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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I had never stayed in a hostel before so I was pleasantly surprised. Me and my partner stayed in a 6 bed dorm. It was comfortable and the bathrooms were cleaned regularly. Very quiet which I wasn't expecting. Lots of activities on offer and we even got a free dinner one night.

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi LPK16, Woah great review! Welcome to the world of hosteling. Free Dinner Tuesday is always a great night. Thanks for the amazing review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Shannon for a fun, informative, interesting introduction to downtown Melbourne on foot. Gave a lot of interesting information and ideas for further exploration. I enjoyed especially the arcades, back alley ways, street art and architecture. Very well done. It was a nice group of 6.

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Barbara, Always great to hear from guests who have loved our activities. We hope you can come back soon and do all of them. Thanks for the great feedback! Happy travels!

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner stayed at the hostel for 3 nights. We stayed in a double room. The hostel was in a brilliant location and had great kitchen facilities. We went on a free walking tour led by Shannon, what we absolutely loved. We both found it so interesting and thought he was a great tour guide. The walking tour...

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Matthew, Thanks for the great feedback about the activities. We love them too. Our service is usually pretty consistently good, so I'm sorry to hear that there were some issues. I will chat to the team hear and get you a private message if we need some more details. Thanks again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the location I would recomment the place immediately, right in the center of Melbourne. It is also good when traveling on a budget. My and my boyfriend are travelling for a couple of months now so we have some comparison material. The hostel is a bigger hostel and I noticed this in the atmosphere, less personal and not all...

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Debbie, Sorry to hear about the issues you had. We always aim to provide the best service, so I will have a chat to our team here and send you a private message when I can get some more information. Thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i met someone from the pub crawl. and i forgot her contact details. damn i was so stupid. the facilities are good, the internet is just okay for me. nice rooftop. the kitchen is good. but the sofas are dirty.

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Jonathan L, Director of Sales at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hey ManMan G, Possibly one of the best starts to a review we have seen. The pub crawl changes every time we do it, so now you will have to come back to see if you can find her again. Happy travels.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I enyoied the citytour with Shannon very much. We've been a small group of about 13 people. Shannon told us a lot about the city, its history and bars. We also went to a cafe, tasted choclate and went up to a special viepoint with a great sight over the city.

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Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi 0JD0, I mentioned this to Shannon and he was thrilled. Did you try out all of our activities? We could never pick a favorite, but we hope we can welcome you back soon so you can try them all. Happy travels!

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Good enough for two backpackers staying a couple of nights. We were in a 6-bed dorm for girls only. The atmosphere in the hostel was not that great and some of the staff not so helpful. Bathrooms, dorm rooms and kitchen could have been a lot cleaner and the free breakfast consists of some bread, butter and peanut butter. Price...

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Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Jenny, Thanks for the feedback. Did you mention any of these issues to the team during your stay? I will ask around again and see if we can figure out what happened. Thanks again and have a great trip!

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Loved it. Clean and spacious. Only negative lack of plug sockets in rooms. Free brekky, good wifi, huge communal area, well equiped kitchen. Quiet even though in middle of CBD. Great location and always felt safe. In the free tram zone also.

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi Claire, Thanks for the five star review. We loved having you stay with us. I've passed along your comments about the power sockets to the team and hopefully it will be better for your next stay. Thanks again for the awesome review.

Pelham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Dining area has a number of small tables. As a result it is harder to meet other travelers. Would be nice to have more larger tables so people could sit together and make it easier to meet others. Otherwise a nice and well run hostel in a great location.

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi diver1948, Thanks for the feedback. We actually switched to our current tables to make it easier for people to mingle and meet other travellers, so it is nice to get the other view on the issue. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.

Melksham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Reception staff all friendly and welcoming. Helped us out a lot with getting rooms at such last minute! Rooms clean, spacious. Bathrooms very large never had to wait for toilet or shower, nice and modern. Really good location in the heart of cbe. Free pasta on a Tuesday night :). Wifi really fast!

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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Greenhouse Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi BackPackingCouple, We were thrilled to hear we could welcome you to Greenhouse. Free Dinner Tuesday is always great. We hope we can welcome you back soon to taste our next creation. Happy travels!

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Greenhouse Backpackers is located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD with Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and famous cafe filled laneways less than a five minute walk away.Guests are welcomed with inclusions such as Free Daily Breakfast, Free Unlimited Internet 24/7, Free Walking Tour, Free Dinner Tuesdays, Free Activities and more.Get the inside information on the sights of Melbourne on our half-day walking tour, hear the tunes of local DJ's and bands on our pub crawl, taste the market fresh ingredients in our Free Tuesday dinners.If you are looking for even more tours and trips, see our in house Fully Licensed Travel Agency for expert experience and the best deals on trips around Australia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Greenhouse Backpacker

Address: 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: €25 - €70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 64
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