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Urban Central

334 City Road Southbank

Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Bar
  • Linen Included
  • Laundry Facilities

Important Information

TERMS AND CONDITIONS -

**Please note that we require ID from all guests that stay at Urban Central. ID must either be a passport, drivers license or keypass. A $10 cash key deposit will also be needed from all guests on check in** Persons under the age of 18years must have a parent or legal guardian present

** Check in time is after 2pm. If you arrive early you are welcome to store your bags. Checkout is 10am. You are also welcome to store your luggage for free on the day you check out**

** Please also note that while we always try to fit group bookings into the same rooms, we do not guarantee this. If you would like your group to be in the same room, book one of our private rooms which can sleep 3 - 4 people.** If booking for more than one person please note that you will have to arrive at the same time and pay together.

**Late cancellations or no shows will result in full charge of reservation**

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Our aim is to enhance your experience of Melbourne. We believe every person deserves a great place to stay during their travels. Whether you’re from another country, another state or another suburb, everyone deserves a clean room, a spotless kitchen, all the necessary facilities and wonderful service. We strive to make your stay here the best it can possibly be. Melbourne is constantly voted one of the best cities in the world, and we think it’s our duty to show you why.

We named ourselves Urban Central Accommodation as we are located centrally to the city, beach and St Kilda. With public transport at our doorstop you will find exploring Melbourne made easy.

We offer a quality service with 24 hour reception for a competitive budget price and we pride ourselves with our friendly service and secure, clean environment.

Urban Central is value for money. We provide daily breakfast, all day tea, coffee, rice, pasta and free weekly meal served in the dining room. In addition we provide complimentary oversized lockers with power points, fresh linen and towels for your convenience. It’s no wonder we’re voted one of the best hostels in Australia.

Best value award in 2009

Best backpacker night finalist 2009

Best backpacker award finalist 2008

Best backpacker night finalist 2008

Best cleanliness award in 2008

Top 10 rated hostel for facilities in 2007

RACV 4 star rated

Top 3 hostels in Oceania 2006

Top rated for friendliness in 2006

Top rated recommended hostel 2006

Member of Backpacker Operator Alliance Victoria

Check out our cheap weekly and monthly rates on the specials page!

Quoted by the Lonely Planet backpacker guide as 'the perfect package', our award winning venue is central to Melbourne city, beach and St Kilda. Urban Central Backpackers is second to none for service, facilities and hygiene.

Our rooms consist of communal dormitories, ensuite dormitories, private double and family rooms.

With the option of female, male or mixed sex, all dormitories sleep a maximum of 4 guests. All dormitories offer a free personal locker with your own power point enabling you to charge your phone, ipod, camera, etc knowing it will be secure. Each bed has clean, fresh linen and a towel along with a personal reading light. All mattresses are fully sprung (no foam rubber in sight!). The room has individual air conditioning or heating and access is through top of the range security cards.

We provide free breakfast, free tea, coffee and milk, free rice and pasta, a free weekly meal, and free towels and linen.

Free breakfast is available every day from 7.30am to 9.30am; a choice of cereal, toast and orange juice. Tea and coffee is available all day, every day. We also offer rice and pasta free of charge and a free weekly meal is provided every Monday.

Our popular in house Urban Bar has the cheapest drinks in town and offers daily happy hour with $6 jugs of Beer and glasses of wine and bubbly for $2.50. There's free entertainment every night including quizzes, competitions, live music and stand up comedy; there are pool tables, table football and a plasma and big screen for movies and televised events.

Other facilities include cheap high speed internet, two TV areas with Plasma screens, excellent cooking facilities and a travel desk which offers expert information on Melbourne and unique tour packages and discounts only available to Urban Central guests.

Urban Central is ideally located in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank adjacent to the famous Crown Casino. The city is a 5 minute walk and with public transport on our doorstep, St Kilda is only a 10 minute tram ride. Shopping around UC is excellent and with the city just a 5 to 10 minute walk, Southbank 'chic' shopping across the road, South Melbourne shopping strip and market only seconds away, Port Melbourne shopping strip a 15 minute walk (on the way to the beach) and a Direct Factory Outlet about a 10 minute walk, you're bound to find what you need!!!

Stay, Play at Urban Central!

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Important Information

TERMS AND CONDITIONS -

**Please note that we require ID from all guests that stay at Urban Central. ID must either be a passport, drivers license or keypass. A $10 cash key deposit will also be needed from all guests on check in** Persons under the age of 18years must have a parent or legal guardian present

** Check in time is after 2pm. If you arrive early you are welcome to store your bags. Checkout is 10am. You are also welcome to store your luggage for free on the day you check out**

** Please also note that while we always try to fit group bookings into the same rooms, we do not guarantee this. If you would like your group to be in the same room, book one of our private rooms which can sleep 3 - 4 people.** If booking for more than one person please note that you will have to arrive at the same time and pay together.

