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Ritz for Backpackers

169B Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013
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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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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

On arrival, we were greeted by an adult member of staff (who unfortunatly for us) we never saw him again. The Hostel is run by 'The Click' who are large group of people that have lived and worked at the Ritz for months. We found them to be very intimidating and difficult to speak to on some occassions. It was... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

I think the Ritz for Backpackers gets a tough time on tripadvisor - i was dreading this place but it really wasn't that bad at all!! The bathrooms were clean and the shower was awesome! My boyfriend and I had room 208 which was very clean.  There was a laminated floor which was great as most hostels I've been to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

On arrival we were met by a friendly member of staff who showed us to the rooms every moment after was a living nightmare. The bathrooms were disgusting and the living room formidable. Few guests passed a quick smile but most didnt hold back on the glares. As if we had just intruded into their homes. Rooms are of average... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have never felt less welcome at a hostel, there is a large group that have clearly been here for a long time and dominate the place in an intimidating manor. The showers and toilet facilities are all mixed gender and covered in hair and dirty foot marks, one even splattered with blood? The kitchen was also dirty and the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We spent a few nights here last summer. The sleep wasn't great thanks to the noise from the downstairs bar and the lorries turning outside and the fact we only had a small flat pillow didn't help. The hostel is quite cliquey and when we tried to go for the free breakfast we were not helped at all and nothing... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We arrived mid summer in January and as a result, sorry to say it, met nothing but drunk Aussies here. We didn't find anyone particularly friendly despite our attempts and had to listen to drunk people belt out the lyrics to Ace of Base all day long in the common rooms. It was funny and entertaining for a while but... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Don't stay in this hostel, as another person commented this place is so intimating, and she couldn't of hit the nail more on the head, people here are so rude. The rooms are so basic so don't mind the pics they have up, the windows are single glaze and are traditional sash window which provide zero sound prevention, and our... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

if your not 20 anymore, you feel awkward... this is really a party location in beautiful and outgoing st.kilda... so nothing wrong with it. however you need to be prepared... + great location + fun loving party crowd from all over the world - priced at the upper end - rooms are on the edge in terms of size and... More 

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Lhasa, Tibet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I stayed at the Ritz for three nights and I enjoyed my stay there very much! I arrived there at around 9am (on a night bus from Canberra), the receptionist Chris helped my registration, when I asked if I could use the shower (check in time should be around 12pm), he said yes without hesitation. There was another staff named... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

I arrived in this hostel with a friend Sauk g he had a great time last he was there. Well I didn't! The hostel is noisy, not cleaned very well. The room I stopped in was smelly, and had ALOT of mould on the ceiling. My bunk bed had no ladder, so every night I had to jump which wasnt... More 

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