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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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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 2 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 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!

We only accept guests over 18 years presenting a valid Drivers License or Passport View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2022
    Really friendly staff and great location near the beach and shops. Pancakes on a Sunday morning and pizza night every Tuesday! The rooms were very spacious and had really clean private bathrooms
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2022
    It was a solid option for when my group went out in st kilda for the night. Value for money, friendly staff and the rooms were big with its own bathroom. Will stay again
    Wales, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Feb 2022
    Great hostel. Staff friendly and really helpful
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Feb 2022
    Awesome hostel, fantastic location. Ended up here on my way through Victoria, wish I could’ve stayed longer. It’s in the middle of st Kilda. Love the all female dorms and the ensuite is handy and feels luxe. The kitchen is good size and the tv/movie room is an added bonus: good for lounging. The bar has great specials if you show your keycard. I also wanna give a big shoutout to the staff, can’t remember their names but the guys at reception made me feel very welcomed.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Feb 2022
    Best hostel in st kilda, staff are welcoming and always smiling, rooms are big and clean and the vibes are amazing! Absolutely recommended
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    23 Aug 2022
    Such a fun Hostel! They have a weekly free pizza nights which makes it easy to get to know people in house. Pub downstairs is always fun and all people are super nice. Will definitely come back!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    23 Aug 2022
    Really lovely staff and nice and clean
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    01 Apr 2022
    Decent location, friendly staff and comfortable beds with en-suite bathrooms which is unusual but a nice bonus! Unfortunately there was no free breakfast as advertised due to shortage of staff and the kitchen was quite small. Also the deep clean wasn’t very thorough and the bathroom wasn’t that clean but all in all a decent stay.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Mar 2022
    Could have been cleaner Friendly & helpful staff
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 5.7


    25 Mar 2022
    The place is dirty and smells. Not clean at all. They said they had deep clean, but I didn't see any difference. Everything is broken but not fixed properly.
    Thailand, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi