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Ritz for Backpackers

169B Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time staying at the ritz. Was a good place to stay if travelling alone. The staff were sound and helpful. Good craic everyone was friendly never knew of any trouble or had any problems here. Would recommend this place to anyone seems a shame I didn't go here at peak time. Will probably end up back here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this hostel and lived there for a few months over the summer. It is a very social environment, and while it can initially be a bit "cliquey" due to the high number of close-knit long termers, once you've made a few friends this family/friends/fun vibe is what makes the hostel so fantastic. Hostel-wide activities are often organised by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I checked in in March 2014 for three nights originally, the staff were really friendly and when we decided to stay on they extended our booking without issue. I ended up staying right through the winter in a quiet 3 bed dorm. I came back in the summer having completed my regional work and have been back for 6 months.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon turning up at The Ritz in a cold wintery morning of May 3rd 2014 I was welcomed by warmed hugs and hungover faces.. Everyone was extremely welcoming- for this was to be my New home. 'Common room' that it was indeed was full with goon filled heads by 7pm that evening, for this my friend, was a Tuesday evening,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant hostel, Good laugh and great staff. Wine and cheese is a right good laugh followed by karaoke just down the road.. And so close to the greatest pub in Melbourne.... Its downstairs! In the words of arny.... Ill be back

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One time i drank too much soda pop (dr pepper, coca cola, sprite, pepsi). I got a tummy ache and poop my pants. The super cool guy at reception helped me and got me fresh sheets and even cooked me a baked potato for dinner. Made me feel at home and I couldnt recommend a better hostel.

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Cairns, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel was very dirty and the bathrooms were some of the worst I have seen while travelling Australia. This aside the hostel was friendly and the location was good. We stayed in a private double which was nice, but on account of the cleanliness I wouldn't go back ever!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Stayed here for 6 nights whilst working our way round Victoria. Chose a double room with my partner which included double bed, wardrobe and fridge. The bedroom was on the second floor up and window overlooked the court yard below. Firstly it say about the room is the bed was so uncomfortable with the springs coming up through the mattress-... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The hostel was in a good location in St Kilda, with bars, restaurants and beaches in close walking distance. We stayed in the single room, which was nice and clean, but the rest of the hostel feels like a college dorm due to the close knit group of people staying here long term. They were welcoming, but be prepared to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

All I can say is, don't stay here if you actually want to get any sleep. On Saturday night the live band downstairs is so loud, that despite being on the second floor, the room was vibrating. When the music finally stopped at 3am, my ears were still ringing. The 'children' who stay here are only interested in drinking and... More 

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