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The Ritz for Backpackers Reviews

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

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654 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Loved this hostel! Couldn't ask for a better location to stay in Melbourne! Staff are great, really helpful! I found the place to be spacious and user friendly, had s really good vibe to the place. Comfy bed and very clean room and bathrooms which are very important. Would recommend definitely


Had a great stay here would definitely come back the free pan cakes in the morning a nice touch


The rooms in this hostel look cozy and you get kind of a "homefeeling", even though it's untidy very often. It's mostly a longterm Hostel full of longtermers.. Almost everyone is from the UK and quite cliquey. As a new person on your own you feel ignored. The longterm people act like they own the place and are really inconsiderate. Moreover I had to change rooms a lot of times because they are not well organized and often booked out at this time of the year.

  • 10th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great Staff, great service. The room where I stayed had some unidentified stuff in the corners, but thats my only complaint.


Great hostel and very nice staff who make sure you have a great stay. The room was very confortable and beds are very good (2 pillows per bed). Free pancakes for the morning breakfast, but we ask some people for that and they didn't know about the free breakfast and was surprising, so maybe a little lack of communication from the staff. Anyway this is one of the best hostels among the 7 we went in in Melbourne.

  • 9th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I booked the hostel. When I arrived there, the hostel was a house party. The staff were drunk and said that my booking was not valid and didn't give any room


The fridges need monitored for food that's gone of in the kitchen.

  • 23rd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Stay here only if you dont have any other option cause it is really noisy (bar downstairs and party in) so its difficult to rest/sleep even if ur drunk


would defently reccommend


Hostel is a great party hostel if your wanting a good night out. Kitchen is well equipped could do with another cooker though. Pancakes in the morning were a nice touch. Beds were not the comfiest I have ever slept on but it is a bed and it does the job. Is a bit out from the city but there is a tram 5 mins away that takes you straight to the city. Plenty of places to eat near by and not too far from the beach.


Great value for your money. Had a spacious 10 bed dorm with a toilet and mini fridge for $19. Quite dead and cliquey in the low season, but can imagine it having a great atmosphere in the high season. Pool table and hard drive with movies and TV shows were great, although the free wifi only allowed for 500mb a day.

  • 16th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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