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United Backpackers Hostel

250 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Australia

Come and find out why travellers keep reviewing United Backpackers as the best hostel in Melbourne and even Australia! It is no secret we have the best location right opposite the iconic Flinders Street Station in the absolute heart of Melbourne, but we also offer you brand new facilities, heaps of sweet spaces to chill or play including our cool basement bar and yes, rest assured we also have free Wi-Fi in our common areas. Read more

88% Overall Rating 76 out of 82 customers would recommend this property based on 82 reviews

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 89%

Facilities 83%

Location 98%

Safety 92%

Staff 88%

Value 86%

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Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar APM-96
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

Important Information

No bookings over 8 guests. If you create a booking with more than 8 people the booking will not be accepted and you will not receive a refund of your deposit.
All guests must provide a passport or current driver’s license on arrival. Proof of age cards are not accepted.
Check in time is 2pm
$10 refundable key deposit per person is required to be paid at time of check in
Private ensuite rooms require a credit card pre authorisation of $100 on arrival as well as a $10 key deposit per person
Any guest under the age of 18yrs must be accompanied by their legal guardian and be in a private room.
A one night cancellation fee applies to any reservation cancelled within 24 hours of arrival.
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 needs to pay in full for the whole group.
Our property has a 24 hour reception.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Melbourne?

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Come and find out why travellers keep reviewing United Backpackers as the best hostel in Melbourne and even Australia! It is no secret we have the best location right opposite the iconic Flinders Street Station in the absolute heart of Melbourne, but we also offer you brand new facilities, heaps of sweet spaces to chill or play including our cool basement bar and yes, rest assured we also have free Wi-Fi in our common areas. Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

4 Bed Female Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Basic 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

12 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 12

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

10 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Standard 12 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 12

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About United Backpackers

Our hostel is full of personality with Melbournes laneway culture, funky decor and quirky art throughout. All this is served up with a great atmosphere, cool free events and tours every day, top notch security and amazing local staff who are on a mission to give you the best Melbourne experience possible. Come and be part of our story!

Us in a nutshell:

• Super clean and spacious Accommodation for 290 travellers over 3 levels
• FREE Wi-Fi in common areas
• Every bed has its own power-point, reading light and locker
• Sparking clean bathrooms cleaned around the clock
• Designer kitchen & dining room overlooking Flinders Station with ovens and heaps of equipment, hot plates and storage
• Very funky Underground Chill Lounge open 24 hours
• Our very own basement bar Lost & Found open 7 days for your partying pleasure
• Funky TV Lounge filled with beanbags & free DVD hire
• 24 Reception manned with a rock star reception team of Melbourne locals
• Top class security with swipe card access, lockers in all rooms & CCTV
• A full time Events Manager, loads of free daily and nightly events to keep you entertained and show you the real Melbourne
• Travel desk for all your tour and travel needs
• Guest laundry open 24/7
• Free luggage storage

Accommodation Information

Our rooms are super clean and spacious with each person treated to their own locker, reading light and power point. We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from so whether you are looking to share a dorm from 4 to 12 beds filled with your newest friends, or to splash out on one of our private ensuite rooms, you will find it at United Backpackers!

All rooms have:

• Lockers
• Bedside light and power point for your charging pleasure
• Lots of space
• High quality, comfy beds and linen
• Choose between shared or ensuite bathrooms

* All guests must provide a passport or current driver’s licence on arrival. Proof of age cards are not accepted.
* Check in time is 2pm – free luggage storage is available for early arrivals
* $10 refundable key deposit per person is required to be paid at time of check in
* Private ensuite rooms require a $100 credit card pre authorisation of $100 on arrival as well as a $10 key deposit per person
* Any guest under the age of 18yrs must be accompanied by their legal guardian and be in a private room.
* A one night cancellation fee applies to any reservation cancelled within 24 hours of arrival.
* 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 needs to pay in full for the whole group as well as the bonds.
* Any inquiries or bookings for groups over 10 people must be booked through the Hostel Manager and are at the manager’s discretion’s. Different rates and T&C will apply.
* No BYO alcohol permitted - you can purchase drinks from our super cheap bar 7 nights a week.

Location Information

When it comes to our location it's no secret ours is the best! Make United Backpackers your home and you will be staying directly opposite the iconic Flinders Street Station, 50m from famous landmark Federation Square and just a one minute walk to the beautiful Yarra River. You couldn't be more central! We also just happen to be located on the funkiest and most vibrant laneway in Melbourne, Degraves Street!

Melbourne is famous for its bustling laneway culture and is known as one of the street art capitals of the world! When you backpack Melbourne you can spend days exploring the maze of laneways filled with street art, cool people, yum cafes, underground bars, buskers and funky shops. We're bringing the Melbourne vibe inside our walls with quirky décor and artwork throughout the building.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.