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The Ritz for Backpackers Reviews

169 Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia

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83%

Rating
580 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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100%

I have stayed in many hostels

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

The Ritz would have to be the best backpackers accommodation that I have stayed in around Melbourne. It was conveniently close to nightlife including some great bars, lounges, cafes and restaurants. The rooms were clean and the staff were great. The bathrooms were also kept clean during our stay and I enjoyed the privacy! Staff were also great. There was a lot of noise coming from the pub downstairs but this was not an issue for us!

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Macedonia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

One of the best hostels we've stayed at! Very social, staff are great, free breky (pancakes) tea and coffee, security code needed of an evening to get back into the building so felt safe! We want to come back!!

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Such a nice hostel! And definitely the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in. The staff are all so friendly and helpful. It felt so safe in there, unfortunately this backfired a bit. People felt so safe that they were leaving their doors open and someone walked in off the street and stole an iPad and some money, but the staff are working on extra security. So much free stuff as well. Free wifi, free pancake breakfast every day! Free wine and cheese night, free BBQ night! And alcohol is allowed!


86%

This place is excellent, apart from the fact that the internet hardly works, and if it does, it takes 2 years to open a web page. THIS IS A SERIOUS DEAL BREAKER CONSIDERING WE LIVE IN 2014!!

  • 27th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

NOISY! Party hostel. Short walk to the beach and restaurants/bars. Recommend you stay out until 2-3am because you won't be able to sleep anyways.


74%

Great hostel, although quite clicky as a lot of people were long-termers!


77%

Found most travellers stayed here long term. Some staff members working at night weren't too helpful on the other hand some staff members were helpful. Overall was ok place to stay, easy access to the beach.

  • 23rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


46%

The worst hostel I've ever stayed in! The guests are 90% long-termers that had completely taken over the place, rooms, common area and kitchen! Loud music played all day/night in common areas so screaming was the only way to talk. All staff lives there so if you have complaints they tell you to have some beers to get over it! Most guests are rude and disrespectful leaving room door open at all times and talking loudly nighttimes when other guests were trying to sleep.


71%

Lots of people for the long stay, only a few for short stays. The hostel is a complete English / British enclave from a young age, which is a shame if you're looking for international backpackers. Staff was very helpful and the hostel was pretty clean. Loads of poop ppl begging for money outside and very noisy in the weekend.


46%

The room I was given, didn't have any place to lock up my stuff. Yes, there were 'lockers' in the room, but all the locks do not have keys. Except for one, which was apparently used by one of the long-stayers. the rest of us just had all our stuff all over the place, with no way to secure them. I had paid for a 10-person room, in essence, I got a converted bedroom, with a non-functioning kitchen and choked sink. The ensuite bathroom was filthy, and the light in the room was broken.


71%

Not bad, would have been better had it not been on top of a very busy Pub blasting out very loud music late into the night. Overall, pretty good, could have done with a cleaner bed spread.

  • 13th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

I stayed here for the F1 so wasn't out partying every night, as this is above a pub the music was very loud at the weekends and people in the hostel were very loud too. Great place to stay if you are going out a lot of don't mind a lot of noise, not so much if you need an early night. The free wifi wasn't great either, couldn't ever get a signal.


89%

Very nice welcoming hostel with a friendly close atmosphere. Both short and long term guests interacted and were aided by helpful staff and get together events organised. Clean and plenty of facilities, although kitchen did get too busy for about 1-2 hours each evening but easy to.work around.


100%

Had a mint time at this hostel! Staff were very friendly and all the people there were great :-)


80%

Very nice place, I'll come back without any hesitation !

  • 28th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

I love the location and the room is big and clean. But it's hot like hell if you go in summer, especially when you're in upper bunk, there's only standing fan


97%

This hostel was fantastic: my favourite in Australia so far! The staff were fun and friendly and got involved with everyone; it had a fun, party vibe. The facilities were great, kept very clean. The kitchen had one of the best layouts I'd seen in a hostel: spacious and clean. I would 100% recommend this hostel: the place to be to have a fun time and meet some fantastic new people.




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