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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely hostel with a great atmosphere and staff. Spent just one night there but I've really missed it after staying in other hostels here in Melbourne. Everything worked great and the bed was super comfortable.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights with my girlfriend in a private room. We got a very good rate on Booking.com which made it hard to pass up. The man at reception was very nice throughout our stay. Our room was outdated and needed painted, the fan was covered in months of dust (would take them 30 seconds to clean)....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 1 week in a private room. Hostel was friendly, staff really helpful. Kitchen was always kept clean and other general areas kept clean throughout the day. Was useful to have a fridge in the room also! Hostel arranges nightly events, but is quiet enough so that you can get to sleep easily. Only issue was that the showers...

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Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

One word - outstanding. Great and interactive staff, place in general is always tidy and nice, rooms are great and bright, what else? Pancakes for breakfast, events every night of the week (just be sure to make it in time as the edibles and/or beverages tend to mystically disappear quickly). There are long term residents as well as come-and-go ones,...

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Reviewed December 7, 2016

The pillows and duvets were so stinky, they have never been washed or changed. No use of changing linen if they are dirty. And they expect travelers to keep the kitchen tidy, so the result was chaos. And that "free breakfast" is the same as no breakfast. Managers of Australia hostels should a bit educational trip to Europe to learn...

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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Very cheap hostel, but it's not that great. Stayed for 3 nights, rooms are really dirty, beds were really uncomfortable. I was told by someone staying in my room not to use the downstairs showers as they were rubbish, used the upstairs ones so can't say what they were like myself, but the upstairs ones were pretty good. Living room...

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Reviewed September 6, 2016

After staying in YHA hostels in Australia, this hostel was a big change! Went into our room to find that the previous people had covered the smoke alarm and it felt/smelt like they had smoked about 5 packets a day. Went to have a shower to find that ALL the windows were open (bear in mind that it was about...

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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Had a great stay the staff were very helpful will be back the free breakfast was a nice touch also all the free activities at night,the only downside was the loud music from the bar downstairs on the weekends but the bar is owned by someone else.

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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The Ritz is a great place to stay, nice people, activities every day!! The hostel is always clean and the location is perfect to take the tram to the city or walk to the beach. 100% recommend this place.

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Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing, im a french girl travelling on my own, and this place is the best ! Its safe, with a friendly staff and a lot of free stuff (pasta, rice, tea coffee and breakfast) and every single evenings they are organising funny events to meet all the residents :) its like a family, the staff its so...

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Address: 169B Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Price Range: $23 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 44
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Ritz For Backpackers Hotel St Kilda
Ritz St Kilda
St Kilda Ritz-Carlton
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“Upper floors are probably a little quieter”
 of 5 bubbles LouP456, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Worth it to spend extra money for less people in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles 911oliviad, Feb 22, 2016 | Read review
“try to ask for one not above the bar. ridiculously loud”
 of 5 bubbles kellyorich, Nov 17, 2015 | Read review
“second floor is quieter”
 of 5 bubbles paul8827, Oct 27, 2015 | Read review
“Dont!!! Just Dont!”
 of 5 bubbles Deanna75, Dec 2, 2014 | Read review
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