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Elephant Backpackers

Excellently located in central Melbourne, especially for eateries on Degraves St and National Galleries.

Rooms were good value and clean, but not well lit and no electrical sockets, although reception gladly charge things up for you.

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About Elephant Backpackers

The Elephant is in a perfect central location opposite Flinders Street Station and on the most vibrant laneway in Melbourne, Degraves Lane! We offer basic accommodation with, in room lockers, comfy beds, a homely atmosphere, great security and friendly staff at our 24 hour reception.

The kitchen, TV Room and dining area are currently basic but clean and open 24 hours. We have Foxtel with all the sports channels, a lift, guest laundry and BYO alcohol is OK. The Elephant was taken over by new owners & management in May 2013 who have been working hard to improve the property before major renovations start this Winter.

Accommodation ranges from 3-8 share dorms, 4 share dorms with ensuites, and private rooms with and without ensuites. Rooms on Level 1 and 2 in the older section of the hostel are cheaper because they are separated with walls which don't go all the way to the ceiling so they can be a little noisy. These rooms also don't have power points however beds are new and they have lockers. There are common bathrooms on these floors.

Level 3 was only built a few years ago and could be a floor in any new hostel so if you have a few extra dollars these are much nicer. Level 3 rooms have new beds, lockers and AC/heating. Some rooms have their own bathrooms and there are also separate common ensuites.

If you are looking for a cheap, comfy, clean bed, security, a homely atmosphere in the best location in Melbourne then book now!

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Conditions

* All guests must provide a passport and credit card on arrival.
* A one night cancellation fee applies to any reservation cancelled within 24 hours of arrival
* Any guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their legal guardian
* Any guests under 18 must be in a private room
* A $20 key deposit is required by each guests on arrival

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250 Flinders Street

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I stayed on the 2nd floor, 30 single rooms of hardboard pannelling, no ceilings, one emergency light switch and no power sockets. There was one desk with a chair, next to some sockets under an emergency light. There is a fairly large well lit area between the lift and door, with no facilities. Any attempt to connect an extension powwer cable is punishable with immediate eviction and no refund!!. Communal toilets and showers, hot water not always available, notice directing you to third floor showers, but you can't get in there because your e-card only allows access to 2nd floor, basement and ground floor. The basement area has washing / Drying machines, powder has to be bought from reception, the machines only take $1 coins. There are 2 large fridges, which are totally inadequate for the number of people they cram in. There are notices advising all food bags to be labelled, to prevent theft, that doesn't work I lost some food, the only time I used the fridges. At least the bedding is clean. So if you are happy to stay in a place where you can hear nearly every small noise from your 29 fellow floor users, pay through the nose for internet access, and enjoy minimalist facilities in your room and floor area, then this is the place for you

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1
Location
4
Cleanliness
3
Value
3
Facilities
1
Service
1

I booked out 10 minutes after I booked in.
No electrical sockets... they expect you to leave all your electrical appliances at the front desk to get charged... No way.
No ceilings... Noisy and no security.
Claustrofobic!!! I wanted a single room and it was more like a cubicle.
I wont go back and I cannot make a recomendation.

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1
Location
5
Cleanliness
1
Value
1
Facilities
1
Service
1

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Excellently located in central Melbourne, especially for eateries on Degraves St and National Galleries.

Rooms were good value and clean, but not well lit and no electrical sockets, although reception gladly charge things up for you. Also, walls between rooms don't reach the ceilings so noise from other rooms is more audible.

Plenty of washers & driers but I thought they were exensive - $4 wash, $2 powder, $2 for 20 mins dry.

Overall it was quite fine for my needs

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

i had a wonderful 8 nights stay at Elephant Backpackers. I thought the service and cleanliness was great. The bathrooms were cleaned at least twice a day if not more.

The kitchen was also good. I did not use the kitchen except to make a cup of tea and generally I thought it was in very good order.

Noise was sometimes not so good when there was an inconsiderate occupant. In the 8 nights, there was one bad night with late night party goers returning at 2 am.

I highly recommend Elephant Backpacker for its price, value for the money and location could not be better.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 75% for this property is based on ratings provided by 41 guests.

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