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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 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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 9.1

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2019
    Great place, checked in super early and the room was ready. Christmas dinner in July was a bit weird but super tasty. Really friendly folks there as well.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Aug 2019
    Great budget accommodation, friendly and helpful staff. Awesome location. Highly recommend. Enjoyed my stay. Thank you team Summer House.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    27 Jul 2019
    Great Hostel! Private room was amazing and pub downstairs has great deals and food !
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 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


    23 Jul 2019
    I had a great time staying in Summer House staff were so friendly and helpful. I would comment that is was less bagpacker vibes more working holiday visa types as I did find many people were there more permanently for work. Great location with trams and buses a few minute walk away. Would definitely go back
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    08 Aug 2019
    The staff at summer house were extremely helpful and they advised us in advanced of relevant details about our stay. Particularly when we had a slight issue related to parking and our rental car. They were able to offer support and assisted us with located our car that unfortunately had been towed. Recommendation for anyone intending to have a hire car while staying here - you may wish to located some 24 hour parking undercover as the street parking can be a bit difficult.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    04 Sep 2019
    Staff at front desk friendly and helpful. Room spacious and available storage for personals. Thumbs up to Bathroom space and shower facilities.However room was dark and not enough lighting. Kitchen facility lacking basics to prep food, fridge space (one fridge not working), shelving space for dry goods, clean tea towels, dish soap, utensils and overall cleanliness. Staff working in kitchen friendly and helpful.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 6.9


    18 Aug 2019
    Not enough bathrooms!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    26 Aug 2019
    Wasn't the cleanest of places. The cleaner came in to do the bathroom and was in there no more than 30 seconds and said it was done. Some dodgy looking characters too luckily my room was quiet as all female.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    13 Sep 2019
    Hostel for long term guests, room had stuff all over the floor so couldn’t get to my bed easily!! All 8 lockers in the room were being used by three girls! Washing machine facilities were standard. Charger at every bed but no light, there’s a night club below so can hear music till late. Hardly any bowls at breakfast so didn’t end up eating! Storage room anyone can walk into as it’s also the common room. En-suite toilet was clean but had other people’s stuff all over it! Close to the shops
    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