**Late cancellations or no shows will result in full charge of reservation**

Our aim is to enhance your experience of Melbourne. We believe every person deserves a great place to stay during their travels. Whether you’re from another country, another state or another suburb, everyone deserves a clean room, a spotless kitchen, all the necessary facilities and wonderful service. We strive to make your stay here the best it can possibly be. Melbourne is constantly voted one of the best cities in the world, and we think it’s our duty to show you why.

We named ourselves Urban Central Accommodation as we are located centrally to the city, beach and St Kilda. With public transport at our doorstop you will find exploring Melbourne made easy.

We offer a quality service with 24 hour reception for a competitive budget price and we pride ourselves with our friendly service and secure, clean environment.

Urban Central is value for money. We provide daily breakfast, all day tea, coffee, rice, pasta and free weekly meal served in the dining room. In addition we provide complimentary oversized lockers with power points, fresh linen and towels for your convenience. It’s no wonder we’re voted one of the best hostels in Australia.

Best value award in 2009

Best backpacker night finalist 2009

Best backpacker award finalist 2008

Best backpacker night finalist 2008

Best cleanliness award in 2008

Top 10 rated hostel for facilities in 2007

RACV 4 star rated

Top 3 hostels in Oceania 2006

Top rated for friendliness in 2006

Top rated recommended hostel 2006

Member of Backpacker Operator Alliance Victoria

Check out our cheap weekly and monthly rates on the specials page!

Quoted by the Lonely Planet backpacker guide as 'the perfect package', our award winning venue is central to Melbourne city, beach and St Kilda. Urban Central Backpackers is second to none for service, facilities and hygiene.

Our rooms consist of communal dormitories, ensuite dormitories, private double and family rooms.

With the option of female, male or mixed sex, all dormitories sleep a maximum of 4 guests. All dormitories offer a free personal locker with your own power point enabling you to charge your phone, ipod, camera, etc knowing it will be secure. Each bed has clean, fresh linen and a towel along with a personal reading light. All mattresses are fully sprung (no foam rubber in sight!). The room has individual air conditioning or heating and access is through top of the range security cards.

We provide free breakfast, free tea, coffee and milk, free rice and pasta, a free weekly meal, and free towels and linen.

Free breakfast is available every day from 7.30am to 9.30am; a choice of cereal, toast and orange juice. Tea and coffee is available all day, every day. We also offer rice and pasta free of charge and a free weekly meal is provided every Monday.

Our popular in house Urban Bar has the cheapest drinks in town and offers daily happy hour with $6 jugs of Beer and glasses of wine and bubbly for $2.50. There's free entertainment every night including quizzes, competitions, live music and stand up comedy; there are pool tables, table football and a plasma and big screen for movies and televised events.

Other facilities include cheap high speed internet, two TV areas with Plasma screens, excellent cooking facilities and a travel desk which offers expert information on Melbourne and unique tour packages and discounts only available to Urban Central guests.

Urban Central is ideally located in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank adjacent to the famous Crown Casino. The city is a 5 minute walk and with public transport on our doorstep, St Kilda is only a 10 minute tram ride. Shopping around UC is excellent and with the city just a 5 to 10 minute walk, Southbank 'chic' shopping across the road, South Melbourne shopping strip and market only seconds away, Port Melbourne shopping strip a 15 minute walk (on the way to the beach) and a Direct Factory Outlet about a 10 minute walk, you're bound to find what you need!!!

Stay, Play at Urban Central!

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Great 84%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I just stayed 1night. But, I relaxed!! room and kitchen were so clean.

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

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

A good central location, service was great, lots of information about whats going on in the city and places to visit. Many young travelers no doubt on their first OE, so a good place to meet these sort of people. We got a private room which was fine but the communal areas on each floor make for noise issues at night. Insulation around the doors and windows could be improved to cancel out street traffic and the earlier mentioned communal area noise. The free breakfast is very basic- white bread, cornflakes and budget juice. Overall i give it three stars.

Overall
3
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
2
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

loved staying here..increased my stay for 2 weeks here..toilets clean enough and never crowded , brkfast is fine, free pasta and rice is a big plus to save ur money, beds are squeaky though and will make noise if anybody in the room is moving.Other than that , good for socialising.Once u make friends u better go out for partying if u r a party person cause the bar inside was only entertaining on wednesday (light acoustic music performance) and thursday(rocking performer-casey) nights..pool and fussball is a ok to pass time if u hav company.Not all game machines work all the time in the bar.sometimes people from the neighbouring bar at the basement can come to chill and make trouble at the bar in the hostel on weekends. try to avoid these types.as there was a fight on both the weekends i stayed , but eventually those guys from outside were sent out.Mornings,afternoons upto evenings are very quite though as there r less people in the hostel during this time.my priority for stay here were - socialising , fun , clean stay - so i give this place a 8 out of 10.. -2 mainly for the fights(security).

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

This place was really a sweet deal for us... A great place near the south bank and great room for our needs! :)

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

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Elevator
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

laundry

  • Washing Machine

communications

  • Fax Service

entertainment

  • Board Games

inroom facilities

  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

sport& leisure

  • Pool Table
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