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1 room, 2 adults


2-star2 stars
6 Degraves St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Melbourne Arts Centre
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Bar is awesome
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe


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What’s around United


  • In Melbourne Central Business District
  • Melbourne Arts Centre - 6 min walk
  • Bourke Street Mall - 8 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne - 10 min walk
  • Melbourne Central - 12 min walk
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - 15 min walk
  • Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex - 15 min walk
  • Princess Theatre - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Tullamarine Airport (MEL) - 29 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 24 min drive
  • Avalon Airport (AVV) - 45 min drive
  • Flinders Street Station - 2 min walk
  • Southern Cross Station - 18 min walk
  • Showgrounds Station - 9 min drive
  • Melbourne Central Station - 13 min walk
  • Parliament Station - 15 min walk
  • Flagstaff Station - 18 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 48 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-2:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Discounted offsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

United ’s small print

Also known as

  • United Backpackers Melbourne Hostel
  • United Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • United Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Melbourne
  • United Backpackers Hostel
  • United Backpackers Melbourne
  • United Backpackers
  • Elephant Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
  • United Melbourne
  • United Backpackers Melbourne


The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Towels/sheets: AUD 5 per person, per stay

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.19 percent

Parking is available nearby and costs AUD 10 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for United

  • Does United offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, United does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at United ?
    No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at United ?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at United ?
    You can check in from 1:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near United ?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Flinders Lane (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 163 reviews

Very good 8.0
The bed was very comfy and warm. A bit more cleaning would have been better for the kitchen but other that that I am satisfied
au2 night trip
Good 6.0
not ideal but not too bad either
Staff were pretty great, they were kind and helpful. Location was very convenient- it can't get any better. Cheap drinks and free pancakes were a bonus too. On the downside the downstairs area (luggage room, bar and chill out zone) smelt really bad, the rooms and showers were not very clean and the rooms were boiling (so no one slept much). If it's going to be hot when you stay in Melbourne, do not go here, the fans are very weak and it was impossible to cool down. If it's not hot, then its an ok place to stay, provided you just need somewhere to crash/aren't spending long at the hostel.
Kirsten, au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Perfect location ... rooms should be cleaned more often especially toilets
Piotr, au15 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I always stay here everytime I come to Melbourne
Free delicious breakfast, very good location, free luggage storage, lots of place to chill I wish they clean the rooms more often though
Lydia, au4 night trip
Fair 4.0
Unfriendly staff
DILUSHA, au2 night trip
Good 6.0
Okay but will not return
The location is very good, many shops, restaurants and supermarket nearby. But the loading and cleaning of those shops in early morning are extremely noisy. I am afraid that the cleanliness of washroom requires improvement. The stains were there for several days, so I doubt if the cleaning was enough or complete.
PUI LAM, au5 night trip
Very good 8.0
Awesome Place
This is my 4th stay here, every time I come to Melbourne I have always opted to stay here. I love the customer service, free pancakes every morning for breakfast, luggage room, lounge room and location is really great. I have noticed though the place is not as clean as before, if you can please clean the rooms more often, you'd be more awesome!
Lydia, au1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Not suitable for some
It's quite difficult when you have to bring the bed cover, duvet cover when you check out.
Alec, my1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent hostel, super friendly staff, clean, quiet and very comfortable beds. Given how busy this hostel is - its an easy 5 stars all around. Won't hesitate to book again.
il2 night trip


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