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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 May 2013

I've stayed in many a rustic hostel, but this place was super sketchy. The receptionist basically tossed a sheet at me when I arrived and went back to whatever he was doing. My bunk had no pillow. Security is lax, to say the least. There is staff there overnight as far as I could tell. All you need is a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2013

I really did not like my stay here. Luckily it was only for 1 night. My room was dirty - lots of rubbish everywhere and old clothes that no one in my room claimed as theirs. There were too few bathrooms, I had to queue to shower in the morning and the bathroom I used was dirty. The kitchen was...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We booked four nights on this hostel, but left after the first. They had overbooked, so the two of us had to share one bed with no sheets. There were bed bugs, no air-condition, the bathrooms hadn't been cleaned in weeks and the staff in the reception was very unprofessional. We were promised a refund but still haven't received any...

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1Thank astridh423
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 March 2013

I have been living at melbourne Connection hostel in the centre of city for the past month and have found it very accomadating and hospitable for my transition into a new city. The staff aswell as the other guest have welcoming and friendly. The location has been great in the heart of the city with easy access to trains and...

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Thank Dave G
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 March 2013

I have stayed at this Hostel for the last 3 weeks, its cheap, right in the city centre and the kitchen is fairly well equiped. They have a small range of DVD's so on the days that i dont want to explore i can just sit down and watch a movie. The beds are fairly comftable and i feel safe...

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Thank Christopher D
Sweden
Reviewed 23 March 2013

Stayed one night after a last minute decision to go to the grand prix the same week, so obviously most places were booked out. Appreciate that they still kept the price reasonable, and the location 5 min walk from Spencer St station is great, but that's all I can think of as positives. Basically, there is no management and no...

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Thank BabSweden
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2013

On top of the fact that this place is the worst hosteI I have ever seen (messy, loud, dirty and terrible state, plus pople allowed to smoke inside ) , staff people are ROBBERS! Me and my friend we booked the night to stay in a dorm, for the busy night in Melbourne, due to formula 1 event. We made...

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2Thank Lesanka16
Reviewed 16 March 2013

My first night I stayed in a room opposite the kitchen area. When I arrived it was disgusting I felt like I had walked into a prison. It stank and looked like it hadnt been cleaning weeks. The bathroom was just a tiled room with urine all over the floor where u are supposed to shower but I doubt u...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 11 March 2013

DON'T TRUST YOUR LONELY PLANET GUIDE, FELLOW BACKPACKERS! I chose this relatively central hostel based on its location, "review" in Lonely Planet, and cost. You get what you pay for in this city... In my two months in Australia and countless number of hostels I have stayed in so far, this was THE WORST. First off, I had bed bugs...

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Reviewed 3 March 2013

I've been in Australia for 6 month, and this is by far the worst hostel I've ever been. I've been in cheap hostel very noisy, dirty, with spider dust in it but nothing compare to this. And It was in the bush, this hostel is in the CBD of Melbourne. First of all, the bedbugs. Maybe I was unlucky and...

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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Melbourne Connection is a small, friendly hostel. Minutes walk from Southern Cross Station. Perfectly based for your stay in Melbourne. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Melbourne Connection

Address: 205 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $26 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Melbourne Connection 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Honestly... nothing!”
eloisav215, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I don't think there is a good one.”
82gabrielat, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Just don't book any room at all”
laauraame, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“better choose a bunk bed located upstair as the kitchen and eating area gets noisy even after 11pm”
FrhAtq, 16 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Ask to stay away from the nightclub”
hempster, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
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