding review! Our staff are always available for your every whim. Whether you need information, assistance or just a laugh they are at your beckoning call to make your stay in Melbourne unforgettable. Hope to have you stay with us in the near future. Kind regards, The team at urban central

Reviewed 31 July 2015

I had a good time staying at the urban central hostel. Room 125 smelled strongly of hamburgers which was my only complaint. The staff were really nice. The place was clean and kitchen facilities were good. It's located in a great location, was able to see alll of Melbourne in a couple days

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at urban central. Thank you for letting us know about the BBQ smell. We are looking at an alternative place for the BBQ that will have a reduced impact on the rooms above. Located 5 minutes from the south Melbourne market, around the corner from crown...

Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

People and rooms were quite good. I enjoyed the stay. Saw alot of the city from the location. The room we stayed in, room 215 smelled of hamburgers. Kitchen was clean and stocked with pasta. Free breakfast including toast, orange juice and others was nice. Overall was a good experience.

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for letting us know about the BBQ we have been looking at an alternative position for it where its impact on our rooms will be reduced. Offering a free breakfast as well as, tea, coffee, rice and pasta enables our guests to get a...

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Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

The room was very clean except it smelled like hamburgers because it was right beside the grill. The free pasta and rice was amazing and we ate the $2 veggie burgers twice which were so yummy. The kitchen was also really clean except there was no oven. One down side is that a lot of people here are staying long...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, It is our pleasure to offer free tea, coffee, rice and pasta. We understand that our guests are after value for money and providing a cheap BBQ for our guests to enjoy every night is our way of helping with strict travel budgets. There are many events on in our bar that encourage guests to...

County Laois, Ireland
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This hostel provides everything that you will need in a budget accommodation. It is one of the best hostels that I have stayed at globally and in my opinion will not disappoint. It is clean, well ventilated, well situated and the staff are friendly and helpful. Despite the fact that there is a bar in the hostel, it is not...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, Our hostel is about getting into the mindset of a traveler and going by our own personal experiences to provide facilities and events that make our hostel clean, inviting and social. We also think that our staff are friendly, professional and fun individuals. They are always on the ready to provide a fabulous experience...

Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

This place is just awesome! You can find everything you need: clean toilets, tea and coffee for free, cheap dinner available etc. Very clean and a lot of facilities. They really understand what a traveller needs. :)

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your outstanding review, Cleanliness is next to godliness. This is certainly the motto in our hostel. We pride ourselves on offering clean facilities for our guests to use. Most of our staff have been overseas and are able to relate and use their experience to benefit our guests and the venue. We are so happy that you...

Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

One of the best hostel I done in Melbourne. Good price, room big enough for 4 people, pretty clean and friendly staff. Some good activities and barbecue every night! Bad point? Not possible to drink his own alcohol.. Hey les Frenchies, je vous recommande cet hotel. Vraiment calme, en face du macdo, tout pret d'un tram stop, 2 min des...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Wow thank you for this fantastic review! We also think that we offer value for money. Free breakfast, tea, coffee, rice and pasta and a cheap BBQ every night assists in keeping our guests full and on their budget. Our staff are always on the ready with a smile and plenty of knowledge to make your stay in Melbourne as...

Reviewed 22 July 2015

This hotel was clean and tidy, rooms were well set up for groups etc. Bar downstairs was a bonus for those wanted some night life as well. Recommend for an affordable place to stay in Melbourne central - close to transport, shops etc.

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We pride ourselves on cleanliness; it is one of our main priorities. Our bar is a great way to meet fellow travellers. We have events every night from pool competitions to beer pong. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Kind regards, The...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Urban Central is ideally located in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank adjacent to the famous Crown Casino. The city is a 10 minute walk and with public transport on our doorstep, St Kilda is only a 10 minute tram ride away. Shopping around Urban Central is located close to local cafes, shops and the famous South Melbourne Market. If you enjoy good coffee and eateries Southbank restaurants overlooking The Yarra River are 5 min stroll from Urban Central. On the way to visit Port Melbourne beach you could pick up a bargain at Direct Factory Outlet about a 10 minute from our accommodation venue. Stay, Play at Urban Central! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Urban Central

Address: 334 City Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Price Range: €39 - €119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Urban Central 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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“Don't book the 2nd floor if you want quiet, ask for a room with wall air cond. Corner rooms are bigger by far.”
Redbeck06, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room away from City Rd and the freeway if road noise bothers you.”
Ozbob101, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“maybe ask for a room not facing the busy motorway outside as sometimes the motorbikes were a little loud.”
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“I'm sure all rooms are comfortable”
nelsonjacobo11, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you are three people or more make sure to get a family room, it's cheaper and has it's own TV and bathroom.”
LinaM1997, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
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