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Reviews of Discovery Melbourne

Hostel | 167 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Australia VIC 3000

75.9% Overall Rating

403 out of 581 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/06/2014)

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

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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 11.35
  • Towel USD 4.37

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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75.9%

Overall Rating

403 out of 581 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Discovery Melbourne'

Atmosphere
64.8%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
73.6%
Cleanliness
69.6%
Staff
83.2%
Value
75.2%
Safety
79.2%
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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.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Shingirayi Padya

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 May 2014 Shingirayi would recommend this property

Liked: How well they accommodate guests. Great location Fun time! Well facilitated. Good events for guests.

Disliked: Shingirayi left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Huot Iv

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 May 2014 Huot would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast

Disliked: It is a very large hostel and very impersonal so harder to meet people

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

30 April 2014

Liked: Common areas are nice they put stuff on for residents.

Disliked: Paying for all extras! Wifi and baggage holding. I had to pay $10 to leave my bag for the day, might as well pick a better place that's $10 more a night and has a free storage room!

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 April 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: Ich habe im Female Dorm geschlafen. Das schlimmste, was ich jemals in 4 Monaten meiner Reise gesehen habe, und meine Ansprüche sind wirklich nicht hoch. Viele Langzeit-Bewohner im Zimmer, die sich in einem unheimlichen Chaos im Zimmer ausgebreitet haben. Ständig Geruch nach Parfüm, Haarspray etc. Dazu benutzen die Mädels nämlich ebenfalls das Zimmer. Essensreste werden auch nicht unbedingt im Mülleimer entsorgt. Ekelhaft!

The property's response is...

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

Tom Fisher

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2014 Tom would recommend this property

Liked: Safe, great location and the staff were helpful. Beds were very comfy! Room good size and clean.

Disliked: Kitchen often a real mess, some people make no effort to clean up after themselves. Not enough food in the morning for breakfast for everybody. No drinking after 9pm and the Friday night 'party' in the bar closed at midnight!

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Karla Ellicock

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2014

Liked: Location - quite accessible to centre of city and right across the road from the Queen Victoria Markets. The main reception area was the only respectable part of the hostel. Lift music

Disliked: Kitchen was not large enough for the size of the hostel. Breakfast was a warzone - food everywhere, no cups available, not enough plates. A staff member is needed to be constantly there to organise this more efficiently. Rooms, hallways and especially the bathrooms could have been a lot cleaner.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

19 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: ...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Ernesto Miciletto Stellino

Alone

Business / conference

26 March 2014 Ernesto would recommend this property

Liked: good position, safe, friendly staff

Disliked: guests were not friendly and useless, not really the hostels fault :)

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location is amust. Liked the friendly staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were excellent throughout, helping when room key card failed in the middle of the night.

Disliked: Due to it's size there is no real atmosphere, people seem to ignore anyone not in their group

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

26 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice hostel, right next the Queen Victoria Markets. Facilities are clean. Rooms are nothing special, but still enough space. Breakfast includes toast and cereals. Staff was very friendly and always helped us out. 2 min walk to Aldi, 5 min walk to City Circle tram, 15-20 min to flinders street station. Would recommend.

Disliked: Rooms get very hot in summer due to the lack of air-condition.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast choice is brilliant! Lots of variety and plenty to choose from. Could do with more choice of drinks though, only tea and coffee available.

Disliked: Lots of people seemed to have things go missing, not sure whether security was that great.

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

Nicola Rivers

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

26 February 2014 Nicola would recommend this property

Liked: It felt very modern and clean. Bathrooms were a awesome and the bed was comfortable (I stayed in a private double). Had a very relaxed vibe to it.

Disliked: There was a bit of construction work going on next door but that can't be helped. The walls are pretty thin and you have to get through so many security doors that it can get a bit noisy when people are moving around the floor.

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

KIT YING TSUI

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 February 2014

Liked: Time staff are very nice and polite!

Disliked: Room is unclean and small

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were so friendly and willing to help, clean & tidy rooms, awesome atmosphere & great facilities. Would definitely stay there again.

Disliked: Not sure if it's something that is in the process, but I thought everything but the bathrooms were awesome. They were ok.. not really nasty & gross.. but everything else was really modern & nice, and then you walk into the bathroom and it's like it's a different place.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Davide Fancellu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 February 2014 Davide would recommend this property

Liked: Everything perfect! Clean room, giant kitchen and living room!

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lucan Grave

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

30 January 2014 Lucan would recommend this property

Liked: Discovery is a great laugh, we liked it so much we chose to stay another week, like many other people. The bar has a great atmosphere, the staff are great. Yes you have to pay for internet but I think it's worth it, a free breakfast makes up for that. The rooms can get a little warm, but it's a warm country and if the rooms are full then there's going to be abit extra body heat

Disliked: The construction next door ruins the view of the roof terrace

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Dominic Catarroja

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
City break
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

19 January 2014 Dominic would recommend this property

Liked: Bar, cinema and the roof top.

Disliked: Need some air-conditioning but over all it's a great value for money :)