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The Ritz for Backpackers Reviews

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

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83%

Rating
607 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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54%

Too noisy, shower was always cold. We had no sleep for a week. Wifi connection was too slow and limited. Hostel was too overpriced . Would not recommend to anyone! WORST PLACE EVER!!!

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Estonia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

An alright option for a night or two. The wifi is really good, showers are hot, and beds are comfy. Good location if you want to be in St Kilda, beach is just a short stroll away, next to lots of pubs and cafes, and the tram stop is nearby? Tram no.16 goes to and from the city in 15mins. The only downside was the other guests, mostly early twenties English long term stayers who treat the common area like it's their lounge room and are not very friendly.


97%

Booked it last minute and got a really good deal on a private twin room - compared to hotels at crazy prices over the Melbourne cup weekend, it was perfect. Staff were friendly too when we were a bit late checking out the next day! :) Great location too - you prob want to be in party mode though and not looking for a tranquil location


80%

love the double room with the fridge in it! Free wifi and pancakes at breakfast Chris and others staff member very kind


77%

Too much parties, too noisy, bed was moving until 3 am with the loud music and basses. 2 Horribles nights.

  • 24th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

The hostel was clean and comfortable, the room was nice but it was only the other guests letting it down, making noise, running up and down corridors and shouting all night. not somewhere I would recommend if you actually plan on trying to sleep at night...


94%

What a babe of a place! Love the free pancakes 😍 Wifi's a dream, it's clean and the staff are absolute diamonds 😊


77%

Noise its shocking. They turn the backpack into a club on sat nite so u cannot sleep coz ur bes its shaking. Next days they do the same, staff members participate in this so i went to compain and get it stopped. Wi fi its not working. U have to be in the communal lounge room to access it, no way it comes to ur room. The place was clean though and some staff nice

  • 16th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Amazing hostel! If it was a little cheaper, I would have probably rated higher- I think Australia in a whole is to blame. I will definitely come back and recommend to anyone hesitant

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

To stay at Ritz Hostel was a very good decision. It was the best way to start in Melbourne here, I got in touch with lots of people, probably 90 % was german :) It is a very safe place and everyone in very friendly and helps you. And its really not to loud there.. I enjoyed the free pancake breakfast and also the free wine and cheese night and it was perfect.. so try it out by your own :) you will love it

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Most of the other guests were 19-21 and acted accordingly.

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

If you are looking for fun and party, here you go, especially on weekend. A bit noisy if u are a person who will sleep early, party normally stop at mid night~ Very easy to go st kilda beach. Pub or bar are all near around. Everything is clean ~


57%

Sooooo noisy! First night house party until 5 a.m. (Friday) second night we felt like sleeping on the subwoofer of the pub in the ground floor. Music did not stop until 5 a.m. as well. The third night we could finally get some sleep in the uncomfortable bed where you could feel every spring of the mattress. To make the short night complete, the staff started vacuuming at 8 a.m. in the morning - every day!! WHY???? Pancakes for breakfast were tasty but could not make up for three bad nights. :-(

  • 25th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Great location but bed mattress was old and uncomfortable. Could feel every spring. Pancake breakfast was appreciated and a nice touch.

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


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)




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