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Hostel | 167 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Australia VIC 3000

82.3% Overall Rating

395 out of 568 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/03/2014)

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

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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
  • 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 12.09
  • Towel USD 4.65

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note: A one nights cancellation fee applies to any reservation cancelled within 24 hours of arrival. Any guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their legal guardian. Any guests under 18 must be in a private room. * All guests must provide a passport on arrival. All credit card or Eftpos transactions will incur a 3% surcharge. A $10 key deposit is required by each guests on arrival. All bookings of 11 or more people are considered a group and must book through our groups department as different terms & conditions apply. Groups of 4-10 people are required to pay a $100 bond on arrival. We offer a FREE airport pick up from Tullamarine for all guests who stay 3 or more consecutive nights. If you arrive between 5am and 9pm simply go to bus zone 2 or 5 and jump on the STAR BUS. Tickets are $10 per person however if you stay 3 nights or more with us this will be refunded on check-in when you present your receipt.

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82.3%

Overall Rating

395 out of 568 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Discovery Melbourne'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
88.8%
Value
84.0%
Safety
84.0%
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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 :)

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

16 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean,great bathroom facilities.

Disliked: We stayed in room 419-very stuff and hot, we ended up leaving at 2am for the airport as we were so uncomfortable. Wouldn't have been a problem in usual Melbourne weather, but at the time it was 45degrees.

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

Renae Grinlaubs

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 January 2014 Renae would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and friendly.

Disliked: Location a bit strange.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

05 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness of the staff and guests

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and nice rooms

Disliked: Have to pay for wifi

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Lochlan Christian

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2014 Lochlan would recommend this property

Liked: Location and staff were both helpful and good. The drink specials were great. Room size was good. Fan and heater in the room which was appreciated.

Disliked: It has a repugnant smell in the main booking area as you walk in. The shower facilities on the 4th floor were terrible. Im 6'4 tall. Only 2 shower heads could facilitate me. The ceiling was pealing and looks disgusting. 1 lift in operation was annoying but not a problem

The property's response is...

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

Courtney Leggett

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 December 2013 Courtney would recommend this property

Liked: The cleanest hostel I've stayed in! The bathrooms and kitchen were cleaned 3-4 times a day (and they don't just say that). They always had cleaners everywhere and you could see the logs when you used the facilities of when it was cleaned last. The atmosphere was chill and people were friendly. We had a really good experience at Discovery, our favorite so far =)

Disliked: Courtney left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Jonas Pracht

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 November 2013 Jonas would recommend this property

Liked: Free food Good beds

Disliked: No luggage storing

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Kitchen facilities were good.so were the bathrooms

Disliked: It was loud.you could hear everyone in the other rooms when you were in your own.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff is very helpful.

Disliked: none

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

23 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very secure, 24hr reception, rooms are large and great location

Disliked: No free Internet, the kitchen is too small, no toilet near the kitchen, bar not open every night

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: v

Disliked: Showers/bathroom

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Steven Fougeron

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 September 2013 Steven would recommend this property

Liked: proprety (clean male shower, toilets), location (near to melbourne central on foot or tram), price, staff 24/24

Disliked: Security card wasn't working so well, some staff was not really nice to ppl.

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

Margaret Burgess

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 July 2013 Margaret would recommend this property

Liked: Reception staff made check in and check out no fuss.

Disliked: Bunk beds rather high.