In Melbourne, you needn’t look far to find a great backpacker hostel that will welcome you with friendly banter, quirky character and a lively atmosphere seven days a week. United Backpackers is where you’ll find your new family of fellow travellers (almost 300, to be precise), in a light and bright space complete with sparkling bathrooms, a designer kitchen, a social lounge and a range of bedrooms to drift off to the land of nod. With an exciting new basement bar opening soon, it’s just another reason to discover this fun house.
Located opposite the station on Flinders Street, United Backpackers goes further than you’d expect, for this is not just a humble hostel. Accommodation bursting with personality, hang out in the kitchen with your new friends and cook up a storm with plenty of hotplates and storage facilities. If you’d rather chill out, you’re in luck, for United Backpackers boasts an enormous dining area with windows large enough to appreciate the view and a TV room with free DVD and bean bags to get comfy, while Wi-Fi is available across all common areas.
Don’t expect to be sitting on the Internet all day though; the awesome reception team are always on hand to provide the push you need to head outdoors and take advantage of the great location. Always ready and willing to show off their beautiful city, whatever time and whatever the weather, you can book tours and activities directly from reception including a drive along Great Ocean Road, a trip to Phillip Island for the penguin parade, and surf lessons at Bells Beach. Staying closer to base, discover the famous Melbourne street art along the laneways and bars. By joining one of the daily events held courtesy of the hostel, you can get to know your roommates inside out either on a pub crawl, comedy night or during the laneway tours of the street art and rooftop bars. There are also AFL games showing live, quiz nights and themed parties within this amazing backpacker hostel itself. With so much to see and do, United’s brilliant location is one positive you can’t dismiss.
When you really can’t take any more adventure, United backpackers is perfect for getting some shuteye – it is a hostel, after all. Providing beds for 300 travellers, there are shared and private options, from one double – 12 single beds, with or without bathrooms. Not only do they have the best pillows in Melbourne (yes, really – we checked), the bedding is guaranteed fresh and clean, alongside your own locker, bedside light and power point. Rooms can only be accessed by a swipe card, so you can be sure of complete safety and security. They’re also cheap as chips with 12-bed dorms at $28 per person per night, four-bed en-suite dorms at $36 and a double room from $90.
While there’s a huge focus on play, United Backpackers has a good understanding that many of its residents will be on working holidays while in Oz. As a result, its staff are full of knowledge and advice to help you get some work and earn enough dollars to enjoy yourself! Not only are they the first to hear about job openings, the hostel is also located right next door to busy cafes, restaurants, retail shops and small businesses, which look to United Backpackers for hard workers.
Whether you’re looking for a good night’s sleep in comfortable accommodation, a lively hostel where you can meet new people, a leap pad to the surrounding attractions of Melbourne or somewhere to live, work and play simultaneously, United Backpackers makes the choice easy. One of the hottest new hostels in the city, don’t hesitate in making it your new home.
Find out more at unitedbackpackers.com.au, call 03 9654 2616 or email [email protected] to discover this super cool hostel before it’s all booked up!