Summer House Backpackers – Melbourne


Summer House Backpackers – Melbourne

109 Barkly Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
Tram 3, 67 (stop: Inkerman Street/St Kilda Road); 3a, 16, 79 (stop: Barkly Street/Carlisle Street) Bus 246
Tel
(03) 9525 3371
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Only people aged 18–35 holding a foreign passport may stay here
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I had the best 4 month stay !!!
22 December 2009
Cons
small kitchen
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Staff, location, atmosphere, people, backpacker nights
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I stayed at Hotel Barkly (St Kilda Beach House) in a 10 bed dorm for 4 months and i seriously had the best 4 months ever. All the people in the hostel were brilliant and the staff were so helpful, friendly and would do anything to help. The rooms are exactly what you want, the bathrooms are spacious and nicley decorated. There are computers in the kitchen where you can access internet. There is no drinking aloud in the rooms but they have a bar downstairs which is well priced and the food is very reasonable for what you get! There is quite abit going on for the backpackers during the week like quiz nights, industry nights, karoke etc etc and a nightclub downstairs which holds "Ladies Night" every thursday, and theres always drink deals too!!

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Beware of long termer thieves staying at this hostel, stay at your own risk
18 March 2007
Cons
Thieves staying at hostel stealing guests valuables, making alot of noise 24/7 and attacking guests
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Near St Kilda Beach
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This hostel is frankly dangerous to stay at and you could very likely have your stuff stolen as happened to me-the long term "guests" stole my alarm clock and shoes. After I checked into this hostel, I was put in a 10 bed room. After being up all night I was interested in getting some rest. Unfortunately, one of the other "guests" was blasting his boom box at me with no regard for me trying to sleep. When I then tried to get some sleep that night, the regulars in the room came in drunk about 3am and decided to play cards all night and yell and scream even though they could see I and other guests were trying to sleep. I asked them nicely to take their game to the lounge so we could get some sleep and they ignored me and laughed about it. They then bragged that they drove out some female guests the week before by keeping them up all night with their drunken yelling and harassment. When I told them their behavior was very disrespectful and not particularly funny, they began threatening me physically. I asked the night staff to throw them out for making threats and keeping several guests up all night. The staff refused to do anything but agreed to get my bags out so I could gert out of the hostel. As the staff got my bags out(I decided not to go back into the room because of the five drunk guys threatening to attack me) they "guests" in the room laughed that they were going to "pee on my bag". They didnt do that but I did discover later that they stole my alarm clock and one of my shoes-apparently their idea of being funny. As it was about 3am I was force to stay up all night and the management refused to refund my money or evict drunk, dangerous "guests" that are thieves. They also claimed they couldn't find my key deposit when I returned my key. Even though they claim the place is "renovated" it was also extremely hot, with very small kitchen and reception, not to mention extremely rude management there.

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