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"If you're after a quiet stay with secure rooms, cleanliness and booking guarantees, this is NOT the hostel for you. If you're after a kind of fly by ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 31 Dec 2017

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Hotel Description

At St Kilda Hostel you'll be within a short 5-minute stroll of popular places like Luna Park and Palais Theatre. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

This hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, luggage storage, and a television in a common area. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this St Kilda hostel include St Kilda Beach and Fitzroy Street.

Private Double Room (Private Bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

10 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Triple Room, 1 Bedroom (Private Bathroom)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

6 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Twin Share Room - 1 Bunk Bed (Private Bathroom)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

St Kilda Hostel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.1 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for St Kilda Hostel

Everyone (8) Couples (1)
1 out of 5
This Hostel was the most disgusting place I have ever stayed. There was people sitting around the middle of the hostel outside in absolute filth. I have stayed in a few hostels so I am aware of what to expect but this place was next level! It was so gross! I had actually stayed in this place 6 years ago and it was nothing like this. The rooms where so run down and everything was dirty. The bed was so uncomfortable and we later discovered once we lifted up the 8in thick mattress, that they had put boards between the mattress and bed frame. We woke up to vomit outside our door. I would never recommend this place to anyone. So disappointed!

Posted by on 2 Mar. 2020

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1 out of 5

Do not start here

Left after 10 minutes.. facilities were disgusting .. nothing remotely like what was described on the website

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2018

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3 out of 5

Good for party-goers and adventurers

Pros: One of the housekeeping/front desk staff actually had genuine people skills and compassion. This place gained an extra half star because of her.
Cons: Dodgy WIFI, overbooked rooms, taps falling off in showers.
If you're after a quiet stay with secure rooms, cleanliness and booking guarantees, this is NOT the hostel for you. If you're after a kind of fly by the seat of your pants experience and looking to meet cool people, read on. The experience begins after having booked through Wotif with credit card billed, being told by one of the temp staff that the place was booked full and that they didn't have any 4-beds available, and that the rates advertised on the website weren't for me (despite the fact they actually were), and that I could get a 6-bunk for the price they ask online for a 4-bunk room. I learned subsequently that this is not an uncommon scenario (firsthand experience and see other reviews). They then booked me into a room which was already full, to the consternation of other bunk-mates, before getting it right. Several days later, I was forced to move to another room because they had over-booked again. A room-mate jovially announce that this was the drunk room, hoisting his six pack. Had the front desk not moved me to a more suitable room, this review would have been 1 out of 5. During the day its a very chill atmosphere with relaxed rules and good people. During the night, prepare for drunk fights as backpackers with too much testosterone fight over women, petty squabbles or differences of opinion. In between this there is actual deep connections where you want them and a hell of a lot of partying and good music.

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2017

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2 out of 5

poor rated hostel

Pros: comfy bed, easy access to Acland Street. Music goes off at 11 pm.
Cons: fix problems stated in box above on 'tell us about your experience.
Location: close to restaurants and cafes. Walk to beach.
Room needs painting and wall repairs. Tap handle falling off. Heating not working. Bed comfortable but no top sheet provided. Carpet stained and torn. Not enough cutlery and crockery available in share kitchen.

Posted by , from NSW on 6 Oct. 2017

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3 out of 5

Good hostel

We booked the hostel manly because it had a car park . But we have been surprised for how spacious the room was and in the heart of st kilda. We stayed in the hostel for 3 nights in a doublebed room with own bathroom. Every day a chambermaid came vor cleaning and brought new towels. To be honest we haven't used the kitchen and tv/chill area ... For the money it was a great stay and we would come back !

Posted by , from Germany on 18 Aug. 2017

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3 out of 5

Good location, 5 mins to the beach

Pros: Very comfortable bed, 1 heater out of three working. Good tv. Great location. Helpful staff.good security. Good tv. Very nice sheets and towels.
Cons: Toilet seat broken, shower tap broken, heater x2 broken, , sink tap sprays water, carpet needs major cleaning, windows in bathroom stuck. Staff cheek.
Location: St kilda, 5 mins to beach, shopping, Luna park, markets, Christchurch( 160 year old church) restaurants, beautiful Thai takeout, pubs, st kilda pier,
Helpful staff, heater broken, toilet seat broken, tap broken, sink tap sprays water, very comfortable bed. The quietest backpackers I have ever stayed. Very safe as the security gate is shut at night. Minimal parking. Windows in bathroom stuck open and very cold! Cleaner very good and clean towels every day. Clean sheets every three days. Beautiful linen. Comfy pillows, I'm impressed! No chairs in room and carpet is yuck. I stayed for two weeks and minimal cleaning done. Everyone banged on the door as numbers are hard to read. Will stay agin. Good price, great location. No hairdryer.

Posted by , from australia on 4 Aug. 2017

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1 out of 5

very disappointed with the broken tap and sink.

We chose the hostel main because of the location St Kilda (my frineds' area) , but it's actually not location we needed: too far from my friend's place. First of all, the room has some smoke smell from previous customer. Although I liked the big washroom, but the water tap and sink were both broken: the sink was blocked. Most importantly, someone unlocked the door without knocking early in the morning, which cannot be tolerated. That's why I had to change to another more expensive hotel.

Posted by on 27 Jul. 2016

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1 out of 5

Only thing going for this place was the location

Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
Location: Location was chosen as it was close to the hospital my husband was in.
Seven car parks for the entire complex meant out car was was parked out in main street wherever we could get a park. On opening the door of the room the smell was foul. The bed linen was dirty/stained, the pillows (if you could call them that!) absolutely stunk and it was obvious that the bedding hadn't been changed or the room cleaned from the previous occupant as there was still rubbish in the bin. Only one light in the bathroom/toilet area working. Bathroom door had 2 fist holes through it! Had to wake management after opening to get security deposit returned.

Posted by , from Romsey on 21 Jun. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great affordable accommodation

The staff were exceptional. Happy to chat and extremely accommodating and patient.

Posted by , from Adelaide on 15 May 2016

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2 out of 5

Not worth it.

Went to check in on the Friday and they tell us that they do not have the private room (double/queen) that was advertised and paid for on my booking. Why did they not call and tell me before now, like when I actually booked? They stated that the price I paid would get us a beds in a 8 bed dorm (4 bunks). They assured us it was quiet with only 2 others in the room. Then place 4 more people who were noisy partygoers in the room. Then on the Saturday after one night the bunk collapsed and would seriously hurt me (bottom bunk) if I had still been sleeping instead of getting up and going out. It is not a bad place, but not well thought out or taken care of. It was quite disappointing and not at all what we signed up for. There were no apologies or refunds.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 7 May 2016

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Property Features

As a guest of St Kilda Hostel, you'll find barbecue grills, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 19 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (32 km / 19.9 mi)
  • Train station: Flinders Street Station (6.7 km / 4.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

St Kilda Hostel offers 19 accommodations. This Melbourne hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.
Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. This property accepts credit cards.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staffed front desk

Hotel Names

  • St Kilda Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation St Kilda
  • St Kilda Hostel St Kilda
  • St Kilda Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • St Kilda Hostel St Kilda
  • St Kilda Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • St Kilda Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation St Kilda
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