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Urban Central Backpackers

Hostel | 334 City Road, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia .

87.7% Overall Rating

658 out of 711 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/04/2015)

Marina Siebenand Alves thinks…

"One of the best hostels I've stayed, staff is super friendly and helpful, lots of free tours and cheap dinner deals! You have to try the italian dinner on Thursdays, simply amazing. Short 10min walk…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet café
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Melbourne?

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Quoted by backpacker guides as 'the perfect package', our award winning venue is central to Melbourne city, beach and St Kilda. Urban Central Backpackers is second to none for service, facilities and hygiene.
-FREE Breakfast
-FREE Tea, Coffee and Milk
-FREE Rice, Pasta and Noodles
-FREE Weekly Meal
-FREE Towel and Linen Read more

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About Urban Central Backpackers

With the option of female, male or mixed sex, all dormitories sleep a maximum of 4 guests. All dormitories offer a free personal locker with your own power point enabling you to charge your phone, iPod, camera, etc. knowing it will be secure. Each bed has clean, fresh linen and a towel along with a personal reading light. All mattresses are fully sprung, with individual air conditioning/heating. Room access is through top of the range security cards.

Our popular in house bar has the cheapest drinks in town and offers daily happy hour with cheap jugs of beer, glasses of wine and bubbly at awesome prices. There is plenty of free entertainment including quizzes, theme nights, live music. We also have pool tables, table football and multiple big screen for almost every live sporting event.

Urban Central is ideally located in Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank adjacent to the famous Crown Casino and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The city is a 5 minute walk away with public transport on our doorstep, St Kilda is only a 10 minute tram ride. Shopping around Urban Central is excellent, Southbank ‘chic’ shopping across the road, South Melbourne shopping strip and market only seconds away, Port Melbourne shopping strip a 15 minute walk (on the way to the beach) and a Direct Factory Outlet about a 10 minute walk, you’re bound to find what you need!!!

**Please note that we require ID from ALL guests. ID must either be a passport, driver’s license or key pass. A $10 Cash key deposit will also be needed from all guests also**
** Check in time is after 2pm. If you arrive early you are welcome to store your bags. If booking for more than one person please note that you will have to arrive at the same time and pay together.**
** Please also note that while we always try to fit group bookings into the same rooms, we do not guarantee this. ** Under 18 year olds cannot share in dormitory rooms.
**No Cancellations or refunds during event times**
**Full charge for late cancellations and no shows**

Accommodation Information

Since opening late 2005 Urban Central has achieved the following awards from various industry organizations:
• Best backpacker award finalist 2010
• 7th best hostel Australia 2010
• Best backpacker night finalist 2010
• Best backpacker award winner 2009
• Best value award in 2009
• Best backpacker night finalist 2009
• Best backpacker award finalist 2008
• Best backpacker night finalist 2008
• Best cleanliness award in 2008
• Top 10 rated hostel for facilities in 2007
• RACV 4 star rated
• Top 3 hostels in Oceania 2006
• Top rated for friendliness in 2006
• Top rated recommended hostel 2006