This is a review of a twin room taken on a Friday and Saturday night costing $150. As things worked out I travelled alone.
I am around 50 yrs old and most hotel clients were in their early twenties though on the second night I saw a few clients that appeared to be in their thirties and even 60's. When venturing into their pub it was mainly young guys and girls in their twenties who largely kept to their own groups but seemed friendly enough. Bar staff were pleasant. Some events are run to encourage mixing but I cannot comment on how popular or successful these are.
Firstly you should know that alcohol is not allowed in the rooms. Strangely enough there is plenty of encouragement to drink at their bar which has a lot of discount drink offers which may account for some of the noise heard in the early hours of the morning when revellers carry on in the corridors as the rooms are not that sound proof.
In your tiny single room ir about 3m x 3m there is a good panel TV, two beds and a central air conditioner which you need to fiddle with along with the vents to be comfortable. There is a desk and a wardrobe. There is no fridge or toilet. There is some tea and coffee facilities. Hot water is available on each floor outside the room. Most facilities in the place are accessed using swipe cards including the toilets and showers. Probably because of fire regulations the doors are solid and close automatically with a loud clunk which could be an annoyance for light sleepers or those that value a bit of peace and quiet. Peak clunking periods appear to be early and late in the evening. Beds were comfortable (mattress on wood base) but unless you get your air cond setting right you could wake up cold. There was no room service given during my two day stay.
The bathroom facilities and shower are adequate and built to last rather than for style. They were secure and private. They were kept in a reasonably clean condition though water gets splashed about a bit.
An advantage of this place is that you have a full kitchen at your disposal and good refrigeration though I did not see a freezer. There is commercial quality equipment used here. Furniture and the general eating space was clean and modern but spartan. You need to hire dinner plates and cutlery. There is a great view to the city on the 5th floor kitchen which is a plus. You can also go to the eighth floor and enjoy a better view. Overall I felt like I was staying in a cross between a motel and a good caravan park.
This place is basically an upmarket backpackers place well suited to young people who want to meet other young people staying in a range of accommodation styles from shared to semi private. Considering its closeness to the city centre, nightlife and transport it is reasonable value for most and was the best value for a Friday and Saturday night in Melbourne central that I could find on the net.
Ask for a room away from the toilets if you are a light sleeper.
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February 6, 2013
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Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property.
The Twin room generaly runs cheaper than the $150 per night however due to the Australian Open the prices all around Melbourne where higher.
Space Hotel offeres personal sets of dishes and cutlery at reception for guests to use. These sets are given out for free but require a refundable deposit so that they get returned to reception.
Room Tip. The rooms on levels 1-4 where renovated instead of built new like the rooms on levels 5 – 8 and therefore do not have the same levels of noise protection as the upper levels. Ifbetter noise protection is required please ask one of our frienly staff for a room on the higher levels.
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