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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Summer House Backpackers Melbourne

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located within Hotel Barkly, Summer House Backpackers is for the working holiday traveller and backpacker. We offer comfortable and affordable dorm rooms with private en-suites and lockers. We also offer a free drink on arrival, free daily breakfast, free pancakes on Sundays, free BBQ on Mondays, daily events & discounts on food/drinks in our bar! .... everything you need for your working holiday!

We have a strong focus on work/life balance with most of our guests are working full time, searching for employment or looking to apply for their 2nd year visa. If you’re here to work hard and relax on your days off, this is the place for you!

Conveniently located in the heart of St Kilda, close to tram, train and bus stops as well as bustling Acland Street, Luna Park and the Esplanade.

Our Hotel Barkly public bar is home to some great entertainment. Trivia, live music and food and drink specials throughout the week. Come join us in summer for our famous Sunday Sessions with live music/DJs on our beautiful rooftop overlooking St Kilda! Make sure to ask at reception for details on the night's entertainment.

Although we will do our best to accommodate you, we cannot guarantee that groups of 3 or more guests will be put in the same room during busy periods.

Please Note : Our private rooms are located just below our rooftop bar – highly elevated noise levels are to be expected over the weekends, in particular on Friday nights when the rooftop bar is open until 3am.

We have a cozy TV room common area and during the week we open up our huge rooftop, with an amazing balcony overlooking St Kilda as another common space for our backpackers!

Photo identification (International passport only) and credit card information are required for each booking.

We are an international guest hostel only - age restrictions apply to all rooms (18 - 35) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Apr 2019
    Summerhouse St Kilda is one of my favourite hostels in Australia! Perfect location in St Kilda, super close to the beach, supermarkets and bars/ restaurants to go to. Loads of other backpackers around so it’s easy to make friends. The hostel has a free BBQ on Monday which is much better than “free bbqs” that other hostels have and the rooftop view is pretty. Lovely staff and rooms are decent too. Would for sure stay here again!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2019
    Found this place super last night and got an awesome private room for a very reasonable price. Also had brilliant fun in the bar attached meeting other Irish people. Would definitely go back!!
    Northern Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2019
    This hostel has been my home away from home. I’ve been in Australia for 9 months and 7 of these months I have spent here. The loveliest staff, some of which also stay here. Rooms are cleaned everyday, along with the kitchen and tv room. A bar downstairs which is convenient and club night on the famous rooftop of St Kilda during the weekends. The location is perfect for getting about in St Kilda or even a 20 minutes tram journey to the city from the hostel. This will forever be my fav hostel
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 Feb 2019
    Best hostel in Melbourne, rooms cleaned daily, friendly staff, excelllent location and cracking bar with cheap deals for backpackers
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Jan 2019
    Had an awesome time at summer house! The rooms are really big and having their own modern bathroom. Rooms are getting cleaned everyday, free wifi and a great location (shops and beach within 5 min walk). Very helpful and friendly staff :) they also have a big rooftop to hang out and a seperate common area/ Tv room to socialise. The bar downstairs offers amazing every day specials (like $10 steaks on Thursdays!!) Would definitely recommend the hostel!!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Jun 2019
    Lovely friendly hostle with plenty of amenities. Enjoyed the free BBQ Monday night's and $10 steak on a Thursday. Plebtly more activities take place downstairs.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    10 Apr 2019
    Very nice hostel with a good kitchen. Quiet as there’s a lot of long-termers but all are friendly
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    06 Mar 2019
    Nice hostel with a lot of long terms. I was in an 8 person room where 6 of the others were long term but room was spacious and room enough for everyone. Kitchen is small, do offer a free breakfast. Toilets are en suite and in an person room it’s not ideal. Slightly further from the beach and shops than I was expecting but a nice 15 minute walk if good weather
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    21 Jan 2019
    Kitchen very dirty. Other people staying not that friendly. Rooms themselves good and clean.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    02 Mar 2019
    This hostel is just about the worst I have stayed in (and I’ve stayed in many all over the world) Check in felt like checking into a cheap hotel in Ibiza. The corridors feel like a prison and it’s very noisy at night. The kitchen is by far the worst thing about this hostel, it’s TINY and filthy, I even saw a cockroach on one of the tables. The feel of this place is unfriendly unless you stay here long term and like to get drunk every night. Staff were ok. Rooftop was closed our whole stay.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi