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Summer House Backpackers Melbourne

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8.1
Fabulous
862 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

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

Reviews & Ratings

8.1
Fabulous
862 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.9
  • Location
    8.6
  • Staff
    8.6
  • Atmosphere
    7.8
  • Cleanliness
    7.3
  • Value for Money
    7.7
  • Facilities
    7.7

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Latest Reviews

7.4
Very Good
Oct 30, 2022
Good vibes at this hostel, some longer staying backpackers so not always as social, bar below the hostel was really good and rooms were clean and spacious!
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Female, 18-24
6.0
Good
Oct 29, 2022
In general the hostel is good, the best thing I found was the bathroom was in the room so I didn’t have to share it with all the hostel or floor, just with my 3 roommates. If you are looking for relaxing, common areas were noisy and full of people. Also the hostel has a bar in the ground floor. The location was good cause it is near the beach, but the beach wasn’t so good. Also, the hostel isn’t near the city so you have to walk a lot or get the tram all the time.
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Male, 41+
3.4
Rating
Oct 28, 2022
Good people staying here, but it's one of the dirtiest hostels I've stayed at in Australia.
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Male, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • ATM
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Nightclub
    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi