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“Dirty, Rude, Loud” 2 of 5 stars
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Space Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   380 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #16 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Dirty, Rude, Loud”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

"Dirty, Rude and Loud", pretty much sums it up.

The showers and toilets are simply, horrible. Slimy, grimy and smelly.
The reception staff, rude, and telling sexist jokes in front of customers, a big no-no in my book.
LOUD, so LOUD! The paper thin walls, the slamming doors, the hand driers in the toilets that back on to the bedroom wall. LOUD, LOUD, LOUD.

I lasted only one night, then booked myself into a decent place.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The facilities are ok here, but the other guests make this a horrible place if you are the kind of person who likes to sleep in the nighttime.

The place is packed with young working holiday Britts, who have nothing else to do for fun than to drink. A lot. This would be ok if they could keep silent but no. They go on with their chants and keep after parties in the dorms at 5am in the morning. The staff don't seem to mind though even though they have a no noise policy at the hostel.

So if you want some sleep then you should quite simply choose another place to go to.

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I stayed three nights in Space hotel and it has certainly been the best hostel I've seen. I booked myself a 6 bed dorm and the room was lovely. Also they have a cinema room, gym, lounge, huge kitchen, private bathrooms and shower, balcony and tv everywhere. Plus the location is perfect, very close to main streets and Queen Victoria market. I really enjoyed my staying there, would definitely go back. I would recommend Space to everybody!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This was my "virgin" hostel experience and I walked in apprehensive after all the horror stories Id heard about hostels from friends. All of those preconceptions were immediately laid to rest when I saw how clean, new and beautiful the place was. The facilities were excellent, the rooms were really clean and new ( though a little crampy if you stay in the 6 bed dorm) and beds were reasonably comfortable. I stayed here for 6 nights and really enjoyed my time. Very secure, never had to wait for the bathroom/shower and the aromas of all the cooking wafting up to my level was a nice perk ;)

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed four nights in a Queen room. The room was smaller than we expected, but that didn't bother us at all.I Enjoyed the facilities the hotel had to offer, and we were very impressed with the cleanliness of the building as opposed to other hostels ! Location is great close to everything you need. Staff were semi friendly but helpful. Overall It was money well spent. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely plan to stay here again for another holiday ! :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Staid for one night in a private twin room. The room was very clean and comfortable with plenty of power points, a full length mirror and a cupboard. The bathrooms were clean and the facilities were great. Gets a bit cold at night so maybe request an extra blanket if you normally feel the cold.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Booked a 6 bed dorm and ended up with only guys so it was messy. I've been upgraded to a private room for my last night as someone peed in the dorm's bin ! Staff is very helpful and friendly, location is great and all bathrooms and common areas are very clean as there is always staff around. Would definitely stay there again and recommend it !

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 380 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Space Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Space Hotel is where luxury meets budget. Being a traveler doesn’t mean you have to choose between a great experience and a good night’s sleep. At Space Hotel, you can have both. Enjoy modern, comfortable accommodation right between the vibrant Melbourne CBD and Lygon St, the city’s most famous restaurant & bars district. Relax, have fun and explore, it’s your space to enjoy. ... more   less 
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