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Reviews of Discovery Melbourne

Hostel | 167 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Australia VIC 3000

73.4% Overall Rating

416 out of 601 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/05/2015)

Laura Bounford thinks…

"Shower and toilet blocks mean you never have to wait for the en-suite to be free. Great in large dorm rooms! The bar is really nice and contemporary with good drinks offers on too"

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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
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 9.48
  • Towel USD 3.65

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

General • Check in time is 2pm. • Check out time is 10am. • $10 refundable key deposit per person is required to be paid at time of check in • Any guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their legal guardian and be in a private room. • All guests must provide valid ID on arrival, which includes Passports, KeyPass and Australian and International Drivers Licenses. Student ID cards cannot be accepted as suitable identification. • If you stay for 14 nights or more and catch STARBUS to Discovery Melbourne we will refund your ticket, so make sure to keep your receipt! (not applicable to group bookings) Payments • 3% surcharge applies to all EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard payments. Groups • Groups of 4-10 require a credit card pre authorisation of $100 on arrival as well as a $10 key deposit per person. • If people in groups are arriving separately, the first person to arrive need to pay in full for the whole group as well as the bonds. • All bookings of 11+ people need to be booked directly

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73.4%

Overall Rating

416 out of 601 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Discovery Melbourne'

Atmosphere
67.2%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
71.2%
Cleanliness
68.0%
Staff
83.2%
Value
65.6%
Safety
70.4%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Laura Bounford

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

10 May 2015

Liked: Shower and toilet blocks mean you never have to wait for the en-suite to be free. Great in large dorm rooms! The bar is really nice and contemporary with good drinks offers on too

Disliked: Our room stated on the fire safety map in the bathroom that it was supposed to be a 12 bed dorm but actually had 16. One bunk was literally in the middle of the room and very un-sturdy - wobbled a lot. People checking in at all hours, which is great but upon arrival very late at night in said 16 bed dorm, we had to shine our mobile phones torch around the room to attempt to find the only 2 spare beds - annoying for the other people in the room i'm sure, as we also had this happen to us in the nights following as new people weren't told which beds were specifically free. The bar isn't open very late and not at all during the day which is a shame

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 March 2015

Liked: The location is the only thing i liked about this hostel. No free tours, dinner or activities organized to meet other travelers because "the hostel is to big". The hostel is indeed big and the travelers are not very open to meet new people.

Disliked: No spoons/forks in the kitchen. A lot of the stoves don't work so you have to wait for others to cook. The walls in the dorms are very thin and the hostel is very noisy. There is a bar but according to the long-term stayers the bar is always empty. So all in all the hostel is alright if you only sleep there but there are way nicer hostels in the CBD.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2015

Liked: Location. Met some nice people.

Disliked: Kitchen not adequate. Toilets unclean. No sound insulation.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Peter Moffitt

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

01 March 2015

Liked: Central location. Friendly staff.

Disliked: Not very secure. A friend of mine had his entire bag and contents stolen from our room.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Robin Conklin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 February 2015

Liked: Very good showers Clean Rooms Nice lounge Organized

Disliked: Way too big Utterly disgusting kitchen You will catch a disease in that Hard to meet people Not a good stay for long term

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

clare hermon

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 February 2015 clare would recommend this property

Liked: Good, cheap breakfasts!

Disliked: clare left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Xenia Wittmann

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 February 2015 Xenia would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location, right next to Queen Victoria Market and close to the City Centre. Big and clean rooms, clean bathrooms, friendly staff. Very comfortable beds. Very good travel agency in the hostel, they can book trips for you and they are super friendly!

Disliked: Some people in my dorm had stuff stolen because we did not have lockers. The kitchen is messy but I guess that's the fault of the people who stay here. And they should put forks in the kitchen, there are only spoons and knifes, not a big deal though. Wifi isn't free but it's fast.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is a massive massive massive hostel, the largest I've ever stayed at but that means it has loads of facilities and a lot of space in common areas. Location is perfect and third floor bathrooms are beautiful.

Disliked: It is so big that it doesn't at all have a friendly hostel feel but that's not an issue to me. They have no free luggage storage facilities only paid lockers, but many people just leave their bags on top of the lockers for the day without paying. It might be insecure but I did this as well with no problem.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

michel hagen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 February 2015

Liked: Kitchen ok, Rooftop nice, Café quite cheap

Disliked: The hostel ist just too big and dirty. Especially on the toilets and showers. I mean atleast They Were maybe clean cleaned Every 2 days and not properly. the Walls Were slowly Coming down on the ttoilet.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: + great location + nice athmosphere in the building

Disliked: - WiFi is not free, but if you buy it for some dollars its unlimited!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Hannah Beresford

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

05 February 2015 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap accommodation in the CBD. Easy to get to Flinders by free tram.

Disliked: Needs lockers in the bedrooms and a plug socket for each bed.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

04 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very helpful and for a hostel it was very clean (apart from the kitchen throughout the day, which is obviously down to those using it to keep it clean). Nice chill out areas by the reception and by the kitchen. Good area on the roof to hang out.

Disliked: Room was displayed as a 16 bed but actually had 17 beds in it. DVD player in cinema room didn't work.

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

Ricardo Kalbhen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

02 February 2015 Ricardo would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and safe!

Disliked: The atmosphere was not that good as I aspect.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

25 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, cool bar below, loved the complimentary breakfast and felt pretty safe, all the travelers were so nice and mindful of their own stuff.

Disliked: The shower floors could have been a bit cleaner and air conditioning would have been nice.

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

Armando Escandell Lucas

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 January 2015 Armando would recommend this property

Liked: Its many services and/or activities that were able to be done there.

Disliked: The showers were little ugly.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's clean and well located.

Disliked: You need to pay 10AUD for 3 days wifi or 5AUD for 1 day wifi, and there's 10AUD key deposit too

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

James Gould

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2015 James would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, excellent staff, cheap beers, clean bedrooms

Disliked: Pay for wifi, no drinking outside the bar

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

04 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nicely located and a good atmosphere for having fun.

Disliked: The people staying selfish inconsiderate pricks, but think I just hit a bad bunch.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Philipp Viandt

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 January 2015 Philipp would recommend this property

Liked: Clean sanitary installations and rooms, big laundry facilities, good entertainment options, friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: insufficient kitchen equipment, badly soundproofed

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 November 2014

Liked: Nice breakfast, good location next to the Victoria Markets

Disliked: Really thin walls between the rooms. Big hostel, had an unpersonal atmosphere.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

20 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and staff

Disliked: Cleaning

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful and friendly staff. Clean bathrooms and plenty of showers and toilets.

Disliked: Showers and toilets quite far from room.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Relaxation/spa

17 June 2014

Liked: I don't like anything

Disliked: We had some problem with some guys, that disturb all night. And the security, night manager do no did anything fast to solve. Me in my wife recognize the guys two times and the security / manager don't did nothing. When the police come, the guys already sleeping and the police could do nothing as well. We lost the first night of sleep there.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Deborah Rinehart

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2014 Deborah would recommend this property

Liked: The location is good.

Disliked: It's a bit loud.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

19 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The cleanliness of the bathrooms. Moreoever, most staff members are helpful.

Disliked: The room itself, as it was very basic and it's quite noisy. Moreover, it doesn't smell really nice in the whole building.

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