United Backpackers

at 250 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3000 Australia

Melbourne’s newest and funkiest backpacker hostel. We are located opposite Flinders St Station and offer a memorable experience with competitive rates.

United Backpackers
250 Flinders Street
Melbourne , VIC 3000
Contact Phone
P: (03) 9654 2616


Come join the fun at Melbourne’s newest and funkiest international youth hostel, United Backpackers! Our modern, quirky, clean and safe accommodation is served up with a friendly and relaxed vibe and is right in the heart of Melbourne CBD! Our building is right opposite Flinders St Station and has just undergone major renovations to be transformed into the best hostel in Melbourne! We offer travellers top class facilities and memorable experiences but keep our rates competitive! You even get FREE Wi-Fi but expect the staff to pester you if you spend too much time on it rather than exploring and socialising!

How To Get to United Backpackers

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!


Price category
$$ (10-30)

General Info

Where to Book: https://www.thebookingbutton.com.au/properties/uniteddirect Twitter: https://twitter.com/unitedmelbourne

Company Rating

3161 Facebook users were in United Backpackers. It's a 67 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Hotel category in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2563 FB users likes United Backpackers, set it to 44 position in Likes Rating for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in Hotel category

Anyone out there got ideas on what we should call our funky new basement bar? We're thinking "The Basement" is a little boring for us!

Published on 2014-08-17 10:33:49 GMT

G day

Published Mick Taylor on 2016-06-24 11:57:57 GMT

United staff member Glenn hitting the slopes at the #iceslide in southbank! In town til mid July! Check it out. #melbourne #winteriscool #eurekaskydeck #unitedbackpackers

Published United Backpackers on 2016-06-24 09:18:58 GMT

WWOOF - A UNIQUE NAME, A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE Experience life in Australia by living and working with families all over the country? Why not try WWOOFing! WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) is a unique form of farm stay where you volunteer to exchange your skills and labour for food, board and a bit of the local culture. Reach out and spread the word about the WWOOF Australia and how great the experience is! Here is a link to our Posters, please put them up on your noticeboards where you think potential WWOOFers will see them :) http://wwoof.com.au/images/forms/Poster_A4.jpg Thanks for your help - from all the Organic Farms across Australia that need more WWOOFers! #wwoofau #wwoofaustralia

Published Wwoof Australia on 2016-06-21 00:36:14 GMT

We already have our first winner for our instagram competition with this awesome picture of Melbourne!! Get tagging and you could also win yourself a free night of accommodation! #unitedbackpackers

Published United Backpackers on 2016-06-17 02:46:27 GMT

It's getting a little chilly in this fine city of ours BUT there is still so many AMAZING things to do in winter in Melbourne. It truly is a great place to be. Check out our hot Weekly Rates that can help keep you in the World's Most Livable city just a bit longer!

Published United Backpackers on 2016-06-17 01:07:04 GMT

We have a competition on our instagram where one lucky person will win a free nights accommodation every Thursday!! Simply tag your awesome pics #unitedbackpackers to be in with a chance to win! Get snapping :)

Published United Backpackers on 2016-06-15 04:20:59 GMT

Ok the long weekend has been and gone and we have MISSED OUT on a whole day of work! That's less than ideal and I for one am not happy about losing money! So here it is, are you energetic, enthusiastic, exciting and full of life?? We need you! Did you go travelling to try something new and different?? Start a new adventure with us! Tired of working unsociable hours in bars on your travels?? Work during the day and have weekend and nights free! If you answered yes to the above, then there is a good chance we will say yes to you!! Come join us on the drinking side of the bar as we have 100+backpackers from all over the world working with us nationally, we are looking for more lively individuals! If you can take orders over the bar or in a restaurant, then you can most certainly take a simple grocery order! Who we are? At HelloFresh we deliver fresh ingredients with innovative recipes right to our customer’s doorsteps! All this while helping our local farmers. We provide a variety of healthy menus each and every week and the exact ingredients to cook each meal. What we do is simple, yet highly effective. Acquire new customers for an international brand we represent and provide exceptional levels of customer service, through sales and promotions, on a one-on-one, face-to-face level. What we offer customers ·Aussie farm produce which supports local farmers ·Unique & Simple recipes ·Free Home Delivery! ·No Contracts! ·Saves time and money! What we offer you ·Weekly Retainer + uncapped commissions. If you’re really confident you can try to beat last year’s top earner… $16,000in one month!! ·Weekends free! Mon – Fri 11am-6:30pm ·Start working in Melbourne then move with the job to Sydney & Brisbane when you want! No experience necessary, full training provided by us. Don’t miss this opportunity; we only have 7 positions left. Email your CV to charlie@hellofresh.com.au or TEXT/SMS me on 0478499363 Don’t forget a contact number Applicants must hold a valid working holiday visa, be fluent in English and be able to have fun! Australians welcome to apply.

Published Danny Bassjar on 2016-06-14 01:51:58 GMT

It sure is a fine day in Melbourne to enjoy our city walking tour and get lost!

