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    Ritz for Backpackers

    169B Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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    01/10/2017 02/10/2017
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    Overview
    • Excellent38%
    • Very good11%
    • Average11%
    • Poor15%
    • Terrible25%
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    Adina Apartment Hotel St Kilda
    1,245 reviews
    #3 of 19 hotels in St Kilda
     
    Tolarno Hotel
    258 reviews
    #9 of 19 hotels in St Kilda
     
    Novotel Melbourne St Kilda
    2,313 reviews
    #6 of 19 hotels in St Kilda
     
    Cosmopolitan Hotel Melbourne
    1,473 reviews
    #2 of 19 hotels in St Kilda
     
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    1 - 5 of 125 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 3 weeks ago

    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

    Thank ellen j
    Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

    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 5 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

    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

    Reviewed 30 July 2017

    The private room was basic but good clean sheets and towels. Some hair on the floor but may just have been missed. The expected social hostel life was not reflected here though as nobody spoke to us. Everyone kept to themselves and almost seemed hostile,...More

    Thank chloestanley
    Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for the feedback Chloe. Glad to hear you enjoyed your room. We do have a lot of activities like free BBQ, wine and cheese, movie nights… Hard to believe you did not get a chance to talk to anyone! Regarding the facilities if you...More

    Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

    Was here in april with my girlfriend. The put us both in different rooms on the otherside of the building from each other. They also required we swapped rooms 3 night out of 4 nights, which would require us to check out at 10 each...More

    Thank Ben M
    Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for the feedback. We are very sorry if you did experience some inconvenience with your booking. First at when booking 2 beds in the same kind of dorm it does not guarantee that we can accommodate both persons in the same room. Obviously this...More

    Adina Apartment Hotel St Kilda
    1,245 reviews
    #3 of 19 hotels in St Kilda
     
    Tolarno Hotel
    258 reviews
    #9 of 19 hotels in St Kilda
     
    Novotel Melbourne St Kilda
    2,313 reviews
    #6 of 19 hotels in St Kilda
     
    Cosmopolitan Hotel Melbourne
    1,473 reviews
    #2 of 19 hotels in St Kilda
     
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    • Price range
    • USD 22 - USD 55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 44
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    • Location
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    • 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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    Traveller (3)
    Room & Suite (3)
    Pool & Beach (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (16)
    Bathroom (1)
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    Room Tips
    "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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