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    Ritz for Backpackers

    169B Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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    2017-12-24 2017-12-25
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    Traveller (3)
    Room & Suite (3)
    Pool & Beach (1)
    • Excellent37%
    • Very good11%
    • Average11%
    • Poor16%
    • Terrible25%
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    Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

    Stayed at the ritz for backpackers in both dorms and a private. Had a great time, but have to say that asking $585 for a week in a private room is extortion and taking advantage of backpackers who have little money and no where else...More

    Thank laura1892
    Reviewed 15 October 2017

    Rooms, good value but noise is constant with slamming of doors all night particularly by cleaners in the morning. If you want sleep forget it. As previously mentioned manager showed queer behaviour by pretending to be a cleaner when he was in fact the manager...More

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    Reviewed 14 September 2017

    The lady at reception was lovely and friendly. The hostel was big, and in an old building, which gave it a nice ambiance. The room itself was as expected, the bed was comfy, the room was large enough for the two of us, and it...More

    Thank arq16
    Management response:Responded 15 September 2017

    Thanks for the review. We are sorry about the fire alarm. Unfortunately one of the sensors was damaged but we have fix it already. The alarm stopped cause there was a staff member in house that after doing the security check to make sure no...More

    Reviewed 24 August 2017

    The first couple of days we had an amazing time at Ritz. They had no bar so it was okey to drink at the hostel, it was self-served pancakes in the mornings etc. The room was good and we had free, but limited Wifi. Then...More

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    Management response:Responded 5 September 2017

    Dear Ellen, Thanks for leaving us some feedback about your stay. We are very sorry to hear about then noise you experienced during your stay here. The response of the person on duty when you went to complain is completely unacceptable and does not reflect...More

    Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

    Great location and best value. Basics are there plus more freebies than I've ever seen at a hostel. (Really like how the lounge gets packed away during quiet hours so people can't party in the common area- it would be hard to sleep in some...More

    Thank Valley84
    Management response:Responded 5 September 2017

    Cheers for taking the time to give us some feedback about your stay. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed all our freebies and got a good night of sleep, all out common areas are emptied at 23.00 to guarantee a good night...More

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    • US$42 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 44
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    • Location
    • Australia >
    • Victoria >
    • Greater Melbourne >
    • Port Phillip >
    • St Kilda
    • Also Known As
    • Ritz For Backpackers Hotel St Kilda ,
    • Ritz St Kilda ,
    • St Kilda Ritz-Carlton ,
    • Ritz For Backpackers St Kilda, Greater Melbourne
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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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    "Worth it to spend extra money for less people in the room."
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