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Back of Chapel Backpackers

50 Green St, Windsor, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stumbled across Back Of Chapel Backpackers when we typed into google search: "best hostels in Melbourne, Australia" . It sounded good so we went ahead and booked. Within the first few days we knew we struck gold! This hostel became more than just accommodation. Josh and Aaron who run the hostel are some of the most accommodating, helpful and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was the first place we stayed when we landed in Australia and we must have got lucky because back of chapel is amazing. It's a small hostel so everyone seems to know each other and socialises together. Its also in a great location just around the corner from all the shops/bars/restaurants of chapel street. The rooms are decent, we... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I've been staying at Back of Chapel for over a month now. The atmosphere is great, very welcoming from day one and there is always someone to hang out with in the common areas or front porch. You literally could not have a better location in the city with Chapel Street metres away and a tram into the CBD takes... More

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BackOfchapel, Manager at Back of Chapel Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Colin B, Thanks for taking your time to post a review for Back of Chapel. I also think that our location couldn't be better. We are out of the hustle and bustle of the city whilst being so quick and easy to get to. The 4 bed dorms with access to the semi-private balconies are definitely the best dorm... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Back of Chapel is a small, very nice Backpacker hostel in Windsor, just round the corner of Chapel St which has everything you need, supermarkets, clothing shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, train station and trams. Even to St Kilda Beach it's not too far to walk. Aaron and Josh are running this lovely place and they are really helpful with all... More

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BackOfchapel, Manager at Back of Chapel Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi AnotherLex, Thanks for taking your time to post your review of Back of Chapel. It's always great to read that you think we are one of the best hostels you have stayed in. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around Australia, Aaron More

Hobart, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We came to Melbourne unprepared for accomodation and got a call back from this place when an appropriate room became available (3 bed private room). Overall, the place easily has enough facilities so you do not have to be waiting at any time (or at least it seemed that way to us, even with a full hostel). The location is... More

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BackOfchapel, Manager at Back of Chapel Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi NicholasJarman, Thanks for posting your review, We were fully booked during your stay here, so it's pleasing to here that you didn't have to wait to use any of the facilities. We recommend the Bedrooms with the balconies as it provides the extra space, air and sun. If you decide to come back to Melbourne we will look forward... More

London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I stayed at Bag of Chapel while traveling around Victoria and from the the moment I checked in until the moment I left I had an amazing, relaxing and fun time. This hostel is all about the people, it's not the typical hostel where everything is about making money of people. The hostel is run by two chilled and nice... More

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BackOfchapel, Manager at Back of Chapel Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi breathindeeply, Thanks for a fantastic and detailed review. It's great to see such a positive review from an experienced traveler, and senior contributor. This reinforces us that Back of Chapel is heading in the correct direction. Thanks for calling me "chilled and nice" the $10 Kitchen deposit is an attempt to keep the Kitchen in a cleaner state. It... More

Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My friend and I visited Melbourne for the Australia Day long weekend and picked this Hostel based on the good reviews and we’d heard good things about Chapel St. Overall I would say do not stay here if you are only in town for a few days – yes Chapel St has some nice bars and restaurants but so does... More

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BackOfchapel, Manager at Back of Chapel Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Mimi K, Thanks for posting your detailed review. Unfortunately you caught Back Of Chapel at a bad time. I believe during checkout you mentioned about the guests in the next room. I gave them all a warning that that behavior cannot continue. We did evict them the next day because they were unable to respect our wishes. We apologies... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

a real home away from home , only meaning to stay two weeks ive ended up being there for four months, back of chapel has a certain charm and a lot of character . receptions very friendly and will help with anything . being small and intimate it has a real family feel about it. highly recommend this place!

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BackOfchapel, Manager at Back of Chapel Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Holly_nz1991, Thanks for posting your review. You have definitely chosen some choice words like Charm, Character, Small and Intimate. That's how we would like to describe what Back of chapel is and should be like. We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay with us! thanks again, Aaron More

Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Back of Chapel has a certain charm that you can find only in few place in Australia. Friendly and particulary well located on Chapel street, B.O.C has offered me all I needed during my stay in Melbourne. Plain breakfast every morning, free internet and foxtel on a big TV screen to chill out. It is not a cheap 4 or... More

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BackOfchapel, Manager at Back of Chapel Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi ADL44, Thanks for writing your review. We love to read how you enjoyed your stay and it will not be a memory forgotten. Thanks again, More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Excellent little hostel with a perfect location, tram/train stops around the corner, lots of bars and restaurants in within 2 mins walk. Cool atmosphere with all the backpackers. Staying in a private room which is great. Extended the stay it's that good.

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BackOfchapel, Manager at Back of Chapel Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi willtomo, Thanks for posting your review. It seems you are not alone with making a booking and extending your stay because you enjoyed it here. That's always great to see. We hope the rest of your travels around Australia are lot's of fun. Thanks, More

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Address: 50 Green St, Windsor, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Stonnington > Windsor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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“Back Of Chapel is devoted to providing our guests with the best experience. We hope to see you soon.”Back of Chapel is a 150 year old Victorian terrace, which has recently been renovated. We are Located in the South-Eastern suburb of Windsor in Melbourne, Australia. Back Of Chapel is nestled in the core of Chapel Street, which is a vibrant, cultural and popular tourist area in Melbourne. Chapel Street provides an historic setting with diverse dining in many cafes, restaurants and bars as well as innovative architecture with exciting arts and cultural venues. Here at Back Of Chapel we pride ourselves on offering the most fun, friendly and chilled out hostel in Melbourne. All of our rooms are reasonably priced and we cater for many types of travelers. Many of our guests make a reservation for a few days and end up staying for a few months. The diversity and enthusiasm of our guests provide a great family vibe. You can always count on meeting new and friendly people from all over the world. Back Of Chapel also has a dedicated bar for backpackers and friends. The BOC bar features a variety of local and imported beer, wine and spirits all at low prices. Our friendly staff will always make you feel welcome. If you are looking to stay for a few nights or a few months, Back Of Chapel will provide a homely and relaxed feel that will make your stay in Melbourne more enjoyable than anywhere else. Please note that our triple rooms consist of a double bed and a single bunk on top.Hostel reception hours are:8:30am-5pm everyday (closed 1-2pm)Recommended for guests over 18 years of Age. ... more   less 
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