Published United Backpackers on 2016-06-09 04:17:47 GMT

Random act of kindness! Are you lucky and found this one under your pillow today? #unitedrandomactofkindness

Published United Backpackers on 2016-05-31 05:03:02 GMT

The creative juices were flowing at United this week! With the help of our guests we have been hard at work putting together this brand spanking new video. We hope you like it ;)

Published United Backpackers on 2016-05-30 02:19:18 GMT

It's Friday, it's THAT time again guys! Who's excited? I'm excited. Why am I excited? Well... beer is always exciting but this runs deeper. I now get to spend all the money I earned this week on something of my choosing! It's like buying your freedom to do what the hell you like! I am recruiting a brand new team for our SALES force here in Melbourne, early next week. Interviews are booked in bout we have a few slots left...! Stuck for cash? Need a change? Backpacker desperately looking for work despite sending out 100000 resumes? Oh wait… that 6 month Visa stipulation fried you on the last part of your interview… Yes it’s super crap! Get in touch guys, let’s talk business, let’s get inspired, LET’S MAKE THOSE EMPLOYERS WISH they hired you because you’re earning more money and having MORE fun here! Direct sales is the future guys, we pay 20 year olds fresh out of school, $600 a DAY to knock on doors. - Sling me an email and let’s chat! charlie@hellofresh.com.au .

Published Danny Bassjar on 2016-05-26 23:37:03 GMT

Employee of the month..

Published United Backpackers on 2016-05-24 07:39:11 GMT

Small but perfectly formed group this morning on our free walking tour!

Published United Backpackers on 2016-05-19 04:36:24 GMT

Patrick showing off the new United uniform while also showing us his progress in the gym #unitedbackpackers #swag #mrshoulders #blondebaby #he'ssingle

Published United Backpackers on 2016-05-16 06:27:06 GMT

NEWSFLASH: We are so stoked to launch our 360° virtual tour of Melbourne's raddest hostel! To celebrate we are giving away a $50 'Lost & Found' Bar Voucher to one lucky person! To WIN simply give this video a little old share on your Facebook page. Winner selected at random and announced on this post Thursday 12th May at 4:00PM. Created by: 360druustory

Published United Backpackers on 2016-05-10 05:09:11 GMT

We had a blast during our walking tour last Thursday!

Published United Backpackers on 2016-05-09 02:06:25 GMT

What a great cause and what a bunch of legends! Driving scooters around Cambodia and raising money for kids!!! PLEASE SHARE and PLEASE DONATE!!!

Published United Backpackers on 2016-05-06 08:41:26 GMT

Hello Everyone, Are you on a working holiday visa, and would like to lodge any other Australian Visas ? or Are you thinking to study in Australia ? Attend the Biggest Education and Australian Immigration Expo on 11th May at IAEC Education, Melbourne Office. All the expo attendees will be given a free movie ticket. See the below image for more details.

Published Seema Shah on 2016-05-04 11:25:15 GMT

We just started making one of our greatest promo videos ever! Who wants to be involved and help us out, come and join us tomorrow morning for our amazing free walking tour through Melbs while we shoot some cool pictures and video's and you may see yourself back on our social media channels! #sharethelove

Published United Backpackers on 2016-05-04 06:01:43 GMT

It's our favorite day of the week again... Taco Tuesday!!!

Published United Backpackers on 2016-05-03 04:26:43 GMT

Throwback Tuesday! This is by far the biggest honour.... United Backpackers room 206!!! Immortalised in ink by one of our amazing guests. #unitedbackpackers

Published United Backpackers on 2016-04-26 05:54:16 GMT

Coaches needed, flexible hours, part-time. We are looking for two coaches with the right stuff. The Healthy Lifestyle Lounge has been operating fitclubs out of Federation Square for two years now. http://bit.ly/21355Wy Currently we are undergoing a significant expansion, particularly within the corporate sector. Are you? 1. Crazy about fitness and health 2. Excellent communicator 3. Walk your talk 4. Passionately believe in living a healthy active lifestyle 5. Care about others results - truly 6. Want to live an extraordinary life That's right, most of you reading this won't qualify, but we're no ordinary company and we don't earn ordinary wages either. We are a team of committed individuals building healthy active communities all around the world. We have loads of fun, are mostly young and would probably be unemployable elsewhere! If you want the above and want the help of our team to train you to achieve it, then send me your CV and a contact number so we can talk. Genuine enquiries only please. Chris@perfectdayinparadise.com.au

Published Chris Luhrs on 2016-04-26 05:06:00 GMT

When you meet your colleague from United Port Douglas Amelie in Thailand ❤️❤️

Published Anne Pel on 2016-04-21 15:59:53 GMT

Couldn't agree more! #unitedbackpackersnumber1 #sharethelove http://followyourtoes.com/top-5-hostels-melbourne

Published United Backpackers on 2016-04-18 02:55:08 GMT

One of our amazeball guests, Nico, shared these sweets with us. #unitedbackpackersamazballguest #sharethelove #timtamonthedesk

Published United Backpackers on 2016-04-07 02:20:29 GMT

Generated summary (experimental)

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!
The United Crew truly care about giving our guests an amazing experience, and something that is a little bit different from the rest.
We have the perfect balance of good times and chill so you'll be able to party till you drop but also get a good night sleep!
Our location is unbeatable right opposite Flinders Street Station, 50m from Federation Square & on the corner of one of the most happening laneways around!
Free Wi-Fi in common areas Heaps of great spaces to chill or play including a designer kitchen & dining room over looking Flinders Street Station, funky TV Lounge filled with beanbags and an Underground Chill Out Lounge Super cool Basement bar Lost & Found open 7 nights a week.
Here you will find cheap drinks, great DJ's, cool events and good times!
A full time Events Manager running loads of free daily and nightly tours & events to keep you entertained and show you the real Melbourne
Have we convinced you yet that we are the best hostel in Melbourne, heck Australia?
We think you should come check us out cause you won't be disappointed!
Want to save some bucks and make sure you experience some of Victoria's must do tours?!
We have teamed up with some awesome local tour operators to bring you great value tour and accommodation packages.
After all you'd be mad to come to Melbourne and not experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road or see those cute little penguins at Phillip Island!
Check out all the details over on the Rooms Page .