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66-90 Victoria Parade, Melbourne, Australia

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1735 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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It was a cool hostel and very clean probably the cleanest I've ever stayed in but it didn't have a communal area other than the bar downstairs which was a nice bar but quiet and not the easiest to meet people. Also a lot of people had been staying there a long time but they were all really respectful and nice. The bad thing is it is a far walk to any stores.


Awesome Location and really friendly Staff! They helped me to Plan my Trip Along The Great Ocean Road and were always helpfull, whatever you asked.


A little way out but can still get into Melbourne by foot. Cool bar and super friendly staff. Rooms were fairly spacious.


Very comfortable and friendly hostel which is close to many cool neighborhoods.


Staff was very helpful, rooms are big and spacious, and there's a very good kitchen inside and an excellent cafe/bar in the building. But the wooden floor on the top levels need some work, they were VERY noisy.


Nice hostel, the staff is very friendly and concern, the price by night is to hi by the way, but was in a very good location


Stayed here for the second time and as usual it was a pleasant stay and thethe staff were great.

  • 15th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Fantastic hostel!! Friendliest staff ever, great facilities, and soooooo clean!!


Good hostel with a good vibe to it. Only issue is that the rooms are right next door to a busy main road, making a good nights sleep somewhat difficult.


I have absolutely ZERO complaints about this hostel. It is everything you want and need; friendly staff (thanks for everything Richard!), great amenities (hair dryer, free laundry detergent, free baggage storage, etc.), EXTREMELY clean, and the best part is the outdoor bar area that they encourage hostel guests to use whether you are purchasing anything or not. I would 110% recommend this place to travellers single, couples, old or young!


This is a great hostel in a really quirky building, just on the edge of the CBD but near to Fitzroy so easy to get to both locations. Tram stops are right outside. The rooms are fairly spacious, the shower rooms are huge, kitchen is small for the size of the hostel, but seems to work fine. The bar is a great place to relax with a drink and chat to other travellers and the bar staff are really friendly too.


Loved this hostel. Like my Sydney hostel, all my roommates were long term travelers basically living at the hostel, except here they were social, kind, and interested in getting to know one another. Loved the staff as well. Great location, overall very positive experience.


Great location. Dorms and bathrooms were very clean. Staff were amazing. Only downside was Wifi was a bit ropey. Would stay here again.


First time staying at Home at the Mansion, however would thoroughly recommend this hostel to anyone looking to stay in Melbourne. Very social hostel, and you feel very welcomed upon arrival and throughout your stay. Would definitely stay here again.


Nice bathrooms


Location is a little out the way, the way the hostel is set out means it isn't to social , the bar attached to it isn't great and the atmosphere when I stayed here wasn't great , I found it hard to meet people given the layout , the place is in need of a revamp. Bathrooms were clean and rooms were clean and decent , this wouldn't be my go too if I went to Brisbane again but I wouldn't write it off.


Decent hostel. Lot of long termers.


Spent two nights and it was exactly what I was looking for - safe, clean, and convenient. Interesting building (former mansion converted into dormitory style living) and had decent, but limited space for socializing. Bathrooms were clean and bedrooms were a little tight. Easy walking distance to some public gardens, social/restaurant streets, and the free Tram city area.

  • 27th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


great atmosphere, wobbly / noisy bunks, my bed did not have a powerpoint within reach, cleaning fluid they use is a bit strong, i nearly choked!


Awesome building to use as an hostel, full of character and ideal location. We had a private room which was very spacious and had a tv which is a real treat when backpacking. Facilities such as laundry and private bathrooms were plentiful and the staff where very approachable and helpful. Definitely worth considering if visiting Melbourne

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