Sustainability Level 1
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Summer House Backpackers Melbourne

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1035 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic 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.

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.

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!

Reception Office Hours are from 8am to 10pm. The Night Auditor can check-in late arrivals between 10pm and 8am, please call the number displayed on the front entrance. Please note our earliest check-in time is 2pm and our latest check out time is 10am. Luggage Storage is available & guests can continue to use our facilities on the day of check out.

Only accept guests over 18 years-35 years old presenting a valid ID or passport
* $20 Key deposit upon checking in
* No outside Guests allowed
* 1.5% surcharge on all card payments (No Amex accepted)

**Please note that all bookings have a 3 night minimum stay during the dates of December 30th, 31st, and January 1st and bookings during this period are non refundable**

Reviews & Ratings

1035 Total Reviews
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Sustainability Level 1

This hostel has begun to introduce practices that result in a positive social and environmental impact, grasping the fundamentals of the Staircase to Sustainability.
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Latest Reviews

May 04, 2024
Great property and hostel! Although this location is a bit tight compared to others, it’s pretty social, eventful, always things going on and of course, $5 jugs from 4-5p👀. Staff is wonderful as always and I’ll for sure be back!
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Male, 18-24
Apr 06, 2024
3 words ! 5 dollars JUGS
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Male, 25-30
Apr 06, 2024
Washroom in my room was the worst I’ve had to deal with in a hostel. The small size is manageable but not a single hook or shelf to hang stuff when you take a shower or change - very inconvenient. The rooms also felt very damp and had mold spores on the walls, especially in the washroom above the door. Also very weird lay out of the building. Had a vent in my room attached to another room so you could hear everyone’s conversations and vise versa.
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

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

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

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