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Space Hotel Reviews

380 Russell Street, Melbourne, Australia

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86%

Rating
1200 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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100%

Great and clean place to stay in Melbourne. Very close walk to the CBD and the free trams the run through the city. The front desk staff were helpful at providing information and recommendations. The house keeping staff were on point cleaning common areas and the bathrooms frequently.


94%

Great hostel, clean and good sized bathroom facilities. Secure with great rooftop area, quiet room and extensive backpacker-friendly kitchen. Room was airy with cold aircon and great locker/light/power right next to the bed. The whole place felt like it had been designed from the beginning to be a hostel.


94%

Really impressed with the hostel. Very clean and all beds came with a massive locker/cupboard, a power point and night light. The rooftop terrace was also great. Location was good, very close to centre. One thing I would say is though that it's maybe not the best place for solo travellers as it's a massive hostel and lots of people seem to be travelling in large groups which can make it a bit overwhelming.


60%

First I thought, it's clean there, but it was just the first impression. There was (a lot of) rubbish under the bed. The bathrooms were dirty (There was rubbish on the floor in the morning, and it was still there in the evening. Sign says, bathroom is cleand 5 times/day. No way!). The air con in the cinema was louder that the max. volume of the movie. Most complicated gas stove ever at kitchen. Everything made of steel (toilette, sink). Nice balcony and roof top. No recommendation.


80%

The single room was very clean and comfortable but unfortunately the shared toilets/showers (with a sign clearly stating they were cleaned 5 x per day) were absolutely filthy and uncleaned for at least 24 hours. Loved the incredible views from spacious kitchen and rooftop sun area. I think the no alcohol rule ruins the chance for a potentially great atmosphere in this hostel. Im old enough now to appreciate the quiet but if i was still young and looking to party would stay somewhere with BYO!!


97%

Great location. Staff were helpful. Good kitchen area. Fantastic rooftop communal area, though this unfortunately closes around 10pm. Plenty of toilets and showers, though showers curtains would be nice. Approx. 4 washers and 4 driers. Paid-for WiFI very good on all levels (incl. rooftop). There is a gym, of sorts, but it's pretty bare. TV room popular. Bar attached that seems popular with hostellers and locals; decent place to start a night. Lots of working holiday Visa folk.


74%

Air con was too cold and adjusting it didn't seem to make any difference to the temperature, because of this the bed clothes were.inadequately warm.

  • 15th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

Space was awesome, it's essentially a hotel with dorms. The kitchen was huge, there is a (very basic) gym, movie room, rooftop jacuzzi and sunbeds, laundry and more. There's also a bar on the bottom floor that has drinks deals most nights, as well as events like quiz night and karaoke. If we were living in Melbourne long term, we'd genuinely consider living here as it has pretty much everything you'd need. The location was also great, 5 minutes to the free tram zone/10 minutes to the centre.


100%

We had a big group go, everyone wad incredibly impressed with absolutely everything about the Space Hotel. It felt very comfy and wad great value for money, very likely to stay here again!


29%

I checked in on th 29th and checked out on the 30th and am still waiting, 14th Dec, for a response from the manager with a view to my complaint. My room was on the 1st floor so suffered poorly with noise pollution from the many lanes of traffic outside as well as the bar below with partied well into the early ours of the morning. The room appears to be single glazed and gave no noise insulation qualities whatsoever. very poor all round, NOT recommended!!

  • 29th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

The hotel is located on very good location, near to train station and walking distance to China town. Also, the cleanliness is good, value for money anyway.

  • 20th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Really good place. It felt really clean and nice. Every bed had a light, electric plug and a little shelf. Big spacious locker at every bed. They offer to store your bags before and after you have checked out for free. Very nice terrace on the roof with jacuzzi. Didn't use the gym but it looked really nice. The bathroom was nice and clean, you have toilet and shower in the same room so it feels much more private.


91%

The single bedroom was excellent, clean, quiet and secure. Although the share bathrooms have all the right industrial gear. The showers aren't design very well. Leaving water and wet towels on the floor isn't a nice thing to have to work around. Other than that excellent value and location for money.


91%

One of my best hostel experiences so far. The common areas are usually clean and tidy. The dorm rooms are great.


80%

While the hostel is spacious with great facilities, the atmosphere really let it down. Because the hostel encourages long term stays, my experience was that, those staying longer don't tend to be very friendly to those staying short term. If you are going with friends it would be fine - but don't recommend here for single travellers.


77%

A rather morose and unhelpful girl at reception. Kept awake on one night by drunken lads in the corridor. Toilets often a mess due to other young residents (not the hotel's fault) Otherwise the facilities and services were fine.

  • 23rd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

Paying for wifi is poor particularly when it doesn't last the time. Organised events which didn't happen or didn't forfil the scheduled time.

  • 22nd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Really loved the Space hotel. It was very clean and quiet. Very well run

  • 22nd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

An excellent stay. Very secure dorms with a locker (and light) next to each bunk. All the facilities you could want from bar to gym to movie room to roof deck. Great location, 10 minutes walk from Fed Square or a couple of minutes from the nearest tram stop.


91%

Great hotel style hostel. Love the huge kitchen. Staff were really nice at the front desk but then some of the cleaners were so damn rude, never smiling, one lady completely ignored me when I asked her a question. The 4gb internet for 20 dollars a week was quite cool. And the roof top was amazing! would definitely stay again here:)


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