Global Backpackers

238 Victoria Street, North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

1 Review

Enter dates for best prices
Compare best prices from top travel partners


Satisfaction Terrible
Very Good


Value Score No Data

Good For Solo
  • Families0
  • Couples0
  • Solo66
  • Business0


    This is without a doubt THE WORST place I've stayed in, in my life. Having travelled extensively I was surprised to find somewhere in a developed country so badly run by it's own live-in head of staff.

    Cost-wise it is one of the cheaper hostels in Melbourne, and on the edge of the city it is convenient in terms of transport, yet these benefits do not excuse the sheer uncleanliness of the rooms and kitchen areas, and the utterly disgusting attitude of those running things. There were hardly any pots/pans/knives forks/anything to use, and what little they had was either broken or filthy. The fridges didn't work properly, thus all food went 'off' very quickly and the kitchen often had a bad smell to it.

    Any amount of noise beyond 8:30pm is quickly quashed by an authoritarian 'telling off', whereby someone will come and turn the DVD/TV volume down even if the people watching it are talking significantly louder. This is due to the fact that staff live on-site, and woe-be-tide if their own night's sleep is disturbed, regardless of the fact that the bar underneath the hostel is so loud that everyone is kept awake by the sound of loud thrashing drums, guitars and cat-whiney singing throughout the weekend.

    In my experience the staff in question regularly threw their weight around by threatening backpackers with eviction at the slightest opportunity - this included talking too loud at dinner, swearing, and even arguing with the manager was considered bad behaviour that warranted repremanding. It became apparent that our host(s) treated their guests more like children in their own house rather than backpackers who only wanted somewhere to stay and have a little fun.

    There is NO SECURITY here whatsoever - in the time I stayed there my own food was regularly stolen, somebody's laptop went missing from their room, there were fights with the locals taking place outside my window most weekend nights, to name but a few pleasant experiences I remember. My only reason for staying was the people - I had a great time when out with friends, but everyone I met at Global Backpackers agreed that it would be their one and only visit to this hellhole in such an amazing city.

    My advice: STAY WELL AWAY FROM THIS HOSTEL AT ALL COSTS. You'd get better value for money sleeping rough on the streets.

    Unique Quality: None. Apart from the lack of sense-of-humour from the hostel owner/full time idiot woman.


Popular Hotels in Melbourne

Crown Towers

Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne

Show Prices

Langham Hotel Melbourne

Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

1 Southgate Ave, Southbank, Melbourne

Show Prices

Rialto Hotel on Collins

Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

495 Collins St, (formerly Le Meridien at Rialto), Melbourne

Show Prices

Adelphi Hotel

Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Show Prices

View all Melbourne hotels

View all Melbourne hotels

Latest Melbourne hotel reviews

Melbourne Short Stay Apartments
182 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 17, 2014
Novotel Melbourne on Collins
1761 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 18, 2014
Jasper Hotel (Formerly Hotel Y )
214 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 19, 2014
Hotel Enterprize
469 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 19, 2014
Rydges Melbourne
884 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 19, 2014
Park Hyatt Melbourne
684 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 16, 2014
Alto Hotel On Bourke
703 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 18, 2014
Rydges on Swanston Melbourne
384 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 16, 2014
The Westin Melbourne
896 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 19, 2014
Mantra on Russell
492 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 18, 2014
Harbour View Apartments
144 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 9, 2014
Rydges on Bell Preston
228 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 16, 2014
Royce Hotel
301 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 13, 2014
Quest Southbank Melbourne
123 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 15, 2014
Docklands Apartments Grand Mercure Melbourne
305 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 31, 2014

 Global Backpackers

We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:

Global Backpackers Hotel Melbourne

Address: 238 Victoria Street, North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia