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“Location! Location! Location!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Claremont
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   189 Toorak Road | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia (South Yarra)   |  
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Free Breakfast and Wi-Fi
Ranked #78 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Adelaide, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Location! Location! Location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Good Value if you want a 'Sleep & Go'

2 mins from Train station, less than 1 to trams. If you are a foodie or a shopaholic, you will not care about the room as you will only go there to sleep. Which is great as it’s really all its good for. There was no couch or rest area, so it’s perfect if you just need a roof over your head. If you were to stay there for a few nights, I think it might become a little harder. You literally get a bed, a tiny desk & chair and a TV oh and some selves. That’s it. So it’s no home away from home, in saying that - you are not paying top dollar either, you can save it up there and then spend it on the shops below you.

2 main issues - 1) No toilets in room, have to go down the hall. 2) No lift, if I didn't have my partner I would have never got my heavy suit case up 4 flights of stairs!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Was my first stay in Australia . Love this guesthouse . The place is clean even the share toliet is very clean . The location was great . The train station is very near to the guesthouse . Even tram station just at the corner . The room come with free WIFI thats the most important and the breakfast. The staff here was friendly and very nice . Was my great stay . Will highly recommand this guesthouse to my friends .

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

stayed at the hotel Claremont Melbourne not long ago the place is clean and cheap, location great a must stay place, although on a busy road you don't hear a sound breakfast included and free Wi-Fi train station in walking distance great restaurants on same street

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Large, spacious, cleaned twice daily incl bathrooms, bright, free WiFi, free cereal and toast for breakfast. No mixed dorms, towels changed whilst I was there, locked doors and lockers in the room available. TV in my dorm (female 6 bed), no alcohol allowed on premises. Efficient and helpful staff. Next door to South Yarra station and close to Chapel St which has lots of shops and restaurants. Family, couple and solo traveller friendly, good mix of ages and Australian and non Australian tourists.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The Claremont was a great place to stay for the price. The room was clean and the staff was great! Location made it easy to walk to attractions. Free wi-fi & a free breakfast (plus coffee & other drinks available throughout the day)! Parking close by: $27/day. The bathrooms were down the hall, very clean. Would recommend to anyone & would stay there again!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Its not often that is stay in a hotel but when i do i make sure to give the most accurate and informative information for people wishing to stay. Hotel claremont is a cheap option for travellers looking for an affordable option when visiting Melbourne.

It is a little pricier than normal backpackers however the privacy and small dorm rooms more than make up for this. The staff are incredibly friendly and will look after all your needs. The showers can be hot from time to time but usually spray out cold, then hot for a while, then cold again. If you adhere to the 3 minute guidelines for showers - (who actually does though) then you will most likely be freezing because thats how long it takes for the water to heat up. The beds are relatively comfortable. All rooms have skylights so as soon as the sun comes up its as if the light has been turned on. The security is reasonable with a door code and they keep the fridges locked to keep out thieving freeloaders.

There is wireless internet and luggage storage, free breakfast and free tea and coffee. a good little place to stay for sure.

Room Tip: The dorm rooms are huge and you will most likely be the only one in there. The private double rooms...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Not bad for a budget room. Only issue was the keyring on door key is huge so they insist on making you leave it at reception when you go out. Twice during the night when we arrived back we had to wait about an hour for the dodgy night shifter to come back to his office, and no apology at all..... on other hand staff is day were very helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 189 Toorak Road | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > South Yarra
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Claremont 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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