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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights. By far the worst hostel we have stayed in. The room, which was a standard hostel room was OK, no complaints there...unless you end up with a balcony room where your blinds are taped down as guests use the balcony (that is linked to the room to smoke). The whole second floor stunk. The kitchen was...

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 9 September 2016

A great trip to Melbourne somewhat spoiled by the below par accommodation ... the room was cold and draughty, the heater did not work, the bed was rock hard, and to top it all off, the wifi wasn't working.

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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

6 bed room, 3 of us. Room a little cold and drafty due to not properly sealed doors and windows. Springy beds. 2nd floor female showers better than 1st. Helpful staff, great location. Served its purpose of a bed for a night. Structural issues in rooms and bathrooms need to be fixed. Close to a free tram stop and shopping...

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Enjoyed the room, location and friendly staff (they were really helpful), but the kitchen was woefully understocked (not enough cutlery, bowls etc) and the general aesthetic was a little run down. Would stay again but only in a private room. Also got bitten A LOT while I was there but I can't say for sure it was anything wrong on...

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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed 5 nights in The Spencer Backpackers in a 6 bed dorm! Two friends of mine stayed in a double bed room. The rooms were dusty and dirty. The house is an old building and smells really old and bad. It's okay for a night but I wouldn't stay longer than that. The kitchen size is okay with a...

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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Made online booking and was emailed asking ETA. Advised flight in and time, no return email. Arrived to a sign with a mobile number. Rang it three times, also sent msg. After 40 mins guy called me back but we'd already found somewhere else to stay. Another traveller also waited! Very slack service, should have been told of wait at...

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1Thank Katie S
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

In all seriousness this is actually an OK hostel but I was bitten all over by bed bugs and was given some bug spray and fresh linen when really all my clothes should of been washed free of charge and the room should of been evacuated as I'm sure people will be still staying in that room and getting bitten...

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Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night, not a lot I can fault really. I would have maybe expected a little more for the price of $70 but all in all, it was Clean & the bed was comfy. The bar downstairs is good, and the staff were friendly. Would probably look somewhere else first, but I wouldn't be against staying here...

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Burnie, Australia
Reviewed 25 February 2015

A friend and I were out of places to stay due to a weekend full of events, but we managed to get a room here. We had a twin room with the most uncomfortable old bunk bed mattresses both of us had ever slept in, both the top and bottom felt like you were sleeping on wire mesh with a...

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Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I stayed a few years ago and on coming back I found it had made a few improvements. I found the free wifi very useful and fairly fast most of the time. The staff were very helpful as well. Very friendly. Overall a great little place for the price.

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The Spencer Backpackers is a small, friendly hostel that caters to all budget travellers. We have a fully eqipped, self catering kitchen for those on a budget and a great bar with fantastic food. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Spencer Backpackers

Address: 475 Spencer St, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range: €19 - €62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“Go private - dorms looked quite basic with lots of long term guests staying so not the tidiest.”
 of 5 bubbles AshJ486, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“During summer the closer floors to the ground are cooler.”
 of 5 bubbles 978nikkiw, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Request to be away from staircase and reception area. ”
 of 5 bubbles 248glennh, 9 May 2014 | Read review
“The higher up you go the quieter the rooms are.”
 of 5 bubbles 978nikkiw, 28 Apr 2014 | Read review
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