United Backpackers
250 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Australia

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Come and find out why travellers voted United Backpackers Australia’s best hostel at the Australian Travel Awards in 2014! It’s no secret we have the best location in town right opposite Flinders Street Station and only opening in 2013 we offer you brand new facilities, heaps of sweet spaces including our funky basement bar and most importantly great value for money. Our hostel is full of personality with Melbourne’s laneway culture, funky décor and quirky art throughout. All this is served up with a great atmosphere, amazing staff, cool events, top notch security and the best pillows in town!

Us in a nutshell:

Accommodation for 280 travellers over 3 levels
FREE Wi-Fi in common areas
Every bed has its own power-point, reading light and locker
Sparking clean bathrooms cleaned around the clock
Designer kitchen & dining room overlooking Flinders Station with ovens and heaps of equipment, hot plates and storage
Underground Chill Lounge open 24 hours
Lost & Found our cool as, Melbourne style basement bar open 7 days
Funky TV Lounge filled with beanbags & free DVD hire
24 Reception manned with a rock star reception team of Melbourne locals
Top class security with swipe card access, lockers in all rooms & CCTV
Cool free events to show you the real Melbourne experience
Guest laundry open 24/7
Free luggage storage

We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from so whether you are looking to share a dorm from 4 to 12 beds filled with your newest friends, or to splash out on one of our private ensuite rooms, you will find it at United Backpackers!

All rooms have:

• Lockers
• Bedside light and power point for your charging pleasure
• Lots of space
• High quality, comfy beds and linen
• Choose between shared or ensuite bathrooms
• Swipe card access
• Heating & fans (private ensuite rooms have AC)
• Cleaning servicing the rooms daily


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines


From Tullamarine Airport (Domestic & International)
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 $18 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. You can get more information on their website.

Public Transport
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!