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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

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  • Great Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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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 photo ID View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.3

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 7.3

  • Staff 7.3

  • Atmosphere 5.7

  • Cleanliness 4.3

  • Facilities 5.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Jul 2021
    I stayed here for one night & loved it! The rooms are cleaned daily and the staff were super helpful and friendly. There’s a laundry on site and ensuite bathrooms too which was good. Would definitely come back next time I’m in Melbourne.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 May 2020
    My favourite hostel that I've stayed in so far! Friendly and helpful reception staff, rooms have an en-suite, there is a cosy TV room, a free fitness class and a rooftop with amazing views! 🙂
    Wales, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2020
    Over the 2 years I've been in Australia, this hostel is the best one I've stayed in by far! Spacious rooms, comfy beds, friendly staff, free breakfast, and a fluffy little dog that greets you on your way in! What more could you ask for??
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2020
    Me and my friend stayed at this hostel for several weeks and couldn’t have had a better experience! The rooms were spotless as they are cleaned regularly and the bed were very comfortable. The staff were also extremely kind and helpful creating a lovely environment to live in. I would especially like to mention Marie on reception who was extremely approachable if we had any issues and was always willing to go the extra mile to solve them! We will definitely be returning in the near future.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    Perfect hostel, can’t wait to return again
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    Booked for summer house for 2 weeks and ended up staying for 3 months I loved it so much! Staff were so friendly and helpful. Would 100% stay there again long or short term.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Jul 2021
    Great stay! It’s been a bit quiet due to Covid however the pub downstairs is great. Hostel is modern, rooms and bathrooms are huge. Staff very friendly
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    19 Mar 2020
    Bonne auberge, propre et Bien située Staff sympa Les plus : - petit déjeuner compris et pancakes le dimanche - cours de sport chaque jour J’e recommande !!!!
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    24 Apr 2021
    Location and price for the room is just about the only good thing about this hostel. We had to change rooms 3 times due to dirty beds, and no available room. The third room had toe nail cuttings everywhere, a dirty shower and dirty bedding. The cleaners cleaned the next morning but obviously don’t do a good job. There was a pair of underwear underneath by bed which was disgusting. The second night they checked 2 people into our room at 11am, which resulted me being kept awake until 2am.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 3.1


    06 Mar 2021
    Not a good experience from start to finish. We had a late check in where the staffs didn’t even care help with anything. When we got to room our beds (that were supposed to be made) looked used and there were no empty beds. Very, VERY dirty room. Rude and abrasive roommate who was on d**** came into our room at 3:30 and was yelling for over 2 hours until we finally packed our bags and left the hostel at 5:30 in the morning. Check a more accurate rating of this hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • 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
  • 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