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Olten, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Stayed for two nights. This hostel is located approx. 10 minutes on foot from the centre. Dorm was spacious with comfy beds. Lockers for all guests are provided (big enough for your backpack and with e-socket within!). Reading-lamp for each bed, but no e-socket there. All rooms are clean. There are enough bathrooms with good showers on the floor. Staff...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you stay with us at Urban. Our internet is with GX2 technology (used to be global gossip). We have found that their connection is fast, reliable and with an excellent support team. It is only $3 a day with discounts the longer you stay. We are looking forward to having you stay...

Reviewed 4 December 2016

Stayed here for 6 weeks, trying 2 other hostels in Melbourne before hand. It was very clean especially the kitchen! They have staff always on duty to make sure everything is cleaned properly and you have a decent space to cook in. Free breakfast and tea/ coffee always available. They rooms are a good size we stayed in a 4bed...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here at Urban. We are having new events such as trivia and bingo starting in our bar that will be sure to enhance our atmosphere and make meeting fellow travelers fun and easy. We are looking forward to having you stay with...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Urban Central is ver expensive. For this money I expect to be treaded welcome. But the Staff is very unfriendly and entitled. Whatever problem you have, they won't help you out. I asked if I could check in early because I had to work, but although I had payed for the accomondation, I wasn't allowed to use the bathrooms (or...

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I paid for my friends to stay here and the room was full of cockroaches it was disgusting. We complained about the cleanliness of the room and I was told it wasn't their problem and that they couldn't do anything about it. I asked for a refund so we could pay to go somewhere else and was refused as they...

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Hi Isabelle, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We take our cleanliness seriously and are surprised at your review. We have routine checks and an in-house pest control manager, to ensure that we are following all the correct cleaning procedures. We can say with absolute certainty that we have never had cockroaches in our dorm rooms....

Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Urban Central for one night in a double room with private bathroom. The central location is perfect and the room was clean. The breakfast was included in the price and this has been appreciated!

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. It was a pleasure to have had you stay with us and we are glad that you enjoyed the high level of cleanliness and service that we offer. We are looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, The team at Urban Central

Reviewed 17 November 2016

Stayed here for a fee weeks while working and looking for an apartment Comfy beds, clean facilities. Has a bar next door with happy hour and a few activities Some staff are friendly, others a bit of an attitude but overall a good place to stay

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We are delighted that you enjoyed our venue and the high level of service that was provided to you. Our bar is a great place to meet new people, there are also some new and exciting events coming soon. We are looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, The team at Urban Central

Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 1 week and was pleasantly surprised by this hostel. Rooms were very clean and beds clean and comfortable. Free breakfast and free hotdogs once a week was a real bonus. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others!

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us at Urban. As a team we have decided that instead of offering guests a meal once a week, we will now offer nightly meals such as a roast, burgers, steak and more for around $5. We are looking forward to welcoming you again....

Reviewed 30 October 2016

I love this hostel! I've stayed here twice, both just an over night stay, everything is very clean and the beds are comfortable. The staff are also very lovely and happy to help with anything you need. Definitely will be back again next time I need to stay in the city :)

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review! We enjoy offering you the best in service, ensuing everything is clean and offering a high level of service. We are looking forward to welcoming you again! Kind regards, The team at Urban Central

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely bedrooms with fresh linen, quilts, and towels. Good location, easy to access the rest of Melbourne. Great bar, staff treat you well and there are a lot of offers on throughout the week. Couldn't really ask much more from a hostel, thanks for the hospitality!

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, It was a pleasure to have had you stay here with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Urban and are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards, The team at Urban Central

Girvan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent all round service from reception,city guidance! Rooms clean! In house bar,excellent staff! Pub games and socialising,beer pong,pool tables Vending machines Close to casino and all city tram links Southbank location for easy access to yarra river full of bars and restaurants

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Jason-GM, Front Office Manager at Urban Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! It was our pleasure to have had you stay with us. We enjoyed helping you discover Melbourne and providing a social environment where you were able to meet fellow travellers. Our location is unique and surrounded by some of the best attractions in Melbourne. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Urban Central is ideally located in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank adjacent to the famous Crown Casino. The city is a 10 minute walk and with public transport on our doorstep, St Kilda is only a 10 minute tram ride away. Shopping around Urban Central is located close to local cafes, shops and the famous South Melbourne Market. If you enjoy good coffee and eateries Southbank restaurants overlooking The Yarra River are 5 min stroll from Urban Central. On the way to visit Port Melbourne beach you could pick up a bargain at Direct Factory Outlet about a 10 minute from our accommodation venue. Stay, Play at Urban Central! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Urban Central

Address: 334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Price Range: $64 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Urban Central 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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“Don't book the 2nd floor if you want quiet, ask for a room with wall air cond. Corner rooms are bigger by far.”
 of 5 bubbles Redbeck06, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room away from City Rd and the freeway if road noise bothers you.”
 of 5 bubbles Ozbob101, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“maybe ask for a room not facing the busy motorway outside as sometimes the motorbikes were a little loud.”
 of 5 bubbles P1743DSisabelleg, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I'm sure all rooms are comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles nelsonjacobo11, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you are three people or more make sure to get a family room, it's cheaper and has it's own TV and bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles LinaM1997, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
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