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Home at The Mansion
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

I stayed here for 5 nights in Sept' 12. I paid $26/night for 6 bed room. The rooms were kind of cramped when everyone was in them and had luggage beside the beds, but it was manageable. The bathrooms on the top floor are huge, stay there if you can. The location is great, right on the edge of the CBD and Fitzroy. Staff was helpful. I would definitelty recommend this place.

Room Tip: top floor rooms are next to big bathrooms
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We were impressed with the cleanliness of the bathrooms and the dorm room.
The staff were friendly and helpful.

The kitchen was reasonable but fridges and shelves were full to bursting and the place wasn't even fully booked! Not much room to sit and eat in the kitchen/dining area.

The social areas were rather sparse - very small and not particularly inviting.

The longterm residents were not very friendly at all, and this wasn't conducive to making friends/being social as you would expect at a backpackers hostel - some were so unfriendly as to not respond when we said 'hi'. This was unfortunate and we disappointed to be woken every morning when a longterm resident's alarm went off multiple times between 5.30 - 6.30am despite her not getting out of bed until after 9 (and being asked to turn it off several times). I understand that this is not the fault of the hostel though perhaps long term residents could be grouped into one room. Bring earplugs!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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HomeMansion, Owner at Home at The Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Thank you for your positive feedback on our staff and the cleanliness of the hostel.
We clean out our fridges and shelves regularly so there should be no reason why there was not enough space for your food bags.

We are a small hostel with just 96 guests at full capacity, so our communal areas may seem smaller than the average hostel, however we still have two TV areas and a large outdoor area, which we are updating continuously. Just this week we have made large improvements to one of our TV areas.

I'm really disappointed that you found some guests to be not so welcoming. On the whole we have really friendly guests and get a lot of comments and how pleasant the environment is. I can see how an alarm going off continuously might be very annoying however this might be the fault of any short or long term guest.

We wish you all the best on your travels :-)

Kind regards

Richard

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Place was in an okay location, though getting there from airport was a bit trickey since it is hard to navigate trams without a metro card, and airport shuttle discussed on this web site that goes door to door did not exist at least at intl terminal. My biggest issue was there is no real common area except by stairwells making it not very cozy and easy to meet others. Also staff was nice but really didn't have very good knowledge of local area information. Timers in shower area go out to fast. Lastly, beware bunk beds squeak and shake. 4 of 6 days I stayed here a water bottle fell on me in middle of night from above. Also, the 11 pm quiet hour is not enforced of respected. Very noisy with walls asking well after midnight.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Thank dubelaw
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HomeMansion, Owner at Home at The Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Thank you for your feedback, it is always appreciated.
Our website advises guests to contact the VHA shuttle company in advance as they do not run a service in the early hours. We then offer an alternate route via the tram where it is possible to pay on the coin operated machine onboard.
We are a small hostel so our communal areas may seem small compared to some bigger hostels, however we still have four communal areas, with probably one of the biggest outdoor areas of any hostel in Melbourne.
Our staff regularly check the frames on our bunks to ensure they remain sturdy as possible, but maybe your bunk was accidentally missed last time, sorry 

We do operate a 24 hour reception to keep the noise under control however on some weekends this might be a little more difficult with everyone in high spirits ;-)

We wish you all the best on your travels!!!

Kind regards

Richard

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

While I was in Melbourne I sayed here, nomads and the nunnery and home @ the mansion was by far the cheapest and the best! Amazing value for money for Australia felt cosy and comfortable just like home! Staff were amazing they were so kind and helpful really made a difference to Our stay! Perfect location walking distance to the city and the cool area of fitzroy! Couldn't ask fOr anythIng better!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Stayed here for a few nights in July. The room was pretty small, but shared with some nice people and was kept fairly clean. The staff were all really friendly and helpful. There is a really nice big coffee shop right next door for a good breakfast. A few streets away there is lots of restaurants and lots of edgy little cafes and vintage shops. It's also just 5 minutes walk from where both the free tourist tram and free tourist shuttle bus stops, so transport into the city is both quick and easy. And the main tram lines run just outside it as well. I would definitely recommend staying here and would stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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