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Summer House Backpackers

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Located within Hotel Barkly, St Kilda Beach House is for the working holiday maker, backpackers and groups. We offer comfortable and affordable dorm rooms with private ensuites, storage and good housekeeping.... everything you need for your working holiday! We have a strong focus on work/life balance with most of our guests 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! We are 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. All of our dorm rooms come with: • FREE Wi-Fi • FREE breakfast • Air-con + heating • TV Room + Kitchen • Weekly deep cleans • FREE Friday BBQ + Rooftop party • FREE Airport transfer (when you book 3 nights or more) • FREE luggage storage • Locker storage • 24 hour access + security • FREE T-shirt (when you stay 7 nights or more) • Discounts in our Public Bar • Towel hire Our public bar is also home to in-house entertainment - we have TRIVIA, POKER, COMEDY, KARAOKE, LIVE music 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. Our private rooms are located just below our rooftop bar - elevated noise levels are to be expected. PLEASE NOTE: Photo identification and credit card information are required for each booking. We are an international guest hostel only - age restrictions apply. Each hostel guest is required to deposit $10 CASH for their room key which is refunded upon checkout. All balconies are unable to be accessed due to council regulation. CHECK IN is between 2pm and 11pm. Please contact Reception if you'll be arriving outside of these hours. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate guests under the age of 18. MONTHLY DEALS - contact us for more information!!
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Everyday is a special attraction through the hostel. It has also a big TV room, where everybody comes together. The rooms are clean and I think every room has its own big shower/toilette. Alles topppp
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This hostel is awesome for backpackers/travellers, the bar downstairs is really social and has great deals on food and drinks, both of which were very nice! Kitchen and all communal areas such as the rooftop are clean and pleasant to be in. Staff were all really friendly and
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It's my first time in Melbourne and the area is lovely there's a bar resturaunt next to reception and the upstairs has a chill area with a bar. Aswell a balcony as I'm writing this I'm in the chill zone watching movies on the tv with other people.
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Great time! Anthony and Will, 2 of the best people I’ve met in Australia, best staff to get along with any problems I had they did whatever they could to help me out, So helpful and nice lads and made me feel really welcome. Highly recommend using this hostel. Rooms are
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Stayed at this hostel since beginning of May and had a brilliant time! The staff are brilliant and really friendly especially Kirstie, becca, will and Anthony! Brilliant food and drinks in the bar for socialising and a great rooftop area to chill out and watch Netflix! Would
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"Room 206 was fantastic!"
"Good counter meals"
"If you get the bunks, sleep on the bottom - the room can get a bit warm."
"studio for one "
"Should be able to use balconies when booking a room with a balcony. Makes no sense to have that as a selling point on the website and the door is locked shut with signage it is not permitted for access."
US$ 25 - US$ 112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
St. Kilda Beach House
AustraliaVictoriaGreater MelbournePort PhillipSt Kilda
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