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Back of Chapel Backpackers

50 Green St, Windsor, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Stayed here at the beginning of the year and it was one of the most unpleasant experiences of my trip. I am pretty relaxed when staying in hostels especially as I had just completed a tour of Asia where standards vary widely. However this hostel really was grotty, especially considering the prices. The rooms smelled and the the owner was... More

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

Hi Adam G, Thanks for posting a review for Back of Chapel, We apologize for the bad experience you had here. Back Of Chapel was experiencing a transitioning period. We have now worked out many ways to keep the Hostel clean, tidy and easier on the nose! The owner you met is now more relaxed too. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We had some friends who stayed here for a few months so when we came to Melbourne to visit them we booked a private room in the same hostel. The room was very small. The double bed took up most of it, with a wardrobe, side table and TV also squeezed in. The wardrobe and door to the room itself... More

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

Hi AEM967, Thanks for posting your detailed review. You are correct! we have replaced all the private room beds, mattresses and Linen. They are all brand new and other guests have told us the are very comfortable. I personally don't recall having bed bugs in any of our private rooms. Often the case with bed bugs is that they are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Cannot understand previous reviewers! Have stayed for the F1 grand prix for the last two years. First with friends in a triple room and this year by myself in a single room. First, if you book early they don't put on penalty rates for the F1 (one of few places). It is walking distance to the track, on Chapel St,... More

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

Hi BabSweden, Thanks for posting your review. It's great to read that a senior contributor like yourself rated us so highly. We have made Back of chapel into a more appealing hostel for our current guests. We do not have a bar anymore but we do have free Wifi! Thanks again, Aaron More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Hi I booked and payed for a week at this hostel a while back and I have to warn you, this is the most unclean unsafe place a person could live in apart from a large rubbish bin!!! It has the most awful smell and all of the carpets are filthy, my room was so small and hot and only... More

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

Hi elie L, We appreciate your time to post a review. Back of Chapel was going through a transition in ownership during your time. All guests now stay for the total of their initial booking and many of them extend if there is availability. We hope you found a good place to stay and we didn't spoil your time in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

if you want a good night's sleep be sure to ask for a room at the back of the lodge. Otherwise you'll be literally jumping with the vibrations from the bar below your room till the wee hours. Not good if you want to sleep.... Management were friendly enough & I quite liked the place. I manage a backpackers in... More

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

Hi allagoo, Thanks for posting a review. The bar has been closed for sometime now. This has allowed for all guests to get a better sleep every-night. If you liked the place in March 2011, you will definitely like it more now! Aaron More

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Address: 50 Green St, Windsor, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Stonnington > Windsor
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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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