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Space Hotel

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Space Hotel is where luxury meets budget. Being a traveler doesn’t mean you have to choose between a great experience and a good night’s sleep. At Space Hotel, you can have both. Enjoy modern, comfortable accommodation right between the vibrant Melbourne CBD and Lygon St, the city’s most famous restaurant & bars district. Relax, have fun and explore, it’s your space to enjoy.
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Property amenities
Wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Vending machine
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Kitchenette
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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eden wrote a review Feb 2024
United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
I'm a first time solo traveller and Space Hotel was my first stop in Australia/Melbourne. It was a great first experience... People - The people were so lovely, all kind and sociable and willing to spark up a conversation. I was initially worried that I'd walk in and feel quite intimidated by everyone in the rooms but it was far from. The staff were super friendly on reception and the people I shared with were incredible too! Location - It's super central, not too far from anything. City centre was close, with access to shops, bars, restaurants, beautiful scenery and buzzing atmosphere. The State Library was my favourite! Facilities - Fab facilities - gym, rooftop terrace overlooking the city (incredible), cinema, really decent showers/bathrooms on each floor, amazing kitchen and laundry area. All-round great! I'm not a drinker at all, but maybe if you're into that sort of scene it's not BUZZING buzzing if you know what I mean, but I loved it because it was a perfect level of sociable - no annoying drunk people shouting around the building. Some of my favourite spots if you decide to book the Space Hotel: - Botanic Gardens - Melbourne City Centre Shopping - The State Library - Brunswick Street - The view of the city (do not pay $40 to go to Eureka Tower, go to the Sofitel, 35th floor instead and head to the ladies toilets! might sound off but you get the same view for free and trust me it is incredible.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Lexa wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom28 contributions6 helpful votes
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We have an amazing trip everytime we stay at Space Hotel. We stayed here for two months from March to May and for a shorter holiday in July. We love it here. Staff make you feel comfortable always especially Hugh and Simon. It’s super clean and the private rooms are big and the bathrooms are nice. Thank you for making us feel at home in Australia!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Super central to CBD and area feels very safe.
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Responded 19 Sept 2023
Hello lexf1514, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're so glad to see you loved staying with us! See you next time :) Kind Regards, Space Hotel
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Bechara C wrote a review Jan 2024
Lebanon596 contributions144 helpful votes
The room was clean, as well the toilets even if they are not in the room. I enjoyed the kitchen for cooking and preparing my meals, it is a fully professional kitchen. The staff is friendly, and it is a good place to meet people from different countries. But, The showers and the toilets are outside the rooms, shared with other rooms of the floor, which was a hustle sometimes as all of them were busy. The kitchen and fridges needs more management as i lost my food bag for few days. The amount of fridges is not enough for all the guests. They charge 10$ to keep your luggage for one day, which is weird for a hostel
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Don’t get too much food, you might loose them in the fridge as there is no fridge’s enough for all
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C Town wrote a review Aug 2023
17 contributions3 helpful votes
Space Hotel has many great amenities plus an excellent view of the city. I stayed in a solo room, which was perfect for 1 person. Comes with twin bed, desk, chair and wardrobe. Bathrooms are cleaned 5x a day and truly some of the cleanest I’ve stayed at. The kitchen is well set up for lots of people to be cooking plus there is lots of indoor/outdoor space to eat. Very centrally located and easy access to trams.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 19 Sept 2023
Hello Ctown4170, Thanks for the lovely review! We're glad to see you loved the place especially our cleanliness which we take very seriously and the amazing kitchen space! Kind Regards, Space Hotel
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Test Subject X wrote a review July 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I’ve never stayed in accommodation like Space Hotel before, I was apprehensive at first, but very pleasantly surprised. I stayed in a single room with shared bathroom. The room itself was small, yet clean and cozy, the single bed and pillows were comfy, an extra blanket provided. There was a bed side table with reading light, desk, chair, wall mounted TV on a swivel arm, closet with hangers and hairdryer, a full length mirror, reverse cycle a/c, as well as a floor to ceiling window on one end with city views, and two small windows that could be partially opened for fresh air (all windows had shades and blockout curtains). The towels were giant bath sheets. Do not disturb tags or housekeeping on request available. As a single female I felt very safe with the building security, plenty of CCTV inside and out and unique keycard entry to the building, residential areas and rooms. The shared spaces were great. An absolute huge equiped kitchen was a vibrant hub, overlooking an open plan indoor/outdoor dining area. You could sit and socialise with a casual drink, or just stick to yourself and dine in your room as I did. I saw families with kids, a variety of international and Aussie guests. The shared bathrooms were single lockable rooms for privacy. The staff worked hard around the clock to keep them and other areas clean. If you didn’t think they were up to standard, a request could be put in for additional cleaning. The communal spaces such as gym, 24 hour theatre, library space, pay laundry, roof top with jacuzzi and amazing city views were kept in great condition. The room I stayed in on the 5th floor was quiet, modern, minimal noise from neighbouring guests (even quieter than my housemate at home). There was some extra noise on a Saturday night as there is a pub next to the hotel on the ground floor. The hotel has a strict no noise policy for guests between 10pm and 7am. The staff were excellent, so helpful with questions, requests and tending to