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Back of Chapel Reviews

50 Green St., Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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207 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 70%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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We did not enjoy this hostel.Staffed only for couple hours in morning and again afternoon.After 5.30pm,it was a free-for-all,with kitchen pots and pans in the sink,the communal areas strewn with empty bottles/cans/pizza boxes.My room overlooked the outside area at the side of the hostel and was very noisy at night,until 2.30am one notable night.Because there is no a/c,you needed to keep window open with a fan on,in order to sleep in the heat....Our room was ok,dull brown bedding.

  • 2nd Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


If you want to feel like you're a teenager at university again, stay here. Grubby kitchen, rooms need a good clean as does the lounge and surly, disinterested reception staff when I asked where my plates had gone to (apart from the younger lady who served with a smile when I checked in). Much better options around.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for posting your review. We need to maintain a clean kitchen so if dishes are left out they maybe cleaned and moved by our staff. Our Kitchen gets a thorough clean every morning and is maintained most of the day. We ask our guests to be responsible for cleaning the equipment they use and most are very reliable in that aspect. We hope that enjoyed the rest of your time in Melbourne.


The Hostel has lots of potential. Some things are definitely improvable: Cleaning the kitchen should be ready BEFORE breakfast. Breakfast time was pretty late. The building has lots of character and we really liked the atmosphere. The hostel is located just at the corner of chapel street where you find several great restaurants and cafes. You can easily explore Melbourne CBD by taking the tram or the train. It's no party hostel. Beds were comfortable and clean. Would choose it again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for posting your review. We like to make sure that the Kitchen is perfectly clean before our free breakfast is served so sometimes there is a delay. Recently it has been much better due to guests cleaning up after themselves. Enjoy the rest of your travels and we hope to see you back here, from the Back of chapel team.

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