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4.7 out of 5

"hi tech security was interesting but got through it ok! " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 27 Oct 2019

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Hotel Description

Stay Social puts you in the heart of Bendigo, within just a 10-minute stroll of Central Deborah Gold Mine and Londonderry Reserve. Highlights at this guest house include free in-room WiFi.

Ceiling fans, hair dryers, and desks are featured in all 7 rooms. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Housekeeping is available on request.

Enjoy access to free bike rentals and a playground. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star Bendigo guest house include Sacred Heart Cathedral and Discovery Science and Technology Centre.

Single Room, Accessible, Ensuite (Room 3)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Room, Shared Bathroom (Room 2)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Shared Bathroom, Garden View (Room 4)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Ensuite, Garden View (Room 7)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, Ensuite (Room 6)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Shared Bathroom (Room 5)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Stay Social ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Stay Social

Everyone (6) Couples (2) Family (2)
5 out of 5
hi tech security was interesting but got through it ok!

Posted by on 27 Oct. 2019

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30 Oct. 2019 by Chris - Owner

Thanks for your review and glad that you loved Stay Social. See you next time!

5 out of 5
Loed everything about the place great stay close to all amenities in Bendigo

Posted by on 12 May 2019

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11 Dec. 2019 by Chris - Owner Stay Social

Thanks for your super review - see you next time!

4 out of 5
Good price quite easy room more than big enough. Good to. Have a kitchen

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2019

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20 Mar. 2019 by Chris - Owner

Thanks for your positive review. We look forward to having you stay with us again next time.

5 out of 5
Our 3 year old had great fun stroking the chickens and looking for eggs in the charming garden and hobby area and playing with the provided toys or going over to the shady play ground nearby. We were very impressed by the standards of the kitchen and the fridge stocked with home grown eggs. Close-by we also enjoyed some unusual variations on hamburgers (we lucked on hamburger night when all the burgers were nearly half price!) and some lovely home made deserts at the local pub.

Posted by on 7 Feb. 2019

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24 Feb. 2019 by Chris - Owner - Stay Social

Thanks so much for your wonderful review and glad you young one loved interacting with the chooks and you enjoyed the eggs.

5 out of 5

Nice friendly place.

Pros: The use of all facilities.
Cons: Explain the code system better to clients.
Location: Walking distance to the local hotel.
A nice place to meet other travelers, nice location, friendly staff. This is the second time of have stayed there, and it won't be the last.

Posted by , from Hervey Bay Queensland on 25 Nov. 2017

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30 Nov. 2017 by Chris - Owner Stay Social

Thanks for your wonderful review Keith. We are glad that you enjoyed Stay Social and we look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Chris Owner - Stay Social

3 out of 5

Bathrooms too small

Pros: Clean room
Cons: Bathroom bigger
Location: good location
Don't stay in room 1 it is next to the external door so you hear everyone who goes through it. Also the bathromm is tiny.

Posted by , from Melb on 24 Nov. 2017

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1 Dec. 2017 by Chris - Owner - Stay Social

Hi Leslie - Thanks for your review. If is really interesting the different views of people. Our most regular guest always prefers to stay in Room 1 and we have never had a complaint about front door noise. We intentionally separated each shower and toilet and added a vanity so that guests had greatest accessibility. They are not huge but not tiny either. Some rooms have much larger ensuites - including one with a full accessible ensuite. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Chris Owner - Stay Social

5 out of 5

Great place to stay while visiting for work.

Pros: Clean, warm, comfortable, quite, walking distance to shops, theatre, tourist attractions pub etc.
Cons: For my purposes it is fine then way it is.
Location: I was there for work so I didn't explore. However, I noted that The Great Deborah Mine tourist Tram and cinema complex were nearby.
I had a four week contract to work in Bendigo. I decided to stay during the week rather than commute from Melbourne by car or train which would have required three or four hours travel each day. I found StaySocial on the web and saw that it was an easy walk from the Bendigio railway station, my workplace and from the main Bendigio shopping areas. I stayed in rooms which were clean, warm and comfortable with en-suite bathrooms. The communal kitchen was well stocked and equipped and the lounge and dining areas were comfortable and good for socialising with other guests. StaySocial has no staff on site but simple email instructions gave me secure access to the building and to my room. When I wanted to discuss bookings the StaySocial owner was just a phone call away. I will stay at StaySocial again if I visit Bendigo for business or private reasons.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 27 Aug. 2017

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3 Sep. 2017 by Chris - Owner Stay Social

Thanks JJ for taking the time to craft and post your wonderful review of Stay Social - it is much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we set up Stay Social precisely for the working / professional traveller to have somewhere much nicer to stay than the alternatives. We look forward to having you back with us again soon.

5 out of 5

Great dorm-style house.

Everything was clean and my stay was well organised. About 10mins walk to the centre of Bendigo, and only a few mins to the local pub. Would highly recommend for families and groups.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 16 May 2017

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11 Dec. 2018 by Chris - Owner

Thanks Aaron for the super review - we love you!

5 out of 5
Pros: The standard of living, modern, light and airy.
Cons: Thought it was fine the way it was. The owner/managers have thought of everything.
Location: Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo Pottery, Great Dragon Museum, Rosalind Gardens, Art gallery, Night Market, Local food market.
In Bendigo for the weekend to just get away from things at home. Lots to do and see. I could walk to the CBD from the house. Everything about the house spoke of generosity and welcome. Facilities, living space, gardens, pantry staples and of course the accommodation was top quality and very comfortable. Highly recommend the place. I think it would be great for families getting together from different places to celebrate some occasion.

Posted by , from Mildura on 13 Mar. 2017

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11 Dec. 2018 by Chris - Owner

Thanks Marianne for the detailed review of Stay Social and Bendigo generally. We are delighted that you loved it all.

Property Features

As a guest of Stay Social, you'll find a library, a terrace, and barbecue grills. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Stay Social also features a garden, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A complete renovation of Stay Social was completed in June 2015. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Bendigo guesthouse.

  • 1 building
  • 7 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne Airport (MEL) (132.8 km / 82.5 mi)
  • Train station: Bendigo Station (1.5 km / 1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Stay Social offers 7 accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests will receive an email with check-in instructions. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 20 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 20 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Stay Social House Bendigo
  • Stay Social Bendigo
  • Stay Social
  • Stay Social Guesthouse Bendigo
  • Stay Social Guesthouse
  • Stay Social Bendigo
  • Stay Social Guesthouse
  • Stay Social Guesthouse Bendigo
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.