I thought i had posted this ages ago but i guess it never went through, but I wanted to make people aware of urban central in Melbourne.
I really enjoyed this hostel. The location is good as it's close to downtown but just enough out that they give you perks to stay there. I arrived on a Monday morning and used the luggage room to park my stuff and wander around the city. There was a free bbq that night and it really was an all you can eat affair. absolutely delicious.
The kitchen is massive and extremly clean, they also provide free, rice, pasta, tea, coffee, sugar, and milk
which is rediculously handy when travelling. There are about 20 industrial sized fridges for everyones stuff and people are generally good about keeping their hands off people's food.
Although it is basically under the highway you'd never know it once in the building. the renovations included sound proofing which is amazing.
The rooms are clean and each floor has it's own function in terms of a common room. 1 and 2nd have plasma screens for tv, 3 (i forget) and 4 is a lirbary for quiet reading or work.
The bar downstairs has stupid cheap jugs of beer before 9 and do a trivia on certain nights where you can win more beer. and if all else fails the casino
is only a 2 minute walk (maybe less) so you can win all the beer money you need.
There's more to say but I'll have to add it later.