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Ritz for Backpackers

169B Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shakira8892 Melbourne
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good value for money - clean and free wifi. More like a hotel this hostel and perfect location - close to CBD and st. Kilda. Really lovely staff and peaceful environment. Only one grumpy member of staff the rest went out of their way to help me. Free pancakes and activities each night. Can feel a hit clicky with... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

After staying in other hostels around Australia I found myself constantly comparing them to the Ritz. It is by far the cleanest hostel I have stayed in. The bathrooms are cleaned around 3 times a day, the kitchen is cleaned constantly and the friendly staff are always around if you need anything!! Nothing is too much to ask. Free wifi,... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Found this place just a bit of a normal hostel really. Nothing special, not terribly offensive! I've stayed in literally hundreds of hostels and I'll probably forget this one. Good thing about here though was the showers, they were clean and had a cubicle like at home which I loved! Beds were a bit uncomfy but that's just standard with... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Ritz Backpackers looks on first sight like a nice little hostel, but there are way too much guests for the place (all sitting places are constantly taken). It looks like a lot of people from the UK are living in the hostel for a long time and see it as there home. They make a lot of noise. Besides that,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I was here last week and left after just one day. There are so many Irish people constantly blasting loud music, making so much noise, stomping their feet. Look I love internationals, but the Irish run the hostel. They are so rude and disrespectful, especially the chicks- constantly yelling and screaming and the LOUD MUSIC. and the STOMPING OF THE... More

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We found this hostel 5 minutes from the main run of Kilda Beach to be the most friendliest and helpful staff of any hostel we have stayed in. The double room we had was clean and the bed comfortable. We were grateful of the free pancakes cooked for you in the mornings. We found it to be very quiet even... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

When we arrrived we didn't get the room we booked and the manager didn't care about it. The rooms are not really nice, the people who are staying there are idiots who get drunk everyday, robbing your stuff out of the fridge and throwing it around the whole place. The manager didn't care about that as well, even though he... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Friendly, helpful and chilled out staff. Everyone was absolutely lovely and nice. Free pancakes for breakfast, free bbq night. Internet is not the best but it's ok. Very noisy at night time because it is on top of a British Pub but personally it didn't bother me. Bring ear plugs with you if thats a problem. Big and clean kitchen.... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Checked into the hostel pretty quickly following my arrival, very helpful person on the desk showed me to my room which was bigger than expected, the biggest dorm I had been in during my time in Australia. My first night was Wine and Cheese night which was a good night and a chance to meet new people, I was a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Travelled for over two years and never had bed bugs until here. Bed was infested and got into all my things. Staff didn't care to help and now I've taken them home with me and cannot get rid of them. Was speaking to the manager consistently about one of the apartments they offer and when I told him I found... More

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Address: 169B Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Also Known As:
Ritz For Backpackers Hotel St Kilda
Ritz St Kilda
St Kilda Ritz-Carlton
Ritz For Backpackers St Kilda, Greater Melbourne

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