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Ritz for Backpackers

169B Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would not recommend this hostel to anyone. Music downstairs til early hours keeps you up all night. It's overpriced, the staff are horrible and there's just general bad vibes all round. The facilities aren't good enough for what you're paying, kitchen has no cutlery etc. Much better places in st kilda

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Ritz is a great place to stay, especially now that the long term stayers have been moved on. Some had been there for over a year!!!!! They were pretty horrible to anyone new coming in. We have found the place to be clean and welcoming. moving into a new room next week that is currently being renovated, new beds,... More 

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Emerald, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had a fantastic stay here and have just recommended my friends to stay here as it was clean, accommodating and customer service was first class. Max was wonderful and location was superb!! Would not hesitate staying here again. Had some fun memorable times there!!! There has been a change of management but all for the better!!! Ignore all reviews... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am writing a review as a long-term resident of the Ritz for Backpackers in St. Kilda. I arrived in the Ritz in July of 2015 on my own, looking to live the backpackers lifestyle; find a job, make new friends and new experiences. When I first moved in to the Ritz it was the long term stayers that took... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This LP tip was a complete mistake. We had a twin room and we intended to stay for three nights. But we left the hostel already after a few hours: The room (and the bath aswell) was very dirty - also after a second cleaning (hairs on the ground, old socks behind the bed, blood on the bedsheets). At 9pm... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights,, during the week it was fine for the price,, bit of a loud noise coming from sort of ventilation outside and the door didn't lock from the inside which was a bit annoying but other than that it was all good... Weekend the bar below has a live band going on till 3 in... More 

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Thank ashleyyybrown123
St Kilda, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Don't stay here! Especially if you are alone. I have travelled around the world and I've never felt as unwelcome as I did here. The hostel is full of long-termers and they go out of their way to not speak to you. I booked with a friend in the same room and when we arrived we were separated into two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights at the Ritz and have no complaints. I'm probably twice the age of most of the regular crowd but had been told I needed to experience the 'backpacker life' Well I've done it. It was clean and comfortable. The showers are great as they are nice and powerful. Been told by other experienced backpackers that this is... More 

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Thank Darren H
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

easily one of the worst hostels i've stayed at in australia. someone made a mistake with my sister and i's reservation, which i understand it happens, i work in a hostel too. but the way it was handled by staff, it seemed like they thought it was our fault. we had to room hop every day or two, no discount... More 

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Thank kellyorich
Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

I'd advise you book this hostel on the basis that you don't mind not sleeping alot. This hostel is mostly people staying long term and working (they were very nice and plesant people) although this doesn't stop them from partying all night at any opportunity. This hostel reminded me of University Dorms.

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