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The Ritz for Backpackers

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8.2
Fabulous 858 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.1
  • Security 8.0
  • Location 8.5
  • Staff 8.8
  • Atmosphere 8.3
  • Cleanliness 7.7
  • Facilities 7.7
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8.2
Fabulous 858 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.1
  • Security 8.0
  • Location 8.5
  • Staff 8.8
  • Atmosphere 8.3
  • Cleanliness 7.7
  • Facilities 7.7

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  • Anonymous
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
20th Mar 2017
4.9

A bit dirty, smelled like feet everywhere. Kitchen not too bad. Staff friendly but backpackers not so. Felt like we were interrupting a commune, as many were long term looking for jobs, lying in bed all day on phone.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
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  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
7th Mar 2017
7.1

Not a bad hostel for the money. The bathroom facilities weren't great, neither the showers. Our our private room didn't have any sheets, just a giant comforter which wasn't great with the heat and only a fan for cooling. But overall the staff were friendly, and it was a good location.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
6th Mar 2017
10.0

Great place, great atmosphere ,great people! I was a solo traveler and was welcomed by all 👌🏻 Woody

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 5 reviews
2nd Mar 2017
9.4

Nice pancakes for breakfast (but only jam spread which is a bit rubbish). Very sociable hostel and made lots of friends here and you can also drink late. Quite a party hostel though and can be really loud until late so bear this in mind! Staff are usually really nice and helpful although there was one who was a bit rude. About a 20 min walk from the beach and in a great location! Really clean also and always have good films on in common lounge area! Really enjoyed my stay here :)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
27th Feb 2017
8.3

Rooms are spacious with good security lockers and plenty of storage options for the room. The vibe is nice from the residents and the communal areas are well cleaned although the main bathrooms need a refurbishment others in the building are good. You get free pancakes, pasta and rice which is super helpful if you hit a tight spot. HOWEVER the manager is terrible, rude unhelpful and generally awful to deal with. This is a feeling that is echoed throughout the hostel and it is such a shame.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • ertebbutt
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
26th Feb 2017
8.6

Stayed here 4 nights at the end of my 2 1/2 weeks in Melbourne, and I wish I had stayed there sooner. Good mix of long-termers on working visas and those just passing through for a few days, made for a very social able atmosphere and not at all cliquey. Only downside is that the lock on our room door (10 bed mix) was broken, but security lockers provided for a refundable deposit so not really a problem - and a good atmosphere of trust anyway. Highly reccomend!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
17th Feb 2017
6.9

This is a cheap, party hostel - if thats what you're after, its great. Decent facilities, its regularly cleaned but a bit shabby. Free pasta and pancakes every day and lots of fun events on every evening. Very loud in the evenings, especially weekend, as its above a busy pub with live music every night. However above all else, its CHEAP. Location a bit of a pain unless what you want to do is in St. Kilda, 20 min tram to the city which can get tiresome if you're doing it multiple times a day.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Couple, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
15th Feb 2017
7.1

Room lovely and great atmosphere. Long term crowd staying so always a friendly vibe. Bathrooms/toilets a bit run down could really have done with some TLC. Main issue was the kitchen - dreaded having to cook. Surfaces and tables and floor always dirty, about 3 cups in the whole place, SO MANY dirty dishes in the sink. Know it's not hostels responsibility but does reflect badly on them and it was horrendous. Pots left all day, sinks blocked up etc

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
7th Feb 2017
8.0

not a bad hostel a little dirty but not terrible. lot of people looking for work so not a really good place to meet people. not unhappy but not happy.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 8 reviews
1st Feb 2017
8.0

The atmosphere at the Ritz is great, plenty to do in the evenings and loads of free food/nights etc. The rooms can get pretty warm without A/C and the beds aren't the most comfortable in the world but for the price its pretty fair. Great place to stay if you are looking for somewhere long-term.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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