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Melbourne City Backpackers

197-199 King Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
+61 396 701 111

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Melbourne City Backpackers - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Distance to city centre 1.1 km
Location rating 9.6
Nearest airport Melbourne
Distance to airport 19.2 km


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  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Mr Max manager is A smart fellow by face as well as by heart beautiful, soft lips, gentle.

    Early check out at10am late check in 2pm gap 4 hours be reduced.

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    Very near Southern Cross Station which is where Sky Buses from the airport go to. Large enough space to hang around.

    Restrooms are in bad shape. Can get too noisy and there’s no noise level policy at all. No elevators and stairs are too narrow if you’re carrying luggage.

  • Okay
    Jan 2020

    The showers were ok, not the cleanest but there was space inside the cubicle to get dressed and a bench and two hooks to hang and store your belongings. The lockers were big enough to store a medium sized suit case but you need to bring your own padlock. It was close to Southern Cross Station - only about a 5 minute walk. Coles supermarket is also close by.

    The dorms were not very clean, at least the floor didn't look very clean as it looked dusty and there were bugs. The rooms are not sound proof at all so you can anyone talking in the corridor, doors banging or people walking along the corridor at all hours of the night. I barely slept because of the noise so ear plugs are necessary. There are also very few power sockets (only 4 sockets for a 6 person room). What little sockets there were, it was very far from my bed. The description said "sockets near the bed" but that is not true. My bed/bunk was by the door and the sockets were by the two other bunks on my side of the room. When the two plugs on my side of the room were taken, I had to use the plug on the other side of the room that has a wall separating both sides so I couldn't even see my phone. This meant that I felt my belongings were insecure and I had to get up in the middle of the night everyday to unplug my phone when it finished charging so I could have it with me again. Breakfast was very minimal - toast and some spreads, cereal and tea/coffee etc. You have to wash and dry your own dishes. The kitchen didn't seem very clean. There are no lifts so for people with heavier luggage, that could be an issue. Only limited wifi and it could be slow. Whilst it's close to Southern Cross Station, it was a good 15-20 minute walk to the main part of the CBD although there are lots of trams.

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    Free toast for breakfast.

    Our room was so cold, there was no heater.

  • Okay
    Jan 2020

    staff at reception was nice. great place to meet like-minded travellers.

    the place was not as clean as shown in the photos. looks eerie inside. outside the building is where a group of people hangout and smoke pot.

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A stay at Melbourne city backpackers places you in the heart of Melbourne, within a 15-minute walk of SEA LIFE Melbourne and Bourke Street Mall. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

7.6 Good

based on 1,687 reviews









Things to know

  • Train station is close
  • Fair breakfast prices

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Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
No smoking
24-hour front desk
Storage available
Business centre
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
Adults only
Airport shuttle

FAQs when booking at Melbourne City Backpackers

Where is Melbourne City Backpackers located?

Melbourne City Backpackers is located at 197-199 King Street in Melbourne CBD, 1.1 km from the centre of Melbourne. Collins Street is the closest landmark to Melbourne City Backpackers.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Melbourne City Backpackers?

Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Melbourne City Backpackers.

Does Melbourne City Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Melbourne City Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Melbourne City Backpackers offer free parking?

No, Melbourne City Backpackers does not offer free parking.

Does Melbourne City Backpackers offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Melbourne City Backpackers does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Melbourne City Backpackers from the airport?

Melbourne City Backpackers is 10.8 km from Melbourne Essendon. Melbourne City Backpackers is 19.2 km from Melbourne.

Can you bring pets to Melbourne City Backpackers?

No, pets are not allowed at Melbourne City Backpackers.

Does Melbourne City Backpackers have a pool?

No, Melbourne City Backpackers does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Collins Street 0.6 km
  • Royal Arcade 0.8 km
  • Block Arcade 0.8 km
  • Bourke Street Mall 0.8 km
  • Queen Victoria Market 0.9 km
  • Southbank Promenade 1 km

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Melbourne Essendon 10.8 km
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Hampton Sandringham Bus 15.6 km

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