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Ritz for Backpackers

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169B Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182 Australia See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Kitchenette
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Free Parking
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed for a week in a private room while we were finding work and a flat, the general atmosphere of the hostel was overtaken by the long termers there we found it difficult to engage in conversation with anyone Our room was cold, yes you...More

Thank lomaxxo
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Stayed here for about ten days and the place was perfect, great price and location and friendly staff. There's free wine and cheese nights, movie nights, pancakes on a morning and free pasta and rice (godsend!) The hostel was clean and presentable, 10 minutes walk...More

Thank Kiera W
Response from Manager R, Manager at Ritz for BackpackersResponded August 6, 2018

Thanks Kiera, great to hear from you.

Reviewed July 30, 2018

The hostel seemed very promising when we booked it; close to the beach, lots of events etc. However the minute we entered the building we were disappointed. The place was freezing (granted it was winter time but why are the windows open), the kitchen didnt...More

Thank trinatreebranch
Response from Manager R, General Manager at Ritz for BackpackersResponded July 30, 2018

Hi Trina, Thanks for your review, your feedback is gladly appreciated. We are sad to read your reviews but let's go through all of it. Melbourne can get very cold in Winter but that's why we provide heaters in rooms and in the common areas....More

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

I've stayed in many hostels around the world but this was by far the worst. I was arriving during the night and as there's no receptionists I recieved a key code that would get me access into the building. The key code they provided me...More

Thank Lucy T
Response from Ritz B, Manager at Ritz for BackpackersResponded June 27, 2018

Hi L, Thank for your review. We are so sorry about your experience, this is not what we try to express as a hostel. There was a mistake with your code (it was the first time we try this out and it didn't work) luckily...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Very friendly and helpful staff, and a great location - you can catch a tram right outside and be in the city in around 20 minutes, and it's a short walk or tram ride from the beach. The rooms are very basic (which is to...More

Thank eman1313
Response from Ritz B, Manager at Ritz for BackpackersResponded June 27, 2018

Hi there, thanks for your reviews. We will work on all your comments and try to improve each aspect of it. We have our activities to allow new guests to meet current guests or other newbies. We have a very strict policy about noise in...More

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Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Internet
Airport Transportation
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Bar/Lounge
Pool
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette
Number of rooms
44
Price range
US$17 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Ritz For Backpackers Hotel St Kilda
,
Ritz St Kilda
,
St Kilda Ritz-Carlton
,
Ritz For Backpackers St Kilda, Greater Melbourne
Location
Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette
Number of rooms
44
Price range
US$17 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Ritz For Backpackers Hotel St Kilda
,
Ritz St Kilda
,
St Kilda Ritz-Carlton
,
Ritz For Backpackers St Kilda, Greater Melbourne
Location
Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
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Traveller (4)
Room & Suite (4)
Pool & Beach (1)
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"rooms on the second floor are quieter"
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"Cold hostel but easy to live in, perfect location"
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"If you can, avoid room 101, as it is the nosiest room of them all there. I also stayed in room 217 and it was..."
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"Upper floors are probably a little quieter"
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