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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 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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 8.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.5

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8.3


    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


    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
  • 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
  • 6.9


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