Pensione Hotel Melbourne: Your $99 Jail Cell with Flat Screen TV

Quentin Long is the co-founder of Australian Traveller Media, Australia’s largest independent travel media company. Quentin is a sought-after travel media commentator. He is Australia’s most trusted source for travel news and insights, having held weekly radio segments across the country since 2006, and regularly appearing on Channel 9’s Today and A Current Affair programs from 2010. Dont ask him his favourite travel experience as that's like asking him to choose a favourite child. However he does say that Garma Festival is the one travel experience that changed him the most.

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  • Avatar Bruno says:

    Organised accommodation at the Above Pensione after reading a few reviews we thought we would give it a go. Worst Mistake Eveeerrr…

    We paid $150 per night per room. There was four of us going down for a long weekend.

    My particular room was suppose to have a double bed but instead was two single beds pushed together. Which is usually A-OK but in this instance one bed was lower then the other.. Waking up Sat morning with the worst back pain is not IDEAL!

    The bathroom is so small you turn it into a little kiddy pool by the end of your shower. Oh don’t forget when you need to use the toilet facilities it is like performing Yoga!

    Visiting Melbourne again my friends and I would certainly not be staying at the above property. I guess if it cost $99 you kind of get over knit picking over these things. In this case I would have rather spent an extra $30-$50 and stayed at the Windsor or Stamford.

    I guess when you self rate yourself you let a few things go!!