Kings Street Backpackers
197-199 King Street, Melbourne, Australia
www.kingstreetbackpackers.co… - 1800 671 115 (free call from Australia)
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A short walk from the station and free breakfast, ok for first few days. Apr 29, 2012
I chose this hostel for the location- a 5 minute walk from the station is long enough after a 30 hour flight and a heavy bag!
Perfect location go get almost anywhere in central melbourne! I have walked pretty much everywhere. If your not a walker there are plenty of trams and buses minutes away.
The rooms are pretty small - I booked into a 6 bed female dorm, the room only ever had 4 people in it max but it seems to have enough room for everyone their bags and you can walk from the bed to the door. each person has a locker - but you must bring your own lock.
Free breakfast is basic, toast, spreads, tea and coffee and cereals. But when its free, this is just what you would expect. And they kept filling up, so your not gunna lose out if your there at ten to 9! Also something I took full advantage of was that there is free tea and coffee all day everyday.
Beds are clean and comfy enough. A bit squeaky and old, as are the rooms. But as I said, clean enough. but the rooms are pretty dark and dreary. There are hairdryers you can borrow. You have to hire towels if you don't have one. But linen is free, you get a sheet a pillow and a blanket.
People on the desk are pretty helpful, if you have questions they are more than happy to answer them and have a chat to you.
There are two computers you can use for internet, its free and you get half an hour a day. Wifi you have to pay for - 1 hour is $3, 3 hours is $5 and 10 hours is $10.
For the price I paid ($32) I thought it was ok, not brilliant. Facilities are good, you get most of the things your need but everything is pretty old and used. But in terms of atmosphere, there is pretty much none. It may have been down to the low season, but it seems really empty most of the time, I was completely alone for one of the nights, in a 6 bed room. The communal areas were again used and a bit old, but weren't that in inviting.
I would recommend this hostel for the facilities, they have all the basics that you would want, but if your looking for a good time, this isn't your place.
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Alright hostel lacking atmosphere in Melbourne May 25, 2008
Wha? Kings Street Backpackers
Huh? Melbourne, Australia
Oh? Creeky hostel, no atmosphere. Free food though!
Ah! You're welcome!
Nights spent: 2
Room: 26? (6 share)
Check out time: 10am
1. Beds and rooms: Squeeky bunkbeds, time for replacement. Rooms are crammed, not much space to do anything.
2. Bathroom: Shared with the floor. Non mixed, fairly small, two toilets, two showers, some sinks. Get in get out. Fairly clean.
3. Alcohol: No problemo, as far as I know.
4. Kitchen: Small for the amount of beds, not enough plates, cups and cutlery for the free feeds. Basic.
5. Location: Pretty good, real close to Southern Cross Station, a fifteen minutes walk to Federation Square, or take the tram. Close to Tesltra Dome, Flagstaff Gardens, and the free City Circle tram.
6. Price: Fair enough, 25A$ a night for a six share, in December 2007.
7. Features: Free internet (but it makes you cry), free breakfast, free pasta night, job search, laundry.
Kings Street backpackers dreams of being a massive hostel and big and all that, but is housed in a building that's too small for the dreams. They would be better off by downsizing a bit, giving everything a bit more space and getting everything in order. Upgrade the rooms and bathrooms especially. There is no room for anything in the hostel; kitchen and (bath)rooms are too small, the main area neither fit for lounging, eating or whatever it's advertised with.
Free advise from Ape:
* Cross the street to Melbourne Connection Backpackers.
* Wednesday night, free pasta! Make sure you're on time.
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