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Flinders Backpackers

02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had heard good things about Flinders but when I got there I discovered it was a pretty average hostel. The free breakfast was good but other than that you have to pay for WiFi everywhere, my room was so messy when I arrived with a sign on the door saying the other tenants needed to clean it but no...

Thank sophiepease24
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Full of kids living there permenantly, who abuse the free food (e.g. Breakfast) by stashing it away for themselves to eat throughout the rest of the day/week. We didn't get any food at the free meal night - it ran out within 20 minutes because people took 3 helpings and filled large plastic containers with further portions. Staff were distributing...

Thank James_Yoshi
Farum, Denmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is fine, but the service is really bad. I stayed here for 2 weeks in total but I never received my free internet. Explanation was, that I had to book one week in total, which I did, but they were full so I had to change rooms. That's bad. But breakfast is good and the rooms are fine.

Thank Katrine K
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I came here with veeeery low expectations as people I had met elsewhere warned me that this hostel wasn't very good. I liked my stay more than I anticipated, but was it the best hostel I've ever stayed in? Not so much. The staff were all friendly. One of the girls even gave me recommendations of things to see while...

1Thank Clare D
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I stayed in the hostel for 2 months. I know right? is a long time but the thing is that they have everything you need as a backpacker: Free breakfast: Milk (full-skinny), Bread, All kind of mermelade and jams and vegemite, pancakes, cereals, etc. They have a movie room!!!, you can ask for any movie you want and they will...

Thank rgallardocordova
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Most of the staff were super friendly, hostel rooms were very clean. Met loads of great people here and the pool table is awesome. Has an attached bar with very cheap drinks. All in all I would definitely stay here again.

Thank Carley W
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I booked 3 nights at flinders in the hope of meeting some fellow travellers in Melbourne. The location was good in the sense that it is within walking distance to Melbourne central (10 mins) and there is a tram stop outside but it can be a bit daunting walking back alone at night if you're a female solo traveller(maybe that...

Thank Laura M
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We spent 3 nights at Flinders while traveling through Melbourne and had a nice stay. We had a private room which was a bit on the expensive side but we wanted some privacy. Staff was friendly and helpful especially letting me know when my luggage was delivered from not making onto our connecting flight. I would recommend a stay at...

Thank Jon B
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I felt very optimistic when coming here but became more and more disappointed throughout my stay. What I will say is that the location is very very good, and made my time in Melbourne exploring the city very easy. As well as this, in comparison to other reviews below, I actually found the staff to be very friendly and pleasant...

Thank Lois H
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I stayed at Flindlers for 6 nights and it was pretty unbearable. The hostel was just ok, Fans in the room didn't provide enough air to make up for the 40 degree heat, but we managed just fine with nice roommates in a 4 bed dorm. However the real mess started when someone pulled a sprinkler out of the roof....

Thank disneyqueen2017

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Flinders Backpackers is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, which makes it the perfect location for every traveller! Every guest gets a FREE breakfast with make your own PANCAKES every morning to start his or her day off right. We have a HUGE common area for guest to enjoy with a NEW Movie room with a 70" TV and endless movie selection, FREE pool table and ping-pong table and a fully equipped kitchen with walk-in cool room. Staying with us will have you living amongst Melbourne's funky cafe and shopping district while only being a few minutes walk away from Flinders Station, South Bank and Federation Square. We offer great value accommodation across seven floors with 2, 3 and 4 bed dormitory rooms, twin and doubles private rooms all with shared bathroom facilities. After a day of exploring what Melbourne has to offer come home to some great events including bingo with great prizes, trivia, movie night with free popcorn and free meal nights. No free Wi-Fi but some of the cheapest Internet around. Our rooms: Every dorm room has individual security lockers, fan, secure card entry, linen, pillows and blankets provided. Towels are also available for hire. Please take note before booking: All guests must have international government issued photo ID in the form of a driver's license or passport and a credit card at time of check in All guests must be 18 years or older. Sorry no children. Flinders Backpackers is in the heart of the busy CBD. As such, guests may be disturbed by noise due to trams, traffic, and people on the busy streets surrounding the hostel. Friday and Saturday night's guests may also be disturbed by noise from the bar in the basement level ... more   less 

Additional Information about Flinders Backpackers

Address: 35 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: €21 - €58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 140
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Also Known As:
Flinders Station Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
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“I would recommend the 3 bed room, they are very nice.”
  • Movie room
 of 5 bubbles rgallardocordova, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Need ear plugs to sleep, to much noise out side on street.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterJ905, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a private room if you want peace- not going to get quiet anywhere.”
 of 5 bubbles F9514LFpeterh, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Larger dorm rooms are better, both in terms of atmosphere and personal space”
 of 5 bubbles GC5187PL, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Free Breakfast is a must try”
 of 5 bubbles TjLotay93, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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