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Hostels in Melbourne....

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1. Posted by Suzyb (Inactive 63 posts) 5y

hi, can anyone recommend a hostel in Melbourne??
im going over there in december on a wh visa, i was thinking of booking into the coffee palace backpackers hostel which is in St Kilda, as a 4 day package which includes great ocean road trip, neighbours tour and with helping of setting up bank account and tax file number. but after i checked out the reviews, i've changed my mind. has anyone stayed in this hostel before???
its such a shame, but i do not fancy sleeping in a bed full of bed bugs, and showering in dirty bathrooms, i understand that all hostels will be noisy and i do like a party, so wasnt fussed about that, but bed linen should be clean, and the reviews were very bad.

would really like to stay somewhere nice, not too expensive and where they can organise day trips, or even help with setting up bank account and tax file number.

many thanks

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 5y

They just closed down two illegal hostels in St. Kilda yesterday, so whatever you do, go with one that's been around a while! Base St. Kilda is pretty well regarded, and I've seen the name come by in these forums regularly.

3. Posted by Suzyb (Inactive 63 posts) 5y

oh thanks sam,
thats great, i was thinking booking into base hostel, it looks pretty good!!

4. Posted by loopyliz (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

The Ritz for backpackers is fantastic! I stayed there for 6 months and found it to be really friendly and right opporsite Albert park and 10 minute walk from the beach.They do a range of rooms from private 2 beds to 10 bed dorms. Chris, the owner is very friendly and they organise great nights out.

5. Posted by Suzyb (Inactive 63 posts) 5y

oh thanks loopliz, i'll check that hostel out too, i just want something decent and clean! wow 6months in a hostel thats pretty good!!! thanks ;)

6. Posted by palaceboy1 (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

Why dont you join the YHA and stay in one of there hostels they are safe , clean , sociable and well situated. We were there for the new year it was great

7. Posted by Laurenh1983 (Budding Member 19 posts) 5y

habitat hq is amazing, way better than base and is only round the corner. probably the best hostel i stayed in whilst in oz