United Backpackers

250 Flinders StreetMelbourne3000Australia
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About United Backpackers

Situated in central Melbourne, opposite to Flinders Street train station, this popular backpacker's hostel is perfect to explore Melbourne from. Complete with an on-site bar for socialising with fellow travellers.

Female-only or mixed dormitories are available, featuring lockers and bedside lamps plus secure access by electronic key card. Certain rooms have private bathrooms and there are additional shared bathrooms in the hostel.

The communal TV lounge and onsite bar offer guests an environment to relax in. There are laundry facilities, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi available.

A large kitchen and dining room are accessible for guest use, complete with ovens and hot plates. The United Backpackers is surrounded by endless dining options within yards of the property.

St Paul’s Cathedral, Federation Square and the Yarra River are all less than five minutes away on foot from United Backpackers. Rod Laver Arena and the Melbourne Cricket Ground are around seven minutes by tram.


250 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
Telephone: +61(3)96542616 | Fax: +61(3)96637009 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Very central location

Lying in the heart of Melbourne, the city centre is on the doorstep of this hostel with dozens bars, shops and sights within a short walk. Guests appreciate this sublime location and consistently rate it as one of the prime reasons for choosing this property over others in the city.

Regular bar activities

The in-house bar and lounge area hold regular events each evening in the hostel, varying throughout the week. Guests of the hostel found this to be an excellent element of their stay and appreciate the effort put in by the staff. Several reviews mention it is a brilliant way to get to know fellow travellers.

Good cleanliness standards

A multitude of reviews point out the high standards of cleanliness kept in the rooms and common areas of the hostel. Guests report noticing regular housekeeping each day in the rooms offering fresh linen, plus on-going housekeeping in lounge areas.

Negative Reviews

Noisy environment outside

Guests of the hostel often mention the loud and hectic environment outside, commenting they are often woken up by the morning rush hour beginning. The location is opposite a very busy train station and thus sees a great deal of traffic, including pedestrians, outside at all hours.

Wifi doesn’t reach rooms

The complimentary Wi-Fi offered by this property is only available in the common areas of the hostel. Multiple guests find it frustrating that they can not enjoy Wi-Fi from the comfort and privacy of their own rooms.

No further issues reported

So far, no further recent negative opinion has been expressed by guests about this hotel.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 1326 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
  • hostelbookers
    9.1 /10
  • ebookers.ie
    8.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.3 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 1326 reviews