Any recommendations for a backpacker hostel in Melbourne? I am 33 and travelling alone and first time staying at a backpacker. Have heard a lot saying that backpackers are mostly for youngsters and tend to be a little noisy even if its a 4 bed dorm.
Pls share with me your experience
I stayed at a few hostels in Melbourne about 3 years back now. The elephant one (cant remember the full name) and Discovery Backpackers didnt have much atmosphere.
We then moved to All Nations Backpackers which, in the year I was away, I found the most unclean, loud, bedbug ridden hostel of the lot. Having said that, it was the most fun of all too and I would recommend that for meeting people. Lots of people working in Melbourne stay here so there is always someone to talk to 24 hours a day if you wish.
If this doesnt sound like your cup of tea, maybe try one of the others. You might find they have a more welcomeing atmosphere these days.
Thanks for the reply, think would probably stick to backpacker since its the only place which will allows me to make friends, but will get a single room
Or there's places on gumtree.com.au with short term lets - sometimes you can find places for a week or two on there. Although it is a bit more hassle than just rocking up at a backpackers, you could meet some good friends in a shared house situation.
If you're the sort that would pay more for location, check out Formule 1 hotel, it's right smack in the middle of melbourne central, on Elizabeth street.
The last time I stayed there with 2 others, I think it cost us 33AUD a night each (99AUD for the whole room). Room was small but clean and not ugly. It's got a table, bathroom attached and a television. Fresh towels everyday but your room wont be made up.
it was quiet, not noisy at all and a great great base. lots of walking and shopping to do around the area (go to nearby swanston street!) and it's easy to go everywhere else from the centre.
Here's the website if you want to check it out: http://www.hotelformule1.com/gb/hotel-6371-formule1-melbourne-cbd/index.shtml