4.0 out of 5

"stayed 4 nights, felt safe, front desk manned 24 hours, spacious room, roof top is excellent, ideal location, easy walking distance to Acland Street S ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Luna Park and Palais Theatre. Highlights at this hostel include free breakfast, a restaurant and a nightclub.

All 40 rooms feature free WiFi and TVs.

Public Bar serves local cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Next Level Rooftop Bar is the hostel's own rooftop bar. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas and a lift. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this St Kilda hostel include Fitzroy Street and St Kilda Road.

Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$90 per night

Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite - 6 Beds

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Mixed Dormitory - 6 Beds

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Mixed Dormitory - 8 Beds

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

Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite - 4 Beds

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

Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite - 8 Beds

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne

Everyone (29) Couples (26) Family (2)
3 out of 5
Vary far awayfrom tram ststion long walk.Lob by looks very different from picture of web-site. It is ONLYvery small and old. But it is goox to have lift in building . Corridor matches photos and bathroom of room.

Posted by on 9 Jan. 2019

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2 out of 5
Staff not interested in a freeloader keeping paying residents awake in a room all night.

Posted by on 13 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5

ideal location

stayed 4 nights, felt safe, front desk manned 24 hours, spacious room, roof top is excellent, ideal location, easy walking distance to Acland Street St. Kilda, Skybus direct to Tullamarine directly across the road, they have got all the bases covered.

Posted by , from Tasmania on 18 Oct. 2017

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5 out of 5

Private room in backpackers

Pros: Lovely staff, great and clean room, great food and atmosphere in the pub downstairs, close to Acland street.
Cons: Can't think of anything!
Location: Short walk to Acland street and the Esplanade, lots of great food around. 25 min tram ride into the city.
I was meeting my partner so we had a private room and it was lovely, very comfy and clean. At the same time, we still got to meet a few of the international people in the pub downstairs, played some trivia and ate there too. The food and atmosphere in the pub are awesome. Short walk to Acland street and the Esplanade and a 25 minute tram ride into the city. Great staff as well, I'll gladly stay again.*****

Posted by , from Newcastle, NSW on 27 Aug. 2017

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5 out of 5

Perfect location for St Kilda

Pros: Location Location Location. Just perfect
Cons: another set of pillows on the bed. One each is just not enough
Location: the main streets of St Kilda are literally a 2minute walk from the rooms. It is a short walk from the main strip roads
Don't judge a book by its cover. The room was perfect. The one night the nightclub above was a bit loud but we were warned about that and honestly wasn't that bad at all. For what we paid it was the prefect location to all the hot spots in St Kilda and the tram just a short walk away.

Posted by , from Geraldton WA on 17 Feb. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Mar. 2016 by Accommodation Manager

Thanks Faye, We're so glad you enjoyed the room. Apologies for the lack of pillows, I'll have it rectified shortly!

4 out of 5

Great location in st kilda

Pros: Location and price
Cons: Maybe advise people staying of upcoming events re: rooftop events, top up milk everyday of stay and more pillows.
Location: Reason picked Barkley hotel as it was close to palais theatre
Staff were friendly, room was very spacious, clan and modern looking. Only negative was could here the music from the. Rooftop party as it was in our room

Posted by on 1 Feb. 2016

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3 out of 5

alright

Pros: clean and modern
Cons: the quality of the mattresses and the access to fresh air
Location: the palais theatre and luna park are a 10 minute walk away. nice burger joint on the way
it was an alright stay although the bed was very uncomfortable and only got about 1-2 hours sleep. The rooms are really stuffy because there's only a vent in the bathroom above the shower and the balcony is unable to be used. No windows to open. Pretty clean though.

Posted by on 10 Jan. 2016

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3 out of 5

Not too bad

Over all the hotel is good but the internet was terrible.

Posted by on 21 Nov. 2015

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3 out of 5

Close to st Kilda beach

Pros: Close to beach and restruants
Cons: Shower head was horrible just pushed out air and was going everywhere but down
Location: Luna park 5 minutes alk
It was quite pleasurable in the hotel room. Until Saturday morning when staff cleaning the 4th floor dragged all the furniture across the dance floor from 8am, great that your cleaning but be mindful of those below

Posted by on 28 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5

Excellent Hotel. Awesome price

Fantastic little hotel for a great price. Loved it

Posted by , from mornington peninsula on 9 Aug. 2015

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About the Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne

Location 109 Barkly Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available. WiFi is free in public spaces. Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne also features a nightclub, ATM/banking services, and a lift. A round-trip airport shuttle (available at scheduled times) is available for a fee. This St Kilda hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 2007
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Bar or lounge
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Pool or billiards table
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (30.4 km / 18.9 mi)
  • Train station: Flinders Street Station (5.6 km / 3.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne offers 40 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. This St Kilda hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Television
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free breakfast.

Public Bar – This sports bar specialises in local cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Happy hour is offered.

Next Level Rooftop Bar – On-site rooftop bar. Open selected days.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Please note that due to nightclub being open on Friday, Saturday nights and Public Holiday Eves, rooms will be subject to highly elevated noise levels. The property has private functions which may run midweek and may also affect noise levels.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM.
Guests arriving after 11 PM must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transport is offered at scheduled times during limited hours. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are 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. No on-site parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Cash or credit card deposit required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 19 per person (one way)

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

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Barkly Hostel St Kilda
  • St Kilda Beach House @ Hotel Barkly Hostel
  • Barkly St Kilda
  • Barkly
  • House @ Hotel Barkly Hostel
  • Summer House Backpackers Melbourne Hostel St Kilda
  • Summer House Backpackers Melbourne St Kilda
  • Summer House Backpackers Melb

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation on arrival with your arrival details.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Alcohol isn't allowed at Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne.
*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.