Exford Hotel


Exford Hotel

199 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tram 86, 96 (stop: Russell Street)
Tel
(03) 9663 2697
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if the guy on the phone was anything to go by its a nasty place
23 January 2010
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the staff and the fact they are no longer in VIP
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nothing its sounds rubbish
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I didnt stay here but I called up about a room as I had lost my original accomodation I thought kit was ok that they had a room then I asked about free pick up from southern cross and VIP discount he said they were no longer on VIP and no longer do free pick ups when i asked how i got there he said get a tram, on website the room said $25 dollars when i doubled checked the price he said $29 when I argues that on website it said $25 he said cos of tennis it had gone up so lets get this straight you expect me to pay $29 for a 10 bed dorm with no discount and no pick up just cos some stupid sporting event is on shove it! In fact when i said this he put the phone down on me first - a-hole!

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Sue and Emmily
Great place to stay in the city of Melbourne
7 August 2005
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We stayed here in July, 2005 and were very impressed with the Exford. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Pablo (the night owl), and the hardworking housemaids. This hotel has a small, intimate feel which is nice considering you are in the heart of Melbourne. We felt very safe at all times.Great kitchen, clean showers and toilets, and comfortable beds.We will stay at the Exford again.

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fimbo1977
Cheap, basic but central
20 September 2004
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I stayed here for just a short while after a bad experience in my previous hostel, and although a lot of people have slated the Exford on this site, I've got to say my experience was ok. Its nothing special, but as cheap as you'll get in Melbourne and very central. There are lockers provided, so its secure, and you can't just walk in off the street and raid the place. A word of caution though : the pub downstairs is exorbitant, and unlike many with hostels, backpackers get no special deals.

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Sleepy
Loud, Cramped and Expensive
11 February 2004
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This is not a hostel, this is an experiment to see how much noise people will attempt to put up with in the name of budget accomadation. Maybe if youve got loads of cash to get pissed and "fall" asleep youll like it. I personally had to leave. Too many leftovers from the pub trying to sleep in the rooms. Manager if you read this, you should work on security.

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Anonymous
Do not stay here if you want to get some sleep!
29 November 2003
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This is the worst hostel I have ever stayed at and I have stayed at quite a few in my time. They have a rowdy pub downstairs that is open until 7am. I still have awful Geri Haliwell songs going through my head! The staff didn't really care that we didn't get ANY sleep, they were actually quite indifferent. I would NEVER stay there again.

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Anonymous
What an experience!
17 August 2003
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You just have to love the Exford! I stayed there for close to 4 months and I made many friends from a variety of countries, mainly a UK crowd. The kitchen can be very cramped. The TV room is quite bland and smoky. The bathrooms are clean enough. I stayed in a 10-person dorm myself, and the sharing of rooms with the opposite sex was never a problem at all. The pub itself is excellent, even tho under renovations while I stayed there. Only one pool table, but atmos makes up for it. If you can't find a friend there, you won't find one anywhere else. The district its located in was once labelled the most dangerous in Australia, and admittedly, it is...if you walk around alone. Security? Well, I've seen better...but listen, I gave this place 4 stars because my Australian experience would have been awful had I not had a sojourn at the Exford. Besides, everything is walking distance, what else could you want??

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Anonymous
Pretty average
21 July 2003
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after reading the reviews of this hostel i ended going to this place. its a fairly average place, the pub is expensive (no discount for backpackers). its location is pretty good, very central. the beds are shocking, but the rooms are clean. the tv room is full of smoke and unsociable people and its very small. all in all there are better hostels around. i recommend the green house backpakers in flinders lane. its a little extra $$ but if you have the muny this place is worth it. like a hotel, proper beds, big screen tv. and they at least organise pub crawls and stuff like that, and gives away free dinners!

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Squakz
clean
22 June 2003
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It was clean, and the security was good. Stayed for a week. I was lucky enough to have a good room (4 bed) with friendly people (canadian bubble!!). But if i was on my own i would have hated the place. It was very sterile, and there were way too many TV zombies that stayed in the dingy tv room ALL DAY! (it was actually scary!) Stay there if you are with a friend- that way it doesnt matter if people are social or not.

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Michael
Great Place
15 April 2003
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Quite despite a pub down stairs, great security, clean facilities, and friendly staff. Pub isn't the cheapest but its in a good location to find whatever your looking for on your trip. Would recomend it to anyone as an excellent place to stay.

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Anonymous
Forget about booking this "hotel"
10 April 2003
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I was pretty impressed by all the positive comments about the hotel. So I checked their website and clicked their booking icon and sent an email to book a room. No reply after two days. Then I called the hotel, only to be told that they didn't accept booking. All I have to do is show up, but no guarantee of room!! Why bother having a booking icon in their website, which says "Booking form coming soon", complete with email and phone no, if they never intend to accept booking??? Very disappointed. Will never stay there!!

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Anonymous
Champeen Exy
3 February 2003
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The best place ive evere stayed in including my mums house. I tried to move in for life. The best thing about this hostel are the 2 night shift guys, a tag team of awe inspiring talent. I tried my best to enjoy other places but nothing compares. If you come to Melbourne stay at the Exford, ask for Tiny or Shand, they will sort you out, especially the ladies.

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louiseawatson@hotmail.com
Fantastic
7 December 2002
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The Exford is perfectly situated right in the centre of Melbourne, It's close to bars/clubs, 24 hour Shops, Restaurants (especially Chinese). It has a fabulous Bar beneath it, with a lively and friendly atmosphere. I stayed there for 3 months and had the time of my life, I met many friends from different nationalities. If you go to Melbourne I would recommend this as the ONLY hostel to stay in.

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Anonymous
amazing
21 May 2002
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wicked time had in the ex. right in the centre with tons of excellent people, good mix of long stay workers and short stayers. great security, ok pub. stay there if you go to melbourne. sexy exy 4 eva

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john shaft
you need that in your life
26 June 2001
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the exford is the coolest hostel in melbourne and surrounding area it is cleaner than if your mum had tidied your bedroom!! proper lockers,a sturdy bed,electronic access cards for your room shower and such like a good combo of lads and lasses(mix dorm on bigger rooms) all nationalities if you go to the exford at the right time you will never forget it for the rest of your life i know i stayed their for nearly 4 months of my travels it has really good staff who actually do care and i mean that!

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