United Backpackers

Hostel in City Centre

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8.3 out of 10

Occupying an Edwardian building in the heart of the action opposite Flinders St station, this perpetually buzzing backpackers has been thoughtfully renovated throughout. The prices are steep for a hostel, but the location is fantastic. Wi-fi is only available in communal areas unless you pay, but there's a bar downstairs, free pancakes and city tours every morning.

Quick description via booking.com

Offering a 24/7 front desk, United Backpackers is located in Melbourne CBD, directly opposite Flinders Street Station. Guests enjoy free WiFi in public areas. There is a communal TV lounge, a shared kitchen and an onsite bar. United Backpacker Hostel Melbourne is a 2-minute walk from St Paul's Cathedral and a 5-minute walk from Federation Square. Rod Laver Arena and Crown Casino are both a 5-minute tram ride away. All rooms feature lockers, a bedside lamp and secure card access. Some rooms offer private bathroom facilities. Bed linen is provided for all guests. The rooms are serviced daily. Free luggage storage is available for early check in and late leavers. Guests can enjoy a free pancake breakfast between 08:30 - 10:00 daily. Each morning at 10:20 there is a walking tour to 1 of Melbourne's landmarks. There are a range of nightly events at the basement bar, Lost & Found, including Bingo on Mondays, free tacos on Tuesdays, a Frat party on Wednesdays and game night on Thursdays. On Fridays, you can enjoy live music & a DJ and on Sundays there are free hotdogs and games. Saturday evenings offer a different event each week.

Important information

You must show a valid passport or Australian driver's license and credit card upon check-in. 'Proof of Age Cards' are not accepted.

Any guest under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by their legal guardian and be in a private room.

For bookings of 4 or more guests, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

BYO alcohol is not permitted. You can however purchase drinks at the onsite bar.

Please note if you are requesting accommodation for multiple guests in the same room for dormitory bookings, this is subject to availability and it is not guaranteed that beds will be in the same room.

Features of United Backpackers

Food and drink

  • Bar


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Games room
  • Internet services
  • Billiards
  • Tour desk
  • Wifi
  • Entertainment staff
  • Nightclub/dj
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Evening entertainment
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Higher level toilet


  • Free WiFi available