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“Good little place very central”
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Hotel Claremont
Ranked #109 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
461 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
“Good little place very central”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Its not often that is stay in a hotel but when i do i make sure to give the most accurate and informative information for people wishing to stay. Hotel claremont is a cheap option for travellers looking for an affordable option when visiting Melbourne.

It is a little pricier than normal backpackers however the privacy and small dorm rooms more than make up for this. The staff are incredibly friendly and will look after all your needs. The showers can be hot from time to time but usually spray out cold, then hot for a while, then cold again. If you adhere to the 3 minute guidelines for showers - (who actually does though) then you will most likely be freezing because thats how long it takes for the water to heat up. The beds are relatively comfortable. All rooms have skylights so as soon as the sun comes up its as if the light has been turned on. The security is reasonable with a door code and they keep the fridges locked to keep out thieving freeloaders.

There is wireless internet and luggage storage, free breakfast and free tea and coffee. a good little place to stay for sure.

Room Tip: The dorm rooms are huge and you will most likely be the only one in there. The private double rooms...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Not bad for a budget room. Only issue was the keyring on door key is huge so they insist on making you leave it at reception when you go out. Twice during the night when we arrived back we had to wait about an hour for the dodgy night shifter to come back to his office, and no apology at all..... on other hand staff is day were very helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Wiesentheid
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here twice, because I really like that hostel. Very close to South Yarra train station. It's a clean hotel with friendly staff that always tries to help you to have a pleasant stay. I would recommend it to everyone. The bathrooms were very clean and the price is much better than a lot of hostels in Melbourne that offer less service.

Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Eva H
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maryland
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6 reviews
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stayed for a week at the Claremont and were glad we had chosen a double room with an extra twin bed. This gave us a nice, larger room. The rooms were clean, bathrooms very clean, breakfast was simple and easy and tea available at all hours. Being on the front of the hotel was a little noisy (trams, people) but not so bad. It was a hot time in Melbourne and the very high ceilings and fans made it fine. South Yarra was close to family for us, but is also near trams/trains/Botanical gardens/Prahran market/restaurants and this hotel is a bargain for the location. It's a funky, Victorian, interesting building too and the atmosphere added to our stay. The staff at the desk and in the breakfast room were always friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Double + twin definitely worth it for a couple for a longer stay - nice big room!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the Hotel Claremont for a weekend when visiting Melbourne for a wedding - it was Grand Prix weekend so most accommodation in the city was booked out or out of our price range.

The rooms and beds are basic, and the bathrooms are as clean as you can expect for communal facilities (a lot cleaner than your average hostel).

The hotel itself is a big old guesthouse whose staircase and lobby hint at its charm of yesteryear, but unfortunately the charm doesn't go much further than that.

It was reasonably priced for its location and quality. It's very close to South Yarra train station, Chapel St and trams into the city - also only 10mins from St Kilda. Great shopping and eating very close by, so never tried their free breakfast (which looked like just toast, cereals etc.).

My biggest complaint was the noise from the street - we had a double room on the top floor, Toorak Rd side of the hotel and were woken very early many many times by Trams, street sweepers and general traffic. The external walls must be paper thin! If I stayed there next time I would definitely ask if we could have a room at the back of the guesthouse.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2014

The Hotel Claremont is a nice hotel for people on a budget. The rooms and bathrooms were clean, the location is great (lots of bars and restaurants in South Yarra, good neighborhood), the breakfast (included) was toast and cereal, coffee, tea and orange juice. Plus you could get tea and coffee anytime you want.
The staff was also really nice and helpful, they even offer a transfer to the airport at certain times (i think 8 am to 6 pm).

Great stay!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brione sopra Minusio, Switzerland
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Very clean and very good location for the price.
Extremely nice staff.
On the other hand room was definitely too small and extremely noisy. The firecutting doors keep on slamming. Ok for a couple of nights but probably not for a stay of 8 nights as we did..

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Claremont
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Claremont 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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