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United Backpackers Informations

At United Backpackers we look after our travellers with modern, sparkling clean & funky facilities, unique experiences, fantastic staff, top notch security and the best pillows in town!

Not only are we the newest and coolest hostel in Melbourne, we offer great value for money and an awesome vib

From Nights People
  • 24 Hour Reception

  • 24 Hour Security

  • Airport Transfers

  • Bar

  • Cable TV

  • Common Room

  • DVD's

  • Elevator

  • Free City Maps

  • Free WiFi

  • Hot Showers

  • Housekeeping

  • Key Card Access

  • Kitchen

  • Laundry Facilities

  • Linen Included

  • Lockers

  • Luggage Storage

  • Reading Light

  • Tours/Travel Desk

  • Towels for hire

  • Vending Machines
From Tullamarine Airport (Domestic & International)
The easiest way to get to us from the airport is on the Skybus. It leaves from outside the terminal and goes directly to Southern Cross Station. Between certain hours you can request a transfer from Southern Cross to our door or we are just one Stop on the train, or an easy 20 minute walk. You don’t need to book and it leaves every 15 minutes 24 hours a day 7 days a week and will set you back $18 per person one way.

A taxi from the airport will set you back between $50-$65 depending on time of day and traffic.

From Avalon Airport (Some Jetstar Flights)
SITA coaches meet every flight from Avalon Airport and they are $22pp. You can get more information on their website.

Public Transport
You can catch any Bus or Train direct to Flinders St Station which is directly across the road from us!
You can also catch the Free City Circle Tram if coming from elsewhere in the CBD and this stops right at our door!
United Backpackers is Melbourne's best located hostel - smack bang in the heart of the city. Located directly opposite the iconic Flinders Street Station on Melbourne's coolest laneway and within easy walking distance to all that Melbourne has to offer. The free City Circle Tram even stops right outside our door!
All guests must provide a passport or current Australian driver’s license on arrival with a valid credit card to check in. Proof of age cards are not accepted. Check in time is 2pm Private ensuite rooms require a credit card pre authorisation of $100 on arrival. Any guest under the age of 18yrs must be accompanied by their legal guardian and be in a private ensuite room. A one night cancellation fee applies to any reservation cancelled within 24 hours of arrival. Groups of 4-8 require a credit card pre-authorisation of $300 on arrival. If people in groups are arriving separately, the first person to arrive needs to pay in full for the whole group. We do not accept groups over 8 people. Reservations are not guarantees in the same room. Our property has a 24 hour reception.


Informations about United Backpackers

Come and find out why travellers voted United Backpackers Australia’s best hostel at the Australian Travel Awards in 2014! It’s no secret we have the best location in town right opposite Flinders Street Station and only opening in 2013 we offer you brand new facilities, heaps of sweet spaces including our funky basement bar and most importantly great value for money. Our hostel is full of personality with Melbourne’s laneway culture, funky décor and quirky art throughout. All this is served up with a great atmosphere, amazing staff, cool events, top notch security and the best pillows in town!

Us in a nutshell:

Accommodation for 280 travellers over 3 levels
FREE Wi-Fi in common areas
Every bed has its own power-point, reading light and locker
Sparking clean bathrooms cleaned around the clock
Designer kitchen & dining room overlooking Flinders Station with ovens and heaps of equipment, hot plates and storage
Underground Chill Lounge open 24 hours
Lost & Found our cool as, Melbourne style basement bar open 7 days
Funky TV Lounge filled with beanbags & free DVD hire
24 Reception manned with a rock star reception team of Melbourne locals
Top class security with swipe card access, lockers in all rooms & CCTV
Cool free events to show you the real Melbourne experience
Guest laundry open 24/7
Free luggage storage

We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from so whether you are looking to share a dorm from 4 to 12 beds filled with your newest friends, or to splash out on one of our private ensuite rooms, you will find it at United Backpackers!

All rooms have:

• Lockers
• Bedside light and power point for your charging pleasure
• Lots of space
• High quality, comfy beds and linen
• Choose between shared or ensuite bathrooms
• Swipe card access
• Heating & fans (private ensuite rooms have AC)
• Cleaning servicing the rooms daily