things ASAP. There were tours, pamphlets and discount cards advertised for local attractions in the lobby. The location was fantastic, a 6 minute walk to Melbourne central train station, similar (or less) for trams and buses. It was a nice scenic walk to inner city suburbs, such as hip Fitzroy. Being set just far enough away from main CBD roads, I heard no excess traffic noise. The one thing I will implore is due to its hybrid nature, there will be frequent use of shared spaces. The kitchen can have a number of different cuisines being cooked at once, which can create unusual smell combinations. Bathrooms may have wet floors immediately after someone has had a shower, etc.. I found most guests were considerate leaving shared spaces (with one exception of someone who shaved over the sink and didn’t wipe their hair down), and Space staff worked hard to maintain these areas. For the price, I could not fault it. I needed an affordable, clean, private, secure, comfortable place to relax and get a good sleep, and that’s entirely what I got. Given the range of ammenities it was an absolute bargain compared with other budget hotels. I will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 19 Sept 2023
hello testsubjectx2022, Thank you so much for the detailed and lovely review! We are so glad to see you enjoyed all the elements of your stay and it was a pleasure to have you stay with us! We hope to welcome you back again in the near future! Kind Regards, Space Hotel
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Kathy wrote a review July 2023
Kitchener, Canada45 contributions34 helpful votes
My husband and I rented a Family Room at the Space Hotel and we so glad that we did. Room had a queen bed, bunk bed and a private bathroom. The room was very comfortable, quiet and large enough for 3 (our son came to visit with us). Everyone who worked at the front desk was friendly and helpful. Nice touches were the bowl of bananas and apples on the front desk and the heated spa on the roof top. The location of this hotel is excellent, close and walkable to the CBD and the market. Entire place was very clean! Would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Check the temp of the spa before you decide to go. One night we went and it was not too warm.
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Responded 19 Sept 2023
Hello coolCanadian2010, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Were thrilled to see you would recommend us and so happy to see you enjoyed our place and we hope to welcome you back again sometime soon! :) Kind Regards, Space Hotel
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Olivia M wrote a review Apr 2023
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Great hostel, clean & the perfect location! The staff are also very helpful & friendly - thanks Jo at reception who provided me with some washing powder! Would recommend this hostel to other travellers 😊
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 19 Sept 2023
Hello U2133ZOoliviam, Thank you for the lovely review! We will be sure to let Jo know about your kind words :) Kind Regards, Space Hotel
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N_M0304 wrote a review Mar 2023
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This hostel was one of the best we’ve stayed. We travelled from cairns to Melbourne and we have been disappointed along the way with different hostels. It’s so clean and comfy! We arrived at 5:30am and Lisa was on reception. She was an absolute pleasure and completely sorted us out! It always makes the experience nicer when you’re welcomed by a friendly face.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 19 Sept 2023
Hello niahn846, Thank you for the review! We're so glad to see you loved staying with us and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future. We will be sure to pass on the kind words to Lisa. It was a pleasure to have you stay and we hope to welcome you back! Kind Regards, Space Hotel
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Emma wrote a review Feb 2023
Crawley, United Kingdom61 contributions15 helpful votes
Writing this from my room unable to sleep because of the loud music vibrating from downstairs bar I assume?! Good hotel hostel, clean and friendly staff, good amenities but every night past midnight the music is horribly loud and basey through the floor to the bed!!! I'm on first floor so maybe less bad higher up but as a solo traveller who picked a private room for quietness I was getting awful sleep!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 19 Sept 2023
Hello Emma_Price97, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We sincerely apologise for the noise coming from the bar next door which is not currently ours. Please let our lovely 24 hour reception staff know of any noise issues next time and if we have the availability we will happily move you to a quieter room on a higher floor. Kind Regards, Space Hotel
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Hannnaaahhh wrote a review Jan 2023
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Had an amazing stay at Space. Great facilities (rooftop, gym, hot tub, large kitchen). Staff all super friendly and happy to help make amendments to accommodate any adjustments to bookings. Free breakfast at the weekends was great too! Will definitely book to come back to Space if I’m back in Melbourne- without a doubt the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in 🤩
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 19 Sept 2023
Hello hannnaaahhh, Thanks for the review! How good are our facilities and location!! We'll gladly have you back :) Kind Regards, Space Hotel
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PRICE RANGE
AU$88 - AU$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaMelbourneCentral Business District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
127
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Frequently Asked Questions about Space Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Space Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Old Melbourne Gaol (0.03 km), Melbourne Central (0.4 km), and Whisky & Alement (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Space Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, a fitness centre, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Space Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Space Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Da Guido La Pasta, Kazuki's, and seamstress.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Space Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Space Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Space Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Space Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Melbourne Gaol (0.03 km), St. Patrick's Cathedral (0.9 km), and Parliament House of Victoria (0.8 km).
Is Space Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.