Overview of Hostel
The Greenhouse Backpacker in centrally located in the heart of Melbourne’s bustling Café precinct and is only minutes walk to Flinders Station and Federation Square. Featuring FREE daily breakfast and FREE unlimited WIFI 24/7 and with a range of in-house activities on offer you are guaranteed to get
From the train station:
FLINDERS STREET STATION The Greenhouse Backpacker is located 200 metres north of Flinders Street Station
SOUTHERN CROSS STATION s 1.5 kilometres from the Greenhouse Backpacker. If you are feeling athletic, you can walk it. But if your packs are too heavy, board a train to Flinders Street Station
From Tullamarine Airport
TAXI: A taxi from Tullamarine Airport will cost approximately $40 - $60 AUD. Journey time is 30 minutes, longer when travelling during peak hour
SKYBUS: The SkyBus departs every 10-15 minutes outside Arrivals; at terminals T1 and T3. Purchase your SkyBus ticket before boarding at the designated ticket booths.
You have two options when catching the SkyBus
to our hostel:
Option 1: Once onboard the SkyBus, inform the driver that you are staying at the Greenhouse Backpacker. The SkyBus will soon arrive at Southern Cross Station (SkyBus city terminal) where you will be asked to board a SkyBus Hotel Shuttle. When near to the hostel, you will be dropped on the corner of Russell St and Flinders Lane (see map). Walk one block west to reach the Greenhouse Backpacker. Total journey time is roughly 60 minutes
Option 2 – Before boarding, purchase a SkyBus + Metcard ticket. 20 minutes into your journey, dependent on traffic, you will reach Southern Cross Station. At Southern Cross Station, use your Metcard ticket to board a train to Flinders Street Station (1 stop only). Walk one block north to the Greenhouse Backpacker from Flinders Street Station. Total journey time is roughly 30 minutes.
From Avalon Airport:
TAXI – A taxi from Avalon Airport will cost approximately $80 - $100 AUD. Journey time is 50 minutes, longer when travelling during peak hour.
If driving a vehicle into Melbourne CBD, we recommend that you park at the Federation Square Car Park. The multi-level Car Park can be accessed from Russell Street or Batman Avenue. The Greenhouse Backpacker is only a 300 metre walk from Federation Square..
There are heaps of restaurants, cafes and bars within easy walking distance of the Greenhouse including: Transport Bar, Riverland cafe, Shanghai Dumpling House, the Purple Emerald, E55, Young and Jacksons, Chocolate Buddha and more.
Conditions & Policy
Dorm size NOT guaranteed All facilities, inclusion and activities are limited to current guests only. This includes, but is not limited to the free daily breakfast, free unlimited internet 24 hours and walking tours. Guest under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian or parent, or be part of a group booking with adult leaders. If your are booking into a dormitory room with guests under 18 then you are required to book the whole room! No visitors are allowed in any area of the hostel between 9pm and 7am.