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32 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

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958 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Receptionists were extremly unpolite. They did not make you feel comfortable. If you wanted to know something they did not make an afford. I won't go there never again.

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Hey Raul! That actually really shocks me because I thought we had a really nice conversation when you came to borrow the basketball from me at reception and we had to inflate it before you left. I even mentioned to my colleague later that you were a really nice dude. None the less, we do pride ourselves on our report with guests here and I am sorry you you felt that you did not receive that curtsey I hope you find what you're looking for out there. Sincerely, Alex


Such great atmosphere at this place, made many friends in my short stay. So close to the beach, which is perfect during summer. There's always something happening in St. Kilda. Come italiano in australia posso dire che sono stato davvero bene. Home Travellers Motel e' l' ostello ideale per backpacker, familiare e divertente. :D

  • 16th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hey Benny! You have been a pleasure to have stay with us! Thanks for brightening up the atmosphere with your personality and your chats in reception and thanks for the kind words in your review too! I hope to see you back here again or maybe in Italy next time! Al


Unfortunately, I have to say that this is the poorest hostel I've yet to stay in. There seemed to be a "regular" crowd that was very exclusive. They tended to loiter around the front of the hostel, creating a bad first impression. The hostel is located in what seems to be a spotty neighbourhood, and it wasn't incredibly clean. My roommates also seemed to be long-termers. On a more positive note, I was greeted by an incredibly friendly receptionist!

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Hi! I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Maybe it is because I work here but in all honesty I actually find it very easy to talk to everyone that stays here. Sometimes I introduce new guests to our long stayers to help break the ice a little, sorry if we missed you! Hehe, I can see what you mean about people hanging out the front but (secretly, shhh) that's actually because the shop across the road transmits free wifi. ...Anything to save a dollar, huh! :P take care!


I had a very nice stay here. The hostel is Not to big the rooms are nice and clean and You have enough space for your luggage. The hostel has also laundry kitchen and TV room. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location is in St Kilda and there Are a Lot of pubs bars and restsurants around ;)) To the beach is it ten minutes; ) i liked it there and the St Kilda area also; )) thank You guys nice greetings from franzi from germany

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Thanks Franzi! Thanks for staying again and thanks for your review! Enjoy Easter in The Alice, be sure to find the Kangaroo with eggs in its pouch ;)


Awesome hostel! Literally is like a family in that place! Other local hostels probably had better facilities and stuff but this place was crazy fun, and full of easy going people! Would recommend it to anyone and would definitely stay again!

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Thanks Ian! I hope Hamilton Island and the rest of your holiday goes accordingly! Alex


I stayed in this hostel couple of weeks on and off. Always coming back. Amazing stuff always happy to help you. Hostel byitself really clean (kitchen is clean twice per day, rooms every day). Really nice atmosphere, a lot long terms (not surprise because in my opinion is the best hostel in St Kilda!

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Thanks for staying again and again...and again, Anna! I hope your flight landed home safely and without turbulence! I also hope that your basketball injury heals with great speed and accuracy!!!! It was really nice having you here, I'll look you up on Facebook! See you in Poland! Al

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