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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."

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The Ritz for Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

This hostel is mainly for long term stayers. We are happy to have you for a longer period of time.

Best location, free WiFi (500mb per day per device), lockers, Earplugs (if you feel its noisy, let us know!), TOWELS, Pasta, Rice and breakfast (Pancake mix, coffee and tea + jam and extras)!
Activities at the hostel: Pool Competitions, Free BBQ and Pasta night and movie nights.
5 minutes form St Kilda beach and all the attractions
Trams to the City right outside the door!
Special price for long term stays.

The Ritz boasts one of the best locations in Melbourne. Positioned in the heart of the famous beach side suburb of St Kilda, it's close to all the action including non-stop night life, shops, cafes, bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants. It's only a short walk to the beach or take a quick tram ride to the city.

Spacious, clean rooms (Dorms, Doubles, Twins, and Privates), a large, fully equipped kitchen, TV lounge with hundreds of movies available at the click of a button, free hot pancake breakfast, huge common room with pool table and big screen with cable TV, complimentary WiFi in all rooms and common areas, outdoor deck to chillout in the sun,nightly dinner deals and daily activities. It's the ideal place to experience the best of Melbourne.

There is so much to see and do at the Ritz.. Join in our nightly activities including pool comps and movie nights. Take advantage of our discounted tours including the Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island's Penquins. Visit world famous events including the Grand Prix and the Australian Open. You'll never run out of things to do, we guarantee it!

** Fun, friendly, social, secure and safe ** View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 7.6

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Feb 2020
    Great clean and chilled hostel, which was perfect for what I needed. Will return
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 Nov 2019
    Arrived late didn’t have our beds and reception closed this was fixed in the morning by an amazing receptionist that we didn’t get the name of unfortunately (short silvery hair) she made our stay a good one helped with any problems we had quickly and made sure we where good with everything in the hostel. It was a little out of town but good tram system right out side the door of the hostel great location for the beach. It was filled with a lot of long term stays which they need to monitor more.
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    16 Sep 2019
    quiet place, clean, kitchen well-furnished, can even get a miki card if asking ;) femal dorm of 4 persons huge, well furnished, with big window :) be careful with the openinghours at the reception during winter:) very nice stay :) thank you very much :)
    Belgium, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 Jan 2020
    Good vibe, bunch of people staying long term. Close to the beach and park, short enough walk to the Chapel Street bar area
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Nov 2019
    One of the more affordable hostels, loved the free pancakes for breakfast and free tea/coffee all day and pasta and rice. Great opportunity to meet lots of eccentric characters from all over the world. People tend to stay here long term (couple of months at a time) and tend to think they own the place by taking over the bedrooms. Can be quite loud at night and there are people drinking and smoking 24/7.
    Ireland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    18 Jun 2019
    It was ok stay considering the price. the free wifi has the limit so you have to switch to your own data later on. The kitchen was clean and well-equipped and the staff there was friendly mostly except one guy reacted bitterly to me asking what his name is. Not like the best option in St. Kilda but I would consider returning here for my next trip to melbourne.
    South Korea, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Nov 2019
    A great hostel for the price. Warning if you are booking for several people, it is not guaranteed that you will be staying in the same room. But we were able to move our friends in when other people in the room moved out.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    05 May 2019
    nice place, great location but staff sucks except John. I booked an all female bedroom and they put me in a room with 2 other guys. Luckily the boys were really nice so I didnt say anything to reception until a few days after my stay. When I brought it to their attention, the guy at the reception was being sassy and rude because I didnt tell him sooner then claimed that I was supposed to check out 2 days before my actual check out date?? Staff is not informed and bad english. wont stay here EVER
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    18 Feb 2020
    Really loud hostel and people sitting and talking corridors late at night keeping people awake and no one on the desk overnight to be able to speak to. Beds, pillow and quilts are very old and uncomfortable. Blood stain on on sheet on our bed, Found bed bugs in room 107 and reception didn't seem to care, Atmosphere near dead as it's more for long stay, best thing is probably the cleanliness of the bathrooms. Wi-Fi is only up to 500 then you have to buy but fast & the breakfast is just pancakes.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    03 Jan 2020
    Although the Hostel is well located near the sunny beach, the atmosphere from the guests was very chilly and hostile - it appeared a lot of the tenants were long staying & it made socialising difficult & uncomfortable. We felt as though we were intruding on them. There also seems to be a slight d*** problem in the area which means there are a lot of more difficult guests. B/c of this I would advise against for 1st time travellers, like us.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table