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Reviews of GreenHouse Backpackers

Hostel | Level 6, 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia 3000

81.9% Overall Rating

118 out of 128 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/03/2014)

Jade Norney thinks…

"Fantastic free Internet and free breakfast (toast or cereal) for guests. Rooms are comfortable and showers / toilets are plenty."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 15.81

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). For No Shows or late cancellation, customers will be charge 1 night accommodation. Booking of twelve guests or more are not accepted through this site. Please contact the hostel directly.

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81.9%

Overall Rating

118 out of 128 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'GreenHouse Backpackers'

Atmosphere
72.8%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
75.2%
Value
76.8%
Safety
88.8%
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85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jade Norney

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2014 Jade would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic free Internet and free breakfast (toast or cereal) for guests. Rooms are comfortable and showers / toilets are plenty.

Disliked: I found that most people staying here were workers so the atmosphere was a bit clicks so I would only stay here a short while if you're on your own.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Laura Baskeyfield

Alone

Visiting friends or family

26 February 2014 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Great location.

Disliked: Key cards were a pain and rooms were quite cramped.

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

09 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location, middle of the cultural and tourist area. Very friendly stuff. A lot of activities for tourists, including terrific free tour with Shanan, who showed us Melbourne that not every local knows about.

Disliked: The internet connection was quite low.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Pamela Grillet-Paysan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals

03 February 2014

Liked: Free Wifi. Centrally located. Huge kitchen. This is an average hostel with all facilities such a hostel should have.

Disliked: This is a huge hostel, a lot of rooms, a lot of people. For solo travelers, it is therefore difficult to meet people. It does not have character nor atmosphere. The staff were not very helpful and friendly. The lockers in the rooms do not seem very safe, so I did not dare to leave my valuables in them. I could not sleep very well because the guests were making a lot of noise (I think this is more a party hostel). Also, in the morning, the staff make announcements to remind guests that check out is at 10 AM: this is a true hassle for other guests who want to sleep!! It is each traveler's responsibility to arrive on time for check out...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

15 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Also nice, modern and clean rooms. Free wi-fi ( although very slow, in the evening )

Disliked: Rooftop area is a cool idea on a sunny day. Could use some more tlc as it doesn't give a very warm/welcoming vibe. More plants would already make a difference. Keys never seemed to work.

100.0%
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Trevor Skelton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 January 2014 Trevor would recommend this property

Liked: Location,rooms,shower facilities,helpful staff.

Disliked: Trevor left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 December 2013

Liked: Near to centre, although it was above a police station.

Disliked: Extremely depressing rooms with no windows, looked like a prison cell. We left after one night. Very noisy and could hear every word being said in all surrounding rooms.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jennifer Byers

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

23 December 2013 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: Fab location The hostel put on activities during the week If you're staying for 7 nights book through the hostel website so you can get a discount.

Disliked: Wifi can be a bit slow in the evening due to so many people using it. If you're staying for 7 nights book through the hostel website so you can get a discount, can't receive it through hostelbookers.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Peter Taylor

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 December 2013 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Slow internet, not certain it worked

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

HYO YOUNG LEE

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 November 2013 HYO YOUNG would recommend this property

Liked: I liked free breakfast provided between 7~9 AM every morning. Also the great location for everywhere to go to the train station and shopping street or supermarket Coles, etc,. Also free internet access and wifi.

Disliked: I stayed on 3rd floor and the public shower room & toilette was a little bit messy with tissue on the ground but otherwise, it was all fine to stay there for 4 nights. very secure and safe.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

19 November 2013

Liked: location is near flinders station and free tram..easy access to tourist sites

Disliked: The place lack adequate windows. The property is full of dust and dust mites. When you check on the ventilation system, it looks like it has not been cleaned for ages. Upon arrival, I immediately suffered from severe runny nose and itching. I already read it from one of the reviews, I regret ignoring the warning. The wifi is very weak and not working at night. It seems that the reception was instructed to turn off the wifi to limit occupants from staying at the common area.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The free breakfast and the little lights per bunk.

Disliked: Key cards could be intermittent on doors and wifi only available on 6th floor.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Roof top area, 24hour reception, good location, good sized rooms with large lockers

Disliked: quite expensive- had put up the prices since I booked, so charged me more than they had quoted on hostel bookers website.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very social and international bunch. Although people gather on the 6th floor to socialise, and I was staying on the 5th floor, I was not able to hear any of the sound from upstairs.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Therese Gallagher

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2013 Therese would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen is fully stocked and cleaned throughout the day, same with the showers. Lots of lounge room and the rooftop garden is cool.

Disliked: Wifi was a little sketchy at times

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

22 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the rooftop access and cinema room.

Disliked: The person I was bunked with was messy.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Mathew Dickinson

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

20 October 2013 Mathew would recommend this property

Liked: Really good location. Close to fed square, lane ways, bars, etc. good public transport access. Large rooftop area. Quite a friendly/social hostel

Disliked: Rooms don't have any windows. A/C wasn't working last day of stay - was really hard to fall asleep. Rooms near shower block subject to noise in corridor/bathrooms 24/7. Cleanliness okay- there was however dried vomit on the back on toilet door for length of stay (3days).

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

06 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Common area

Disliked: Bathrooms a bit dirty.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to town. Reasonably priced. Clean. Friendly staff.

Disliked: Wifi was only available on the top floor and not in rooms.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

29 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It felt safe and secure. Great location. Friendly staff. Sizeable rooms.

Disliked: The bunk beds weren't particularly comfortable. The room that we stayed in was for 2ppl and had a couch which wasn't really necessary. It could have fitted two single beds instead. The rooftop was great but could have had a better layout? More tables maybe? To make it a bit more inviting The location of the wifi was annoying.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Minyan Lu

Alone

Work / volunteering

28 September 2013 Minyan would recommend this property

Liked: Very safe 'cause it's in the same building with the police station XD. Very convinient you can find everything you need nearby. Pretty clean to me. Free breakfast and free dinner at Tuesday night were very helpful to my budget.

Disliked: The toilet tanks in the female toilet on 4th floor were leaking all the time, which is not very 'green'. Somebody please fix it, I got annoyed by that. The walls between the rooms were a bit thin that I could sometimes hear next door talking even though in my room it was very quiet. It indeed gets booked out easily and unexpectably. The wifi was very slow. The sim card system at the entrance of 4th floor doesn't work properly.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Luke Holmes

Alone

Business / conference
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

16 September 2013 Luke would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, modern, clean and freindly. Staff were fantastic, always able and willing to help. Accomidation was at a high standard and exceeded value for money. Overall I would highly recommend this complex and will definately visit again.

Disliked: Luke left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Work / volunteering

16 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: Room and washrooms not as clean as expected

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean safe warm, they actually undersell themselves online

Disliked: showers not warm enough

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Hannah Bath

Alone

City break

12 July 2013 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Easy, friendly, clean, professional staff.

Disliked: Couldn't find tea or coffee :)