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Hotel Claremont
Ranked #111 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Reviewed August 12, 2012

A good value and well appointed venue which caters well to school groups. We have found this to be comfortable and centrally located for our annual school trip to Melbourne (from Sydney) with a group of 50-60 students, and have been using it for the past 5 or 6 years now. Shared amenities are large enough in size and number to cater well to groups the size of ours whilst still providing enough "free bathrooms" for other patrons as well. Friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast (cereal, toast, yoghurt, fruit, etc.,) contain enough variety to cater to most tastes and dietary requirements.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

I stayed here for 4 nights - I was house-hunting in Melbourne. I recommend this hotel to anyone with a budget of 50 to 100 per night. I stayed in a twin bunk bed room for 70 dollars a night. It was winter but the heater and ample blankets kept me warm.

You can understand why the hotel gets cleanliness awards - while you do have to share bathrooms, they are cleaned pretty regularly (like, as in every few hours).

Staff are helpful, efficient and friendly. One night there were noisy guests on my floor and reception got them to quieten down instantly.

You can store food in the guest fridge (do bring your own Nescafe) but you can't cook - the only real flaw.

Before I left I felt like I was about to leave a home.

Room Tip: Try and get a room on the first floor as there are no lifts. Book early as this guest house gets boo...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Nice old building, location within 2mins walk to south yarra train station, 7mins train to cbd. staff were very friendly, free breakfast, free wifi and amazingly super clean shared bathrooms!!! Irony is, our bedroom weren't as clean as the toilets. I am allergic to dust, the tv and clothes rack were dusty but i survived. As long as you don't touch them you'll be fine. The water filter was broken on our first day so we had to buy some bottled waters from convenience stores nearby. There is no lift. You have to leave your keys with the 24hrs concierge whenever going out, really concern that they never check your id to get those keys back. Even when served by different staff.
If you have an extra $30-$40 to spend a night go to a nice 4 star hotel in the city. Clean bed, private bathroom, daily new towels are priceless.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Good value hostel in a great location, right by the train station in south yarra and walking distance to tourist attractions. Good breakfast and wifi and dorms were fine. Lots of bathrooms to choose from.

Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

Claremont, was clean, tidy, friendly, and well worth the money paid. Superb location. Staff were friendly, and accomodating, will be back!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Stayed in a twin room. Pretty basic and the showers/toilets down the hallway. More of a basic backpacker style accommodation. It was however, clean and had what was needed. Breakfast was supplied, which was a continental style breakfast. It sufficed. There is no lift so if you are going to be on the top floor....be prepared to be lugging up your cases (got us fit in no time). The noise however from early morning revellers was a bit of an off-put so there you have it. The location is good, the trams and Sth Yarra train station are a stones throw....as long as you don't expect the Ritz and if your penny poor, then this will not disappoint. What you see is what you get.

Room Tip: If you have a party of more than two, would be pretty cheap if you don't mind bunk bed style acc...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Very clean hostel, free wifi, free breakfast. Rooms could be a little more cosy. Overall we liked our stay here. It's a very nice building with nice hardwood floors, gives it a warm feeling.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 189 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chapel Street
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: $34 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Claremont 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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