We booked a private room for 5 nights. 4th floor, room 12. Good size, wardrobe and small desk with a queen bed. Pillows are soft but thick (which I don't like) but bed is comfortable. No road noise, but you can hear people in the hallway at night opening and closing their doors.
Room could do with a few hooks on the walls on which to hang wet towels as you can't leave towels in the shared bathrooms. Aircon is cold, and we had to ask for an extra blanket which was not a problem.
Shared bathrooms are fine, but can get busy at peak times (ie. 6-8pm). Depending on other guests, the bathrooms can be a little messy (ie. Water on floors from shower and toilet paper scraps on the floor). I haven't sat on the toilet seats unless necessary! But the water is hot and the showers are private so it's fine. Recommend you bring a pair of thongs to wear in the shower for personal hygiene.
Some parts of the hotel are still under construction (hotel entry, footpath, elaborate kitchen, games room and roof top area) but safe to access. Over the 4 floors there is: movie space, workout space and small kitchen which are great ideas and will be fabulous once they are finished.
Location is fantastic. You are a short distance from main streets in Melbourne and about 15 minutes stroll to Flinders St station and the Yarra. 5 minutes walk to Lygon St, 2 minutes to the free City Circle tram (maroon and runs every 12 minutes in both directions) and a short tram ride or 10 minute stroll to the Queen Victoria Markets.
We paid $80/night for the private room and that's great value considering how close you are to everything. A great option for couples wanting something cheap without staying somewhere old and crappy.
I am really pleased with our stay, but a few little things which are being finalized will make the hotel much better. Will definately stay here again on our next visit to Melbourne
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- Space Hotel is where luxury meets budget. Being a traveler doesn’t mean you have to choose between a great experience and a good night’s sleep. At Space Hotel, you can have both. Enjoy modern, comfortable accommodation right between the vibrant Melbourne CBD and Lygon St, the city’s most famous restaurant & bars district. Relax, have fun and explore, it’s your space to enjoy. ... more less
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