You'll love the light and bright spaces, Melbourne vibe, unique experiences, fantastic staff, top notch security and the best pillows in town. Not only are we the newest and coolest backpackers in Melbourne, we offer great value for money and an awesome vibe.
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Come and find out why travellers keep rating and reviewing United Backpackers as the best hostel in Melbourne and even Australia!

It’s no secret we have the best location in town right opposite the iconic Flinders Street Station in the absolute heart of Melbourne, but we also offer you brand new facilities, heaps of sweet spaces to chill or play including our cool basement bar and yes, rest assured we also have free Wi-Fi in our common areas.

Our hostel is full of personality with Melbourne’s laneway culture, quirky art and décor throughout. All this is served up with a great atmosphere, amazing staff, cool events, top notch security and the best pillows in town! At United Backpackers Melbourne, we know how to look after our superstar travellers!

  • FREE Wi-Fi in common areas
  • 24 hour Reception
  • Designer kitchen & dining room
  • Bathrooms cleaned around the clock
  • "Lost & Found" our cool basement bar
  • TV Room filled with beanbags
  • Free DVD hire available
  • Underground Chill Lounge open 24 hours
  • Guest Laundry open 24/7
  • Swipe card access
  • Lockers in all rooms
  • Cool FREE events program
  • Travel desk and Jobs information
  • Free luggage storage
  • Every bed has its own power-point, reading light and locker

Have Fun!
The team at United Backpackers are all proud and passionate Melbournians and we are ready to share our amazing city with you! When you stay at our international youth hostel we will show you why Melbourne has been voted the world's most livable city so many times. Melbourne is known as the music, sports, events, shopping and cultural capital of Australia, so no matter what experience you are looking for, we know where you can get it and we don't keep secrets.

Sparking clean bathrooms because they're cleaned around the clock. All rooms are cleaned every day.

When it comes to the location of Melbourne Backpackers accommodation it's no secret ours is the best! Make United Backpackers your home and you will be staying directly opposite the iconic Flinders Street Station, 50m from famous landmark Federation Square and just a one minute walk to the beautiful Yarra River. You couldn't be more central! We also just happen to be located on the funkiest and most vibrant laneway in Melbourne, Degraves Street!

United Backpackers
Address: 250 Flinders Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Phone: +61 3 9654 2616

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From Tullamarine airport:
The easiest way to get to us from the airport is on the Skybus. It leaves from outside the terminal and goes directly to Southern Cross Station. Between certain hours you can request a transfer from Southern Cross to our door or we are just one Stop on the train, or an easy 20 minute walk. You don’t need to book and it leaves every 15 minutes 24 hours a day 7 days a week and will set you back $19.50 per person one way.
A taxi from the airport will set you back between $50-$65 depending on time of day and traffic.

From Avalon airport (some Jetstar flights):
SITA coaches meet every flight from Avalon Airport and they are $22pp.

From the bus/train station :
You can catch any bus or train direct to Flinders St Station which is directly across the road from us.
You can also catch the Free City Circle Tram if coming from elsewhere in the CBD and this stops right at our door.


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