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United Backpackers Melbourne

Melbourne - Victoria - Australia

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Stay at United Backpackers Melbourne

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!

Hostel Features

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bar
  • Communal kitchen
  • Luggage Storage
  • : Laundry Facilities
  • TV Room
  • Wifi


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Location and contact details

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.

Address: 250 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Email: stay@unitedbackpackers.com.au


From Tullmarine airport: Take the SkyBus 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.

We’re right opposite Flinders Street train station, You can also catch the Free City Circle Tram if coming from elsewhere in the CBD , the tram stops right at our door.

Nearest stop: Flinders St Station

Paid Parking | 250 metres

Airport 22 km
Flinders Street Station 0.0 km
Southern Cross Station 1.2 km
Federation Square 0.05 km
Rod Laver Arena 1.3 km

Terms and conditons


Changes and cancellations: Changes can be made up to 24 hours prior to the confirmed arrival, subject to availability. Bookings

cancelled at any time and up to 24 hours prior to the confirmed arrival will result in the loss of the deposit (10% of booking total). Bookings cancelled within 24 hours of arrival and no-shows will incur a 1-night penalty charged to your credit card.

Refer to your booking confirmation for non-accommodation bookings (tours and packages) cancellation policy. Contact the accommodation provider directly to make changes or to cancel your booking using contact details provided on your booking confirmation.

Conditions – United Backpackers Melbourne

  • All guests must provide a passport or current driver’s license on arrival. Proof of age cards are not accepted.
  • Check in time is 2pm
  • $10 refundable key deposit per person is required to be paid at time of check in
  • Private ensuite rooms require a $100 credit card pre authorisation or $100 on arrival as well as a $10 key deposit per person
  • Any guest under the age of 18yrs must be accompanied by their legal guardian and be in a private room.
  • A one night cancellation fee applies to any reservation cancelled within 24 hours of arrival.
  • Groups of 4-10 require a credit card pre authorisation of $100 on arrival as well as a $10 key deposit per person. If people in groups are arriving separately, the first person to arrive needs to pay in full for the whole group as well as the bonds.
  • Any inquiries or bookings for groups over 8 people must be booked through the Hostel Manager and are at the manager’s discretion. Different rates and T&C will apply.
  • Full payment will be taken at time of booking. Credit card used to book will be charged and must be presented on check in.

24 hour cancellation policy. Cancellations within 24 hours of arrival will incur a one night charge.

Your local guide to Melbourne

Melbourne is famous for its bustling laneway culture and is known as one of the street art capitals of the world! When you visit Melbourne you can spend days exploring the maze of laneways filled with street art, cool people, yum cafes, underground bars, buskers and funky shops. We’re bringing the Melbourne vibe inside with quirky décor and artwork throughout United Backpackers Melbourne.

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