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Ritz for Backpackers

169B Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182 Australia
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#9 of 24 Speciality lodging in St Kilda
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Free internet
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
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English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Petrush' K wrote a review Mar 2020
10 contributions5 helpful votes
WiFi is limited to 500 Mo per day, and yes, it's 2020. Beds are disgusting, reeking and my matress was stained with blood. No noise insulation so you are in the middle of a constant party with loud - very loud - music from 7 am to 11pm. And that been said, it's written everywhere that you are not suppose to party after 10pm and not to drink on the premises, but the staff doesn't enforce it. "Private" rooms don't lock (105 for example) so we had constantly people barging in, one in the middle of the night at 3am and one being A STAFF MEMBER with no apologies). We didn't get the room we booked and asked for a few solutions, the staff didn't accommodate us and didn't communicate about the fact that we needed an other room. When asked for a refund because obviously they couldn't accommodate us, the receptionist went in a tantrum, literally yelling at me and started crying that "this is not the way she wants to start her day" and "I ruined it for her", that "I can call booking.com, I am not getting a refund - that's the end of it!"...yeah, true story...NEVER SEEN THAT IN MY LIFE! Didn't even know what to do with her with her tears and yells. I basically told her to stop her drama because I can't talk with a drama queen AND THEN, when I FINALLY got the chance to explain the problem to her, she immediately apologised and gave us the room we actually booked. Bipolarity to it's Apex! Unbelievable. I think she needs either a shrink or at least a good month nerve rest...I am still digesting and honestly even felt guilty even trying to get what I basically paid for.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Reinier H wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
The best, most chill hostel in St Kilda. Small hostel located right on Fitzroy with a great family atmosphere. Facilities are in excellent shape and prices are lower than most other hostels in St Kilda. Special thank you to Stacey and the rest of the team for making this place so amazing! You guys are the best
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Gilad T wrote a review Mar 2020
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I stayed at the Ritz for 3 months everything was nice and the staff is amazing (especially Stacey) . The rooms are pretty clean and the vibe in here is just perfect . Don’t hesitate before booking in here.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Evelin Gilgenberg wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
This hostel is perfect for a stay in St.Kilda. Not the cleanest but good enough. Good place for a long term stay. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Especially Stacey, she is an excellent manager with a lovely personality. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Shay B wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My friends and I booked 4 rooms together during Feb 2020...we arrived and they could not give us rooms together. Within the first 4 hours here, we saw ants in our beds and a MOUSE run across the floor. We didn't feel comfortable sleeping there, told the front desk, so we left at around midnight to get a nearby hotel room. Tried to get our money back for our 3 night stay which they could not refund at all. We probably stopped by the hostel a total of 4 times and called countless times/contacts. Every customer service rep redirected us to a different number without any real help. Very hard to contact anyone who was able to mend the situation. When we FINALLY got the area manager on the phone (5 days after the initial problem), he told us there was absolutely nothing he could do and we could not get our money back. Incredibly rude and useless. Horrible customer service and gross conditions -- don't waste your money or time on this establishment.
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Date of stay: February 2020
USD 17 - USD 68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ritz for Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Ritz for Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Extreme Escape (0.3 km), Alex Theatre St Kilda (0.3 km), and Junction Oval (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ritz for Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, laundry service, and free internet access.
What are some restaurants close to Ritz for Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Milk the Cow, Fitzrovia, and Banff.
Does Ritz for Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ritz for Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ritz for Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.03 km away from the centre of St Kilda.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ritz for Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Ritz for Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Melbourne Gaol (5.7 km), St. Patrick's Cathedral (5.3 km), and Rippon Lea Estate (2.9 km).